Lagarta Lodge

Location: Nosara

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Lagarta Lodge is a luxurious eco-lodge located in Nosara, Costa Rica, nestled in a lush jungle landscape that overlooks the breathtaking Guiones Beach.

The lodge offers guests a unique and unforgettable vacation experience with 26 beautifully designed rooms and suites that each feature a private balcony or terrace with stunning views of the ocean or jungle.

Designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, Lagarta Lodge offers four room categories: the Jungle Suites, which offer an idyllic view of unspoiled nature; the Panorama Suites, which open up to a spectacular ocean vista and partially an additional river view; the exclusive and elegant Flor Blanca Suites, which present a breathtaking outlook onto the lush surroundings and the ocean; and the Motmot Suites, which offer a majestic view from the highest point of the resort over jungle, river, and the Pacific Ocean and are especially suitable for families due to their size and a second separate room.

The rooms are decorated with locally-sourced materials, such as bamboo and teak, and are equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Lagarta Lodge’s color concept is based on those existing in the tropical hues and blend in a lively way with the landscape. The holistic color scheme is echoed in the interior design, creating the backdrop for the modern art on display.

Guests can indulge in delicious cuisine at the hotel’s two on-site restaurants. The El Cucharon Restaurant offers a fusion of Costa Rican and international cuisine, while the Lagarta Lounge serves up fresh seafood and cocktails in a relaxed and stylish setting. In addition to the restaurants, Lagarta Lodge has a partially open-air Gecko Lounge, where guests can enjoy magnificent views of the incomparable Costa Rican sunsets while savoring the unique ambiance, and a wine cellar for romantic dinners.

Lagarta Lodge has a range of amenities, including an infinity pool, a fitness center, a spa, and a rooftop yoga deck. The hotel also offers a range of activities, including surfing lessons, horseback riding, and zip-lining tours for those looking to explore the surrounding area.

The boutique hotel is committed to sustainability and eco-tourism and has implemented a range of practices to minimize its impact on the environment, including using solar power, composting, and recycling, as well as supporting local conservation efforts. Local architect Donald Loria worked with the owners and the management team of Lagarta Lodge to design the renovations and extension, while local craftsmen and artists created the furniture and light fixtures.

Overall, Lagarta Lodge offers a perfect blend of contemporary design, simplicity, harmony, and natural ease that is founded on sustainability and compatibility with the environment. The hotel provides the perfect backdrop for guests to experience unforgettable moments every day, whether it’s at the beach, at the river, at the adjacent nature reserve, or high on the cliff, in the elegant and inspiring ambiance of Lagarta Lodge.