The ordeal of getting to Tenorio National Park is worth it for the stunning scenery especially the azure Rio Celeste. But then we saw our room and we flipped. We stayed in the Egg for 1 night--the photos probably do not do it justice, but it is an oval Yurt-type structure with amazing hand-crafted wood fixtures, hand-painted terra cotta and wood mosaics on the walls, and an indoor fountain that serves as natural air cooling system. We got the egg by happenstance perhaps because there was no one else staying in the cabinas. There are also regular run-of-the-mill cabins just down the hill, so you would have to ask to make sure the egg is available. I wonder why no other reviewers have mentioned it. Perhaps it is new, or not always available. We paid $10 extra for dinner--fish/potato stew with black beans and rice, and plaintains) which was excellent as well. Breakfast included.
Walk about 30 yards from the rooms and you are in your own private paradise: assorted swimming/soaking pools and water falls surrounded by palms and flowers, a little further and you are on the bank of Rio Celeste in a slow part where it would be possible to swim--although pretty cold!
Cabinas Piuri do not have a website, we arranged by having our other hotel call ahead for us. You will need transport or a 4-wheel drive to get up the several miles long gravel access road to the entrance of Tenorio National Park. It is worth the trip!
We combined our visit with a guided 6-hour hike through Tenorio--arranged transport in La Fortuna.
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