What a great place. Okay, just to be clear, getting to Nosara in the rainy season sucks, don't go unless you have a 4wd with high clearance and some solid driving skills. Once you get to the Lagarta, your efforts will be rewarded! The owners are just absolutely wonderful people with great recommendations as to what to do and where to go in the area (although I would drive to the beach instead of walking down), thank you Regina! The view from the lodge is unsurpassed, you look at the waves crashing onto the beach, a crocodile-infested river, and monkeys in the jungle from your perch hundereds of feet above. If you stay, definately take the early morning guided hike that they offer, it was probably the most informative hike we took, we saw lots of wildlife. Gabriella the guide also makes some nice jewellry that she sells at the lodge.
The very best dinner we had in CR was here, the fish was caught that day and served incredibly well. The sides were wonderfully prepared as well. The breakfasts were also wonderful, with at least 4 different types of freshly baked bread each day.
Our room was a nice size for a family of 4, with two twin beds for the kids, and plenty of elbow room.
One thing I'd recommend is bug spray, if you're in CR in the rainy season, you'll need it, and there were a lot of no-see-ums while we were at the Lagarta. It is best to put your room fan on high and close the windows to keep them out. Also with the windows closed the howler monkey alarm clock at 5:30 a.m. is not so loud!
Also, you can't really walk into town from the lodge, but it is close enough that driving back on the horrible road at night is bearable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find rest and relaxation at our recently remodeled unique hotel amidst pristine nature. At Lagarta Lodge we reopened the doors as a fully remodeled hotel with twenty-six junior suites last December 2016. It is considered as a favorite Costa Rican hotel with breathtaking views onto the Pacific Ocean where our guests can enjoy the unique ambience surrounded by verdant subtropical vegetation and within reach of the ocean. Give yourself the opportunity to explore the hotel-owned nature reserve Reserva Biológica - or you can choose to relax in our spa or delight the magnificent views from our pools. For a relaxing vacation, Lagarta Lodge in Nosara is the ideal boutique hotel in Costa Rica as other options include practicing yoga, treating yourself to a massage or other special treatment in a naturally restorative setting. ... more less
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