Our family had visited Costa Rica before but never quite like this. After we contacted Costa Rica Expeditions (transportation was needed to the island) We were met at the airport with a sign displaying our name. From there, their was a 3.5 hour chartered bus ride through the city, the cloud rainforest and many villages to the dock. On the boat ride down, looking at the beautiful rainforest and river all around us we knew that this was going to be amazingly different. Everything was wonderful. It was both relaxing and adventurous. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. They met us with a refreshing all natural fruit welcoming drink. We had the 3 meal a day Full American plan for our 6 days there and this was EXCELLENT. The food was delicious with great portions served. Overall this was an excellent hotel.
Unforgettable. Miguel from the hotel picked us up in La Pavona, which was a nice surprise. Hotel is located in the jungle, 5 minutes boat ride from the town ($10 per family one way) but honestly, after visiting the village if Tortuguero and the National Park, the hotel setting was better. It welcomed us with large group of spider monkeys residing I the nearby trees, tucans, turtles 20 yards from our house, caiman, parrots and a sloth. The hotel staff is passionate, they told us about animals and their habits. 3-course delicious breakfast is included and other meals very good and well priced. The rooms need some updating bit they are very clean, bug-free and large and comfortable. Eve though it was raining most of our stay, it was the best place we have stayed in Costa Rica. If you consider going to Costa Rica Caribbean Paradise is a must. You will see all the animals through your room window and peple who know and care about them. Loved it!
We were fortunate to have linked up with a guide, who took us to the hostel after we got off the river boat. It would have been quite hard to find otherwise. The hostel is close to the ocean side, which made for nice surf sounds and a breeze, and looks nice. The rooms are clean but very basic and the fan just took the edge off the heat. We unfortunately had a very loud group of drinking and smoking Dutch people (old enough to know better) staying in the next few rooms and, as there is only screen on the windows, this was unpleasant.
Mabel was very nice and helpful and I loved seeing the children of the family running the hostel playing around the nice gardens.
Excellent concentration on detail and the service staff was very helpful and attentive. Food was great and the accomodations were kept very clean and comfortable. Transportation to and from the hotel was also commendable and on time.
Carlos from New York
Pachira Lodge is strategically located five minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park and right across the …More
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