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Savegre Reserve

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Address: Cerro de la Muerte | Savegre Mountain Hotel, Cartago, Costa Rica
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+506 2740 1028

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Very beautiful naturescape

I wish I could go back here and stay longer, next time I most certainly will! I don't think a week is enough time.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

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123 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I wish I could go back here and stay longer, next time I most certainly will! I don't think a week is enough time.

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The hotel had pleasant rooms, and the best dining we experienced in our 1-month trip around Costa Rica (French chef). Very helpful staff. The best birdwatching was right in the pretty hotel garden. The birdwatching trails are uphill and quite rough, however the trail alongside the river is easy to walk.

Thank GarethD176
Whitefish, Montana
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Wonderful experience, especially be led by Nick Fucci. See his website. He knows where the great views are located.

Thank Ann D
Whitefish, Montana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The Savegre Mountain Hotel was a joy to visit. The grounds were beautifully tended with exotic plants and full of gorgeous hummingbirds. The Cabana we had was the newest but a climb up to the top of the property. It had a lot of charm. The food was diverse and plentiful and healthy. The servers were 5 star, meeting your... More 

Thank Twodogfox
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We felt a a wonderful joy of delight upon arriving. Grounds are beautiful and of course this is a great location to view the Quetzal. Excellent accommodations!

Thank LiveYourYBR
Waco, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great place, beautiful grounds, great opportunities for birding. Marino was our guide and he helped us find the Quetzals and other birds that were on the grounds . The restaurant and bar was very nice, great food and service...

Thank Robert L
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123 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

You can hike the trails in the reserve (all of which are uphill, sometimes steep), but I recommend going with Melvin Fernandez. He knows his birds and natural history and you'll get more out of your visit. Plus, he'll take you up the hill in his outfitted truck, so you don't have to wear yourself out hiking uphill.

Thank rpcvtraveler75
Los Angeles
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Great place with quiet trails to escape the crowds. A distinctive cloud forest with dripping vegetation and rolling clouds creating quite an atmosphere. Climbs can be a little steep, but paths are well maintained.

Thank Livetowander
Richmond, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Lots of hummingbirds and two Quetzals, lots more besides. Remote location. 2-3 hours from San Jose. Good facilities (accomodation) nearby

Thank WelshwizardK10D
Carlsbad, California
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308 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The abundance of birds is unfathomable. If you love birds, this reserve is a must on your bird watching list.

Thank carpe_itineris

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