Quinta Galeon Lodge

Quinta Galeon Lodge

Calle del Bosque Quebradillas de Jardín de Dota, El Jardin 11702 Costa Rica
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A Beautiful view from the patio of Quinta Galeon
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Great food and precious viewing of unique hummingbirds
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5.0
#1 of 1 B&B in El Jardin
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
QUINTA GALEON LODGE is a beautiful, private, exclusive and accessible house/mountain boutique lodge, conveniently located in Jardín de Dota, on the northwest corner of Los Quetzales National Park, the highlands of Costa Rica, about 35 miles East-South bound from San José. Quinta GALEON Lodge is known as one of top places in the world to enjoy and photograph hummingbirds in the world. We’ll enjoy hummingbirds at their best. You will have the chance to view and photograph 12 to 17+ hummingbird species swarming around in one single day. From some of the smallest hummingbirds in the world to perhaps the largest ones in Central America, Quinta GALEON Lodge and its “La Ruta del Colibrí Hummingbird Experience Tour” will offer you plenty of hummingbird photography setups, light, background and ambiance conditions to maximize your hummingbird photography opportunities. We will enjoy delicious home-cooked cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon treat
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Private bathrooms
On-demand movies
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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wpohley wrote a review Jan 2020
Franklin106 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing oasis for hummingbird viewing and photography. Pablo and Tere are wonderful hosts and do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are all unique, clean, and quiet. I visited with some friends and we had an amazing 5 day visit. Situated at a higher elevation the temperatures in February were pleasant. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature. In addition to hummingbirds, it is a very short drive to view and photograph the Resplendent Quetzal, a magnificent bird. With a covered patio you can comfortably view and photograph the hummingbirds in any weather. I believe we photographed 12 species and saw several others. I highly recommend a visit to this amazing and unique lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Pablo G, Propietario at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Muchas gracias Bill for your great review, location, service and experience description. It was a pleasure to work with you all logistics and requested details from the moment you started to prepare your trip/visit to the day you left. We certainly miss you guys and so are the hummingbirds. Come back anytime!! Un gran abrazo, Pablo y Tere
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Alejandro Sibaja wrote a review Apr 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 3 (2 adults + 1 teenager) stayed 4 days at the lodge and enjoyed every moment. Pablo and Tere are very welcoming and made us feel at home. They provide an outstanding service and help you get the most out of your trip, both at the lodge as well as in the nearby area. The lodge is clean, rustic, homely and has a spectacular view, both during the day and night. The food they serve is delicious, healthy and well balanced. The Bird watching experience is out of this world, with 20+ Hummingbird species to admire, plus other bird species from the area such as Tanagers and Motmots. During the day we made active hikes with breathtaking views and drove to nearby Santa Maria town to buy exceptional coffee. All in all, Quinta Galeon Lodge is a wonderful place, in a beautiful area, ran by lovely people. We will certainly return to reconnect with nature.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Pablo Garro, General Manager at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded Apr 5, 2021
Thank you A,ML & M. for your kind words. We enjoyed very much your visit and had a great time hosting you at Quinta GALEON. So pleased to have contributed to fulfill your vacation planning and enjoyment expectations. Guests came in and friends go out. I'll certainly be a pleasure to host you guys back anytime.
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Lynette C wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pablo is the most helpful person one could ever meet, he goes beyond the course of duty to help you plan your trip and tries to make sure that you have the best experiences possible in his lodge & Country. The Hummingbird Experience & sightings of the many different species are outstanding. Tere produced the most delicious, healthy and beautifully presented meals and juices. The beds enfold you in a soft comfortable, much needed sleep.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take warm clothing as the Lodge is higher than 2000m and the days can be chilly.
