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Danta Corcovado Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our 4th visit to Danta in 5 years. This time my husband and I are over 80 and slightly less vigorous but just as enthusiastic about Danta Lodge. Once again, we stayed in the bungalow next to a lek of orange-collared manikins. Danta is set in the forest. The bungalows are attractive: comfortable beds, hot water in the shower, and good sleeping with the sounds of the tropical rainforest. The furniture is hand-made from local wood and somewhat quirky. There are well-maintained trails in primary and secondary forest, a lookout tower over the canopy, and very knowledgable bird guides with good English. The food is excellent and healthy. The staff are warm and friendly. We are already planning our 5th visit next year.

The Osa Peninsula boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and travelers will find the Danta Corcovado Lodge provides them with a front row seat to view all the wildlife action. One morning, we were awakened by the sound of a troop of spider monkeys jumping from tree to tree over our very comfortable and private bungalow. The short walk to the main lodge for delicious meals was always highlighted by surprise viewings of birds, insects, and reptiles, including the Jesus Christ lizard--so named because it walks on water when scampering across the creek that bisects the property. Amazing! Don't miss the short trail up to the viewing platform that puts you eye level to the top of the canopy. Go at sunrise or sunset for a nonstop aerial parade of colorful birds--toucans, scarlet macaws, red cheek parrots, and more. The guided hike into the Corcovado National Park is not to be missed. It takes you into the heart of a primeval rain forest where wildlife reigns supreme. Our guide, Jaime, was incredibly adept at spotting wildlife in the dense forest, including an anteater, bird snake, and trogons. The lunch stop at a waterfall that pours into a jewel-like pool offers a welcome respite. Take the plunge into the cool waters and you'll come away refreshed, restored, and ready for more. We paired our stay at Danta with Saladero Ecolodge; the two lodge owners made all the arrangements for transfers effortless. making for a doubly wonderful adventure on both sides of the Golfo Dulce.

We had a fantastic stay at Danta. The staff are wonderful and the food and drinks were amongst some of the best we ate on our 2 week holiday around costa rica. I loved the daily cocktail special! We stayed here for 3 nights and did the day hike to the park, a night hike and sea kayaking - all organised through Danta. Javier was a fantastic guide both on the night hike and in Corcovado and helped us take some great photos! We saw loads of wildlife at the lodge itself and in the park. The bungalows were comfortable and luxurious for the jungle setting. It was an amazing experience sleeping "in" the jungle and we were sad to leave. It was the start of our honeymoon and they made us feel really special. 100% recommend.

This lodge offers the best in glamping in the rainforest: beautifully designed luxury tents with outdoor bathroom surrounded by nature. The restaurant area is very inviting with friendly staff and delicious food. The daily cocktails special made by bartender Jairo were fantastic: watermelon with gin our absolute favourite! The highlights of our stay were the day tour to Corcovado National Park and the night tour on the property with the other Jairo, our guide. His experience and knowledge about the area was impressive, as were his skills in driving the tractor on his own designed road crossing the riverbed 25 times! We found this part of Costa Rica the most beautiful and untouched in the country. Highly recommended place!

I stayed here for two nights this past January on a field study trip to visit sustainable ecolodges in Costa Rica. The purpose of the field study was to learn about sustainable tourism, and what hotels and lodges can do to make less of an environmental impact, and promote local economy. Danta Corcovado was by far my favorite place we stayed. First off, it was very clean. The food was absolutely incredible and the staff was very friendly and spoke very good english. It is the perfect stay if you want the rustic experience of being in the middle of the rainforest, and still have all the amenities of a resort like great rooms, bathrooms, food, service, etc. I stayed in the "cara del Tigre" house, and it was so beautiful, my jaw dropped to the floor upon entering it. Second, this is an incredibly environmentally friendly, and community based lodge. Almost all of the buildings and furniture in the facilities are made from fallen wood in the forest that the owner, Merlin, built himself. This has made him minimize his impact on deforestation dramatically. Merlin also has done a great deal for the local community: hiring local women as the chefs, offering up his computer to the local children for educational purposes, and he has even painted most of the murals you see on houses and community centers around town. Its very comforting to meet people like Merlin, who still value sustainability and promoting local economic growth. I cannot express enough how wonderful this place is, and I recommend it to anyone going to Costa Rica.

We stayed for three nights in a bungalow near the reception area. The staff were great, notably Sergio and Cecilia and the food is definitely five star, especially the soups at dinner. This was our second experience of a semi-open bathroom and we find it delightful. The only drawback was that the water wasn't very hot and the pressure was low. We had a few ants in the bungalow the first night but nothing after that. We were very impressed with the buildings and furnishings which are all made by staff and local labour. We had pre-arranged a tour to Corcovada Park which was excellent - great guide and a fun trip to the park in a tractor-pulled wagon that crossed back and forth through a river on the way. The local trails and lookout at Danta Corcovada were also delightful. We went on one of their night walks but didn't see anything much. The guide didn't seem all that enthusiastic and was only interested in pointing out a few nondescript spiders.

It's a rustic lodge on the border to the jungle. They have some trails and a lookout tower. The staff was friendly, only if they frist not really wanted to help us booking another tour to Corcovado. Food is really really delicious, for dinner they have always a menu and a vegetarian option. The day trip to los patos part of the Corcovado NP was fun, they go there with a tractor along and through the river. We saw some animals but not as many as in La Leona part. (We heard the best place to spot animals is la sirena, but we haven't been there.) Unfortunately the guide was not willing to go on the night tour with us even they say they do it from 2 pax on.

Staying at Danta has been the highlight of our trip around Costa Rica. Sleeping in a bungalow with no walls and watching the animals and nature around you is just an incredible experience. The staff were amazing - from those working in the restaurant to the guide taking us around Corcovado and their local night walk. The service and attention paid is better than what we have seen at 5 star hotels and high end restaurants. If you are Looking for a getaway in the rainforest and an unique experience this is a must!

We stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are impeccable. The quality of the matetials and finishes is great. The bed was every comfortable. Showering outside is the forest was a amazing experience. We did some of the tours/activities. The ones linked to Danta lodge were of significant better value/quality than anything else. We had breafasts (complementary), lunches and dinners there. Prepare your self for three course meals with michelin star service. Great cocktails, homemade breads, exotoc fruits and good local quality products. We would come back to costa rice just for this lodge. It was the best stay in our two weeks in costa rica.

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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Danta Corcovado Lodge is located 3.7 mi (6 km) from Corcovado National Park and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from La Tarde Wildlife Area. This 9-room lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. Parque Nacional Corcovado is also nearby.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


The 9 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, sofa beds, and ceiling fans. Safes and free toiletries are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Danta Corcovado Lodge enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for USD 50 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This lodge also has a library.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

House, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 165 reviews