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T11 Rainforest Rio San Carlos / Laguna del Lagarto Lodge - 3 days

The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is nestled harmoniously in its surrounding landscape, at the edge of 1,200 acres of rainforest in northern Costa Rica. Just a few years ago a trip into this beautiful, secluded area meant an expedition of several days. Today, by 4x4 on an adventurous gravel road, it is accessible in only 3 to 4 hours.

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DAY 1: San Jose – Rainforest Rio San Carlos - (D)
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in San José through Laguna del Lagarto Lodge’s transfer. You will first pass Grecia/Zarcero/Naranjo and Ciudad Quesada before you reach the Northern part of Costa Rica and Laguna del Lagarto Lodge. Once in Pital you will take the adventurous gravel road (35 km) to the Lodge, the drive takes about 1, 5 hours. The rest of the day is at your free disposal.
ON Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

DAY 2: Rainforest Rio San Carlos - (BF,D)
Think of pure, unspoiled jungle! Stroll alone or with a guide through tropical primary forest (1 introductory rainforest hike included): Multiple trails of more than 10 miles in length give you the opportunity for unique exploration of this almost untouched paradise which is home to an unimaginable variety of animals and plants: red and green poison dart frogs, monkeys, more than 350 species of birds, amongst them macaws, toucans and humming birds. This region is one of the few where the great green macaw, in danger of extinction, can still be seen. By canoe you can reverently enter the lagoons and see beyond into hidden estuaries filled with bromeliads, nesting bats and bright green “Jesucristo" lizards (so-called because they can walk on water).
After sunset, you have the opportunity to observe the caimans that live in the lagoons.
The warm, starry evenings and cool breezes on a covered porch with a cool drink and the background concert of the "jungle inhabitants" are unforgettable!
ON Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

DAY 3: Back to San Jose (or continue for example to Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna) - (BF)
After breakfast the transfer service of the lodge will take you back to San Jose (or to La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano if you wish).

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BF = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, BL = Box Lunch

Optional Excursions:

  • Boat Tour / Rio San Carlos, approx. 3-4 hours: US $ 32 per person

Prices and services included



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