Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa
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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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We arrived Savegre Lodge about 2 pm yesterday, after a 4-hour drive from Selva Verde.. We've opted to hire drivers to get us from hotel to hotel, because it just seemed a whole lot easier than worrying about traffic and some rough roads and the fact that cars are very valuable here and prone to belng stolen..
We left the rainforest on a …
Vandaag hebben wij de hele dag ruzie met de GPS, al bij het wegrijden stuurt hij ons naar San Jose in plaats van Dominical. Maar wij zijn alert, hebben de kaart bestudeerd en meteen grijpen wij in. Toch de andere kant uit en naar 5 kilometer is een bord dat ons gelijk geeft. Lekker puh. Het is een lange toch, eerst een hele mooie weg langs de kust …
... people trying to do it at once. We all got it done, and spent the next hour in discussion talking about how our ecological footprint compares to a typical Tico at our age, and how it would be different if we lived in Costa Rica. Its surprising (well, not really) that Americans have so large of an ecological footprint.
Dinner was next on the agenda, and we walked a bit towards San Jose to find a nice place for all of us to ...
... of that view, when who should come along but the Squirrel Monkeys! I think I identified them as Spider monkeys in an earlier blog, but I got the name wrong. Sorry. They are Squirrel Monkeys and they are only found in three places in the world, two of them being Costa Rica. Very rare and endangered but plentiful in these forests. So next thing we know they have climbed on our balcony, even hanging out on ...
... it was time for lunch - time just hustles along! Found a funky beach side restaurant in the little town of Manual Antonio - it could have been a wee beach town in Mexico, India, anywhere...fun to be able to walk there along the beach. Strong margarita!! Time to walk back to walk it off!
Gorgeous swim in our pool to cool off and siesta time. And then were visited by ...