My husband, three teenage children and I spent three nights at this very unique and special place. Getting there in our little 4x4 was half of the fun. It is way off the beaten track of the booming metropolis of Manapalo, and well worth the extra travel time. The "resort" is very simple and captures the incredible beauty of its location at every turn. We saw more wildlife at LVV than anywhere else in the country. Our guides, Gabriel and Freddy, were very knowledgeable and pleasant.
We were greeted by the most cheerful of staff. Throughout our stay, everyone was extremely accomodating. My kids were wary at first, as it was so very private and quiet.We practically had the place to ourselves. However, soon they were able to appreciate everything about it. The riding was especially fun, and the horses were superb.
Jacksom, the chef, was new on the job and did a fantastic job of cooking very delicious, simple meals, using the freshest ingredients. I was especially happy because he featured so many local fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways.
We were warned of dangerous currents, however, the waves were really good while we were there.
Do not miss this incredible spot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LagunaVista Villas, a tropical rainforest lodge located beside Playa Carate on the southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, borders a beautiful spring-fed lagoon and provides comfortable Mediterranean- style accommodation in an eco-friendly environment. Villa decks offer panoramic views of the lagoon and coconut tree beach, as well as rainforest, ocean and aquatic wildlife. Various activities include trekking in the nearby Corcovado National Park, surfing, kayaking, turtle and bird watching, fishing and horse riding. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- LagunaVista Villas Costa Rica/Carate