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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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