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Lagarta Lodge is a luxurious, eco-friendly  property on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula offering intimate first class accommodation, spa, gourmet restaurants and fabulous ocean views. 

Set on Costa Rica’s undeveloped Nicoya Peninsula fronting the rugged Pacific coast, first class Lagarta Lodge sits within its own nature reserve where exotic birds, howler monkeys and anteaters can be spotted by  visitors.  But the attraction is more than wildlife, there are several gorgeous beaches nearby you can get to by golf cart or the hotel will arrange a car - these range from protected forest-fringed bays where you can safely swim to sweeping sands where ocean rollers collide, which are perfect for surfing. The most southerly beach offers the unique attraction of hosting a staggering half a million Olive Ridley turtles which breed there; it’s an amazing sight when their palm-sized babies make a dash for the sea.

The proudly eco-friendly property itself comprises of a clutch of large junior suites each with its own veranda or terrace. The contemporary décor, in muted earthy colours, serves to emphasise the feeling of space.  There are a multitude of breathtaking views, a sun deck, a panorama deck, gourmet restaurant, a Sunset Bar where you can sip a cocktail and watch the evening sky turn from apricot to purple, and a lounge exclusive to hotel guests. Other amenities include two infinity pools, a Jacuzzi, shop, and an art gallery. There’s a definite emphasis on wellness, with spa treatments and yoga classes but if you fancy something more active you choose between kayaking, horse riding and hiking  in the forest or along the coast.

 

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • We have many good memories and it's difficult to identify a single best experience. Each of the Lodges we stayed at impressed us by their environmental policies. Each had comfortable accommodation ranging from quite simple to quite extravagant. Importantly for us they were each located in different types of habitat so although there was some overlap in what we saw, there were sufficient differences for us to be continually interested.

    NW, Carnforth
  • Most memorable experience: “Very difficult to be specific but an eclectic selection would include:- Boat trip excursion with excellent guide from Tortuga Lodge; Singer/Musician at Dinner at Arenal Nayara Hotel; Crossing Arenal Lake (clear blue skies and we were the only passengers on the boat) and then scenic drive to Monteverde”

    VB, Sloane Sqaure
  • Everything was organised like clockwork but without feeling intrusive.  The whole itinerary fully met our needs with fabulous hotels and some really exiting journeys.  The flight from Punta Islita being a particular highlight, along with the journey from Arenal to MonteVerde.  Costa Rica with Journey Latin America is one of the best holidays we have ever had, if not the best.  Thank you and particularly to Hannah.”

    LD, Harpenden
  • Highlight?: The wildlife - watching the turtles lay eggs and a swimming sloth.

    ID, London
  • Highlight?: Flying down the ziplines at Arenal was truly incredible. We had a clear day, too, with amazing views of the volcano and lake to distract us from the fact we were 200m up! 

    DR, London
  • Highlight?: This is difficult! We loved Tortuga Lodge, Bosque de Paz and Aguila de Osa Inn. Made new friends who we will remain in contact.

    MG, Uckfield
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Our expert's view

Kathryn Rhodes
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

Lagarta Lodge is a truly special place to finish off any Costa Rica holiday - from the sumptuous breakfasts to sunset cocktails and live music on the terrace. I spent hours simply looking out over the edge of the infinity pool, listening to the sounds of the ocean and spotting howler monkeys in the trees.

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  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Juliet Ellwood
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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