The location is fantastic. Beautiful, functional cabins where we were lulled to sleep by the river, cicadas, and howler monkeys. The birds, lizards, monkeys, butterflies, and fish at the lodge are fascinating. The food was delicious at every meal. Alejandro is a great horseman and guide. We had fun watching him patiently deal with an uncooperative young horse one morning, as well as rescuing a newborn calf that fell down a ravine. The whole staff was gracious and patient with our bad Spanish. Rio Celeste is a beautiful sight. We were a little concerned, as it was billed as a four-hour hike, but that includes the drive to the park and back as well as plenty of photo stops. The hike itself is about 4 miles, round trip. A little steep and slippery in a few places, but not challenging to anyone in moderately decent condition. The horse back ride and trip to the little lake provide beautiful views of the volcanos and mountain pastures. Other guests who get out that far tend to be the open and adventurous type, because dinner conversation with travelers from around the world was great.
I'm so jealous of Alejandro's BJ40 Land Cruiser! Sweet ride!
- Also Known As:
- La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
- Hotel La Carolina
- La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala