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El Toucanet Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Km. 58 | Copey de Dota, Copey, Costa Rica
El Toucanet Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boone, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

. . . then Gary and Edna have the place for you. We were turned on to this place by some of our own guests who really enjoyed their stay some weeks before. We could only stay a night but the next morning after a delicious fresh trout dinner we took a walk with Gary and soon found a nesting... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We are a two couples who stayed at El Toucanet for three nights which was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The lodge is locally owned and the cabins are modern, very clean and comfortable. Wonderful Costa Rican hospitality by Gary and Edna and very tasty cuisine. The birding begins out side your window and there are a varuety of habitats to... More 

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Second Creek, WV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We came for a couple of days - and wound up staying for a week - lovely Lodge, VERY helpful hosts, great food - everyone was so friendly, even the owners' dogs! Highly recommend! We had one of the junior suites - nice amenities, good view of the hills.

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