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Ca2 Kilometer 118, San Isidro del General, San Isidro del General District 11901 Costa Rica
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#1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in San Isidro del General
Mountain Lodge and Bird Sanctuary located in the Talmanca Mountains, near San Isidro El General, Perez Zeledon. NO 4 x 4 REQUIRED TO ACCESS LODGE. Bird watching paradise. Confirmed bird list at 240. 4KM of good, hiking trails on 43 hectares. Elevation 1650 metres. Half of the property is forested. Heated pool. We have 3 dogs that love people. We do not accept credit cards. We are in a remote area and WiFi is spotty.
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Free parking
Free internet
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Peter K wrote a review Jan. 2021
Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland255 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed here mainly for the birds, but the accommodations and the service were as memorable as the beautiful and rare birds we saw. The hosts fixed us a delicious dinner and scrumptious breakfast. Would very highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
twj2017 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Edna, Texas16 contributions6 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I are birders so we booked a two day stay at Bosque del Tolomuco. The lodging and birding on the grounds were some of the best birding we have had for specialty birds. We saw red headed barbets, elegant euphonias, spangled cheek tanagers, etc. The rooms were spacious and we had a kitchen. Very clean and the shower had very hot water and strong water pressure. Feeders were stationed around the lodge area and we saw coatis, white faced capuchin monkeys, and tolomuco daily. Beautiful well kept grounds and the owners live on the property and knew basically about every animal on their place and had a vast knowledge of the surrounding area. Very nice people. They sure know how to operate a nature lodge. Their home made bread was delicious. We could have stayed an extra 5 days and been happy. Great place.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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tarpon321 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hollywood, Florida98 contributions48 helpful votes
Bosque del Tolomuco is about 40 minutes from the entrance to San Gerardo de dota heading towards San Isidro on the right side of the highway. It has a number of small cottages and is great for birding and relaxation. It also has a pool. The feeders and set up for birding is great and there are chairs around so you can sit and relax. The owners Rolf and Lise are very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kyle S wrote a review Jan. 2020
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My spouse and I wanted something off the beaten path with lots of nature and were not disappointed. Very charming and tranquil, this is a must-see especially if you like birds. We weren't very into birds, but still loved seeing humming birds buzz around our heads in the morning, seeing tons of colorful tropic songbirds, seeing monkeys come and steal bananas off the feeders, etc. Lise and Rolf, the owners, are very fun to talk to and are knowledgeable about the area. Lise makes a killer breakfast as well for about $8. They together speak French, German, English, Spanish, and I think a little Russian. They're both very sweet and interesting people. Some amenities like room service, WiFi, and TV are not available here, which was just fine with us. That's why we were here and not Jaco or something more resort-y. They do have a lot of nice bonuses though like a pool, hiking trails out back, and Lise will do your laundry for you for $10 while you go out for the day. One side note: the climate here is much cooler than the coast, with the occasional mist and elevation bringing temperatures down in the evenings to I think about 65F (18C). Bring a long sleeved shirt or light jacket just in case. Overall, I'd go out of my way to stay there again, but make sure it sounds like a good fit for you.
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Date of stay: January 2020
XHagton wrote a review Jan. 2020
California Bay Area65 contributions3 helpful votes
My friend and I showed up on motorcycles in a rainstorm, soaking wet, and the couple running this inn were extremely helpful. The location was perfect for us. We woke up to a sunny day above the clouds and birds all around. If you are into birds you probably know about this place already -- but if you don't check it out! I'm not a birdwatcher but would return here in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Tolomuco, Owner at Bosque del Tolomuco
Responded Jan. 10, 2020
Thank you so much. It was fun having you.
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US$69 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JosePerez ZeledonSan Isidro del General DistrictSan Isidro del General
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bosque del Tolomuco
What are some of the property amenities at Bosque del Tolomuco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Bosque del Tolomuco?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bosque del Tolomuco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante y Pizza Sabores, Cafe Delicias, and Kaffee Badenbrau Biergarten.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bosque del Tolomuco?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bosque del Tolomuco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of San Isidro del General.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bosque del Tolomuco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Bosque del Tolomuco have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.