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Northern California
Reviewed 13 March 2009

This place was amazing! On the trip in from Drake Bay we had our doubts as the mangroves closed in on us, and the stream shallowed, and we just kept going. But what a pleasant suprise at the end of our journy. The place is great because it only can house 3 or 4 couples. The area is full of...

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norwich
Reviewed 12 March 2009

This is my second review of Sabalo because - yup... you guessed it - I liked it so much, I went back. They still haven't got a power shower, there's no swim up bar, and the nearest restaurant is a long boat ride away. But... and it's a big but... Sabalo has something very, very, special. This place is the...

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upstate NY
Reviewed 17 February 2009

We spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica, 7 of those being at Sabalo Lodge. I can't even describe how amazing it was. Dan and Holly went over the top to make our time there personal and unforgettable. They arranged several day trips for us, including horse back riding, an educational trip to a Tico home, and farm. A trip to...

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SF Bay Area, CA
Reviewed 9 January 2009

Sabalo lodge is the most secluded, peaceful, and naturally beatiful place that you can get away from everyday hustle-and-bustle without requiring to speak any other languages than English. We (a late-forties couple with two college kids) took a hiking to a waterfall and horse back riding. Both activities imposed us some challenges, beautiful views and a lot of fun -...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 December 2008

Sabalo lodge is in a tiny remote town along the Sierpe river between the towns of Sierpe and Drake Bay. This place is far removed from the toursist hustle and bustle. The owners can help arrange a trip that combines some time at their lodge with time in one of the beachfront cabins near Drake Bay/Corcovado Park. We loved our...

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Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 9 September 2008

In mid-July I spent six days at the Sabalo Lodge with the owners, California expats Dan & Holly Pesta. Its a very secure environment, so remote that guests must boat in on the beautiful Sierpe River. The Pestas will make all transit arrangements for you. The lodge has large and landscaped grounds. Individual bungalows are well furnished, clean and the...

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Oxford
Reviewed 24 July 2008

Sabalo Lodge is everything the website promises and more. Dan and Holly are fantastic hosts, and their aim is to make your holiday go as smoothly as possible. Nothing is too much trouble, and Dans cooking is almost too good! The variety of activities available makes it suitable for all, and the beautiful surroundings are second to none. Would recommend...

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The New Rome
Reviewed 27 February 2008

I recommend Sabalo lodge to anyone. Great people, great food and comfortable digs in the middle of the jungle. Bring the whole family. Within 30 min's the kids were swimming in the river, drinking out of a coconut and loving life. This is a must do trip to see one of the last "wild" places on earth.

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California
Reviewed 14 February 2008

We had a great time My favorite things were kayaking, birding and swimming Right on the property they have a stream with a bend and you can swim while staying in the same place Actually got a good work out. Great kayaking through little channels like "african queen". Every morning we saw Scarlet Mcaws squaking as they flew by. Also...

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Escondido, California
Reviewed 30 January 2008

I traveled to Costa Rica with two other friends in Dec. '07 and stayed 5 days at Sabalo Lodge. We really enjoyed our stay. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained and though rustic, the cabins and areas to hang out at were comfortable and relaxing. We all enjoyed the yummy home-cooked meals and baked goods that charming host and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled at the heart of the Costa Rican jungle lies a secluded paradise called the Sabalo Lodge. It is home to monkeys, toucans, frogs and morpho butterflies living alongside human residents of a nearby village and travelers in search of a unique experience. Clustered in the mangroves, the Eco-Lodge sits next to the winding Sierpe River, which makes its way through the Osa Peninsula and joins the Pacific Ocean rimmed by a gleaming sandy beach. Like no other hotel of its kind, Sabalo Lodge has committed to providing a sustainable recreational experience, offering guests an outstanding array of activities which tread lightly on the local ecosystem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sabalo Lodge

Address: | 800 Meters South of Sabalo School on the Right, 60503, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: RM365 - RM445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Aracari cabin seems best, most private. There is no potable or hot water in cabins. Wifi is available near dining area/hammock area.”
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“the last constructed bungalow is by far the best one, close to the river and brand new!”
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