It is true that the lodge is located a bit "in the middle of nowhere" and if you do not have your own car, it may be not the best choice; however, if you do have a car, then the hotel is just perfect. Beautiful garden, amazing breakfast terrace, great hostess, very spacious and nicely decorated casitas with a patio to sit outside and watch squirrels play in the trees - could not really ask for more. We also rented the car via the hotel and it worked out very well - we got the car from Thrifty and it was conveniently brought to the hotel at the agreed time.
If you're travelling to San Jose Airport, take advantage of the Welcome/Goodbye package and explore the area: the Doka Estate is about 10min away while both Poas Volcano and La Paz Gardens are about 30-45min away from the hotel so you can have two perfect days full of exciting activities while staying at Tacacori. And if you ask, Nadine can provide you with lots of useful tips about La Paz and Poas. You can actually also buy the tickets from her and it was 36 USD instead of 40 USD for La Paz, which was a nice bonus.
It is also true that the only possibility to have dinner is to walk to Xandari (going back is uphill and on the road without a sidewalk which might be quite an adventure at night) but the food there is great. Even though we had the car and could go anywhere we wanted, we ended up going to Xandari all three nights as it was so good.
Overall, a perfect stay (after two weeks of travelling around it felt like coming back home :)) and would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you’re looking for a stop over or a place to spend at few days to find time relaxation in a beautiful tropical garden. TACACORI EcoLodge is your deal destination. Located 15 mn away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in a peaceful neighbourhood withing Alajuela, Costa Rica and just minutes away from the business district, entertainment spots and shopping centers in San Jose.Tacaori Ecolodge is an exclusive rest place for tourists coming from the airport to stop over for a good night’s rest.Each of the 5 bungalows rests in harmony with its surrounding and included personalized services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tacacori EcoLodge Costa Rica/Alajuela