Where to Sleep & Eat in Tarcoles?

Where to Sleep & Eat in Tarcoles?

Hotel Villa Lapas Ph 2637-0232 / 2637-0227  /  2637-0441. WHATSAPP:  8482-7474  / 8685-6438. E-mail: info@villalapas.com www.villalapas.com. Single/ double 113 US$ and triple/ quadruple 133 US$. An ecological hotel that is focused on the conservation of nature, it is located an hour and fourty minutes away from the city of San José. Because of its location the hotel is considered to be a paradise for birdwatches, as it is close to the Carara National Park, which is only five minutes away, in addition the Villa Lapas offers its own private reserve with footpaths in a growing secondary forest, with an immense variety of forest wildlife, the property also crosses over the Río Tarcolitos which gives a final touch to this beautiful scenery. The most popular and nearby beaches to the hotel located on the Pacific Coast are: Agujas, Bahía Herradura, Jacó and Manuel Antonio National Park. There are 49 rooms, with two queen beds and 6 king sized beds, air conditioning, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, views of the gardens, the river or the swimming pool. The Tucan restaurant has an a la carte and buffet service which opens everyday 06:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m and the Troncos bar opens everyday from 10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. All Inclusive accommodation; All the meals are buffet style or a la carte, unlimited refreshments and drinks, nation licquor and beer, vodka, gin, whisky, rum, and brandy, and a variety of cocktails, wine for dinner, free entry to the footpaths, sun chairs and a towel service in the swimming pool area. Rain Forest safari: The tour goes around the property, crossing over the Río Tarcolitos 12 times travelling through an exhuberant forest and small wooded hills, there is a stop on the river bank at a pool where they will serve a refreshing natural or fizzy drink . A Unimog 4WD vehicle is used with a capacity for 16 people, the trip lasts 2 hours. Villa Lapas Sky Way, with several natural footpaths and five hanging bridges,four that are 100 meters long and the fifth being 50 meters long, travelling through a forest with century old trees, located in the private reserve close to the Carara National Park. The footpath is 2.5 Km long and has a steep downwards slope, which means that it is very accessible for children and older people, offering complete security and posing no danger. The tour includes: Transport hotel-bridges, entry and bilingual guide, maximum of 20 people per tour. National/Foreginer prices 10/ 20 US$, children from 5 to 12 years of age pay 50%. The “Villa Lapas Canopy Tour” adventure begins at the hotel reception where you will be taken to a conference room to get ready and get your equipment. Once dressed you will go on a walk of approximately 15 minutes crossing two bridges over the Río Tarcolitos and through a forest on foot, there are 6 cables  60 and 300 meters long, there are four single platforms and three double platforms, with a maximum height of 20 meters above the ground. The Río Tarcolitos has a  200 meters free fall drop and is located 5 km from the hotel. Cocodriles: This boat tour takes you along the Río Grande de Tárcoles. Carara National Park: It is possible to see more than 350 species of birds along the way as well as the large crocodiles. The Villa Lapas footpaths: it has its own reserve of more than 230 hectares and because it is so close to the Carara National Park it has a large variety of flora and fauna. Horses: you can choose  between a tour to the beach or the mountain.

Cabinas Carara Ph (506) 2637-0178. Double 38/ 54 US$. Located in the village. There are bathrooms. Prices go up if you would like a fan or air conditioning. There is also a small swimming pool.

Tarcol Lodge. E-mail: johnerb@racsa.co.cr. Rooms 115 US$ per person, includes meals and a free guided excursion. Located out the southbank of the Rio Tárcoles. It has an extension of marsh land which attracts many coastal bird during the migration season. There are double rooms that share two bathrooms with hot water and a fan.

Chalets Paradise Ph + (506) 2637-0168. Located 3 km from Tárcoles. Double 36 US$, some have an American Cooker 50 US$. Swiss style tiles. Private bathroom fan and parking.