The lodge arranged an early morning tour of Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge with pilot Alonso that produced astonishingly close views of caimans, herons, egrets, storks, three species of ibises, a Sungrebe, and many kingfishers, among others. The number of Amazon Kingfishers was at least fifty, greater by a factor of twenty than I have seen on any of my previous thirteen trips to Costa Rica!
We thoroughly enjoyed the on-site Italian restaurant for all of our meals, not only for the delectable and piquant food but also for its friendly and accommodating staff. Our thanks go to the multilingual owner, Mauro.
The hotel's small but clean pool was refreshing after a day in the field.
The rooms were clean and bright with comfortable beds and plentiful hot water. Our trip was greatly enhanced by the bird-filled grounds which serve as a mini botanical garden with labeled plant.
A pleasant and unexpected surprise was a walk in the second growth forest across the street which produced several new species of birds for the trip and a large troop of amazingly agile Spider Monkeys, some with babies on their backs. These monkeys are true marvels of athleticism to witness!
While off the beaten tourist track, Hotel de Campo is worth the extra trouble it takes to get there.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included