Lagarta Lodge

Nicoya Peninsula


  • Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula
  • Nosara airstrip nearby (flights from San Jose and Liberia)
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 infinity swimming pools and jacuzzi
  • Private biological reserve
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary WiFi

This elegant boutique hotel is beautifully situated on a hilltop overlooking two rivers (Nosara and Montana), verdant subtropical vegetation and the Ostional coastline.  A real oasis and the views are truly breathtaking !

There are 26 rooms across 3 rooms types -  7 Flor Blanca (ocean view), 8 Panorama (partial ocean view) and 11 Jungle (jungle/forest view).  The rooms have ceiling fan, air-conditioning, safe deposit box, hair dryer, telephone, coffee espresso machine, minibar and a separate sink.  On the balcony (or terrace) there is a table and chairs and hammock or luxury sofa.  There are mosquito screens on the balcony doors and in the bathroom.

There are two infinity swimming pools and a jacuzzi.  It is the perfect place to enjoy the amazing sunsets !  Chirriboca restaurant serves both local and international dishes - mainly from regional organic farms.  It is also open to non-residents.  Gecko lounge (located above restaurant) has a bar and extensive seating areas.  Both the restaurant and lounge enjoy stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

The hotel owns and maintains its own private 90 acre biological reserve which is situated below the property (with direct access - steep steps down).  There are mangrove trees and marked forest trails.  The hotel operates two hour walks in the reserve in order to observe the birds, monkeys, butterflies and insects.  The reserve director/guide is based at the hotel and is supported by an additional guide.

There is also a gift shop, lookout tower, meeting room, art-gallery, wine cellar (private dining room) and private car parking.  The Spa Vista Manglares is due to open shortly.  It will have 3 treatment rooms, jacuzzi and yoga studio.

There is a good choice of activities such as boat trips, kayaking, walking and stand up paddle boarding.  There are complimentary shuttle buses to the nearby beaches of Guiones and Pelada.  Both Pelada and Nosara beaches are approximately a 15 minute walk (subject to the tide).  In addition the charming beach of San Juanillo with several boat tours is a 40 minute drive from the hotel.  The Ostional coastline (25 minutes from Nosara) is the world’s largest nesting ground for the Olive Ridley turtle between July and December.  The airstrip of Nosara is approximately 10 minutes away with regular flights from San Jose (30 minutes) and Liberia (15 minutes).  It is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes from Nosara to Liberia airport by land.

This special property should not be missed and comes highly recommended !