I stayed at Saladero Lodge for 6 nights, first week of September 2012. Saladero Lodge is unique in many ways: It's secluded, perfect for those who want to get away from everything or everyone. It's right in the rain forest, great opportunity for hikers, bird watchers or nature lovers in general. It's by the beach, of Gulf of Dulce, perfect for kayaking and fishing. But most of all, it's unique because you get to meet Susan and Harvey.
Costa Rica was the country for me to get away from everything and rethink my life. This was my first trip to Costa Rica, but more importantly, it was my first solo trip to another country. I didn't know what to expect before taking the trip but I was hoping it would go well.
It went much better than I had hoped.
I was the only guest. Upon my arrival, Susan and Harvey offered me to stay at the Beach House, even though I booked the Tree House, free of extra charge. The beds were very comfortable and it was such an experience to stay at the Beach House, hearing the ocean, the birds and of course the Howler Monkeys.
Food was outstanding. I had fruits collected from trees in the property, fish caught right from the gulf and I drank lemonade made from plants grown there. Susan and Harvey are great cooks and everything they prepared was delicious. I will never forget the conversations we had and the hope they gave me.
Staying at Saladero Lodge was one of the best, if not the best, decisions of my life. Staying there, spending time with Susan and Harvey, hiking with the dogs, fishing, kayaking, eating the most delicious food, all of it simply helped me rediscover myself. Each day that passes by makes me realize how much I needed this trip. I couldn't have picked a better place than Saladero Lodge.
Future traveler: I don't know if you're going to travel solo, or with special someone or with family but I can tell you this much. Staying at Saladero Lodge will be the highlight of your trip. It's a great location for solo travelers like me, or couples or families.
- 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, the new bungalow sleeps 2 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
- Also Known As:
- Saladero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito