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La Leona Eco Lodge

Playa Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park 2388 Costa Rica
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 5 Speciality lodging in Carate
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We are located at the entrance of Corcovado National Park, on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, nestled in the most beautiful, primary rainforest and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Come and see for yourself what paradise looks like, and enjoy all the attention and accommodations of a lavish stay in the wild! Prepare yourself to embark on the journey of a lifetime!
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Paid private parking nearby
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Playa Carate, Carate, Corcovado National Park 2388 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport190 kmSee all flights
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Kilian84 wrote a review Mar 2021
Lyss, Schweiz183 contributions20 helpful votes
First of all - La Leona is only recommended if you want to go hiking. You have to go for a long travel all around osa peninsula and walk between 30-45 minutes from the drop-off place (If you're by taxi) or 45-60 minutes from the parking lot on your own. The luggage will be transported by the hotel. If this isn't a problem for you you will find yourself in a remote paradise. At the moment they are still in the first steps of reopening - therefore we were just 3 couples there. They tried to provide all things we need (Everyday room cleaning, full board) but for tours it was necessary to book at least one or two days in advance. The rooms itself were clean with a surprisingly comfortable bed. But there is no AC/ Vent provided. So it's important to choose a beach front room to have at least a nice breeze from the sea. Every tent has its own outdoor toilet and shower. The tents it self are more or less closed (There's a cat who can easily open the tents by itself, but she's friendly xD). On the first day we did a small hike to the pathway above the lodge. There were two stunning lookout points and we even saw a group of spider monkeys from close! The staff itself was always interested in showing you animals around as well. It can happen that you find one of the members in front of your tent and waving you the way to a tapir. We were even lucky enough to watch a turtle nesting at the beach! On the second day we took the guided tour to the Nationalpark, where we could see some coatis and spider monkeys and even some aras. It was interesting because our guide told us a lot about the park, the animals and costa rica generally. But to be honest, we were a little disappointed because we nearly saw all animals on our trip before. We expected a more dense, primary forest, which is just the case in the area from la sirena above. The beach in front of the hotel is perfectly for long romantic walks and sunsets. You can play a little bit with the waves while low tide, but swimming is dangerous because of the current and sharks while high tide. But there's a small natural river pool right between the lodge and the main entrance to corcovado where you can bath in refreshing sweet water. What we liked the most about the lodge was the great food supported by Jocksan who was our chief for the days we were there. Theres only one menu but he tries to accept all food restrictions and surprised us three times a day with delicious creations. As I understand he just represented the main chief of the hotel but what I heard he's a good chief as well.
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Date of stay: March 2021
TJHousman wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a real cool place. If you need AC and Internet just don't go. We loved disconnecting and getting into the nature. The tents had very comfortable beds and really neat bathrooms. We missed the memo that we had to hike into the park but that was a great trek in. Said it would take 45 minutes took us 1.5 hours, but, that was because we were loving all the wildlife on the way in. Monkeys, Macaws and so much more!! Our guide for the day hike was Kathryn and she was so sweet and knowledgeable!!. If you want a wild adventure and a unique experience this fits the bill. Only thing be prepared it is HOT!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Stay close to front. rooms High up our a steep trek!
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JoH wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband & I spent 2 nights as part of the 7-night package. Amazing experience! Highlights include: - The overall booking experience - thank you to Yassiny for being so helpful with replying to many emails and it was so great to meet you in person - Outdoor shower (at night, you can see the stars!) - Comfortable & clean beach front bungalow - loved listening & sleeping to the sounds of the jungle & ocean - The cocktails & smoothies - Andy is a wonderful human being & cocktail/drinks maker - The location is stunning - beach front, right next to Corcovado NP and has it's own walking trails - The evening hike was a surprise - you see so many creatures - The staff - special mention again to Yassiny & Andy for being so warm & helpful - 7 night package is an awesome way to experience Osa Peninsula and we highly recommend it. Very well organised.
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Date of stay: February 2020
475kathyl wrote a review Feb 2020
43 contributions16 helpful votes
If you are looking for an adventure, this is it. My husband and I stayed here for 5 days during our 21 day Costa Rica trip. You have to hike into the forrest to get to the Eco Lodge. You can walk along the beach or walk on a trail through the forest. We packed light so we could carry everything with us in backpacks. You can leave your belongings at their office location and the Eco lodge will get them to you by the end of the day. The tents we stayed in were very nice. No electricity and no hot water though. We had candles in our room. The showers are outside but very private. We had an iguana living on a tree in our shower. It worried us a little at first but we got used to him and enjoyed him being there. I would recommend staying at the beachfront tents because some of the others were quite a walk up hill to get to. We ate all of our meals at the Eco Lodge. Delicious food. You do not have a menu but they will try to accommodate likes and dislikes. We enjoyed every meal. The service is exceptional! Thanks Andy! And he makes great margaritias! The beach is nice. We went swimming several times. When you walk down the beach, you see Scarlet Macaws and monkeys up in the trees. Beautiful sunsets every evening. We took the private all day hike through the jungle with a guide. You must go with a guide to get the most out of the hike. They know what to listen for so you can see lots of birds and animals. The hike starts right at the Lodge and goes through the Corcovado National park. David was our guide. We saw and learned so much from him. What a great time we had at La Leona Eco Lodge! We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: stay in beach front tents so you don't have to walk up steep hill to your room
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Mikk0N wrote a review Feb 2020
Finland120 contributions24 helpful votes
I have to confess that the idea of camping for a week in a tent raised worries. But the first morning with the view from the bed through the wall nets of the tent to the nice garden and the jungly soundscape was really awarding. Before going to the bed it was a concern, whether the very loudly breaking waves of the Shining Sea let us sleep. However, in the morning we were amazed of how well we slept. The minimal use of motorized vehicles is one great way to ensure a relaxed stay. We recommend to try this kind of accommodation to really immerse in the nature around you. The location of La Leona Eco Lodge next to the world famous Corcovado national park and its guard station is convenient. In addition, a jungle path network outside the park can be entered freely on your own from the backyard of the lodge any time. The best wildlife spotting was made with our splendid guide Alvaro. Since the complimentary Internet connection was up just limited times daily, it also was very occupied. We had a broadband connection in the phone (Kölbi prepaid), but we did not reach the phone network at the lodge. However, if you go to the shore line, you may get a good signal. The lack of garbage in the environment and the lodge premises was really delightful. You can see that the nature is truly valued. You may wish to have battery-operated lights in the tent, since the only complementary illumination in the tents is arranged by candles. An extension cord with multiple sockets is useful, since the number of available sockets at the charging points is very limited. We arrived in Carate after the sunset, which is not recommended. We planned to walk to the lodge along the shoreline and leave the main part of the luggage in Carate for becoming transported by Gerardo and his horse El Pinto to the lodge. However, with the kind help of a local Canadian the lodge sent an ATV to fetch us and the luggage. There we rode in the moonshine along the beach without the headlights so that the just hatched baby turtles would not be mislead to the forest instead of the ocean. We left the La Leona Eco Lodge by foot to Carate with lightly packed backsacks, while Gerardo and El Pinto took the heavy cargo to our car. The friendly staff guaranteed a pleasurable stay at La Leona. Thanks!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Do not be afraid of staying in tents like those at La Leona!
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US$108 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
la leona eco hotel corcovado national park
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaCorcovado National ParkCarate
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Leona Eco Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at La Leona Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at La Leona Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Leona Eco Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Leona Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does La Leona Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.