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Leotaud Trace, Talparo Trinidad
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Your #1 nature and forest getaway! Escape to nature's solace and enjoy the luxury of peace and quiet in your very own condo, furnished with basic modern amenities including wifi and a small smart TV. Get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a slice of paradise. Hacienda Jacana is an eco-operated, forest retreat and ecolodge located on the edge of the rainforest in Talparo, Trinidad. The wildlife is abundant and the atmosphere welcoming. Request basic accommodations, plan an all-inclusive vacation, stay-cation or host an event. Stay for a few nights or request an extended stay. Our staff will make you feel welcomed and right at home. There are four units in total, each with a maximum capacity of four (4) adults and two (2) children situated on acres of woodland and green space. We invite you to call or email us in advance to increase the probability of availability. We will work with you to make your stay a most memorable experience. Main activities available: Birding, Photography, Research, Relax / De-stress. Other Categories: Ecolodge. Nature Resort. Rainforest. Forest Lodge. Guest House. Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary tea
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Separate dining area
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hal72 wrote a review Aug 1
Olympia, Washington593 contributions163 helpful votes
We stayed here on our birding trip to Trinidad. Wonderful and comfortable cabin. Fine meals and should add that the staff was wonderful. The grounds are well worth exploring for birds and other animals. Had a great time. Last day we just sat on our balcony photographing the birds and talking.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Rachel M wrote a review Jun 2022
15 contributions10 helpful votes
I came on a yoga retreat.The cabins were really beautiful and had all the relevant amenities. Great place for bird watching and the feeders brought the humming birds to you. If you really want to escape the hustle and bustle this is a great place. My only complaint is I had requested the Nightjar cabin and I got Gallinule which would have been fine but it was the furthest one from my group and as I was staying there by myself I would have preferred to be closer for a feeling of safety and security.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Peter Daigle wrote a review Mar 2022
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Immerse yourself in a rustic beautiful clean cabin surrounded by natures splendor. We love staying here, the sounds of wildlife permeate everywhere. A perfect escape from the city. Ezrah, Jessy and Simon made us feel welcome and completely at ease.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bug spray after 6 pm
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jaqi007 wrote a review Mar 2022
Barnstable, Massachusetts183 contributions58 helpful votes
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This place is nature paradise, birds and other wildlife, the beautiful sounds of this place can put your mind at ease. The local food served is fresh and delicious. Clean, comfortable and safe. The people are welcoming, Ezrah brought us to our cabin, set us up and answered every question we had. Jessie saw that we were interested in birds and showed us magnificent hawk and hummingbirds, I would live here in an instant if they let me! If you like the Hyatt and such fancy stuff, you should definitely stay in the city. If you love nature, sustainability, flowers, lots of trees and want to sleep in a comfortable clean cabin with the sounds of a garden of paradise, then come on over! A breath of fresh air.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a driver to meet you from the airport, dave gave us an informal tour on the way from the...
