We had a lovely time at this Eco Lodge, where we stayed for 3 nights. When we arrived, Jonathan, the owner, and Paco, head of security (the cutest dog), greeted us and made us feel right at home. We stayed in a room at the end of the walkway from the kitchen area. When Jonathan opened the doors to the little terrace our jaws pretty much dropped. The property is breathtakingly beautiful. We had the place to ourselves for the 1st night as well as the following day and enjoyed spending the day (it was raining heavily) on the deck of the main building overlooking the stunning property. Jonathan was very attentive and interesting to talk to. It was nice that he took the time to sit down and chat in the middle of preparing for the arrival of more guests. He even brought us coffee to the deck that afternoon.
The breakfasts we had there were delicious. We enjoyed having fresh fruit that was grown right on the property. Sadly, we only had one dinner there on the first night we arrived - it was a freshly prepared local dish, which was excellent. The meals are served on the terrace from where you enjoy great views of the magnificent property. We were able to hike the beautiful trails on our second day when the sun came out. I highly recommend doing that.
We approached Jonathan with 2 maintenance requests, which were taken care of immediately.
I would agree with other reviewers that said this place isn't for everyone, but if you are looking for spectacular views and for being immersed in nature and spending time with wonderful people who actually care and enjoy community - this is the place to be. Don't look any further. I'd come back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Park Princess of the Moon Ecolodge is nestled in a lush tropical plant farm with a great location. This magical place is unusual, with more than 100 types of fruit trees, including many threatened and endangered species. The area is one of the most biodiverse and fertile in the world so wonderful to understand, observe and experience wildlife and nature. The aim is to integrate the principles of permaculture and creating a lifestyle self-sufficient and sustainable in harmony with the local biodiversity. Swimming pools, waterfalls, jacuzzi and many hiking trails on the farm as well as many other activities in the area. This is an interesting place for a honeymoon or a romantic adventure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Princesa De La Luna Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park