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  • Excellent71%
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“open air”(12 reviews)
“on stilts”(8 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(17 reviews)
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was my fourth visit to Sabalos Lodge and it never disappoints. Very hospitable hands on ownership and staff. Food was excellent and views are magnificent! So many accommodations in the middle of a rainforest makes this place a very unique experience off the beaten...More

Thank Eric B
Response from Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos LodgeResponded 10 March 2017

Hello Mr. LethalFire I am glad that the beauty of the river, the rustic of our cabins and the effort of the team at the hotel, encourage you to keep coming back. See you next year.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

This unique lodge is in a lovely setting, the cabins which are on stilts are quite private and special. The decks and views are great. Meals were okay. Only frustration was being isolated though you can walk over the hill 20 minutes to enter the...More

Thank LJLtraveller
Response from Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos LodgeResponded 10 March 2017

Hello LJL I'm glad you liked Sabalos Lodge Thanks for the suggestion to include the information about town at 20 minutes away. About how to get there, you are correct. We need local authorities to improve permits to make transport connections easier to reach. That...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is a little slice of Heaven located on the Rio San Juan. The people and the place are both awesome. Surrounded by a tropical rainforest we saw everything from Caimans, sloths, howler monkeys, iguanas, to tiny tree frogs and hummingbirds. The cabins are...More

Thank Christopher C
Response from Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos LodgeResponded 10 March 2017

Hello Mr. Chris We have done a great job convincing the monkeys, caimans, sloths, green basilisc, iguanas, hummingbirds and more, to come to visit around next to the cabins. Hehe. see you next year.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a great lodge with spacious cabanas and welcoming hosts. There are several little spots to sit down and relax, all of them with a roof as it rains pretty often. But hey, how else will the beautiful jungle surrounding the lodge stay green?...More

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Response from Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos LodgeResponded 28 January 2017

Hello Tessa. Thanks for your nice comment of the lodge. All the tours offered by Sabalos Lodge, are develop by communitarian, this way we provide the local people the opportunity to do alternative job instead of impact the fragile forest. Sometime the weather conditions could...More

Reviewed 24 January 2017

The beauty of the location is a difficult think to put into words. From the wildlife along the river to the incredibly friendly, genuine and hard working staff I recommend this location to anyone looking for unique trip. Don't miss out! The food is almost...More

Thank vedderlandscaping
Response from Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

Hello Ved. Thanks for your kind words. We have a great team. See you in your next trip. Regards Rafael ChoiseulPraslin

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Multilingual Staff
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US$43 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$43 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Response from Kornelia M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we took the public lancha from San Carlos, but the boat also stopped and picked up travellers near the border to Costa Rica right by the riverbank. There was a big bridge with a road sign to the C.R. border. I don't... More
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