We took the decision to go to Saladero because it was the only nice while reasonably priced hotel in the area. Costa Rica has become really expensive and is not easy to find something like this. We arrived in Golfito, and there was already Harvey (the owner) waiting for us to take us on a 40 minutes boat ride to Saladero. The trip is wonderful, the view of the coast is unbeatable and we saw dolphins two meters away from our boat! We know Costa Rica very well, but this area is absolutely hidden. If you don't like touristy places this is it!
When we arrived we found the house and garden both beautiful, clean and quiet. The house is perfect for a couple with children (one large living room with toilet and a separate room with bathroom as well). Besides that there is a nice cabin hidden in the forest, good for young couple (because there are some stairs) . Harvey (the owner) is great, he's funny, very helpful and just great company. There's also Paulina who, together with Harvey, cooks like an angel!!! We also met Chepe, a wild Turkey who acts like a dog and just hated my husband.
This place is a paradise, also for fishermen (Harvey can take you out to catch your own dinner!). We don't fish but we enjoyed walking on the beaches (take water-shoes because the beaches have stones), kayaking and just reading in the hammocks, eating and playing cards at night. It's just a perfect place to relax and forget about the world!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All inclusive beachfront eco lodge with 450 acres of primary rainforest. Four tropical screened cabins. The second floor of the Beach house sleeps 6, the Tree cabin sleeps 4, the new bungalow sleeps 2 and the Mariposa sleeps 4. Our 6 new "glamping cabins" sleep two persons each, have a view of the Golfo Dulce and are in the gardens. The room prices Include boat pickup and return to Golfito or Pto Jimenez, 3 meals a day (much of our food is grown organically at Saladero ), afternoon snack, natural juices, unlimited use of nature trails, snorkel equipment, fishing equipment and kayaks. Two coral reefs and the Rio Esquinas mangrove estuary close by. 1/2 Mile of beach front, 30 acres of tropical gardens, 450 acres of primary rain forest. Birding is outstanding and you can fish from the beach of the property or by kayak. Many optional tours available including the river mangroves by kayak, mangroves by boat, canopy tour, snorkeling coral reefs, botanical gardens and chocolate farm tour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saladero Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito