Danta Lodge provides an amazing jungle experience. The bungalows are built with local, sustainable materials by local artisans who take a pride in their work. Not only are the bunglalows comfortable, they are very creatively designed. The open ceiling bathrooms are amazing! Heavily netted walls keep unwanted critters out of the bungalows. The jungle noises are wonderful to wake up to. This is a birders paradise! Individual trails lead from the Lodge to each bungalow. The open air Lodge itself is another amazing building very artistically designed. The food here is amazing and locally sourced. There are some wonderful trails on the property which backs up to Corcovado National Park. Merlin has taken the family farm and recreated a sustainable Lodge that many people can experience and learn from. The family continues to involve the community in all they do by providing work opportunities, encouraging local businesses and giving back to the community. I recommend a trip to the ranger station and taking a guided hike from there. You will need water shoes or old boots for water crossings. The transport to the park consists of riding in the back of a flat bed truck on the river beds and water crossings - this is a great part of the experience. I also recommend the mangrove kayak tour (Merlin will advise you the best time to go). Another tour I really enjoyed was the Chocolate Tour at Finca Kobo. Not only did I learn about the process of making chocolate, I learned so much about organic farming and also providing food and safe passage for the birds and animals of the region. Ask Merlin to tell you about his vision for Danta Lodge and the community and also request a viewing of the video "Cracking the Golden Egg" and compare what you are experiencing at Danta Lodge with what is happening in other parts of Costa Rica..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Danta Corcovado Lodge is a uniquely designed lodge with Costa Rican flair and a concern for the rain forest. Nothing goes to waste because Merlyn is the wizard of creativity and design. step into a world of tranquility, and be amazed by all of the natural touches of the lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danta Corcovado Lodge Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez