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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Hotel Gavilán Río Sarapiquí

  • 700 m north of Comando Atlántico (naval command) Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí


  • Lovely gardens
  • Many activities
  • Great for birders


  • Rustic rooms
  • Need a car to stay here
  • No a/c
  • Patchy Wi-Fi

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Beautiful gardens run down to the river, and colorful tanagers and three types of toucan feast in the citrus trees on the grounds of this two-story lodge where comfortable, terra-cotta floored rooms are nicely accented with decorative crafts. The restaurant, which serves Costa Rican comida típica (typical fare), has earned its good reputation. Prime activities are horseback jungle treks, boat trips up the Sarapiquí River, and bird-watching—more than 100 species have been spotted here.

Hotel Information


700 m north of Comando Atlántico (naval command), Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, 41001, Costa Rica

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/2766–6743; /2234–9507-in San José; /2253-6556-in San José

Hotel Details:

  • 20 rooms
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 04/09/2014

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