We spent 2 nights in Bijagua cataratas lodge. Very lovely garden. The dinner is really good. And don't miss the trail to the water fall. One hour and a few minutes to climb there and th same to come down. They have just done stairs at the end on the river. It's a really lovely view.
We stayed two nights. This is quaint rustic cabin lodging in the rain forest. It is located 2km up a good gravel road off the main highway that goes through Bijagua. The cabins were clean, comfortable, and basic. They include a nice porch that you can sit on and watch birds, enjoy the flowers, peace, and solitude. You can hear the rushing of the creek that lulls you to sleep at night, but the howler monkeys and singing birds might wake you up right at dawn! There is a trail that leaves from the main dining area and goes a few hundred meters to a viewpoint (mirador), and a few km more to the cataracts. The trail can be muddy if its been raining. This is an excellent place to enjoy nature because it is located at the edge of the Miravalles protected area. It is also a good jumping off point for nearby activities such as Frog Paradise, Las Hornillas geothermal area, Tenorio NP and Rio Celeste. The staff are friendly and helpful. They can set you up for tours, or direct you to do it on your own. A good breakfast is included, and you can order dinners ahead of time if you would like. Most staff are not bilingual, so brush up on your Spanish!…
Basic, clean amenities in a wonderful private setting. Friendly people, good food, reaonable prices. The hike from the cabins to the falls is a must-do. Our group of 8 stayed here in Feb./2020. The village nearby can also supply all your wants/needs, lots of scenic attractions nearby.
It seemed like work in progress. The shabby hut we saw on arrival nearly provoked a rebellion - the whole group went "oh no" The accommodation was varied but spacious huts, but sort of clueless preparation- towels folded as swans but no glasses. We tried dinner there one night but it was truly awful, and basic niceties like don´t bring out the ice cream dessert while people are still eating their main course. It has great potential but needs work and staff training
This was our favorite place in Costa Rica. The lodge is at the end of the road and at the base of the mountain. The grounds are like a botanical garden; lots of plants and and well-maintained. Our cabin was a beautiful wooden, rustic structure with a nice front porch, It was so relaxing we decided to stay 3 nights instead of 2. The owners don't speak much English, but we had no trouble communicating. You can hike to an incredible waterfall from the the back of the property. It's not an easy hike but is worth it. The food and service were outstanding. We will return to this cozy hideaway.