Although quite a journey to get to [4x4 recommended], it is well worth the effort. Leaving our vehicle and approaching the lodge by a short riverboat crossing [no road access here!] added to the feeling of remoteness.
The staff and family owners here are absolutely lovely and this is equalled by the superb water side lodges with truly amazing wildlife viewing throughout our stay.
Jose Louise proved to be an exceptionally gifted guide and went out of his way to ensure that our wildlife viewing here was top notch.
Nice simple pool to chill in. Very attractive grounds blend into the forest well.
We took the river boat visit to Boca Tapada village and would thoroughly recommend it.
Our only regret is that our stay was too brief [3 nights]. Can't wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maquenque Eco-lodge is a new 60 hectare reserve located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos and offers easy access to the newly created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, of 60.000 hectares in size. A local family, Canoa Aventura Tour Operator and a Swiss family are creating this jungle lodge to maintain and conserve wildlife habitat, while providing visitors with high quality accommodations and service in a unique framework ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maquenque Eco-Lodge Costa Rica/Boca Tapada