Lagarta Lodge is an ideal choice for those looking for a tranquil beach stay surrounded by nature. The hotel’s location attached to a pristine nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula means it feels a world away from some of the more developed resort towns on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast – yet access is still relatively straightforward, with regional airport of Nosara just a 15 minute drive away. It is possible to visit four beaches from the hotel. Playa Nosara is the closest, its dark sands fringed by jungle giving it a pristine, natural feel. Pelada and Guiones beaches offer swimming and surfing on golden sand beaches, whilst Playa Ostional is renowned for year-round turtle sightings. The tropical nature reserve can also be visited during your stay and is a great place to see species such as howler monkeys, coatis and a variety of birds. Kayaking or nature boat trips can also be arranged from the nearby Nosara river, as can horse riding and surfing. However you may wish to simply relax and enjoy the hotel’s infinity pools, Jacuzzi and spectacular sunsets from the Gecko Lounge.