La Danta Salvaje
La Danta Salvaje
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We offer the Costa Rican rainforest adventure of a lifetime on a 4 day/3 night all-inclusive excursion. Enjoy hiking through the rainforest & swimming among the waterfalls while learning about the beautiful ecosystem with experienced guides on our all-inclusive rainforest tours. Go off the grid on your next vacation & come play with us on the La Danta Salvaje rainforest reserve!
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Jenny Whitham
4 contributions
Couples
We have just returned from three nights at La Danta Salvaje. What a truly amazing experience!
After a 45 minute drive along a dirt track and a 2 1/2 hr hike we eventually arrived at a clearing where the views across miles of primary forest took your breath away. The lodge here is very basic- no phones, WiFi or electricity but this added to the authenticity of the experience.
The team were incredible. Jose, the guide led us safely on our treks through the jungle and had really excellent knowledge of both flora and fauna. Bernardo cooked up delicious evening meals over an open fire and Christian was there to help out when needed. David, the owner made us so welcome and was”Jack of all trades”!
The hiking was quite tough but completely manageable providing you were fit and was so much fun.
We really felt it was privilege to have stayed at La Danta Salvaje. Thank you so much to all for making it possible.
Written February 14, 2022
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Marie-Catherine R
Quebec City, Canada1 contribution
Couples
If you have to invest your money in something worth it, it would be La Danta Salvaje. Costa Rica is not just about beach and surf. La danta gives you the opportunity to discover the jungle, the wildlife of the country and the package is just amazing. Of course you have to be in good shape. In our group, there was a 10 years old and a 15 years old who could do it, so you probably can either! The owner and his Costa Rica friends bring you to this amazing lodge in the heart of the jungle. You have to hike for about 3 hours to get there and cross 3 rivers, but it is amazing! Dont' worry about what to bring, hiking shoes, long pants, t shirts, rain jacket and the rainboots are provided so your shoes don't get too muddy. When you arrive at the top, you will not believe how the place is big and clean. The whole lodge has been made with one single chainsaw and a couple of men! You spend 3 nights up there, so you have two full days where you explore the natural reserve! Everyday, you leave at about 9:00 am and you come back around 3:00pm. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. As a matter of fact, the best food we ate during our trip was made there (without electricity). The costa rica family who takes care of everything up there is amazing! Going to Costa Rica without going to la Danta......you would definitely miss something! I would recommand it to anybody who is looking for adventure and who wants to live something different and unique! I would go again!
Written February 12, 2014
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dfghgffhhhuh
Rugby, UK5 contributions
Friends
We stayed 3 nights and had an amazing time right in the middle of the jungle. The lodge has a great view over the rain forest and mountains, the food was really nice, just what we needed after a hard day of trekking. The treks are tough but you are rewarded with some amazing scenery, wild life, and swimming in waterfalls. If you want an adventure this is the place for you!
Written March 3, 2017
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Richard C
22 contributions
Family
This really is a wonderful place to spend some time. The scenery and wildlife is fantastic and you will be very well looked after by the team.
If you don't like getting wet and muddy then don't come here!
Peaceful and relaxing and we have taken away everlasting memories-our kids will never forget their time here.
Written August 1, 2016
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Maddepadde
Norway10 contributions
Couples
La Danta Salvaje is a really beautiful reserve with so much to explore. Our guide, José knew the reserve inside out. He had so much knowledge and facts about the flora and fauna and made us feel safe in a pretty new and unfamiliar environment. The hikes that we did during the days would require medium physical form in our opinion. We did the hikes in a nice and slow pace and we had lots of time for breaks and swimmimg in the waterfall- pools that we visited.

The cabin has an breathtaking view and with enough facilities for us to feel comfortable. In addition, the local food wich David and his crew made from scratch over the fire was the best we had during our stay in Costa Rica!
The evenings were also super cozy and social with hot chocolate and card games 😊 Highly recommended!
Written October 17, 2017
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Jon T
East Hoathly, UK12 contributions
Couples
Myself and my partner Vicky spent three nights and four wonderful days with David and his team.
We experienced what can only be described as magical. The hospitality was more than you could imagine, vegetarians catered for, as well as full on meat eaters, the home made beef jerky was wonderful.
We experienced The Rainforest first hand, our guide Josés' knowledge, was second to none as he grew up in the area and still lives nearby.
Some off the terrain covered is not for the unfit or weak willed, and you will come across wildlife as you are in a Primary Rainforest.
If you don't like being hot, wet, muddy or being close to wildlife this is not for you, for me and Vicky a life time ambition has been realised.
Thank you David and Team we have memories and pictures we will treasure forever.
Written May 22, 2017
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Joris R
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands3 contributions
Couples
We've found the trip in the Lonely planet and we've decided to book the trip!
If you like to have a A great trip in beautifull Costa Rica, you should book this trip directly.
A great tour with a 4x4 mercedes jeep, a hike of 3 hours trough thick jungle and after that a great jungle lodge were you stay for 3 nights.
The lodge is in a beautifull surrounding with no other people around, you will be surrounded by only three's and annimals.

Good food, great hospitality and a good time!

O and if David ask's you what you boot size is, so he can arange rubber boots for you, dont say that you will do the trips on your own hiking shoe's, listen to the locals ;-)

regards Joris
Written June 22, 2015
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puravida.dawna
10 contributions
Friends
David Vaughn has created Paradise on Earth at La Danta Salvaje. It is a magical wilderness that relaxes your body and delights your senses. It is a bit of a hike in, but definitely worth it. The food is amazing, the guide is extremely informative and the beds are super comfortable. I will go back again and again.
pura vida,
Dawna
Written November 12, 2013
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Muni F
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Friends
One of the most amazing places i have ever visited.
The view is spectacular, the hick amazing and the food is just beautiful
Written November 10, 2013
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Solokill
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Couples
We were lucky to get to spend time at @ladantasalvaje Costa Rican rainforest reserve owned by an incredible human, David. Him and his team, all who are passionate about preserving the rainforest and all the nature in it, really made this a memorable experience we would do again for sure! José our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and soooo good! We are lucky to have gotten the opportunity to do this trip! A two plus hour hike in with all our stuff just to get to the lodge...remote and absolutely breathtaking! Three days of hiking across three different eco zones and 4 nights of music, food over flame, no electricity, no social media and awesome company. The hikes were extreme. Super challenging but so amazingly beautiful and absolutely rewarding! Waterfalls, swimming holes, surrounded by the most beautiful nature, hummingbirds, coatis, tapirs(we seen hoof prints), tons of different bird species, butterflies,flora and fauna...Authentic and rugged, I’d highly recommend this for some real “me” time and disconnecting from day to day life and reconnecting to nature.
Written September 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind words, Solokill! It was wonderful having you out to the reserve. We'd love to have you back anytime. PS. Kodi says 'hello!' :)
Written September 21, 2019
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