I understand that this is a remote part of the country. But every activity we felt herded like cattle. Had I known what this would be like I would have booked an Airbnb or hotel in Tortuguero and arranged my own tours. Was also disappointed in the gluten free food options they had for my daughter and the vegetarian options they had for my son.
Food - would have preferred a buffet style with more choice
Gorgeous rooms and beautiful gardens. Simple food but very tasty. Fantastic wildlife.
Dining set up of a buffet where everyone was expected to eat at the same time was a bit unexpected but worked well
Very clean rooms, nice layout and abundance of wildlife especially the howler monkeys; great drinking water!
Pachira Lodge definitely was value for money so our expectations weren't high. The food was very average nothing like the breakfast and lunch we got at El Ceibo Rest. There were too many people on the nature walk that we did there as part of our stay. Our room was very comfortable and clean. Appreciated the fact that we could fill our water bottles up anytime and there was always water. We had a fun frog search at night with our guide.
Food was pretty boring. Wifi service pretty spotty. But an amazing place.
The meals were "so-so," but we met some nice people. I was a little apprehensive about the "remoteness" of the lodge and no air conditioning, but it was quite comfortable and very nice. We even saw some great wildlife and an interesting "jungle walk" right on the lodge grounds. We live in the desert, so the rain was very enjoyable.
The howlers were amazing. I would have liked the opportunity to mingle and move around during meals, we had to sit in a designated seat at a designated table.
It was a lodge and I have to take that in consideration when evaluating the place. The guides were very knowledgeable about animals and plants and helped us a lot to spot animals that would have been very hard to see without them.
Adrian was awesome!!
Food was good enough for a buffet. Setting was nice and so was the nature walk.
In the jungle, super clean. no snakes. Keep up the great service.
We had a wonderful time in Pachira, and really enjoyed beeing able to stay so close to the wildlife.
Loved this place. Fernando was a fabulous guide for all aspects.
Would go back to Mawamba Lodge next time, better location. However, the guides were knowledgeable and very congenial--excellent.
Fantastic location & great food
I have never seen so much wildlife and bird life without even leaving my property. It was fantastic, I will definitely go back. And our guided tours were wonderful, perfect English, very knowledgeable and humorous. All Great!
Very nice! And appropriate for the area.
Happy that it was an eco-lodge and practiced what it preached. Would have liked all walls to extend to ceiling. Very pretty surroundings.
Absolutely loved everything about this place, great location, staff, food was amazing.
This was our favourite hotel of the entire trip. The staff , the surroundings, the food- all were wonderful and the howler alarm clock was perfect!!
No hot water in the sink. Only one chair in the room. Nothing to put luggage on. It was like camping.
Great food. Great setting.
I did not enjoy the overly structured aspect of this part of the holiday
Loved the feel of camping in the jungle combined with the beautiful pool and delicious meals.
Loved how Pachira Lodge blended into its environment. Howler monkeys put on quite a show both mornings. Nice pool.
Pachira is very good. No luxury, but a very good price-quality balance. the staff is very friendly and helpfull. We loved this place so much. We had great excursions and we met very nice people.
Too much like a military operation for me but the kids loved the pool.
Quite nice pool. Loved the service.
Fernando and Rollando were amazing guides. Very knowledgeable. They made this portion of the trip amazing.
Wonderful all around! Loved Pachira Lodge and the caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Manfred was an incredible guide! He took amazing care of everyone in his party and went out of his way to make sure we all got the most out of the experience.
We loved this cabin-like hotel. It was very peaceful except for the howler monkeys that woke us up, but we loved hearing them. We enjoyed the remote location, relaxing by the pool and friendly staff.
Fine for what it is. On reflection, we would have preferred to stay in the town of Tortuguero, or at least to have had the option of a less touristy, resort-type place. Food mediocre, felt like sheep being herded, and we are not bar patrons. Just not our cup of tea.
loved this place, The best place we stayed in ,everyone helpful.
Terry thought he would have liked a mosquito net as we here so much in the u.k about diseases carried by them. It would have given him peace of mind even if not really necessary
Great experience in a unique setting. Feedback to hotel...music at the bar is not appropriate for the environment. Perhaps some local music but not a seventies disco soundtrack on repeat!
Food was not that good and you are a captive of the hotel. Beautiful surroundings but rooms could use some updating.
Food was great , pool very nice and staff helpful.
very friendly staff
One of our favorite places. Great staff, good food.
I wish we had stayed longer.
Very nice overall but rooms were only okay and food was satisfactory. Should consider having Wi-Fi around the pool and bar areas - would increase convenience for guests and revenue for the property. Had hoped the property was nearer to the Tortuguero National Park canals so we could kayak there on our own.
Our stay there was a highlight of the trip. Guides and staff were great. Food was pretty good. Overall atmosphere and facilities were terrific.
Staff very profressional and service oriented.
Absolutely loved this part of Costa Rica. I could live here.
My favorite place on our tour
Pachira lodge was fantastic. Loved the airflow in the rooms and wildness just out the door. Wish we had stayed 3 nights.
Bed was not great - bathroom was very dark. Having a food allergy, I found eating lunch and dinner somewhat problematic as most salads and entrees had red/green peppers in them.