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Phil S wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I would be very cautious about booking with Quinta Galeon. I made a reservation which I had to cancel (over 2 months notice) and Quinta Galeon is NOT complying with their published refund policy. They are supposed to refund my booking amount minus 20% to the original credit card. They have not refunded anything despite my best efforts. I will have to open a dispute with my credit card company. I will be updating this review with any new developments. (please note that I have not been there)
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cliff H wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to enjoy the thrill of seeing a variety of Hummingbird species really close up, plus enjoy cuisine meals and warm hospitality, then Quinta Galleon Lodge is an absolute must! Your hosts would be Pablo and his lovely wife Tere who spare no effort in order to give you a wonderful experience. Tere is an excellent cook, and Pablo goes out of his way to ensure that your stay at Quinta Galleon is truly memorable. An absolute must for anyone who wants a true Hummingbird experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David M wrote a review Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful setting with views of the mountains and the valley right from the comfortable decks where you can watch multiple species of hummingbirds amaze you with their beauty! The food was very good, the rooms comfortable and clean. The hosts were very caring and more helpful than you could even ask for. Recommend the coffee tour at cope dota and literally the best cup of coffee you may have ever tasted, fresh from the field. Total Costa Rica wow.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Evane wrote a review Jan 2022
Switzerland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights at the lodge with Tere, Pablo and their son Ignacio. We had a lovely time, the place is amazing ! It's in the middle of the nature in a quiet place. The view is beautiful ! Tere is a great cook. The vibe is cosy and familial, we felt like at home during our stay.
Everything is very clean, the food is fresh and covid mesures are respected. To see all the hummingbirds in the garden was really amazing !
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Quinta GALEON Lodge, General Manager at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded Nov 24, 2022
Mil gracias!! Un gran abrazo desde Quinta GALEON & La Experiencia Colibrí. Pablo y Tere
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2k9kidz wrote a review Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado17 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the most relaxing weeks I’ve had on vacation.. Tere and Pablo made me feel so welcome and provided the most amazing meals . I guess I could describe this spot as the most perfect Airbnb but they do the cooking. While there were more hummingbirds I’ve seen in one spot, apparently there are way more in fall… so I will totally go back.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Everything is a la carte, which is great because you can choose what you want and what you don’t.
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Jannet H wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I stayed for 6 nights at Quinta Galeon Lodge. the place is absolutely magical. we were surrounded by hummingbirds. the setting is peaceful and the view beautiful. the grounds were well kept. Pablo helped me plan my entire stay including the day trips. Tere is a wonderful chef. I cannot say enough about how hard they worked to make us feel at home and our stay was truly amazing. I cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: if you go in rainy season, make sure you bring plenty of layers. it was cooler than we expected.
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RazzakMemon wrote a review Feb 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania366 contributions96 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nestled in the hillside, overlooking the coffee town of Santa Maria de Dota, is a true gem. Quinta Galeon is a log cabin-style lodge with “bed & breakfast” type service. Meals are prepared by Tere from fresh ingredients, and can be tailored to individual needs. Her husband Pablo is very knowledgeable about local lore & attractions, and will gladly help plan your dream vacation. But the true attraction is the hummingbirds. We saw 15 different species in 2 days, most of which are only found in Costa Rica, without moving from the comfort of our deck chairs. There are literally hundreds of birds which come & go throughout the day. Many of the hummingbirds will sit on your finger to drink from the numerous feeders on the property. We also saw many other species of birds, including vultures, swallows, and jays. The lodge is off the beaten path, and has many fruit trees and trails to explore. A short drive to Santa Maria de Dota will bring you to many local shops, small restaurants, and the Coopedota Coffee Plant & Café. It is also convenient to the best location for viewing the Resplendent Quetzal. Tere & Pablo are wonderful hosts, and truly love sharing their lodge with visitors. If you are a bird-lover, or just want to relax, Quinta Galeon is the perfect tranquil location.
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Contact Pablo for room selection.
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Response from Quinta GALEON Lodge, General Manager at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded Nov 24, 2022
Mil gracias!! Health & Blessings and a warm hug from Quinta GALEON & The Hummingbird Experience. Pablo y Tere
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2k9kidz wrote a tip Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is a la carte, which is great because you can choose what you want and what you don’t."
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Lynette C wrote a tip Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take warm clothing as the Lodge is higher than 2000m and the days can be chilly."
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Jannet H wrote a tip Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you go in rainy season, make sure you bring plenty of layers. it was cooler than we expected."
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Greatoz2 wrote a tip Dec 2018
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Whole facility is quiet and beautiful. Some rooms have better views. Spectacular views in the public spaces make this no concern."
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PGerace wrote a tip Mar 2018
Lagos, Portugal170 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get one with the view of Santa Maria."
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PRICE RANGE
$226 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseEl Jardin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quinta Galeon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Laguna Don Manuel (0.7 miles), Casa dowii Cloudforest Lodge (3.9 miles), and Cerro La Trinidad (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurante La Catarata, Cafe Privelegios Dota, and Almercat Dota.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Quinta Galeon Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Quinta Galeon Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Quinta Galeon Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.