We spent two nights at the Bahia Rica in between Manuel Antonio and Monteverde/Arenal, both pretty touristy areas. Can't say enough good things about this place. It was such a welcome change and easily the highlight of our trip! Vigdis and Thomas were excellent hosts and we really enjoyed the personal atmosphere of staying at a smaller place. We also loved the menagerie of animals that came to visit us at mealtimes--birds, monkeys, and most excitingly, a pygmy skunk!
The lodge was up on a hill, with beautiful wood construction. Perfect level of rustic, clean and well-maintained with good mattresses and pillows. The bathroom is open to the forest--taking a shower while watching howler monkeys crawl through the trees was quite the experience! The food was homemade and delicious (especially Norwegian bread at breakfast!) and they were very accommodating of vegetarian diets. Great activities as well; they worked around our schedule to design things that would work for us. Prices were all reasonable, too. We only wish we could have stayed longer!! Will definitely be back here next time we make it to Costa Rica. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Bahia Rica you will be staying in big comfortable rooms in a real jungle setting. The place is perfect for relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the jungle sounds, or you can get some exercise by taking a kayak tour or walking up along the jungle paths. A relaxed atmosphere is surrounding Bahia Rica, with common areas for eating and socializing. Bahia Rica is at Punta Cuchillo on Costa Rica’s west coast. The place is perfect for people who enjoy a calm atmosphere away from the main tourist trails. We offer sport fishing, kayak and boat tours to several beautiful destinations in the Nicoya gulf. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bahia Rica Kayak And Fishing Lodge Costa Rica/Paquera