Our Space

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The Reforestation Project

In 1993 this property was acquired. From then on, approximately 5 acres were devoted them to the regeneration of the humid tropical forest. In this sector, native species of the area have been planted only, thus generating a secondary forest. In addition, there are other areas within the lodge where it has been reforested but not adjacent to the forest that has been established. This has allowed us to form a small biological corridor taking advantage of our neighbours’ sardinal river, and as a result significantly increase the fauna of our lodge. 

Gardens

In addition to the natural forest and stream buffers the lodge is proud of its Heliconia and ornamental flower gardens. Our organic garden and orchards complement the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables served at all meals.

Butterflies & Frogs

The La Quinta butterfly garden provides a habitat for many different species of Costa Rican butterflies. It includes both larval and nectar plants which provide nourishment for the butterflies throughout their life cycle. The butterfly garden provides an opportunity for our guests to photograph, enjoy, learn and interact with the butterflies.

The Poison dart frog (Dendrobates pumilio) as well as the green frog (Dendrobates auratus) can be spotted quite easy at La Quinta frog garden. Very active during daylight hours because of the lack of any predators these frogs don’t stay still very long. They can be seen walking, hopping, jumping and climbing or just sitting in a bromeliad.

Trails

A map of the 20-acre La Quinta property identifies the trails that you are encouraged to use for a 20 or 30 minutes self guided walk. The trails lead you to:

  • The Library
  • The Butterfly House
  • The Frog Land
  • The Vegetable Garden
  • El Patio: Farm to Table
  • The Reforestation Project
  • The Ponds Area
  • The Sardinal River

Restaurant

Meals include delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, many from our own garden, often rice and beans and main courses carefully prepared by the chef and co-owner Leonardo Jenkins. Costa Rican coffee is available all day long. Cooking classes can be scheduled at the front desk, pending availability.

A typical dinner could be a buffet that includes:

  • Natural juice
  • Salad bar with 12 ingredients: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, hearts of palm, carrots, onions, sweet corns, beetroots, eggs and 2 kinds of dressings
  • Two or three grilled meats: chicken, beef or pork
  • Six sides: rice, beans, a buttered vegetable, vegetable omelette, plantains or potatoes, a diced vegetable, tortillas or bread, dessert, and coffee or tea

Lakes

We created three lakes for activities such as fishing and bird watching. In addition, in the largest lake there is a family of alligators, which were rescued from captivity through a program of a government institution.

Pools

Lounge by one of our two pools that are completely immersed in the rainforest. The perfect opportunity to spot a troop of howler monkeys hanging from the trees or a scarlet macaw taking flight.

Vegetable Garden

This unit is part of the La Quinta self-supply program. In our nursery and nearby production areas, we have a wide range of crops such as: sweet pepper, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, sweet potato, malanga, cassava, celery, coriander, radish, among others. It is important to emphasize that the production varies according to the climate, so there are certain crops we only offer seasonally

Other Services Available On Site

  • WIFI
  • Guided Tours
  • Transfers
  • In house attractions
  • Cooking workshops
  • The Ponds Area
  • Sardinal River