Saladero Eco Lodge

Saladero Eco Lodge

Rio Esquinas Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 60701 Costa Rica
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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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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Public wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Private beach
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Rio Esquinas Golfito, Costa Rica, Golfito 60701 Costa Rica
Getting there
Golfito Airport
10.7 mi
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Puerto Jimenez Airport
1 Restaurant
within 5 miles
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josh l wrote a review Mar 2020
Waterbury, Vermont
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Christine L wrote a review Jan 2020
Wolfville, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Susan and Harvey have created an environment where we immediately felt at home. We relaxed and read and chatted. We kayaked on the calm waters of the Gulfo Dulce, and enjoyed lounging in those warm waters for long periods of utter relaxation. We hiked the trails a few times. They aren't really long, but are beautiful. Around the main lodge area, we were able to watch many different types of birds. From our cabin, The Treehouse, we watched capucin monkeys on 3 occasions. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the "cold" water shower was not cold, but enjoyable. It is a lovely space. I would say a solar fan wouldn't have gone amiss. The food was really good and sharing it with our hosts and some other really lovely travellers made meal times lively and fun. Susan said really great guests frequent the lodge! Thank you Susan and Harvey for the very special experience we had with you at Saladero.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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gitanita wrote a review Jan 2021
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Saladero Eco Lodge is a beautiful little retreat into a natural, charming, untouristic, and sustainable little oasis amid the sparkling waters of the Golfo Dulce. There is a beach lovely for swimming, SUP and sea kayaking; and there are many animals in the forest and that traverse the property. It was a delight to awaken to a symphony of howler monkeys and birds every morning. Most of the accommodation options are quite basic but are immersed in nature and the new owners are in the process of renovating them. The communal space for eating and gathering is very comfortable and faces the water. Paulina's food was incredible and very healthy, sourced from the gulf, gardens and nearby farms. One of the new co-owners, a small family, were there with us and we had a wonderful time with them. They were very attentive, accommodating, knowledgeable and joyful. An unforgettable trip!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mary M wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We highly recommend a stay at Saladero Eco Lodge! The setting is stunningly beautiful, the food fresh and delicious, and the owners/staff work hard to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons! We immediately felt at home and were reluctant to leave. Our group took advantage of all of the water activities, including kayaking, stand up paddling, and snorkeling. We thoroughly enjoyed our early morning bird walk with a very knowledgeable staff member. Our group would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Tuck_lm wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saladero was the final eco lodge in the 3 lodge offer ( La Leona and Danta 2 other eco lodges) and it was a perfect end to a great holiday. A big thanks to Susan and Harvey who were fantastic and did everything they could to ensure we make the most of our stay. We enjoyed the kayaking in the mangrove forest and swimming/snorkelling in the sea. The food was also excellent with a special mention of the pizzas cooked in the pizza oven.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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CatVanRyeOlive wrote a review Jan 2020
Baltimore, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This roadless destination, reached only by boat, under Susan and Harvey's guidance has achieved luxurious self-sufficiency and sustainability that discerning guests will find inspiring. Three meals a day, with a snack at 4pm, provide a venue not only for enjoying extraordinary fare produced nearly entirely from ingredients produced onsite, but for enriching conversation. Kayaking, snorkeling, night hikes, mangrove gunkholing, relaxing down time, all in an environment where solar lighting and solar-heated water and device-depravation are a thankful enhancement to your enjoyment, make for a memorable visit. Our kids, too, will never forget having gone to Saladero. It's a truly unique change of pace and a very personal creation of its owners.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: "Tree House" good for couples. We have two kids,so the upstairs quarters at the beach...
