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Lagarta Lodge

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- High-end Boutique Hotel
- Surfing, hiking, kayaking, zip lining
- 2 infinity pools, spa, yoga classes
- Costa Rica's best sunsets

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Lagarta Lodge is a luxurious boutique hotel with stunning Ocean views on the outskirts of Nosara. Nosara is one of our favourite beach towns in Costa Rica with two stunning beaches, fantastic surf and a thriving yoga, craft beer and food scene. This elegant property has 26 suites and is located on a bluff 40 metres above sea level with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s set near its own, private nature reserve filled with an abundance of mango trees and not far from some wonderful beaches, two beautiful winding rivers, dense woodland and an abundance of lush vegetation. There’s genuine emphasis on sustainability here, and the lodge actively supports various local communities. In keeping with this, a portion of the room rate goes towards a number of conservation and education initiatives in the area.

When it comes to accommodation, there are three categories to choose from: Jungle Suites, which offer scenic views of unspoiled vegetation; Panorama Suites, which offer views of the ocean and nearby river; and Flor Blanca Suites, which are the largest and most expensive option and look out onto the ocean. All 26 suites are tastefully designed and well presented, with plenty of modern conveniences and high-quality furnishings throughout. Every room has a private veranda, along with air conditioning and ceiling fans, an en-suite bathroom, a small fridge, a hairdryer and luxury bedding.

The Restaurant, Chirriboca, serves up an array of local and international delicacies and boasts captivating ocean views. All food is freshly-prepared and ingredients are generally sourced from local, organic farms. Complimentary wine is served from the lodge’s own well-stocked wine cellar where romantic meals for two can also be arranged. There’s also the Gecko Lounge, a sociable, open-air space to relax in over a drink or two, and from which to admire some beautiful sunset views. It would be remiss not to mention the excellent dining options nearby. We highly recommend the beach front La Luna for a sundowner, Beer & Burger for fantastic burgers and craft beer and 10 Pies legendary pizza's. You will need to drive or arrange a taxi to get to these locations.

The Vista Manglares Spa offers an extensive menu of relaxing treatments, along with a number of yoga classes. There are also two infinity pools, a shop and an art gallery showcasing a collection of local artwork.

Guests are privileged to have exclusive access to the lodge’s private nature reserve. It’s possible to explore various walking trails independently at your own pace, or to enjoy adventures with an informative guide. There are several beaches within 15 minute walking distance (or a shuttle is available) - Playa Guiones is a world-class surfing destination, with reliable clean surf year round that caters well for beginners and intermediates. Playa Ostional is a great spot to see nesting sea turtles (seasonal). Horseback riding and various beach sports, such as football and volleyball, are also popular here. Some of the many other activities on offer include boat and kayak tours of the two nearby rivers, and zip lining. To make the most of the area, we do recommend guests staying here have their own car, if you aren't self driving around Costa Rica, then it is possible to rent a car locally.

Children of all ages are welcome and those under 12 stay free of charge. Some rooms are big enough to accommodate an extra one or two guests, so there are some flexible accommodation options for families along with a great variety of activities for all ages in the area.

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based on 536 reviews


  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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