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Princesa de la Luna Eco Lodge
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Located a few kilometers up a dirt road, this lodge offers stylishly appointed rooms in a relaxed jungle setting, with spectacular volcano views (if you're lucky and the mountain isn't covered by clouds). The turnoff can be tricky to spot, but once you get there it's a little garden oasis. There's plenty to do in the surrounding area, and Jonathan and Synaca can offer advice and book tours. There's some trails to explore on the property as well. The Food is great too!

Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
3  Thank bent9000
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

That's how I would describe Jonathan and his helpfulness in recommending activities in the area. We spent two nights here when my sister and her son visited from the United States during Costa Rica's busiest holiday week, "semana santa." Our reservation was for just 3 people, but Jonathan quickly accommodated the 5 of us, when we arrived just before dinner. We loved the home cooked meals that Jonathan and his staff prepared, including the "patacones" which if you haven't had before, be sure to mention. The lodge is lovely, open to the gardens and rain forest. The porches in front of all the rooms were a great place to relax and watch birds. My advice about the Princesa is to plan to spend a full day on the lodge's grounds themselves, as there are amazing birds, trails, waterfalls and pools to expolre. We definitely plan to return here soon.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We recently stayed with our 2 young sons, and it was certainly the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. It's essentially a small national park, with a maze of trails in the jungle, an otherworldly waterfall, natural water pool, and more. Jonathan was a tremendously welcoming host, and showed us around the property and its many fruiting trees. He has been building on and landscaping the property (with help from local friends) for the last 10 years. I think the part that made it such a magical experience was how integrated into the local area it is - it's not a walled luxury resort, but rather a home away from home. I would recommend this to any one of my friends.

Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank brady b
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

We traveled and stayed here with four kids (ages 10, 11, 11, and 17). Of the three places we stayed in Costa Rica, they all like Princesa de la Luna the best. It's a very unique property set on 25 acres in the jungle. We rented the whole lodge for 6 of us and loved the open air concept of the living areas and the kitchen.

As the adults relaxed and enjoyed the scenery and bird watching, the kids roamed the 8km of trails and enjoyed the pool. A couple of the workers pointed out the toucans and other birds as well as shared fresh coconuts from the trees.

The pool is a natural spring fed pool. A little algae may be expected (as mentioned in another review), but didn't bother us. The creek at the bottom of the ravine is an awesome place to hike and swim.

Jonathan was very accommodating and nice. We arrived late the first night and he ordered pizzas to be delivered to the house which was very nice and a great suggestion. Seneca and Boya made great meals and were very reasonable. All were very friendly. In addition to Seneca's great cooking, she was very engaging and friendly, and great to be around.

As other reviews state, this may not be a place for everyone. If you like a truly unique and somewhat rustic experience, this is it. If you're looking for A/C, chlorinated pool, room service ... this is not for you.

Tips: Bring food and drinks with you before arriving. Schedule to have your meals prepared (breakfast and dinner, for sure). Schedule your tours after arrival. Plan to spend some time at the property to enjoy it. Would recommend Sky Trek for canopy tour and zip lining. Also recommend Baldi for hot springs and lunch or dinner.

Room Tip: Great for large groups.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Glichael78734
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

This place was AMAZING!! A little hard to find, so make sure you have solid directions. Jonathon, who runs the place, was waiting for us upon arrival. I don't know how taxis work in La Fortuna, we had a rental car, that worked fine. It's a 2 hour walk to town, so you will definitely need something with wheels to get to and from. Synaca, who is in charge of the meals, is a new addition to Princesa de la Luna, and she totally made the experience. We had fabulous breakfasts and dinners with her and the other guests, words cannot describe. All of the employees were helpful in setting up daytime activities. The lodging was good, clean and well kept. I would definitely make a return trip.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Carolyn R
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