Costa Rica

Lagarta Lodge – Costa Rica

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“Lagarta Lodge is the Costa Rican hotel with breathtaking views onto the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the unique ambience amidst verdant subtropical vegetation and within reach of the ocean.”


Lagarta Lodge is a new boutique hotel located in Nosara, Guanacaste, on the Nicoya Peninsula, this area has been designated as one on the world’s five “Blue Zones” where people live the longest and happiest lives. We say it is new but the owners have had a lodge here for several years and in 2016 they have completely rebuilt the Lodge to reopen in 2017 as a luxury eco boutique property. It is located in a non-tourist area with a private biological reserve with nearly 90 acres 5-10 minute walk from the hotel, an ideal place for birdwatching. The location is perfect with spectacular ocean and tropical forest views, with the charming beaches of Pelada, Guiones and San Juanillo minutes away. The staff & management are 100% service oriented & the operation is fully sustainable.  The hotel has been certified by the Costa Rican Tourist Board with the highest sustainable certification, 5 leaves. The Swiss owners and the Costa Rican management team are not focused on maximum profits: a percentage of the room rates goes toward projects that promote education and conservation in Costa Rica.

For a relaxing vacation, Lagarta Lodge in Nosara is the ideal boutique hotel in Costa Rica. Our hotel has twenty-six Junior Suites. As our guests, you have the opportunity to explore the hotel-owned nature reserve Reserva biológica – or you can choose to relax in our spa or savor the magnificent views from our pools. Other options include practicing yoga or treating yourself to a massage or other special treatment in a naturally restorative setting.

The eco-lodge is unique – its location, its services, and its philosophy.

Beach View
Lagarta Lodge Pool


“Discover the regional specialties and experience the tastes of Costa Rica!”

Our eco-lodge offers you a number of delicious opportunities to get to know the tastes of Costa Rica: drinks, “bocas” (snacks), and meals – carefully prepared and served in front of the spectacular panorama. In our lounge, our restaurant Chirriboca and the Sunset Bar, we serve only the very best quality – generally organically grown local products. You can try a Costa Rican specialty or a dish from our international kitchen – complete with your choice of wine from our select wine cellar.


Enjoying the spectacular and unique view over Nosara Beach we offer excellent cocktails and drinks. Our partially open-air lounge is reserved for hotel guests, who can savor the unique ambiance while taking in the majestic backdrop of the incomparable Costa Rican sunsets and in the evening you can sit under starry skies while enjoying a cocktail and the view onto the lit gardens and pools.


The restaurant and the Sunset Bar captivate with their magnificent views onto the ocean, but also with their exquisite culinary delights. Our team looks forward to treating you to freshly caught fish and other local and international delicacies – mainly from regional organic farms.



“A taste of paradise!”

Two infinity pools and a Jacuzzi with magnificent views over the tropical forests, rivers, and ocean tempt you to long, relaxing visits. The pools are magically embedded in the bluff and set in manicured gardens.


“A room for seminars and celebrations!”

Lagarta have the perfect room for weddings, family celebrations, or seminars – complete with a panorama view of the coast and nature reserve. You can choose between an air-conditioned or semi-open-air setting.


“A space for mind, body, and soul.”

Nestled into the bluff, the spa complex is an extraordinary oasis of relaxation and regeneration, offering guests mesmerizing views of mangroves and striking giant trees. We invite you to discover your own, personal treatments and therapies, to practice yoga and to turn your attention inward and regain inner balance and a sense of calm.

Nature Reserve Bird
Nature Reserve Birds
Nature Reserve Lake
Nature Reserve Monkey


“The incomparable beauty and diversity of the surroundings are truly magical.”

Lagarta Lodge is situated amidst untouched nature on Costa Rica’s Nicoya peninsula. The hotel-owned nature reserve Reserva Biológica offers guests the opportunity to become acquainted with native plants and animals.

The Rio Nosara borders on the hotel-owned nature reserve Reserva biológica that covers nearly ninety acres. As a guest, you may join a guided tour or have free access to the well-marked paths. They also provide you with a chart containing information on plants and trees. The mornings offer especially good opportunities to make exciting sightings on this roughly two-hour walk: there are numerous birds, howler monkeys, anteaters, coatis, raccoons, iguanas, butterflies, and insects. Guests will delight in the reserve’s biodiversity and its unique combination of subtropical dry forests and mangrove thickets. Or take a tour with an electric boat or a kayak on the Rio Nosara and Rio Montaña to discover the incomparable beauty of Costa Rica. If you’re lucky, you may even see a crocodile!



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