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EdwardV wrote a review Oct 2020
Port of Spain, Trinidad216 contributions100 helpful votes
Hacienda is good for a staycation weekend get-away or for vacationers who are looking for a nature-oriented quiet space. There are 5 wooden, self-contained, air-conditioned cottages at the side of a large pond. There are walking paths around the gardens and the 2 ponds. There is an abundance of birdlife and caiman in the ponds (the manager will be happy to show you the eyes at night) and you can learn to identify them by their sound and can see the snouts peeking through the lilies. There is a nice pool for relaxing with drinks with a gazebo nearby. The manager also keeps stocks of many meals that you can purchase and heat up. He also stocks fresh juices. A great place to visit in the time of COVID
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Date of stay: August 2020
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N.McClean wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our four year anniversary was spent in Lapwing Cottage which offered an exceptional view of both lakes. The atmosphere was mesmeric. The bedrooms were beyond expectations (clean, well laid out, air-conditioned, good storage) & the beds were definitely comfortable. On arrival, Simon made us feel at home and regaled us with some stories of the lakes. We're sad that we didn't get to meet the resident caiman. The availability of meals (which included excellent meal options) made the stay even better. We brought our own sustenace but couldn't resist ordering food. We thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by the hum of nature. There's nothing like eating breakfast with hummingbirds. All in all, Hacienda Jacana feels like home & we look forward to staying again. Mr & Mrs. McClean
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AnthonyBooker wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at this Lodge over a weekend in August. This place is without doubt one of the best hidden away places in Trinidad. The host, Simon, was excellent and he made the stay even better. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful. The pool is small but well suited to the environment. The cottage is brilliant and very well kept. The facilities available are exactly as needed for a family stay. I rate this resort 5+ and will definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ackbar wrote a review Aug 2019
Trinidad299 contributions104 helpful votes
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We stayed for a one night in celebration of our 11th anniversary. We were really blown away on arrival. We stayed in the wood rail cottage The cottages are so breathtaking and the grounds well maintained and so peaceful. We were afforded a very early check in and late check out which seems standard and is definitely an edge over the other hotels I have stayed at. Lots of time was spent on our balcony just relaxing and indulging in the view and environment. The cottages are very well equipped. They offer more than your typical self catering set up like coffee, sugar, salt, black pepper and even a drinking water dispenser. They offered bathing soap, hand and dishes soap. They had all the wares and utensils you would need to prepare any meal. We took the convenience of the frozen meals. They were so delicious, from the time you smelt them being heated up to the last spoon. And the ice box cakes were so yummy. And this option was very very affordable. There is a bonus. A swimming pool, also very well maintained and much appreciated for some entertainment. The TV came equipped with a fire stick. Simon was a great host, very accomodating and warm. This is our new first choice staycation destination. It offers alot more in terms of ambience and convenience . Will return again and again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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amyelizabethdeacon wrote a review Jun 2019
Tunapuna, Trinidad21 contributions12 helpful votes
We spent the weekend in Gallinule cottage. The cottage itself was perfect - well kitted out with all the essentials, even down to the kitchen implements. A/C in the bedrooms was welcome, and it was nice to have the option to keep the rest of the house open to the breeze. More importantly, the setting was absolutely stunning - epiphyte-laden trees, lilypad-covered pond, hummingbirds at the balcony. Highlights included a self-guided night walk with flashlights where we spotted various lizards, frogs and insects, day and nightime paddles in the canoe to spot baby caiman in the pond, and spending time in the small swimming pool introducing our 4mth old baby to swimming. Simon was an excellent host, offering us welcome insights into the local wildlife and making sure we were comfortable. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Gallinule cottage is closest to the pool, but all are a short walk and all have good views.
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vernsandallysa wrote a review Apr 2019
Port of Spain, Trinidad16 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in Nightjar for the weekend from Friday to Sunday for my birthday. We arrived on Friday night and check in with Simon was the smoothest we've ever experienced anywhere. The drive to and the overall feel of the place at night is really something that will leave you awestruck as the sounds of nature keeps buzzing through the night. Our cabin was comfortable and equipped with everything that we needed and then some. We liked using the Corelle plates and bowls. The only thing missing from our cabin was salt but I guess there was a mix up as we had two containers with white sugar. We saw many different hummingbirds and even saw a toucan. Simon showed us a hummingbird nest and we enjoyed our conversations with him. My only concern was that there were some very noisy kids while we were staying and this affected us a bit. For this reason I guess it's better to stay during the week or when school is ongoing. There are no restaurants close by but we found a good supermarket about a 10-15 minute drive away which was well equipped with everything that we needed. Food can be purchased at the property though. To sum this review up, we will return but preferably during the week or when school is ongoing. If you're a nature lover then this is a great place to experience.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from NelaatHJ, Director of Sales at Hacienda Jacana
Responded May 8, 2019
Thank you. Sorry about there being no salt.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hacienda Jacana
What are some of the property amenities at Hacienda Jacana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hacienda Jacana?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hacienda Jacana?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hacienda Jacana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hacienda Jacana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hacienda Jacana have airport transportation?
Yes, Hacienda Jacana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Hacienda Jacana?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Knolley's Tunnel (8.7 miles).
Does Hacienda Jacana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.