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Hotel Cerro Lodge

Calle La Barca, 3 Km Antes del Puente Sobre el Rio Tarcoles, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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#1 of 3 hotels in Tarcoles
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Strongly recommended for Birdwatchers and Photographers.
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Brenda B wrote a review Jul. 2020
Ogden, Utah290 contributions59 helpful votes
The Lodge arranged a private birding guide for me. I saw 18 species around the property (late afternoon) including the Turqoise-browed Motmot and Ferrigunous Pgymy-Owl! While eating in the open-air dining room you can watch the White-faced Capuchins at the feeders. I really liked the papas fritas (three types of fried potatoes). Otherwise, the food was healthy and perfectly adequate after hiking around in the heat. My cabin had comforting air-conditioning and a little red lizard visited in the garden bathroom. A fridge in the room might deserve a five-star review.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Andrew C wrote a review Apr. 2020
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Despite me having to abandon my pre-paid visit to Hotel Cerro in April 2020 due to CV19 travel restrictions, the Hotel was kind enough to refund the cost of my booking in full, although not technically liable to do so. Much appreciated ! Andrew Crouch
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Date of stay: April 2020
Robert D wrote a review Apr. 2020
Heers, Belgium162 contributions71 helpful votes
Second time in CR and second time in this lodge. Since then they have built several new big rooms with AIRCO in a quiet area of their property. They have enlarged the deck and changed the feeder location for the birds. They have also an activity corner and a look-out tower to NP Carrara and … the ocean. Absolutely perfect place to stay. The rooms are beautiful, clean, spacious, with excellent and large bathrooms and very comfortable beds and AIRCO. The staff is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. Orelio and his wife were the chiefs of the kitchen: super breakfast with fresh fruit, yoghurt, Casado, and any kind of eggs. Lunch was à la carte and dinner most of the times in buffet with pork or chicken, fish, vegetables … and desert. Really SUPER. The ladie(s) at the reception desk. We were there when the Corona was messing up a bit. So, we ask if it would be possible to check-in online on the PC of the reception since I was keen on printing our tickets: of course, we could, no problem . This lodge is also famous for the macaws, and , they did not disappoint us: they were nearly every day there but also many other birds. Of course , there is also a pool. And the lodge is very close to the NP Carrara and Tarcoles, where the boat trips start. The view from the restaurant and the terrace could not be better. We did not want to leave. THANK YOU.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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sunnykist wrote a review Apr. 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom45 contributions41 helpful votes
Quirky open air bathroom took a bit of getting used to, but once I was sure that no-one could see me showering I got to rather like it. It's quite a long walk to some of the rooms, but the upside is that there is plenty to see as you go. For example the Macaws who don't keep quiet. There is a look-out tower which is perfect for spending a couple of hours bird watching. Don't forget to take water and sun cream. The Carara NP is good for a visit, as are the boat tours. If you are a birder try to avoid the ones that are only interested in the crocodiles. There is a lot of other wild life to see.If you have a car (or like hiking) turn right out of the hotel and follow the track down to the river. You may be rewarded with some spectacular birds etc
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Date of stay: March 2020
Bill T wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cedar Rapids, Iowa6 contributions
We came hoping to see Scarlet Macaws and were not disappointed. The property has nice birding on site and the Carara national park is nearby. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the meals. The staff was friendly and helpful. A great visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$67 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityTarcoles DistrictTarcoles
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cerro Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Carara National Park (3.1 km), Tarcoles Bridge (5.1 km), and Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Adventure Dining, Restaurante Vista Mar, and Ti - Ko Restaurante Mirador Surf & Turf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cerro Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Cerro Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.