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Quinta Galeon Lodge

Calle del Bosque Quebradillas de Jardín de Dota, El Jardin 11702 Costa Rica
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QUINTA GALEON LODGE is a beautiful, private, exclusive and accessible house/mountain boutique lodge, conveniently located in Jardín de Dota, on the northwest corner of Los Quetzales National Park, the highlands of Costa Rica, about 35 miles East-South bound from San José. Quinta GALEON Lodge is known as one of top places in the world to enjoy and photograph hummingbirds in the world. We’ll enjoy hummingbirds at their best. You will have the chance to view and photograph 12 to 17+ hummingbird species swarming around in one single day. From some of the smallest hummingbirds in the world to perhaps the largest ones in Central America, Quinta GALEON Lodge and its “La Ruta del Colibrí Hummingbird Experience Tour” will offer you plenty of hummingbird photography setups, light, background and ambiance conditions to maximize your hummingbird photography opportunities. We will enjoy delicious home-cooked cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon treat
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Breakfast available
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Meeting rooms
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Alejandro Sibaja wrote a review Apr 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica
My family of 3 (2 adults + 1 teenager) stayed 4 days at the lodge and enjoyed every moment. Pablo and Tere are very welcoming and made us feel at home. They provide an outstanding service and help you get the most out of your trip, both at the lodge as well as in the nearby area. The lodge is clean, rustic, homely and has a spectacular view, both during the day and night. The food they serve is delicious, healthy and well balanced. The Bird watching experience is out of this world, with 20+ Hummingbird species to admire, plus other bird species from the area such as Tanagers and Motmots. During the day we made active hikes with breathtaking views and drove to nearby Santa Maria town to buy exceptional coffee. All in all, Quinta Galeon Lodge is a wonderful place, in a beautiful area, ran by lovely people. We will certainly return to reconnect with nature.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Pablo Garro, General Manager at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded 5 Apr 2021
Thank you A,ML & M. for your kind words. We enjoyed very much your visit and had a great time hosting you at Quinta GALEON. So pleased to have contributed to fulfill your vacation planning and enjoyment expectations. Guests came in and friends go out. I'll certainly be a pleasure to host you guys back anytime.
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nico wrote a review Feb 2020
Teteringen, The Netherlands
As last stop of our holiday in Costa Rica we arrived at this special place. It is not a typical place for birders rather a place for fotographers that want a picture of one of the hummingbird spieces enjoying life around the lodge. There are hummingbirds all over the place we counted more then 20 different spieces during our stay. The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were great, prepared with care and really of high class. Nice was also the arrangement of a guide that could show us the quetzal( hit rate 90+percent) High quality justified the pretty high prices so price/quality was in balance. The owners are passioned about their product and Pablo really will do everything to please the guests and convince them to listen to the interesting presentation on the life of hummingbirds. The motto " come as a guest, leave as a friend" ensures you're supported in a very good way.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wpohley wrote a review Jan 2020
An amazing oasis for hummingbird viewing and photography. Pablo and Tere are wonderful hosts and do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are all unique, clean, and quiet. I visited with some friends and we had an amazing 5 day visit. Situated at a higher elevation the temperatures in February were pleasant. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature. In addition to hummingbirds, it is a very short drive to view and photograph the Resplendent Quetzal, a magnificent bird. With a covered patio you can comfortably view and photograph the hummingbirds in any weather. I believe we photographed 12 species and saw several others. I highly recommend a visit to this amazing and unique lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Pablo G, Propietario at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded 1 Feb 2020
Muchas gracias Bill for your great review, location, service and experience description. It was a pleasure to work with you all logistics and requested details from the moment you started to prepare your trip/visit to the day you left. We certainly miss you guys and so are the hummingbirds. Come back anytime!! Un gran abrazo, Pablo y Tere
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Nathan Chappell wrote a review Apr 2019
Houston, Texas
Pablo and Tere do a great job of taking care of you, the food is wonderful and the birds are fantastic. The property has a great view as well. I look forward to going back there. It's the best food I have had in Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Pablo G, Propietario at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Wow. What a compliment. Thank you so much, Anytime !!
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Trip63228504161 wrote a review Mar 2019
Macon, Georgia
Our bird photo trip stopped twice at Quinta Galeon. Terri and Pablo were gracious hosts and the food was excellent. The view is special and the hummingbirds are plentiful. Whether you are a birder or just someone looking to have some peace and quiet in Costa Rica, this is a place to consider.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Pablo G, Propietario at Quinta Galeon Lodge
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Muchas Gracias. We are blessed with all our hummingbirds and we try to serve you the best way we can. With love. Thank you so much for your review.
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US$174 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseEl Jardin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quinta Galeon Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Laguna Don Manuel (1.1 km), Cerro La Cruz (4.8 km), and Finca Familia Valverde Fallas (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Privelegios Dota, Bar Restaurante La Catarata, and La Terraza Del Cafetal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quinta Galeon Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Quinta Galeon Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Quinta Galeon Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Quinta Galeon Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Quinta Galeon Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.