I was initially underwhelmed when we rolled up to Las Islas because I was hoping that non-hotel amenities (food) would be more easily available and the Lodge is about a mile away from PJ. After picking up some groceries and dinner on the first night, I think that one of the best attributes of Las Islas is that mile buffer.
We relaxed by the pool while toucans swooped in to check out the mango tree. You can hear the howler monkeys in the surrounding bush. The people running Las Islas both in the office and who run excursions on their behalf were excellent and genuinely friendly. The restaurant is closed in the off-season and it makes no difference because the adjoining lodge/ restaurant is run by people who bent over backwards for our young family.
Rooms were comfortable with high ceilings and good A/C.
One tip: If you make excursions other than the obvious one to Corcovado, get a guide. Juan Carlos was excellent and I wish that we'd had him with us on our trip to Matapalo. The guides know the sounds and the preferred foods of the animals and you will therefore see a lot of what you'd normally miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Note: Rates in Green Season do not includes Breakfast. Breakfast just includes in high season. Las Islas Lodge is a newly built and recently inaugurated full-service Hotel with top-shelf accommodations just two minutes from the entrance to Puerto Jimenez. Ten bungalows are distributed across manicured gardens and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hot water, vaulted ceilings, tropical hardwood accents, queen-sized beds, and other amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Islas Lodge Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez