House was rented to I thought I would explore Bocas Tapada for a few days.. I stayed a a competing lodge the night before and followed up here. I suspect this is one of the nicer lodges in the area if not the nicest. The cabin was very big, clean as could be and well thought out. Bed comfortable, and air con not necessary. Service was very friendly, sincere and accommodating and the food was a cut above. Highly recommended.
One of the best accommodations of our trip. Cons: No air conditioning, rather simple setup. Still: a unique experience and I want to come back despite the mosquitos and bad road. From my travel diary: The journey leads via Sahino and Boca Tapada to our lodge. The large pineapple fields are currently being harvested. Manjock is also grown. Shortly after Sahino the paved road ends and the rest of it has plenty of potholes. We are pretty exhausted when we finally arrive. We wer led to Cabin- No. 10 with a total of three beds, a large bathroom and a somewhat small balcony with a view of the parking lot and trees. Great advantage of the location: there are only a few steps to the restaurant and a covered lounge area. Bananas hang everywhere and the birds make plenty of use. The lodge belongs to Marco, who speaks little English. Alfonso, a busy young man, helps us with everything we need. Dinner in the hut, a Pina Colada in a restaurant, then to bed. I sleep very. At night the rain drums on the roof and when it is not raining it drips from the trees. In addition, mosquitos celebrate party on my body. The stitches are itchy and feel like little pimples. The next morning a good breakfast with fresh fruits and eggs, toast and Jugendamt is serverd. At 8:30 a.m. we drive a few kilometers in our own car. There a large piece of jungle belongs to the lodge. We are led by Hugo, who, apart from a few words, does not speak English, but explains everything so impressively that we still understand him. For the hike we were equipped with rubber boots and a stick, which is urgently needed. My poor husband had to squeeze his feet into size 44. It went over hill and dale and was overall quite exhausting. In total we were on the road for over 3½ hours. After lunch I am lying in the hammock, trying to read and still not missing a particular bird. At 2 p.m. we drive the broad San Carlos River by motorboat Unterhaltspflichtige to the Nicaragua border. Some of the guests follow us along the 11 km by canoe. The river has a distinctiv current so they arrived not long after us. On the way it starts pouring for a short time. I crawl under my yellow Mickey Mouse poncho from Orlando. An Indian lives at the final stop where we had a rest. I get a coco loco, i.e. a fresh coconut, the juice of which is mixed with rum. Delicious. And the little dog is begging wildly for the flesh. The canoeists go back with us. Overall a nice and varied boat trip, but few animals to see. Until dinner I play with Otto, the German Shepherd, and watch the birds. Dinner in the restaurant. There is good home cooking here, for which Marco is primarily responsible.…
Pedacito de Cielo is worth every extra mile that it takes to get there. Superb location, surrounded by nature and by the river San Carlos. Cabins are very well decorated and a number of them have swing chairs in the balcony overlooking the river - literally a pice of heaven! It offers multiple activities (I particularly enjoyed the horse riding and the boat tour - saw a dozen crocodiles). Choice of food is limited but good quality and they were very accommodating with dietary requirements (vegan). Travelled solo but probably a great place for families.
I know the three largest hotels in Boca Tapada and this hotel "Pedacito de cielo" (it means part of heaven) is my personal favorite and totally deserves the name. Last week we (photographers and friends) visited the hotel and the cabins were large and clean and the owner Marco does everything you feel home. Our cabin had a little problem and within two hours it was arranged, you do not find this at many places. It is only an example of how friendly the staff is. Food is good and tasty. Beautiful tours inside the reservate, night tours and river tours are available at affordable prices, another point you don't find in the other hotels in Boca Tapada. We went totally satisfied, but at least I will return there with my wife shortly.
This place is off the beaten track, but worth every kilometer on the dirt track. Hidden away in the pineapple fields is this lodge with a complete focus on nature. Hugo is the guide of the lodge and although he hardly speaks English, his tours are great also if you don't speak Spanish. We saw plenty of birds among which the golden hooded tanager and three different species of parrots. During the jungle walk, we saw at least five species of frogs. The food is great and the people are very friendly. Great place to enjoy nature 💚