Costa Rica: this well-organised hotel is suberbly situated for visiting the nearby Carara National Park, just 10 minutes away by car. Located in the Tarcoles area. From the hotel there is access to the beach, where there is good birding of waders and seabirds. There is a swimming pool where you can watch Scarlet Macaw flying over the premises.
The hotel is in prime habitat for Striped Owl, and this is one of the easiest places to see this species in the country.
The hotel is visited by mammals including Tamandua Anteater (apparently passing through the grounds nightly) and Northern Raccoon.
This a well-established hotel of many years’ standing which has notably improved in recent years thanks to comprehensive renovation work. Rooms are in motel-style, with a direct exit outside. They have interior bathrooms, aircon and or ceiling ventilators and are clean, give or take the presence of the odd cockroach.
Breakfast isn’t served until 8am, along with the majority of hotels in Costa Rica, which splits morning birding in two, not desirable in such hot places. However, you can negotiate breakfast at 6am.
Private parking is guarded by security personnel.