We spent a week here. It is remote and takes some extra effort to get to but is well worth it. There are 4 [signature canopy] suites high above the rest of the resort in the jungle canopy, with their own infinity pool and wrap around private balconies. Our welcoming committee was a troupe of howler monkeys! There were parrots and aracaris in the trees bright and early! You can ask for coffee and muffins to be brought up in the morning. There is a soaker tub on the bathroom balcony – it’s lovely to see the nature all around you while having a soak. The king-sized bed in our Ridge suite was extremely comfortable.
The food was not 5 star haute cuisine but very good by Central American standards. They did a few things very well and some things not so well. Breakfast is included with the room price and it is very generous with fresh squeezed OJ, seasonal fruit and a basket of pastries that change daily – you likely won’t even have to order off the menu. I would recommend NOT buying a “meal plan” unless you are one of those people who likes to eat a three-course lunch and dinner every night. The menu was actually quite limited if you are staying a week as there was not a lot of choice.
The wines were all South American and disappointing. Some of the reds were quite “toxic”. However, if you like mojitas – they have one of the best recipes anywhere. And charming bartenders!
Staff is wonderfully professional, friendly and courteous. The rooms are scrupulously clean. We had a lot of rain while we were there but still found lots to do. They have some excellent bird-watching guides and lots of fun excursions.
I think 4-5 days would be plenty at this very expensive lodge. You will feel pampered.