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El Toucanet Lodge

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Km. 58 | Copey de Dota, Copey, Costa Rica
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Helena, Montana
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local guides suggested spending time at El Toucanet where we hoped to see Resplendent Quetzals, and that was an outstanding addition to our itinerary. All three nights there were made special by the family oriented owners and their sons. The lodge is in a rural setting in a beautiful mountainous location 8 km down a gravel road off Hgy... More 

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Trakai, Lithuania
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed for 1 night. *Room was nice and spacious, wi-fi connection was there!, area also very nice, all surrounded by garden. It was a little cold at night, but there are additional bedding to solve that issue :) and water was really hot. *Host were very friendly and helpful, dinner was more than perfect - best trout we ever... More 

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Miami, Florida
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path, this is a lovely lodge run by great people. We had a Jr. Suite (Arco Iris) which was a separate cabin with king bed. A bit cool in the mountains come prepared. Fantastic food in the main house. Instant on hot water. Coffee in the room!

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Boone, North Carolina
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Edna, Gary and their sons are wonderful. They keep the lodge in tip-top shape. The view from the porch of my cabin was breathtaking. This mountain girl from Boone, NC, felt right at home. Hospitality, cleanliness, and excellent food/atmosphere is how I would sum up this gem in Copey. If you are in the area, make it a point to... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

As a southerner from America, I really loved El Toucanet. The people were incredibly honest, professional, and loving. Each worker was very dedicated. The food (Trout, roasted chicken, asian, salad, etc) was fresh and very good. The rooms were comfortable and I loved my stay. We stayed 7 days throughout New Years eve and into the next week. The view... More 

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Southern Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stayed here for two nights over Christmas break and was very impressed with the lodge, restaurant, location and tour. Very peaceful location situated in the small Copey valley just off of the Pan-American Highway. A must visit lodge for birding as we were able to see two resplendent quetzals. The owners are in the process of placing a geocache which... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family traveled to Costa Rica last August and one thing that we really wanted to do was see a quetzal. We stayed at El Toucanet Lodge in Copey and were not disappointed. First of all, the lodge is beautiful and well-maintained. It is situated in one of the most picturesque valleys in Costa Rica. The view from our room... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

High in the coffee country above Santa Maria the El Toucanete Lodge is a dream getaway, We had a junior suite that included breakfasts and gourmet, super healthy dinners by an Argentine chef named Paula. Gary and Edna are the proprietors and couldn't be nicer. Gary took us on an early morn walk and we SAW A QUETZAL - A... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This seems like the perfect place to rest and relax. It's small and quite. Food is excellent. Rooms are rustic, but very clean, and the Hosts are ready to help and answer any question you may have. The view from any of the rooms is excellent due to it's location at the base of the hill. From there you can... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not much to add to what others have written. Just the basics: Pros: + Nice, rustic experience (Expect a cabin and you won't be disappointed) + Cabins have a nice porch and views + Dinner and breakfast were really pretty good. + Good chance to see quetzals on the main road + Cool mountain air makes for a great sleep... More 

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