Danta Corcovado Lodge2.5 out of 5.0
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Danta Corcovado Lodge has to be applauded for their execution of creating a comfortable and authentic ecologically friendly environment for guest. The cabins are furnished rather sparsely, but the beds are comfortable with good quality linens. The staff are great, ensuring we were well taken care of.
We booked 2 cabins, both being about 200m from reception. Check in and check out were fine. Staff were really friendly and helpful throughout. The meals were excellent - not just for a property a long way from anywhere, but full-stop. We all agreed that the beef we had one night was some of the best we've had in the UK or overseas in a variety of countries. Meals are taken in a communal area, with attentive and helpful service. There's a fully stocked bar for the thirsty. Wifi was fine, but only in the communal areas. We had a walking tour of the park, booked through Danta. It was very good, and we saw a wide variety of wildlife, including snakes. Our boxed lunch was delicious. It should come as no surprise that many of the rooms are in the rain forest. The cabins we had both had 2 double beds, each with mosquito net and with open windows on 3 sides, all covered in fly/ mosquito netting. What you get in the bedroom is limited to a large fan, and a safe. That's it. No phone, wifi, hair-dryer, fridge etc. The bathrooms are attached to the bedroom, and while there was complete privacy, they are open to the outside, so you get wildlife in. If crickets/ cicadas, spiders or flies bother you, consider carefully whether you stay here. Our kids had a scorpion spider in their bathroom, which while harmless is a pretty big and unattractive spider. The water was warm rather than hot. We had rain every night, so the noise of this beating down on the tin roof was loud. We saw a wide variety of wildlife from our room, reception and in the grounds, including monkeys, macaws, toucans, squirrels and more (spiders etc.) There's a small shop about 400m from the lodge, else the town is about 2km away. Lovely isolation, lovely staff, but beware of the bugs if you stay here.
We stayed 3 days and really enjoyed both the place and the staff. They organise nice tours to Corcovado park and other activities that are worth doing. Hairo is a patient and very well prepared guide that sees everything, with him we saw sloths, parrots, monkeys and other beautiful species of local animals. The lodge itself is amazing, definitely worth the stay!
This place is really something. You stay in the jungle, in huts without walls. Is this scaring you? It shouldn't. The "rooms" are comfortable and clean. The beds are rather short, i am 1,86m and did not fit 😃 But The experience is unique and the people running the lodge and the other staff are so friendly and helpful, it is pure joy. Moreover the meals you can enjoy there are top notch. A very pleasant experience.
Everyday at Danta is an adventure filled with wild life, hiking and love. The entire space is an art museum of the local craftsmanship of the owner and wizard Merlin. You are surrounded by the Corcovado Reserve, which entails squirrel monkeys, toucans and a variety of friendly reptiles. The staff was like family to us and made us the most fabulous vegan cuisine. Go on all the tours with Jairo! He is one of the best photographers this world has to offer. We will miss you until the next time Danta.
From the minute we were greeted with a tropical beverage upon arrival every moment of our stay was perfect! The staff became family and they treated us like royalty and with all the local flavor we could have hoped for. We stayed a few nights in a house and a few in a bungalow and both were super special and plenty of space for the three of us. Meirical, the chef, was phenomenal! Every meal was an event in the lodge open-air dining hall surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. David & David catered to all of our needs and taught us about the local culture. Jairo & Jaido were great also and spoke excellent English. During a night walk Jaido introduced us to the red-eyed tree frog and many other types of dogs, spiders, lizards, and even a cocodrillo along with many plant species. Mandi was an excellent hostess and even greeted us at our car with an umbrella when we returned from a day trip and it was raining. Lodge owner and designer of this wonderland, Merlin, was a so accommodating and made sure all details were on point. The location is off the beaten path but well worth it and close to beaches, zip lining, and parks. There are also plenty of markets to pick up snacks or anything else you need. Wi-if is only available in the common areas which was a great thing! We had access if we needed it but we were present and with each other most of the time. Like a vacation should be. We will return and bring friends and family with us!
The staff was friendly and courteous. Our bathroom was as large as our room and had an open roof so you could hear all the great jungle sounds. We had hot water in the shower, mosquito nets over the beds, electricity to plug in our devices and 2 room fans. All of which, we did not realize were jungle lodge luxury items, until we arrived at our hotel in Carate. We went on the night hike around the property and saw numerous frogs ranging from the cute red eyed tree frogs to large brown, not so cute frogs. We also saw a tarantula and learned about the camphor tree. We were very happy with our stay here and would stay again.
We stayed as part of one of Danta's packages. We also stayed at La Leona. It is worth reading my review of La Leona too if you plan on doing the same, as La Leona couldn't easily offer any water-based activities, despite Danta advertising that they can - which was a shame for us, as that was one of the things that had attracted us to La Leona. Observations on Danta: Food was delicious and plentiful, and restaurant area was pleasant to sit in. Staff were courteous and helpful, and responded very well to some confusion around our luggage. Room was on the whole very good, although bed was small and could have used a larger mosquito net that would have been easier to tuck in place (we suspected it might have been a single bed's net on a double bed). The sounds and sights of nature are everywhere - including monkeys, toucans and other birds on the grounds - so it's a really nice escape. However, there's a trade-off: this place was a lot more comfortable and luxurious than La Leona, but the rainforest walks we did during the day also felt a lot less "wild", as La Leona seems much deeper into the forest. In accordance with that, we saw a lot more animals on our La Leona walks, which we enjoyed more. If electricity and hot water are a must for you, maybe limit yourself to here (as it has both) and you will still feel like you are in the forest. But if you want to have a decent chance of seeing tapirs, anteaters, macaws etc., you will want to hike deeper into the national park than you are able to on Danta's trips, maybe stay overnight at one of the lodges in the park. Night walk is recommended, great guide and lots of things to see. Saladero lodge sounded good. We didn't include that in our itinerary, but wished we had. Overall, would highly recommend this place if you want a balance between comfort and nature.
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at Danta Corcovado Lodge. It was an easy drive on paved roads and when we got into town, the short drive on the dirt road to the lodge was very well marked. We were greeted by David as soon as we pulled up and were made to feel welcome immediately and showed us around the property. They even indulged us so we could practice our Spanish, although most of the staff spoke very good English as well. Our bungalow was beautiful inside, very clean, stylish, comfortable and spacious. The indoor/outdoor bathroom was a very cool concept that added to the ambiance. We had everything we needed to feel comfortable yet enjoy our surroundings in nature. If you're looking to be close to nature and wildlife, this lodge is the place. Within a couple hours of being there, we were resting in our room and dozens of squirrel monkeys swung by right outside our bungalow. Each walk to the dining area we spotted a new creature...birds, frogs, lizards and even a caiman in the creek. They had a great lookout above the jungle for bird watching and great trails surrounding the property. The breakfast was included, which was very nice with fresh fruit and a few options like omelettes, yogurt or a traditional Tiko breakfast. The dinners, which cost extra, were really great, we ate there both nights and the soups were especially top notch. I really appreciated the thoughtfulness of design and the eco-friendly nature of this lodge. It was also great that it is Tiko owned an operated which seems to be very rare around the country when most lodges are "gringo" owned. I'd definitely recommend this lodge and would be happy to return again!
A beautiful lodge that balances design and luxury with nature and seclusion almost perfectly. The staff and owner are extremely helpful and know the area well if you have any questions. Definitely recommend.
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