Soladero is a welcome respite from impersonal travel. Harvey and Susan are bright, friendly,
intuitutve hosts who welcome you and help you fine tune your stay so you get the exact blend of activity and tranquility while in paradise, They give you space, guidance or company, depending on your desire.
The property is only available after a 30 minute motor boat ride. Harvey picks you up from the one of the 2 airport towns on the Golfo Dulce, and brings you across the turquoise waters, often accompanied by dolphins to a piece of paradise. They have a wide beach on the shores of the 83 degree waters of the Golfo Dulce. There are lovely grounds with lawns, hammocks and palm trees. At any moment you might see maccaws in pairs flying by or a toucan noisily feeding in the tree top. The howler monkeys begin their roar as they pass by at dawn. Behind the gardens is the rain forest which Harvey will take you through the paths he keeps open with his machete. The birding is great and Harvey and Susan have alot of knowledge to share about the flora and fauna.
Soladero lets you use the kayaks and snorkel gear for no charge and the Golfo Dulce waters are amazingly calm and pristine. Pelicans patrol the surf and the occasional sting ray jumps out of the waters to puntuate the beauty. There are a few coral heads, average snorkeling but it great to be in the water.
Don't miss a kayak trip up the Isquinas River where Susan and Harvey will lead you through small tributaries in the maze of mangrove side waters. Really unique! There are 3 rooms and also grounds for camping. Only interesting people end up at this place.
Meals are home cooked and delicious, lots of fresh fruit, fish often caught that day.. served family style. Arrive a tourist, leave as a friend. Tranquil hospitality with a dash of activities make this a perfect retreat.
- Also Known As:
- Saladero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All inclusive beachfront eco lodge with 450 acres of primary rainforest. Three tropical screened cabins. The second floor of the Beach house sleeps 6, the Tree cabin sleeps 4 and the Mariposa sleeps 4. The room prices Include boat pickup and return to Golfito or Pto Jimenez, 3 meals a day (much of our food is grown here organically), afternoon snack, natural juices, unlimited use of nature trails, snorkel equipment, fishing equipment and kayaks. Two coral reefs and the Rio Esquinas mangrove estuary close by. 1/2 mile of beach front, 30 acres of tropical gardens, 450 acres of primary rain forest. Birding is outstanding and fish right in front of the property. Many optional tours available including the river mangroves by kayak, river mangroves by boat, canopy tour, snorkeling coral reefs, horseback riding, botanical gardens and chocolate farm tour. ... more less
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