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Hotel Cerro Lodge

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The Cerro Lodge is a great place to stay as it is only a short drive to the entrance to the Carrara National Park. At the end of an afternoon, we saw a group of scarlet macaws flying over the lodge and landed in the trees just near by. The hotel maintains many bird feeders so the hummingbirds and many...

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We recently stayed at Cerro Lodge for two nights at the beginning of our trip to Costa Rica. Federico (owner) picked us up at the San Jose airport since we did not have a car on our trip. The cost of transport was very reasonable. The cabins are quite new, comfortable, attractive and clean. There are sidewalks leading to all...

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Heers, Belgium
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is an excellent lodge at in excellent place. We have spent 5 nights (4 days). The rooms are very clean, big with two beds. The shower and wc are outside, which is very nice. There is also an airco which you need. There is breakfast in the morning with plenty of choices and FRESH fruit. There is also free...

1Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The Cerro Lodge is a good venue if you want to visit the Tarcoles river and the Carrara NP. Rooms are OK and equipped with fans and airco. It was quite hot in the area, but we slept well. It is a garded park and your car is safe. There is a central building that serves as the restaurant. Due...

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Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was one of the best stops on our trip. The birding was excellent, both on the hotel grounds and along the roadside outside the hotel. It is also near another highly recommended birding site, Carara Biological Reserve (NP). The accommodations and food were very good, and the staff members were very helpful and so nice. The added on-site attraction...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 25 March 2014

My friend and I recently stayed here for just a night. The grounds were beautiful with lots of birds and capuchin monkeys. However, we stayed at the main lodge which was about a 4-5 minute walk down the road from the main grounds and cabins and I would definitely NOT stay in the lodge. The room was very hot (no...

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Roseville, California
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We saw the high ratings on TripAdvisor and chose this lodge for the last two nights of our visit to Costa Rica. Our private cabin was clean and comfortable. The breakfasts and lunch were very good, with lots of fresh fruit and juice. One evening, two scarlet macaws landed in a tree near the parking lot and stayed quite a...

Thank Terah1231
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Cerro Lodge is very popular with serious birders, and for good reason. The road outside the lodge offers some excellent birding (and views), the cabins are spacious and comfortable, the food good and the main area great for exchanging news about what was seen and what was photographed. Close to Carara NP, Tarcoles River and Jaco backcountry. We have luck...

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This was my random stop on our trip. Near the coast, small town, Carara Nat'l Park nearby, and the promise of lots of great birds. This was all of that and more---the hotel room was huge, and the grounds around the cabin were beautiful. The hotel maintains many bird feeders so that hummingbirds and other birds will stick around. Frogs...

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed at Cerro lodge for two nights in early January. It is a friendly, uncomplicated small place close to Carara national park. On arrival we were upgraded to separate cabins for us and our teenage daughters, which was appreciated. The location and views are great, and so are the feeders. We spent most of the time birding in Carara...

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Additional Information about Hotel Cerro Lodge

Address: Intermedios Tarcoles, Garabito 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Garabito
Price Range: $108 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cerro Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Cerro Hotel Tarcoles
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“We had bungalow 4 which was furthest from reception. It was quiet and well shaded.”
JillS3, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The best rooms are lower down. Washing the sheets at dawn can be noisy in the rooms up near the road.”
Gymnotus, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try not to have no 5!”
brillandhen, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 21 and loved it. Close to parking and the restaurant. Huge bathroom, ice cold a/c”
zookeeperOrlando, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for cabana that's on the higher level”
brilandhen, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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