We stayed at Nature Lodge for two nights and absolutely loved it. We almost canceled our reservations based on some bad online reviews but decided to give it a try anyway.
The hotel is under new management and has been remodeled, so I think you can disregard reviews prior to 2006. The setting is beautiful, the rooms are simple yet comfortable and clean, the staff is friendly and the food is excellent. It is a much nicer setting than staying in Montezuma, which is quite noisy and busy. We took advantage of the horseback riding excursion and would highly recommend it. The horses are very well cared for. Overall the price is extremely reasonable, especially since it includes breakfast. We subsequently spent 5 days at the Marriott resort in Jaco and felt ripped off the entire time. We paid exorbitant rates for everything and yet we experienced none of the charm or authenticity that we found at Nature Lodge. It was the highlight of our trip.
I stayed 10 days there and it was my best time in costa rica.
It's absolutely fantastic there: nature pure! No traffic noise at all, just birds, monkeys and the sea at night.
I did several horse ridings with excellent provided horses, spectacular views and swimming on the way.
The owners and the whole staff are extremly friendly and helpful, the kitchen offers excellent mostly european food. Also the breakfast is superb.
Go there, you will not regret it.
Planned a 1 or 2 nights stay, and ended up 3 nights, just resting and enjoying the place- hardly ever taking the trouble to visit busy Montezuma.
There is indeed a new, enthusiastic management (a German and Costa-Rican partners) who turned this place to a lovely intimate spot with a lot of personal care for the guests.
The lodge is not on the beach. You can see the sea far beyond the forest that surrounds the place, filled with monkeys, birds, butterflies etc etc.
Our room was big and convenient. (there are about 4 of this kind and the rest are smaller) The large balcony facing the open view- a real treat. Pity there is no AC, but with open windows at night, it was OK.
Great kitchen produces high level European style meals.
The small pool - a real pearl - the best place to cool off with a drink surrounded by all that green.
Had a real good horse riding trip from the lodge.
Gadi & Adi, Israel
This hotel is a small, wonderfully decorated, well-kept place with wonderful people. Without exception, from the owners, to the managers, to the cooks, this place oozed with personal attention and friendliness, making my wife and I want to stay for as long as we could.
Importantly, we found that hotel prices in the Montezuma area are priced far higher than those in other parts of Costa Rica, and we were initially surprised at the price tag. However, the Nature Lodge is truly the best value for the money and was well worth it.
I would say, however, as I did to the hotel managers, that screens on the doors and windows are necessary. Since the place does not have AC (you may or may not feel that this is necessary, we personally did, but understand the hotel's philosophy on this matter) everything remains open. This is a wonderful feeling and experience, hearing and feeling the nature all around. However, many uninvited insects made themselves welcome in the room.
I would strongly comment that although the screen issue is important, DO NOT let that keep you from visiting this gem of a hotel. You will not regret your stay here.
Lance, Washington DC
I was there for several nights and I think it is an enthusiastic place.
The hotel is located in the middle of the nature, framed of wonderful plants and animals.
Woke up in the morning and saw monkeys close to the window of my room having breakfast.
There is also an excellent restaurant. The people are great, very friendly and they always look that you get the best service. It is really a good combination of being in the nature and to be in a hotel where you feel at home.
Mi esposa y yo visitamos el Hotel Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos en Montezuma, Costa Rica. Durante nuestra estada pudimos disfrutar de un inmejorable servicio y atencin. El hotel est ubicado en la carretera entre Cbano y Montezuma, por lo que se encuentra sumamente cerca de varios lugares de alta calidad turstica, sin embargo el hotel ofrece un ambiente de tranquilidad, paz y armona en contacto con la naturaleza, sin privarse de los ms altos detalles de lujo y comodidad. Los propietarios, administradores y el personal a cargo poseen un increble trato con el visitante, lo cual motiva a regresar.
En fin, el Hotel Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos es una excelente opcin para visitar.
Familia Peralta Cifuentes, San Jose, Costa Rica
He tenido la suerte que un amigo me recomiende la Finca los Caballos. Realmente es un paraiso tropical. Pas 3 espectaculares dias alli. Excelente punto de partida para excursiones y caminatas. Se destacan las cabalgatas organizadas directamente desde la Finca con personal experimentado en esa area.
Las habitaciones estan todas totalmente renovadas y decoradas con muy buen gusto. Excelente cocina, platos muy originales.
Inolvidables amanecers junto a la picina! Muchas gracias a todo el equipo de la Finca los Caballos, ellos hicieron perfecta la estadia alli!
Marcos, Buenos Aires
Hola, sinceramente les recomiendo visitar el Hotel Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos, ubicado muy cerca de Montezuma. Disfrut de unas pequeas vacaciones hace dos meses ah y todava recuerdo con nostalgia mi estada. Definitivamente es un lugar especial rodeado de naturaleza, aventura y tranquilidad. Las instalaciones del hotel son sumamente cmodas y el servicio de restaurante por las noches inmejorable! Es un hotel en el que se puede disfrutar de la naturaleza que lo rodea y tambin de una aventura tomando un tour a caballo o simplemente relajarse con una lectura en la piscina.
Luis, San Jose, Costa Rica
On our Costa Rica tour we stayed at Nature Lodge Los Caballos for three days, and we really enjoyed it. The new owners did a really good job by renovation, so it became a lovely place to stay. The people are so kind, and the kitchen is unbeatable. I loved to watch the tukans, stood up very early in the morning to listen the monkeys roaring and to watch the sunrise. I just felt happy.
Thanks to all the staff, we would like to come again soon, because we had the good feeling to share our stay with a big family. Anna and Franz Weber,
On our CoThe Nature Lodge Finca los Caballos is one of the best places we have stayed in all of our travels. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and our room incredibly comfortable with breathtaking views. The food at the lodge is top notch (we would rate it 4 stars). But the biggest delight was the incredible hospitality and warmth from all the wonderful people working there. It made our trip extremely special.
We highly recommend the Nature Lodge to anyone visiting Montezuma! We loved it so much we are already planning our next Costa Rica trip back there!! Chris and Chuck
We recently returned from our first visit to Costa Rica. The highlight of the trip was our stay at the Nature Lodge. We booked the hotel because it offered horseback riding. Other than that we knew little about the place. Upon our arival we were more than pleasantly surprised.
It is a beautiful, secluded setting in the jungle. It has only 12 rooms which make it an ideal place to relax. The scenerary is spectacular right which can be viewed right from your your hammock. The wildlife is unique to anyone from the recreational areas of the USA. From monkeys to exotic birds and plants and trees of all varities you can have a great day just listening to the sounds of the jungle while longing around the pool with a glass of wine.
The staff was most helpful and courteous from the waiters to the owners. We also enjoyed the horseback rides which included a breathtaking view of the ocean to a swim in a river pool at the base of a cascading waterfall. Riding is adaptable for all levels of experience.
The rooms were clean and the campus was truly beautiful which fits their description of "barefoot elegance." The rates were more than reasonable. The highlight was the excellent meals prepared by a German chef who could practice her culinary skills at the finest cafes in the world.
We would definately recommend the Nature Lodge!!! Gary & Sherrill Brown -