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1593 wrote a review Feb 2020
Oakland CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saladero Ecolodge was the high point of our fantastic trip to Costa Rica. The setting is extraordinary - a private reserve fronted by the Golfo Dulce and tucked on the edge of a national park. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Harvey and Susan, the couple who own and manage Saladero, are wonderfully warm and helpful. The meals are delicious, generous portions often sourced from Susan’s garden and local waters. Harvey and Susan entertainingly share their deep knowledge of the land and water surrounding Saladero. We left Saladero feeling that we’d made new friends with them.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cara M wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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ross t wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Saladero Eco Lodge was fantastic. We were met in Puerto Jimenez for our trip across the Golfo Dulce by Yolanda and Oscar. And what a trip, we saw hundreds of dolphins and a manta ray! The lodge was quiet but with lots of activities if you want. The staff are lovely, friendly, and helpful. Meals were delicious and portion sizes were large (but they would gladly accommodate any requests). Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. We were treated like friends. Oscar took us on the river tour and spotted many, many birds for us, it was well worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Judi wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saladero Ecolodge is a lovely remote getaway on the shores of Golfo Dulce. We stayed there 3 nights as a part of a kayaking trip with friends. The staff was very welcoming and helpful! The food was excellent, from refreshments when we arrived to wonderful vegetarian and fish dishes with special Costa Rican flavors, fresh, sweet fruit, wonderful juices, and packed lunches for our day trip. We were always well fed!
We stayed in the glamping tents. They were simple but clean and comfortable. Bring a headlamp and small battery powered lantern, there is no electricity in the tents or bathroom, which is a bit if a walk from the tents.
The grounds are beautiful, full of flowers, trees and birds.
A paradise setting with gorgeous sunsets!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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NYE2015 asked a question Feb 2018
Atenas, Costa Rica481 contributions56 helpful votes
Hello, how hot is it there by the last 2wks of March? Thx!
Answer from 104pattig
Dresden, Germany20 contributions
We were there in early February and it was warm in the daytime but we had unusual rain in the afternoons and it cooled down at night. We haven’t been in March so I’m not sure. But it sure was sweet to sit on that veranda most of the afternoon.
Answer from Josje58
Amsterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions4 helpful votes
Hello the beach house is fine and no noise in the night. We slept in the little house just behind the beach house and were happy with that aswell.
Answer from Harvey W
Costa Rica114 contributions49 helpful votes
We have some "fish and dive" kayaks with a wide beam that are very stable. Or sometimes photographers go in a double kayak with a partner that does all the paddling.
Answer from Hollee24k
Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica21 contributions4 helpful votes
The rains start coming in May and so many of the tour companies start to shut down..its the beginning of low season... but its beautiful ..its called the green season! it is often sunny in the morning to afternoon and then some showers (some heavier then others!) then it clears away and the sun shines again. Its not a cold rain, unless your in the Mountains, and then its quite a bit cooler because of the rains the rivers are running off into the ocean, the visibility is much less snorkeling in may. hope this helps
Sharon R asked a question Feb 2015
New York City, New York38 contributions32 helpful votes
How long is the boat trip from mainland to the lodge? Are rooms available 3/15-3/23? THank you.
Answer from Harvey W
Costa Rica114 contributions49 helpful votes
Hi. The boat transportation from Pto Jimenez takes about 1/2 hour. We have several cabins available during that time. Take a look at our website for information on the cabins. Let us know when you would be coming, the number of nights and the number of persons. We will be happy to provide a price. Thank you, Harvey
Alan S wrote a tip May 2023
Rice Lake, WI 54869 USA20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Vegan so bring some jersey or something to eat."
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Megan M wrote a tip Feb 2022
Columbus, Ohio24 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't like bugs and lizards crawling on you at night, don't choose the camper cabins."
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SARASAURUS9 wrote a tip Feb 2020
BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE55 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are travelling as a family or as two couples try and bag the beach house it is 'out of this world' stunningly beautiful."
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CatVanRyeOlive wrote a tip Jan 2020
Baltimore, Maryland6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
""Tree House" good for couples. We have two kids,so the upstairs quarters at the beach house was outstanding."
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Yulia wrote a tip Jan 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tree house is perfect for monkeys watching, very remote. Beach house - luxury and has excellent view on the lagoon"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saladero Eco Lodge
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Saladero Eco Lodge offers airport transportation 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.
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