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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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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
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    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

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  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.

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