Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
If you could enjoy the wilderness yet still have all of the comforts of a luxury resort, the Savegre Hotel, Natural Preserve & Spa is the perfect choice. Call it a romantic setting for a honeymoon, a retreat, or a place for families to enjoy together, the hotel has something for everyone. The Savagre is a wilderness setting filled with natural beauty and a feeling of escape from the world.
Their accommodations have a touch of rustic luxury and charm while surrounded by nature. I enjoyed walking from the cottage and stopping at the bridge to see the rushing brook on the way to the restaurant. Our cottage was quite large and we loved the fireplace at night. The 20 rooms are set aside with four cottages in each block, with private hot-water bath, heating, gardens, and international calls.
During the evening, their Las Bromelias Restaurant seemed to become festive with traditional dancing and musical entertainment. Guests can order from the ala carte menu or decide to try the extensive all-you-can-eat buffet. You would not expect to find such a wonderful selection of international and Costa Rican cuisine in the wilderness. Their specialty is rainbow trout caught right there in the Savegre River.
A guide brings you across over exciting trails to discover the rain forest’s delights, to see waterfalls, fish for trout, and watch for wildlife. There are over 30 miles of trails with options for everyone, from easy short trails to climbing mountains or the trails along the river. You may wish to ride horses or a 4×4 cruiser tour into the cloud forest. With over 170 species of birds, you will not be disappointed on the bird watching tour.
The Savegre Hotel has a commitment with nature and the community with a Certification for Sustainable Tourism with the level of four leaves. They are committed to the preservation of the environment and the development of social and economic growth of the community of San Gerardo de Dota. The owners, Caridad Ziniga & Efrain Chacon make the concerted effort that all activities impact the environment as little as possible.
I highly recommend the Savegre Hotel because they have everything you could want for a vacation or business trip. Just listening and watching the birds is so calming.
Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa is located on a property of more than 400 hectares of which 75% is protected consisting of a primary forest and forest in regeneration offer ten year old.
They offer cottage and three meals, cottage and breakfast, or cottage only rates with special Honeymoon Packages. Buses are scheduled from San Jose every hour from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm, $4-5 US. For information, call (866)-549-1178. firstname.lastname@example.org
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