El Toucanet Lodge

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on El Toucanet Lodge


In the south central region of Costa Rica, nestled amidst the cloud forest near Santa Maria de Dota, El Toucanet is a rustic lodge that offers a comfortable setting with panoramic views. Located in the valley of Copey De Dota (heart of Los Santos Forest Reserve and home to Los Quetzales National Park and Cerro Las Vueltas Biological Reserve), this lodge is a Paradise for the birdwatchers as it has a direct access to an optimal bird watching habitat and over 200 species of birds are listed here. This lodge is easily accessible, just one and a half hours south of San Jose.   in the Cerro de la Muerte region part of the Talamanca mountain range. The temperature range from 8º to 20º Celsius as this lodge sits at 1950 mts above the sea level. Surrounded by the exuberant cloud forest and centennial oak trees, greens, moss, bromeliads will make the guest feel close to the nature. Guests will obviously enjoy waking up with sound of the river and also watching the spotted wood quails after a peaceful night sleep. 


bird-watchingOpened in 1996, El Toucanet Lodge is a family run lodge offers comfortable accommodation with all the facilities, delicious home cooked meals, mountain views, sitting area with fireplace, and also other facilities for entertainment. This lodge can hosts exclusivity small sized groups.


In this lodge guests will enjoy comfortable spacious rooms with private bath including hot water, private terrace, large windows through which the guests will also enjoy the spectacular forest and farm views. These rooms also have Wi-Fi connection. There is a native garden which make the guest feel freshness even in the walkways to the rooms. There are two roomy junior suites that are very private and featured with  king size bed, Jacuzzi, hot water, Wi-Fi, fireplace, coffee maker, small refrigerator, silverware, plates, also large windows that allow the guests to enjoy the amazing sunrise, rainbows and garden views. The lodge restaurant offers home made meals, typical costarican food, fresh baked trout the house specialty that are from a neighbor’s trout farm. All the meals are prepared with fresh product collected from the region. Guests can also ask for special diets.


The surroundings are offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy many types of different activities. The day starts early with  sound of Spotted Wood Quails announcing first light, coffee produced from the region of Dota is on around 6:00am and guests who are early risers they can enjoy the coffee on the lodge terrace as well as enjoy the first birds of the day in nearby trees and gardens at the same time. Guests can join the daily free quetzal guided tour which start at 7:00 walking from the lodge in hunt hunt for the Resplendent Quetzal and also many other species of birds. Other activities include short hike, coffee tour, and adventure tour.


El Toucanet Lodge
Copey de Dota, 8051
email: reserve@eltoucanet.com
Website: http://www.eltoucanet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toucanet-Lodge/288623847857681?fref=ts