The Laguna de Lagarto Lodge
Boca Tapada, Frontier to Nicaragua
This great option is located in northeastern Costa Rica, almost on the border with Nicaragua, in the midst of a primary rainforest. A rustic jungle lodge, in which you will be close to nature. A secret tip for nature lovers and adventurers. Beautiful natural surroundings, and you can still experience genuine jungle.
The lodge has 22 double rooms with own view, quiet lagoon, all with private bath and fan. Restaurant, bar, and tour packages are also available. The fair room rates vary depending on the season from 58 to 78 euros, for double rooms, including tour packages. The meals are separated.
A fantastically beautiful experience is the canoe trip, which you can start on your own. This brings you to one of the two lagoons directly in the jungle, through rotting tree trunks, which are full of orchids and bromeliads. In the dark, you will then take a walk to the lagoon, and you can see that they are also inhabited by large Crocodiles. The canoe trip, the night tour, and a guided jungle trek through the rainforest are included in the room rate of the lodge Suite.
The Lodge is situated on the edge of a 500-acre rainforest, far away of any civilization. First, we explore the jungle with one of the guides from the lodge, then you can explore the rainforest at any time on your own. Over 10 km of marked trails through the rainforest are available.
Another experience is the trip down the Rio San Carlos, which starts at the lodge. On the river, we will continue to the Rio San Juan, and travel on the river for a short time, which belongs to Nicaragua. On the three-hour boat ride you can see many animals, and reach then the last village in the world: Boca de San Carlos: 100 souls, a lonely police station, a school and two bars.