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Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui

Sarapiqui Horquetas 8.5 km to Braulio, Horquetas Costa Rica
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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Horquetas
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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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Lucy L wrote a review Jan 10
Winchester, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow! We travelled to Yatama as a family of 6 in December 2020 and we loved every second! Expect the real Costa Rica, this is for off the beaten track, beautiful rain forest adventures. Once you've experienced the journey to Yatama, a 40 minute off road adrenalin drive you won't want to leave! We stayed 3 nights and had Yamata almost to ourselves thanks to Covid. Pedro, the owner was incredibly nice, kind and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and hearing his amazing stories of his Yatama adventures which he was keen to share and rub his love of the rainforest off onto his guests. He and his core team of Luis (guide) and Alma (Cook) looked after us beautifully - Luis providing incredible guided treks and Alma tables full of effortlessly cooked food. A big thank you from us, you made our trip to Costa Rica and we very much hope to return one day - we have the excuse of checking up on our trees that we helped to plant! Until then Pura Vida Yatama...
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Vincent wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything was perfect for me ! You will live an experience somehow back to the roots. The lodges are really nice and right in the middle of the nature, so you can feel at the closest of your surroundings (monkeys, birds, parrots sounds to wake you up ;) The tours were great and you can see a lot of animals either during the day or at night. Myself, I had a "premium" experience as I was the only guest at that time. But it was great to enjoy the nature with Pedro, Luis and Yuri :) On top of that the food was great and you also have time to chill and relax after long hiking. Amazing experience overall. Thanks to all the staff ! Vincent (cheers from France / US)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Paul_Weiss1 wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed 2 days at this rainforest lodge. Yes it did rain but not all the time! And that’s part of the experience. Pedro made us very welcome. We enjoyed a mid morning trek through the rainforest - quite challenging terrain - take water. Saw various beautiful birds, butterflies, and a small anteater came into the lodge grounds close up. Alba’s cooking was wonderful homely food, which we enjoyed to the sounds of traditional jazz in the background which though not a jazz fan, really complimented the natural and stripped back vibe. If you fancy a truly natural rainforest experience I highly recommend this. We drove our rental 4x4 half way from Horquetes to the meet point. That was an interesting! Drive - but very do-able with patience.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Qakao Bear wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions14 helpful votes
Pedro and Yatama Ecolodge deserve many accolades for excellence in conservation, communication, cooking, hikes (don't miss the night hikes!), and overall wonderfulness. I loved my four day stay; wish it could have been longer. Thank you to Pedro, Luis, and Alba for treating me like royalty! Everything was exquisite!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Gunter D wrote a review Aug 2019
Grafing115 contributions30 helpful votes
It´s a place with a fairly "challenging" road leading to it, so under ANY circumstances don´t try it with a regular car and even some 4 WD have problems. We had a wonderful cabin in the rainforest, two bedrooms,large living room. There is electricity from solar cells. The food is prepared is the central building; it´s freshly cooked and very tasty. The highlight is the owner Pedro, who is taking care of everything, but especially offering the morning/day/evening walk helping to spot the wildlife. This we liked VERY much.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from yatama, Owner at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Responded Sep 1, 2019
was really great having you 3 in Yatama , embracing the rainforest and you looked very comfortable in the forest that was great. all the best for you
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$164 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Yatama Ecolodge & Reserve
Costa RicaProvince of HerediaSarapiquiHorquetas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui
Which popular attractions are close to Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
Nearby attractions include Frogs Heaven (4.6 miles) and Pierella Ecological Garden (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, baggage storage, and hiking.
What food & drink options are available at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casona Tica Linda, Restaurante Palmitour, and Restaurant y Chicharronera La Cabana.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yatama Ecolodge Sarapiqui?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.