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Dantica Lodge and Gallery

  • Road to San Gerardo de Dota Map It
  • San Gerardo de Dota
  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

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

Cons

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

Updated 04/24/2014

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, 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. Some also have kitchenettes. 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

/2740–1067

Website: www.dantica.com

Hotel Details:

  • 6 casitas, 1 deluxe suite, 2 two-bedroom bungalows
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/24/2014

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