Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa
Travel Blogs from San Gerardo de Dota
As orientation was at 7:45 am, most of our group met for the first time at breakfast at 7 am. The group consisted of 16, 7 couples plus two women. From the onset everyone was friendly and eager to get going.
Our transportation was a 22 seat bus, with room for luggage on the roof. By 9:15 am we were on our way and heading south out of …
At 5:30 am I was in the bathroom trying desperately running the water so it would eventually turn hot so I could shave and shower. The bathroom mirror was not designed for someone that is 6' tall. It wasn't much fun shaving hunched over. As for the shower, the hotel only provides liquid soap and shampoo from a dispenser. I don't have a problem with …
I am sorry to leave this magical place in the rainforest, although the humidity it not something I shall miss, but strange to say I coped remarkably well with the heat.We retraced our steps to Dominical then started climbing up to San Isidro which is the largest town in the area, certainly the largest we had seen since San Jose. We had a good break …
... will enjoy the trout for dinner. It was a downhill hike and as we got close to the waterfall there were giant boulders and several bridges to help us get closer. Finally we were there but to get the best view you had to get under the bolder where you could really see the waterfall. Of course I had to do it but John went first. So that was good exercise. Luckily lunch was soon so we ...
... a taxi. Once outside, taxi drivers discussed for 20mins where our hostel was, all the while we have 50 more drivers and shuttles yelling at us to catch ride with them. Was kind of humbling – I felt like a movie star arriving on a red carpet the way they were all fighting for our business!
Eventually the driver decided he knew enough to get us safely to the hostel, so off we go. Thirty minutes and a few wrong turns ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSavegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa San Gerardo de Dota
We came here on a bit of a whim--we're not serious birdwatchers, which is the target audience, and we have two kids under 4--but wound up loving it. We stayed in their more budget-mnded accommodations, which are perfectly fine and very clean, but there are some more upscale-looking cabanas available as well. The staff here is extremely friendly and helpful, even by Costa Rican standards, and really made our family feel welcome. The restaurant is perhaps a little expensive for lunch (about typical for dinner), but the food is good and the buffet approach works well for a quick bite before heading back out. The grounds are lovely and attract many birds from the surrounding Parque Nacional De Los Quetzales. The lodge has its own private reserve with hiking trails through the forest. You can see an amazing variety of birds without ever leaving the property. If you have any interest in birds at all, this is a great, relaxing place to visit.
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