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Espino Blanco Turrialba

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Espino Blanco TurrialbaEspino Blanco Turrialba
Espino Blanco TurrialbaEspino Blanco Turrialba
Espino Blanco TurrialbaEspino Blanco Turrialba

Espino Blanco Lodge is a unique hotel for those on a Costa Rica vacation looking to be surrounded by nature on the slopes of the Turrialba Voclano. This hotel is the type of hotel you think of when you think of tropical rainforest Costa Rica ecolodge. It is a rustic hotel with a touch of luxury as everything is done perfectly. The restaurant is like none other in the country. It is surrounded by the jungle and actually has trees coming out of the floor in a perfectly designed blend of nature and elegance. Although a simple structure it is really done to perfection in our opinion. This is not a five star setting but because of it's respect to nature we feel mother nature would rate this a 5-Star hotel.

This is very much an ecolodge as all energy is at the minimum use. You are handed a lantern to get to and from you rooms as you have to hike through the paths that are cut through the Espino Blanco Private Reserve. This reserve is what separates the Espino Blanco Ecolodge from many other hotels in Costa Rica. The cabins are hidden in the 270,000 sq mt reserve and paths are made where you hike to each cabin. It is an easy hike of no more than a few hundred feet to each cabin. There are trails here in the Espino Blanco Reserve that lead you through primary and secondary forest. There is no avoiding the jungle here as you are surrounded by it at every moment of your stay.

The Espino Blanco Lodge is located at an elevation of over 3,500 ft and the clouds roll in at night and it gets cool at the lodge. They supply heavy blankets but it might be a good idea to pack a light jacket if you plan on taking morning hikes.

Arriving to the Espino Blanco lodge you will look for the signs for the reserve. It is a paved road but the last 200 mts have some inviting pot-holes which just goes to show you that it is going to be a private setting. This hotel is located just 15 minutes outside the city of Turrialba. There are many activities to do in the area including some of the best whitewater rafting tours in the country. The famous Pacuare river is just about 40 minutes away. You can also visit our Spanish School located in Sitio de Mata which is only about 20 minutes away from the Espino Blanco Lodge. You are also nearby the Turrialba voclano which can make for a great day hike if the park is open.

Activites in the Area:

  • Nature Hikes
  • Birding Tours
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Culture Tour Sitio de Mata
  • Waterfall Rappel/Canyoneering

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