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El Toucanet Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • fresh mountain air
  • tranquillity
  • low-key
  • affordable

    Cons

  • simple furnishings
  • limited menu

El Toucanet Lodge Review

For serenity and mountain greenery, you can't beat this family-run lodge with plenty of pastoral scenery and close-up views of hummingbirds from the glassed-in dining room. Each of the six large rooms in three wooden cabins on a hillside above the main lodge has its own private veranda and tile bathroom with skylight. Two spacious junior suites have fireplaces, kitchenettes, sunken whirlpool baths with views, and king-size beds. Owners Gary and Edna Roberts are known for delicious baked trout dinners and creative vegetarian dishes. Gary leads a free quetzal quest every day at 7 am along a country road. In dry season, with at least six hours' notice, he can fire up the natural-stone hot tub for an end-of-day soak under the stars. To get here from the Pan-American Highway, turn at sign for Copey and follow dirt road 8 km (5 miles).

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms, 2 junior suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Closed Sept.
Updated: 02-27-2013

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