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Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui

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Yatama is a rustic and remote full board (all meals included) lodge located deep rainforest in Horquetas (Sarapiqui) with an amazing trail system bordering Braulio Carillo National Park. With remote off road access conditions. 2 hrs from San Jose, 8 jungle rustic rooms. Private bathroom, balcony, hammocks. Solar powered buildings and Trail guided hikes included with your stay. Excellent for bird watching, Herping and for keen nature lovers. The place is key for those travelling from Tortuguero or Limon to Arenal or San Jose and want to immerse in a non massive tourism location. Rooms are available with private bathroom or share bathrooms. Surrounded by garden and forest. There is 1 day nature hike included with your stay to look for wildlife. We believe that conservation - working with local communities and offering reasonable lodging prices - are the key for sustainable development. Please keep in mind the lodge is for the real nature lover.
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It is hard to get there, the road is really bad, but it was worth all. We (4 photographers) spend some days in this lodge and at least I can say we got the best night tour from Pedro of all the years and night tours I had during my 21 years in Costa Rica. The beautiful green
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Response from yatama, Owner at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Responded 2 weeks ago
We appreciate your genuine comment was great having you and your group exploring the caribean middle elevations and staying in yatama
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We spent two nights at this amazing ecolodge. Pedro met us in Horquetas and drove us up the track, only passable with 4wd. He then looked after us so well. We walked through the forest by day and night, both guided and alone, seeing a huge number of birds, snakes, frogs, monkeys
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Response from yatama, Owner at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Responded 3 weeks ago
It was great having you and to allow us to share the spirit of nature, we appreciate you taking the time to.place a genuine comment.
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I spent three nights listening to the sounds of the rainforest, searching for exotic birds and frogs, and enjoying the food. Yatama is adjacent to the national park and a perfect place to really experience this forest.
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Response from yatama, Owner at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Responded Feb 5, 2019
We appreciate your genuine comment and was a real honor you visited us.
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Second time i visited yatama ecolodge, again had an amazing time, it’s an awesome place with a great host, really good food and a good amount of luxury while being in the middle of the rainforest. The animals you can see there are truly breathtaking and all that near the lodge.
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Response from yatama, Owner at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Responded Feb 1, 2019
Yatama was created to cater nature lovers like you ,so any time you are more than welcome
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The reserve is incredibly beautiful and serene. The host and the staff were very enthusiastic about nature. The meals were varied and flavorful, better than many restaurants, and wine was available with dinner at no extra cost. I had been wanting to go someplace like this but
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Pedro Mendez, the owner, contacted me by email yesterday. He apologized for the delay in the response and will be getting back to me within a day or two with the answers to the many questions I had.
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Hi, we would arrive from UK at 4pm, do you collect from the airport please
Hi and thank you for contacting, we recommend all our guest to do their checking in the morning 10 am , due to the road conditions frm Horquetas to yatama. We only do morning pick up at the airport.
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Hi and thank you for contacting Yatama In regards to your questions, we do organize guided trips. Once you book a stay in yatama a guided hike per/day is included now Rafting, zip lining, river boat ride for wild life spotting , aerial trams and horseback riding can be arrange through us. Yatama is located 45 min from the town of Horquetas , it is a remote rainforest lodge thats why meals are included. I recommend a minimum of 3 nights. Transportation from Horquetas to the reserve is included. Cost is p/person 68 usd + 13% tax includes lodging, 3 meals, coffee ot tea between meals and a guided trail hike. If you have any other questions do not hesitate to write us back, also our email can be found in facebook. Thank you
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Hi! I am javier,... (Pedro), I am the manager in CR, if you any information will be a pleasure!! Find to us in FB... and you can get the e-mail.
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"Visitors must have a good condition to visit this hotel, not suitable for wheelchairs."
"They are all the same rustic cottages with hot water that are not stable bcoz it was run on propane gas."
"Have Pedro provide the pickup at the 8.5km mark from the lodge. It is a very muddy and bumpy ride to the lodge but well worth it."
"The regular cabins are small with hot water, very clean and have their own bath and small porch - very comfortable beds"
"If you stay long enough, ask for the 2 bedroom casita"
$140 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Yatama Ecolodge & Reserve
Costa RicaProvince of HerediaSarapiquiHorquetas
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