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With almost 400 different bird species identified, 100 hectares of primary rainforest and 169 hectares of reforested secondary growth forest, Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is a paradise for birdwatchers, wildlife and nature lovers in general!
Kurt’s dad is originally from Germany and acquired this piece of jungle north of Costa Rica in 1974. At this times the word “eco-tourism” did not exist, and he first thought (as it was the main trend at this time) to develop an agriculture business with it. For several reasons, it did work out, and had this crazy idea to try developing an eco-lodge to welcome tourists looking for experiencing wild tropical rainforest. He built the first four bungalows in 1981.
He has then to implement sustainable practices as a necessity. Kurt’s answer to his vision of sustainability: “Sustainability is about living in harmony between human and nature. At Laguna del Lagarto Lodge we aim to be a leading eco-lodge in Costa Rica practicing sustainable tourism and to demonstrate that a standing rain forest is more valuable than a deforested one.”
The village of Boca Tapaca was not linked to any electricity, water of phone system. Then he developed this great pioneer eco-tourism project in closed collaboration with the local community. Laguna del Lagarto has now 22 rooms, and does not plan to increase too much more (maybe 2 or 3 extra rooms, no more).
Are you looking of an off-the-beaten-track experience in Costa Rica? This is the place to go!
Read the article about Florie experience on her personal blog:
Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Tropical Birdwatchers Paradise
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