This stay was awesome. The facilities are well appointed--4 individual cottages with a large bed, safe, shelves, and small bar fridge (used for holding our snacks, beverages, etc). The bathroom had a nice shower, and it was all very clean. There is a central breakfast/meeting area where every morning we had the most incredible breakfast--artfully prepared fresh fruit (4 varieties per day), yogourt and granola, and then the mystery course. One day it was homemade banana and chocolate crepes, another day fresh baked croissants, a different day beautiful fresh brioche...and just when you couldn't eat any more, there was eggs, bacon, sausage, toast...a real delight! The beach was about 300 m away--beautiful, quiet, and perfect for swimming. There was an endless beach. We didn't even get to the end of it. Bassam the wonder dog was always ready to accompany us to the beach.
Pierre and Marisse were fantastic hosts. All of our needs (dinner recommendations, taxi, information about everything in the area) were met above expectation. Pierre also proved to be an expert on all sorts of wildlife, from army ants to sloths and birds. He took us (at no charge) for a four hour hike through a nearby national park, pointing out monkeys, sloths, birds, ants, etc. Alas, we saw no caiman (alligators) on this journey. He also described the history of the region, the plight of some of the indigenous people, and Costa Rica's dedication to environmental preservation.
We were unable to go on a second hike days later, in which the participants went to a waterfall.
There was an informal happy hour attended daily by most of the people at the Lodge (by chance, all Canadians while we were there). It was so much fun!
I understand Pierre and Marisse will be leaving shortly to another venture. The physical Lodge was great, but it is these two people that made this experience outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Korrigan Lodge is located in Punta Uva, just a few steps from a beautiful beach, nestled in the heart of the tropical forest. This is an ideal place to fully appreciate the richness of nature with its lush vegetation and its abundance of animal life.Ingrid and Erwan, your French hosts offer quality lodging in 4 comfortable and luxurious bungalows surrounded by a harmonious and enchanting environment designed to guarantee relaxation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Korrigan Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Korrigan Lodge Costa Rica/Limon