La Quinta Country Inn is located in the northeastern portion of Cost Rica, in Sarapiqui, just 60 miles from San Jose. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, private reserves and La Selva Biological station, this area caters to eco-tourists, thrill seekers looking to river raft down the Sarapiqui River, or couples seeking a peaceful stay in paradise. These are also prime grounds for birders. The hotel is recognized by the National Accreditation commission for sustainable tourism.
- 2:00 p.m. check in
- 12:00 p.m. check out
- Restaurant in Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Wireless Internet
La Quinta Country Inn property is comprised of nine acres, including frog and butterfly gardens and meandering trails built with wheel chair accessibility. There is an on-site museum and gallery with an extensive exhibit of fascinating rainforest insects and educational corners providing information and topics on tropical biology. Horseback riding, mountain biking and boat trips are also available.
The restaurant serves typical Costa Rican fare, including fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden served with every meal. Mini courses on cooking and paper making are available. If you are looking for something to read, check out the library. For relaxation, take a mid-afternoon nap in one of the hammocks on your private balcony or next to the swimming pool.
The Inn has twenty four accommodations set in private cabins. Each includes either two or three beds, a ceiling fan and a private bath with hot water. These cabins are amidst a tropical garden of flowering trees, palms and Heliconia. An outside porch with chairs is connected to each room, providing the perfect setting to enjoy the flowers and vast variety of birds that abound.
A fantastic experience at a truly sustainable eco-lodge. Staff were helpful as we arranged tours for the afternoon. When someone knocks on you door to announce "toucans in the lobby area", you know you're in a birder's paradise!