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Guacamaya Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • excellent value
  • clean
  • friendly

    Cons

  • hilly 10-minute walk to the beach

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Guacamaya Lodge Review

Spread across a breezy hill with expansive views above the treetops of the surrounding forest and the sea, the Guacamaya is a real find, with affordable, spacious cabinas surrounding a generous-size pool, lawn, and tropical plants. The large restaurant ($–$$) shaded by a conical thatch roof serves excellent Continental cuisine, including such Swiss specialties as Rösti (hash browns with bacon and cheese) and Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (beef medallions and mushrooms in a creamy sauce), various pastas, fresh seafood dishes, and a good salad selection. Meals come with deliciously dense homemade bread. The spacious bungalows with plenty of windows and small terraces are a real deal. Screened windows let in the cooling evening breezes, so you probably won't need the quiet air-conditioners in each room. Well-equipped studios in a two-story building have kitchenettes, big bathrooms, and covered porches; those on the second floor are more spacious and have better views. The modern villa, with a full kitchen and a large covered veranda, is perfect for rental by families. There's also a kids' pool and a playground, as well as tennis and volleyball courts. The place fills up fast with Swiss tour groups, so book early.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 bungalows, 4 studios, 2 two-bedroom villas.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Closed Sept. and Oct.
Updated: 03-08-2013

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    Guacamaya Lodge Review

    We visited Guacamaya Lodge Thanksgiving week 2009. We were there only 2 nights, but it was great. The grounds are lush and gorgeous, the room was spacious and comfortable, the food was very good, and the owner, Alice, and her staff were helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I look forward to a longer stay there on our next trip to CR.

    by Elizabeth1121, 12/10/09

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