The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Hotels

Dantica Lodge and Gallery

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  • San Gerardo de Dota
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Stylish casitas
  • Gorgeous natural setting with miles of trails
  • Excellent restaurant


  • Steep access along narrow trails to forest casitas
  • Some casitas close to road

Fodor's Review

High style at high altitude, this avant-garde lodge clinging to the side of a mountain has unbeatable valley views, great bird-watching, luxury accommodations, a sophisticated restaurant, and the top ecological sustainability rating. Spacious white-stucco bungalows with two bedrooms and two bathrooms are perfect for families. Hidden away in a forest clearing, they provide the ultimate in seclusion and close-to-nature experiences. Consider the honeymoon hideaway, a suite with a sunken whirlpool tub big enough for two, a private garden, and a forest trail. All accommodations have living rooms with huge picture windows, private terraces, and ethanol-fueled fireplaces, as well as fluffy duvets for cold nights. Mixing modern European style with Latin American antiques, the Dutch–Colombian owners have an unerring eye for style, reflected in their stunning, glassed-in gallery of interesting artesanía (arts and crafts). Even if you don't stay here, enjoy a hearty breakfast, light lunch, or excellent dinner served on exquisite china in the glass-walled, elegant restaurant with a heart-stopping view. An organic herb garden spices up the sophisticated menu. Be sure to make reservations for dinner.

Hotel Information


Road to San Gerardo de Dota, 4 km (2 miles) west of Pan-American Hwy., San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 6 casitas, 1 deluxe suite, 1 master suite, 2 2-bedroom bungalows
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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