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Saladero Eco Lodge

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Rio Esquinas Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 60701 Costa Rica
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Golfito
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All inclusive beachfront eco lodge with 450 acres of primary rainforest. Four tropical screened cabins. The second floor of the Beach house sleeps 6, the Tree cabin sleeps 4, the new bungalow sleeps 2 and the Mariposa sleeps 4. Our 6 new "glamping cabins" sleep two persons each, have a view of the Golfo Dulce and are in the gardens. The room prices Include boat pickup and return to Golfito or Pto Jimenez, 3 meals a day (much of our food is grown organically at Saladero ), afternoon snack, natural juices, unlimited use of nature trails, snorkel equipment, fishing equipment and kayaks. Two coral reefs and the Rio Esquinas mangrove estuary close by. 1/2 Mile of beach front, 30 acres of tropical gardens, 450 acres of primary rain forest. Birding is outstanding and you can fish from the beach of the property or by kayak. Many optional tours available including the river mangroves by kayak, mangroves by boat, canopy tour, snorkeling coral reefs, botanical gardens and chocolate farm tour.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
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Canoeing
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Currency exchange
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Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
24-hour front desk
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Ocean view
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English, Spanish

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Rio Esquinas Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 60701 Costa Rica
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Steven D wrote a review Apr 2020
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Great setting. We were interested in the flora and fauna (butterflies and dragonflies especially) and Saladero was a perfect place to explore. Their property has primary forest with trails, streams, and great variety of life. Night hikes were productive. Harvey and Susan were great hosts, really helpful to see that our stay was what we had hoped. Snorkeling was excellent too. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mike N Seattle wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington21 contributions
We spent 5 nights at Saladero from early to mid-February and had an amazing stay. Harvey and Susan were wonderful hosts who care immensely for the area. We learned a lot from them, and were inspired by their passion for sustainability and preservation. We stayed in the Treehouse, which was clean and comfortable, with a private deck. On one morning, capuchin monkeys visited the trees right out in front of the deck. The only downside was the heat in the room, which made it hard for me to sleep. My husband didn’t mind too much. We would recommend bringing battery or solar-powered fans if this is a concern for you. We enjoyed 2 tours during our stay, both of which were great (birdwatching with Will and the mangrove tour with Harvey, which is a must-do tour). We also made frequent use of the free kayaks, snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards, and hiking trails. The Gulfo Dulce is beautiful, and we spent a lot of time in the communal areas in the comfortable chairs, gazing out at the beauty and spectacular sunsets. The sea-view hammocks by palm trees were also nice for relaxing in after lunch. The family style meals were delicious. Wifi around the main dining area was hit and miss but mostly worked (~85% of the time). Often we could connect during non-happy-hour times as well. We would absolutely return to Saladero, and hope to do so. This is the perfect location for someone who appreciates eco-friendly lodging and caring hosts who are good stewards of a really magical location.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Cara M wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a wonderful time at Saladero Eco Lodge. We stayed there as part of a three lodge tour and the whole experience was fantastic, from the minute we were picked up at the dock in Puerto Jimenez by their private boat. Their naturalist, Will, came along to share facts about the Gulfo Dulce with us. We even got to see yellow sea snakes on the ride over! Will also pointed out a coral reef that was good for snorkeling. We took a double kayak and paddled over to swim and snorkel the next day! It was so nice to have kayaks, snorkel gear and standup paddleboards available for us to take out whenever we wanted. Or suite was amazing!! We had the whole upper level of the main lodge to ourselves. We couldn’t believe how roomy and comfortable it was! Susan and Harvey are great hosts. It was like staying with friends. Needless to say, we loved our time there and are already thinking about returning.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JoH wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband & I spent 3 nights at Saladero as part of the special 7-night package (an amazing way to experience the Osa!). So many highlights about this place: - The hosts/staff & animals - Susan & Harvey were welcoming & can converse about a wide range of topics. Will (an ornithologist/naturalist) was so great & helpful at pointing out different birds & their calls and very knowledgeable about many things - Stunning property/location (think pristine, wild rainforest/jungle and beach front). We immediately felt our nervous system go into a state of calm. Very comfortable and tranquil space. Lovely sounds of different birds around. We stayed in the Tree House which was very private and comfortable - The food was plentiful and delicious, as were the juices/drinks. Probably some of the best meals we had during our stay in Costa Rica - Kayaking in the Gulf (great if you're a beginner bc the waters are so calm) was fun In sum, a magical place filled with many memorable experiences. Highly recommend Saladero and the 7-night package!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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josh l wrote a review Mar 2020
Waterbury, Vermont32 contributions14 helpful votes
Saladero Ecolodge is a wonderful place to stay whether on vacation, with family or alone exploring and photographing nature in a vast expanse of tropical rainforest. Harvey and a Susan are very wonderful folks and make quite an effort to ensure that every aspect of your stay is just perfect. They are also extremely knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. Pauline and Giselle cook up meals that rival the best restaurants, all with local fresh ingredients. Will, their guide is a knowledgeable exceptionally nice young man. I highly recommend a stay at this wonderful spot with wonderful folks working there. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$237 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaGolfito
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saladero Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Saladero Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Osa Wildlife Sanctuary (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Saladero Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Saladero Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Saladero Eco Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
Does Saladero Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Saladero Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saladero Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Saladero Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.