We have been visiting Costa Rica for almost 20 years, but had never had the opportunity to visit the Nosara and Ostional areas before. This trip we took a couple of days from working on our own vacation home to drive to see turtles nesting on Ostional beach, and based on previous reviews we decided to stay at the Largarta Lodge.
We were NOT disappointed. The entire property - restaurant, rooms, pool, decks, driveways - every bit is assiduously maintained and beautifully kept. The owners were AMAZINGLY helpful in arranging the Ostional tour and any other activities that we might have wanted to participate in, such as the awesome massages we had in town. The two meals we had at the restaurant were great, kids found plenty to their liking and the beer was cold.
All of this of course topped of by a breathtaking view of the beach and nature preserve directly below the hotel, offering a great view of flora and fauna (as long as you don't wander into the croc-laden river). An early morning stroll to the shore allowed us to watch teams of fishermen capturing bait in tide pools and using it to catch the sea bass thick in the waters just offshore.
All in all an amazing property that I can't recommend enough. Thanks to the staff for a great family adventure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lagarta Lodge is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views up the uninhabited beach leading to Ostional. Gazing over the private Nature Preserve provides spectacular views of the river mouth, surrounding jungle, and mountain range beyond. One can easily become mesmerized watching exotic birds soaring overhead. Majestic sunsets make Lagarta Lodge the perfect place to end the day. To spend time in this natural paradise will be both relaxing and peaceful. Hotel: All hotel rooms with queen size or king size beds, safe and great view! Superior rooms with A/C, refrigerator, hair dryer and WiFi. Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (closed on Tuesdays). Sunsetbar with great Drinks, Cocktails & Appetizers. Pool & garden. Private Reserve with trails for hiking (bring good shoes). Self guided Tours of 2 hours for USD 6 per person, from 6am - 3.30pm. Guided tours at 6.30am for USD 15 per person. 2 hours. Only with reservation. Meeting point: reception Lagarta Lodge. Cultural events, like live Marimba Music etc. in high season. Ask for schedule. ... more less