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Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa

Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa, San Gerardo de Dota

At a Glance


  • great trails
  • amazing birdlife
  • excellent guides


  • buffet-style meals when hotel has lots of groups
  • older cabins are very simple and lack privacy
  • be prepared for very cold nights

Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa Review

Famous for its miles of bird-watching trails and its expert guides, this once-rustic lodge has been upgraded to luxury, boasting cabin suites with handsome wood furnishings, crackling fireplaces, and deep bathtubs and a full-service, riverside spa. These were unthinkable luxuries back in the 1950s, when Don Efrain Chacón first bushwhacked his way through these mountains. Still run by his children and grandchildren, the main lodge has a big fireplace, a spacious bar, and a gift shop with lots of useful bird-watching items, including rain ponchos. Breakfast and lunch can be served on a sunny terrace frequented by hummingbirds. Homegrown trout is the restaurant's specialty. You can avoid the twisting drive by taking a bus to Km 80 on the Pan-American Highway and arranging to get a lift to the hotel ($25).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Road to San Gerardo de Dota, 9 km (5½ miles) down very steep gravel road from the Pan-American Hwy. San Gerardo de Dota, 11702
  • Phone: 2740–1028
  • Website:
  • Location: San Gerardo de Dota

    Hotel Details

  • 23 rooms, 27 cabin-suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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