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La Leona Eco Lodge

Our rating

7/10

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Highlights

- Simple tented cabins, great value
- Idyllic beachside eco-lodge
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Birdwatching, night hikes, turtle watching

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Overview

La Leona is a rustic and remote eco-lodge located just outside the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in southwest Costa Rica. Designed with environmentally friendly practises in mind, the property showcases the area’s many natural features, while at the same time doing its best to protect them for future generations to enjoy. There are several simple, tented cabins within a short distance of a pristine stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean and this is a great choice for those on a lower budget.

All of the cabins look out on to the beach and ocean, though some of them have views that are more focused on the lodge’s pretty gardens and grounds. Each one has its own decking area with seating, as well as a private outdoor shower; note that some of the tent-cabins share bathroom facilities.

Jardines Del Mar is the hotel’s restaurant which is open for three meals a day. It’s an open-air dining venue right beside the beach and has a bar with an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Menus feature a mix of Costa Rican and international cuisine, with ingredients locally sourced and food freshly prepared.

The lodge currently offers around half a dozen enriching activities and excursions at an additional fee. These are designed to reveal not only the area’s rich natural wonders and diverse wildlife, but also its cultural heritage. Exploring the nearby Corcovado National Park is a must. It’s Costa Rica’s largest national park and is commonly referred to as the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its extreme biodiversity. Morning birdwatching hikes, night-time walks and observing turtles nesting (seasonal) are also popular activity choices.

For those travelling with young children, the Family Bungalow is recommended for small families. For larger families, it may be necessary to book more than one tent-cabin. Owing to the lodge’s open location and proximity to the ocean, parents are advised to keep an eye on their youngsters at all times.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 511 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • 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.
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    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.
    Carly

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