Where to Sleep & Eat in San Gerardo de Dota?

Where to Sleep & Eat in San Gerardo de Dota?

Albergue El Manantial Lodge Ph (506) 2740-1045 Lodge Ph (506) 2740-1000 House. Offering a set of bathrooms with a private bathroom and hot water. An air-conditioned living room for 25 people, ideal for chats and reunions. It also has a dining room that offers traditional Costa Rican food. How to arrive: Take the Interamericana south road at the 80 kilometer sign post, take a right turn and continue for a further 8.5 Km. The lodge is on the right hand side.

Cataratas Jorge Serrano & Bernardo Serrano Chávez. Las Cataratas is a new lodge owned by a family, and opened in October 2002. The Serrano family was pioneers that arrived in the area half a century ago. There are two cabins for a maximum of four people per person, private bathroom with hot water, chimney, heating and a balcony with a beautiful view. Don Bernardo Serrano has a lot of experience as a cook and his speciality is trout. The restaurant offers mainly homemade meals. How to arrive: Take the south Interamericana highway at the 80 kilometer post, take a right turn and continue for a further 3 Km. On a curve on the right hand side there is a signpost at the entrance of the road to the farm where you will find the lodge. Go down the road for a further 150 mts.Albergue El Manantial Lodge Ph (506) 2740-1045 Lodge Ph (506) 2740-1000 House. Offering a set of bathrooms with a private bathroom and hot water. An air-conditioned living room for 25 people, ideal for chats and reunions. It also has a dining room that offers traditional Costa Rican food. How to arrive: Take the Interamericana south road at the 80 kilometer sign post, take a right turn and continue for a further 8.5 Km. The lodge is on the right hand side.

Cabañas Suria Ph (506) 2740-1004.E-mail: suriacabins@racsa.co.cr. Nationals 35 US$. Foreigners 55 US$ per person. There are 4 rooms each one for three to four people; they have covers, towels, private bathrooms with hot water and heating. Including three meals. Services that are offered: private parking, living room, restaurant, horses, guided tours, fishing, tours to the waterfall, you can go by foot or on horseback 10 US$ per hour. Tour to Cerro de la Muerte: to see different types of vegetation, you will find birds, flowers and trees. Departs 7:00 a.m, the journey lasts 5 or 6 hours. Prices 70 US$ to 75 US$. How to arrive: On kilometer 80 on the Interamericana south highway, take the turn off to the right and continue for a further 10 kilometers. The cabins are located on the left hand side.

Paradero Lacustre Los Ranchos Ph/fax (506) 2740-1023.Camping area. A ranch area, bathrooms with hot water, mattresses and covers. Prices 3.38 US$ day and 5.64 US$ per night per person. Offering the following services: walks, footpaths, horses, boats, trout fishing 4 US$ kilo, barbeque and cooking facilities. Transport to where the bus leaves 11 US$. How to arrive: On the 80th kilometer of the south Interamericana, take the right turnoff and continue a further 9.5 kilometers via a rural road that leads to the foothills of the Río Savegre.

Ranchos La Isla Ph (506) 2740-1005/ 2740-1038. It is a camping area, where you should take your own tent for camping. The camp site is located on top of a hill which is protected by the river. There are toilets and shared bathrooms. You can coordinate more comfortable accommodation with Los Lagos restaurant, which has three cabins. Each person can prepare their own meals. For this there is a small area close to the river, a group of ranches with a roof, a barbeque, water and electricity.How to arrive: Take the south Interamericana highway at the 80 kilometer post, take a right turn and travel 8 Km.

Los Lagos Restaurant Ph (506) 2740-1009. The restaurant was founded in 1994 and since then has been very successful. This is demonstrated by the hundreds of presentation cards that have been left behind by satisfied customers. Although the restaurant is the main business, there are also three cabins located on the property. Camping area 4.51 US$ at night and 2.25 US$ during the day. If you want, you can catch your own trout in the tank that is located near the restaurant. How to arrive: Take the south Interamericana highway at a height of 80 kilometers, take a right turn and travel for 8km. The restaurant is on the right hand side, opposite the Ranchos La Isla.

Hotel Bar & Restaurant Dota Ph (506) 541-1026. In Santa María de Dota, Offering rooms with a bathroom, fan, small parking, for 7US$ per person.

Cabinas El Quetzal Ph (506) 740-1036/ 740-10 41. It has cabins with  2, 3, 6 rooms for four people, with a private bathroom, chimney, balcony, double and single bed, living room 33 US$ per person, including three meals. Services on offer: private parking, footpaths, quetzals watching and trout fishing 4 US$.

Trogón Lodge Ph (506) 2223-2421/ 223-7490.Ph (506) 2740-1051, fax (506) 2740-1052. E-mail: trogon@jgrupomawamba.com www.crica.com/hotels/mawamba/index.html. There are 23 rooms with private bathrooms, heating and gas. Price: 73 US$ per pair, 65 US$ per person. Including: breakfast, lunch and dinner.The family style restaurant “El Quetzal” prepares home made food. One of their specialties is trout. Next to the restaurant is a bar, where you will able to see the gardens and the river.  How to arrive: Take the south Interamericana highway at 80 kilometers, take a right turn and continue for a further 7 km. The lodge is located on the left hand side after you cross over the Savegre River.

Albergue de Montaña Río Savegre Ph (506) 2740-1028, fax (506) 740-1027. E-mail: savegrehotel@racsa.co.cr www.savegre.co.cr. Rooms with homemade meals included 87 US$ per person. Located at a height of 2300 meters, it is located in a narrow mountain valley surrounded by the cloud forests of the Talamanca Cordillera. This lodge, also known as Cabinas Chacón, is run by a family. The rooms, surrounded by beautiful gardens and exuberant cloud forest, are equipped with heating systems and a private bathroom with hot water. There is the conference room, El Tucán, with a capacity for 50 people, for family activities, reunions, business meetings or training workshops. Las Bromelias restaurant offers a la carte meals or buffet meals, with a wide range of international and national dishes available, the speciality of the house is a fresh rainbow trout . There is also a bar and a rest area “Los Robles”. How to arrive: 80 kilometers along the south Interamericana highway, take a right turn and continue for a further 9 kilometers via a rural road until you get to the banks of the Río Savegre.

By Bus

The buses to San Isidro de El General Stop close to the 80km signs, at the entrance to San Gerardo.