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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

this is a very remote place and you need to have a 4 x 4 to get there, so be prepared. The place is rustic, lovely and very well kept. The staff is amazing and helpful, to us they were the highlight of the place. the area is absolutely beautiful, and perfect location if you want to go to Isla... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We booked this lodge way in advance, I got a confirmation by email and payed in advance by PayPal (200 dollars) for Casa Aracari (21/06/2015 - 23/06/2015). This place is quite remote and reachable by 4WD if you cross Sierpe river by ferry. At Sierpe we were warned that there had been a storm and the tourist information tried to... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

We had the pleasure of staying four wonderful nights at Sabalo Lodge March 20-24, 2015. This magical place is located in a very remote location, next to the tiny village of Sabalo, about halfway between Drake Bay and Sierpe on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. It is managed by two amazing people: Charlotte and Melvin, who met us as the boat... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The sabalo lodge is an amazing place, competely lost in the mangrove. Few bungalows around the central house occupied by Melvin and his family. There are plenty of animals crossing through the garden like toucans, monkeys, macaws etc. and there is a river where you can swim if you want. Melvin is very nice and he knows everything about the... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2011

Stayed with my son for unique catch up time during his 'cycle round the world' - Sabolo provided excellent opportunity to chill out and also to explore a hidden corner of the country. Dan and Holly were excellent hosts - interested and interesting, providing not just superb meals, but an amazing ambience in which to share them. Accommodation very comfortable... More 

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Piedmont, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2011

Sabalo lodge grounds are exquisitly maintained and a wonderful place to arrive at. The room was simple and elegant - no frills, just a beautiful, clean, natural place to stay. It was perfect for us - a way to get away from the other 'normal' for a while. Monkeys visited each day and Macaws were often frolicking in the trees.... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

If you are adventuresome and want to get away from it all, then look no further than this awesome spot! It is 6-8 hours from San Jose by car, then another hour by boat down the Sierpe River. Dan and Holly are great hosts and make your visit with them very personal and memorable. We exchanged many emails before our... More 

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Chelan, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2011

From the time we left the dock at Sierpe the adventure began. The 40 minute boat trip was exciting and breathtaking, All along the banks of the Sierpe River were photo opportunities of the birds, monkeys and other interesting wildlife. As we manuvered through the twists and turns of the mangrove forest and arrived at the Sabalo Lodge, we were... More 

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Between San Jose and airport
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

If they say a change is as good as a rest, after Sabalo Lodge you'll be able to take on the world. Just getting there was an amazing Adventure, from Sierpe, we took a long river boat along the wide Rio Sierpe, lots of floating plants in the water, then he hung a left and we twisted and turned through... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2011

This is where you want to stay to get away from typical resort experince. Dan and Holly tend to your every needs. Dan is a most wonderful cook. 98% of CR has utility electricity. This is in the other 2%. Dan has limited solar backed by generator/batteries, so expect periods of no lights, never hot water, and some periodic generator... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled at the heart of the Costa Rican jungle lies a secluded paradise called the Sabalo Lodge. It is home to monkeys, toucans, frogs and morpho butterflies living alongside human residents of a nearby village and travelers in search of a unique experience. Clustered in the mangroves, the Eco-Lodge sits next to the winding Sierpe River, which makes its way through the Osa Peninsula and joins the Pacific Ocean rimmed by a gleaming sandy beach. Like no other hotel of its kind, Sabalo Lodge has committed to providing a sustainable recreational experience, offering guests an outstanding array of activities which tread lightly on the local ecosystem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sabalo Lodge

Address: | 800 Meters South of Sabalo School on the Right, 60503, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: $117 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Aracari cabin seems best, most private. There is no potable or hot water in cabins. Wifi is available near dining area/hammock area.”
  • our cabin
 of 5 bubbles valhikes, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“the last constructed bungalow is by far the best one, close to the river and brand new!”
 of 5 bubbles EdouardA_11, 6 Mar 2012 | Read review
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