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Could You Recommend a SA Lodge with Great Trails for Independant Hikers?

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I'm a long-time Fodor's contributor, but have never been on the SA forum. I have been to Central America. My husband and I are drawn to spots that are immersed in nature, and we don't need luxury accommodations. Right now the plan is to explore possibilities, and then to research those possibilities and to come back to this forum later with more specific questions. We plan on visiting more than one spot this trip, as we have 2-3 weeks, perhaps pairing an Amazon boat trip with a land-based itinerary. At this stage, we're open to any country in SA.

We're looking for a spot that is somewhat remote (not near a major highway), and has its own trail system in a wildlife-rich area that is accessible to guests without a guide, as we're avid hikers. We're not foodies. Laid-back, friendly and informal vibe is appreciated. To give y'all an idea, we've loved Bosque del Cabo in Costa Rica (higher-end, but amazing), an extremely rustic Khoa Sok National Park bungalow in Thailand (stilted over water with one thin mattress on the floor and few material amenities), and Tirimbina in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica (run by an environmental school with basic but comfortable hotel-like rooms, cafeteria food). In other words, we are open to lodging from basic-very comfortable.

So - any suggestions to start me on my search, fellow Fodorites?

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