We fell in love with this rural, mountain community, incredibly kind and generous host, and rustic, charming lodge, complete with swimming pool, hot tub, and delicious home-cooked food. Tons of beautiful birds, an incredible view of the valley, and a clean, organized lodge all make us want to come back next year, which we are already planning to do. In fact, we decided to invite our family and friends and get married at the lodge next year! We can't recommend this place enough...it is off the beaten track and gives a real sense of what rural Costa Rica is like. You can hike up the mountain right from the property, visit a local family-run sugar cane plant, go rafting nearby, and just relax, away from the crowds. Gilberth speaks good English, and is very ready to please. He will pick you up from the bus coming from Turrialba. Turrialba has regular bus service from San Jose. The lodge is about 3.5 hours from San Jose, by safe, reliable, cheap public transportation. Gilberth just opened up this lodge in the last few years, which is why he doesn't have many reviews yet. But we are so grateful we took the chance and stayed at his lodge, and you will be too! What a hidden treasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corredores del Pacuare Lodge is an modest eco-Lodge located near the small town of Pacayitas, 3.5 hours from the airport. Come enjoy the flora and fauna of Pacayitas River Valley, from common sightings of hummingbirds and butterflies, to even some of the most exotic of Costa Rica´s beautiful animals. The trails surrounding the Lodge also offer a great place for hiking, especially when climbing the nearby mountains. Rafting, canopy and horseback riding tours can also be coordinanted by the owner for the nearby Pacuare river. Local businesses such as the Traditional Trapiche Sugar Cane factory are also within walking distance for those interested. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Corredores Del Pacuare Costa Rica/Turrialba