It was a tough decision for me to make the reservation because Luna Lodge is not cheap, I would consider it very expensive. But lured by the video and those beautiful photos on their web site, I decided to book a bungalow for 5 nights nevertheless. I have to say that it definitely was worth it! Luna Lodge is a magic combination of nature, jungle, animals, tranquility, magic, luxurious accomodation, stylish design, sustainability, eco-friendliness, jeeps, Rio Carate, gourmet dinners, high quality tours, hammocks, telescopes, pool, drinks, solar and hydropower, hiking trails, vegetarian food, library, shop, views, landscapes, waterfall, Corcovado, spa, massage and yoga! Whatever you do or don't do, there is always The Nature around you: toucans, monkeys, butterflies, etc. If you love nature but also wish to relax by the pool after a half-day hike in the afternoon sun while waiting for the dinner horn, this is a place to be. But if you hate that there are living things inside your room, be warned that it is in the jungle though. You just need to be careful where you put your hand and feet, shake your boots and bags first. And Luna Lodge provides even a flash light to help you see in the dark :)
I need to recommend the morning yoga. It takes place in the yoga platform with amazing views. I had never done yoga before but it was very inspiring. So I did it again the following morning and bought a DVD so I can carry-on doing that at home also.
Luna Lodge offers a variety of guided tours. We took a few and they all were very good and informative.
The meals and the staff were just fantastic. It is very difficult to understand how each day the kitchen creates magically different meals which are so tasty. Knowing that the nearest supermarket is about 2 hour jeep-drive away. No, the road is no highway, it goes where the Rio Carate let's you... Knowing all this, Lana and her staff are doing a very remarkable job, remembering also what they are doing for the community and the preservation of the nature in addition to this business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded in the tropical rain forest bordering Corcovado National Park, Luna Lodge is a unique resort described by many as "...a piece of true paradise". Its appeal is, not only, its natural beauty and environment, where the heliconia hang three feet long, and the howler monkeys wake you in the morning, but also, its ambiance. The owners' passion for the preservation of the forest is ever present, and the attentive courtesy, friendly staff always serve "con mucho gusto... with pleasure". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luna Hotel Carate
- Luna Lodge Costa Rica/Carate