The town of Sarapiqui was originally a small village located on the Sarapiqui river banks. In recent years, the Sarapiqui region has become more popular among travellers in search of authentic destinations, but here you do not find any mass tourism.
Your hotel is a stylish oasis of peace and quiet and the friendly Belgian owner will warmly welcome you. He loves to take you on a very interesting (and especially delicious!) cacao tour on his own plantation. The tour will take you back to the origins of cacao and you will learn how chocolate was made back in the days and how they do this now. A chocolate tasting is included, of course!
Around Sarapiqui, there are lots of things to see and to do. It’s a fertile region and you’ll pass many cocoas, coffee, pineapple, banana and palm oil plantations along the road. If you can, a visit to an organic pineapple plantation is highly recommended, did you, for example, know, that pineapples grow in the ground and not on a tree? Are you more interested in exploring the jungle? You can visit the private nature reserve Tirimbina and book a guided tour, especially the evening tours are super cool!
When you’re ready for more adventure, then go rafting on the Sarapiqui River (up to category 4). In addition, you can explore the jungle from above during an exciting canopy tour or go horseback riding. Contact us for more information!
Our stay a this nice Hacienda with a super kitchen was great! The accommodation itself is simple, but certainly comfortable. The two tours that Jean Pierre arranged were superb!
First, we went horseback riding at Aventuras de Sarapiqui in the morning (see photo). This one was super! The tour took us to a beautiful natural area (we spotted white face monkeys) and we even had to cross a river twice. The horses were so well trained that even for an untrained rider it was simple. Absolutely recommended!
In the afternoon we visited an organic pineapple plantation, Finca Sura. The access road was next to Aventuras de Sarapiqui. This tour was great as well. Our young guide was very enthusiastic and we learned a lot. Our daughter also loved this. Both tours were arranged by Jean-Pierre of Hacienda la Isla. At the hotel, we booked the cacao tour with him, but for our daughter, that was a bit too long. We now do know the history of cocoa and chocolate!
The stay at Jean Pierre’s was great. What a beautiful place and what a great host. We enjoyed the food and the beautiful surroundings with howler monkeys, turtles and beautiful birds. Following the recommendation of Jean Pierre, we visited Frog’s Heaven and La Selva. Both visits were highlights of our trip.
We really liked this hotel, it’s not too big and has a lovely restaurant. Jean Pierre, the owner, chats with everyone and has a lot of stories to share. You can make a nice hike around the hotel premises and there’s a swimming pool as well. In the corresponding garden is a nice walk to make and for the enthusiasts, a swimming pool has been created. During our stay, we visited nearby Heliconia Island and booked a rafting tour, super cool!
We visited Sarapiqui while on our honeymoon. We really liked the cacao tour of Hacienda La Isla Jean-Pierre is a great storyteller!
Another beautiful lodge! We book the chocolate tour which was really nice and interesting.
A visit to Frog`s Heaven is highly recommended. This beautiful place is run by a Costa Rican family with a lot of passion for nature and of course frogs. Guide José has made his hobby his profession and can tell you very passionately. He shows you the most beautiful frogs and birds.