This is an area that is not easily accessible; however, I would not miss it as a part of visiting Costa Rica. We came in by boat and left by plane. Flying is much more convenient, but I decided to come by van since we arrived in San Jose at noon and wouldn't be able to catch the plane until the next morning. The big drawback was the rain and humidity, but isn't this what you'd expect in a rain forest during the rainy season? The staff was great, and we loved the food! The restaurant was right on the water so that we could see an iguana walking by the pool. We tried to use the trails behind the lodge, but the water was up to our knees- too much rain! Needless to say, we didn't see much wildlife on the trails. We took a private turtle nesting tour and found our turtle coming in from the beach as we were walking to the beach. I would recommend the private tour because you go to an area that the group tours don't go. We were excited to find our turtle!