Hotel Lagarta Lodge
Costa Rica 106-5233
Guests at Lagarta Lodge gather nightly on its high bluff to watch the sun lower over the distant Pacific horizon. To their backs are 90 acres of mangrove jungle where hundreds of species of birds, monkeys, armadillos and more make their peaceful homes. Once night sets in, guest dine on fresh seafood (accompanied by selections from the outstanding wine list) and linger on the open-air patio of the restaurant. Tomorrow, some will meet friendly turtles, some will trot down the shoreline on horseback or cross the Rio Nosara and others will take the guided boat trip. It's all good.