Amazing lodge with boat, canoe, trails, and outstanding wildlife with birding absolutely the best! The guide was knowledgeable and very fun/friendly. Quality rooms and restaurant with views and great overall experience. We will definitely return and tell our friends!
The Highlight of our Costa Rica Tour. We spend two nights in a tree house in the middle of the rain forrest. All the people in service were extraordinary friendly and helpfully. The meals were very tasty and enough to gain weight ;o) The view from the dinning room is amazing and ideal to just sit and relax and watch animals.
One of the many stops on my tour of Costa Rica. I had the Perezoso room, one of the tree houses. It was in the middle of the jungle and due to the open side with mosquitoo nets instead of windows it really felt like I was right out there. They offer a variety of tours and I think I did almost all of them and I can recommend pretty much all of them. The staff was amazing and the food delicious. I can only recommend this hotel to anyone, I could have stayed much longer than the two nights I had booked. Allround amazing.
Lots to do and see. You must get a treehouse. Shower opens to the tree canopy 75 feet up. No bugs. Food excellent. Staff are delightful. Night walk is a must with Jose. He sees everything, knows everything and is super informative. Forest walk also incredible. Spider monkeys swinging overhead. You will wake up hearing howler monkeys and last night as we sat out at dusk we were entertained by two Tucans. Full NatGeo experience. We will be back.
We stayed for two nights in a treehouse, we could have stayed a lot longer! It was absolutely stunning, no glass was between the bed and the rainforest! You could hear and feel the life around you. I highly recommend to book a treehouse, it's absolutely worth it. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We even had a indoor and outdoor shower. The food in the restaurant was very good and the staff very friendly. The pool is also very nice and was very welcomed after the hot day. We loved our stay!
We had an excellent time here. We all enjoyed sleeping in the middle of the jungle in our cozy tree house. Everyone is very friendly. We saw a lot of animals on our boat trip. Food is really good and they are very flexible (i am a vegan and it was no problem).
In north Costa Rica very near the Nicaraguan border. The last hour of the road there is on a gravel road. One of the lodge's boatmen ferries you across the river, and you walk up a tropical avenue to the welcoming lodge, which looks onto the lagoon and forest beyond. Our cabin was beside the lagoon, near the lodge; very spacious and peaceful. Bathroom gloomy, but hot shower. Comfortable beds. Ceiling fan (no A/C). No problem from mosquitos. Wifi only at the lodge. Very popular bird table in front of the dining room; tons of tanagers and oropendulas, honeycreepers and toucans. And a large troupe of coatis. Green and scarlet macaws fly by like arrows. Howler monkeys and agoutis, tarantulas and poison dart frogs in the forest. We did an early morning guided bird walk (44 species in 74 mins), a daytime and a night guided walk in the forest, and a river trip to the border; all excellent! The food is good and plentiful.…
The way to Maquenque is rough and bumpy and makes only fun with a good 4x4. The adventure starts when you unload your car in order to Hop on a boat to cross the River to the lodge. The main building with great dining and coffee has a direct view on a balcony to one of the lagoons. Highlights definetely the Tours with José,Antonio and Luis. Birding simply great, beds and bathrooms perfect in nice roomy lodges. If you like to See bull frogs while strolling to dinner in the evening and watch coati passing by everywhere ..and find a caiman bathing in the pool after Hours.. this is the Place to be. Thanks to all for a great time far north in Costa Rica close to the Nicaragua border
We spent 9 weeks in Costa Rica and a Dutch couple said this was their favorite part. We stayed in one of the cabins near the main lodge which was just ok. FYI, internet only in the main lodge. There are also tree houses in the forest (which we saw when we hiked there). They are a hike away from the main area. This lodge is remote; you drive on an 18 km gravel road (when the paved road ends) and get to a cabin where you park your car, call the lodge. They transport you by boat to the other side of the river where the Lodge is located. You are surrounded by nature once you are at the property- there are trails, and lots of wildlife; great birds to see. We took the 6am hiking tour with the naturalist at the lodge and saw so many interesting birds; we also did the included jungle walk in the afternoon and saw many interesting animals, including 3 different species of frogs! The food is good (important as it is the only place to eat). We did leave after 2 nights (not 3) as that was enough time for us - it was raining and we heard the the boat trip was just so so given the low level of water. The staff were very nice, helpful and accommodating- when I needed to go back across the river at night to retrieve my hiking boot (I someone left one in the car on the other side); they arranged to take me. And so many stars out there - it was beautiful. You need to love nature to get here and to stay here.…
Since we wanted to see the macaws we decided to stay at the Maquenque Lodge to give it a try. We haven’t been disappointed, we were so lucky to see the scarlet macaws but besides that we saw a lot of other beautiful birds and more animals. I really enjoyed the time there, the area is not touristic at all and the nature is just beautiful. All the staff is super kind and the rooms were clean and big. Next time I would love to stay in a tree house but unfortunately they have been fully booked, so we had to stay in a normal room. The only thing I didn’t like that much was the food. I think there’s room for improvement.