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Vanuit de lodge kunt u 'hikes' door de jungle maken, begeleid door natuurgidsen. Ook kunt u onder meer een trekking door het Corcovado National Park maken.

La Leona Eco Lodge

Bijzonder tentenkamp bij het Corcovado National Park. Uw bagage wordt met paard en wagen naar de lodge vervoerd. 

Vanaf € 119,- p.p.p.n. bij een 2pk Offerte Meer info
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Uitzicht vanaf het terras

Binnen in de tent

Over La Leona Eco Lodge


U rijdt met de auto naar Carate in het zuidoosten van het schiereiland. De auto blijft bewaakt achter, u wandelt over het strand in een uurtje naar het kamp, bagage volgt.

Het tentenkamp ligt ver weg van de bewoonde wereld, naast de ingang van het nationale park. Alle 20 tenten staan op een houten vlonder vrij van de grond. In ons arrangement bieden wij 2 soorten tenten aan: Oceanview- en de Monkey’s Camp Tent. Ze beschikken beide over privé voorzieningen maar zonder elektriciteit. De Monkey’s Camp tenten liggen achter de Oceanview Tent waardoor ze iets dieper in het bos liggen.


  • beachfront
  • rust en natuur
  • stijl en design

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Vanuit de lodge kunt u 'hikes' door de jungle maken, begeleid door natuurgidsen. Ook kunt u onder meer een trekking door het Corcovado National Park maken.

La Leona Eco Lodge
Corcovado National Park
v.a. € 119 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)

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Monkey's Camp Tent
: Houten bedden, douche (koud water) en regulier toilet in een beschut tuintje achter uw tent. Géén electriciteit. Privé-terras voorzien van stoelen. 

Oceanview Tent
: Zoals de Monkey's Camp Tent maar met uitzicht op de Stille Oceaan.


Bij Carate, aan de Stille Oceaan, bij de ingang tot het Corcovado National Park, midden in de wildernis.
Vanaf San José is het ca. 7-8 uur rijden. Het is bij voorkeur aan te raden om met een 4-WD naar Carate te rijden. In Carate laat u uw huurauto achter (ca. USD5,- per dag) bij het La Leona Base Camp en van hieruit is het nog ca. 4 km lopen naar de lodge. Uw bagage wordt per paard en wagen naar de lodge vervoerd.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar


Vanuit de lodge worden tegen betaling verschillende hikes en excursies aangeboden.

Corcovado National Park beslaat ongeveer de helft van het schiereiland Osa. Het park is prachtig: u loopt hier door ruige jungle, en hoort de woeste golven tegen het verderop gelegen strand slaan. De vele bontgekleurde ara-papegaaien spreken tot de verbeelding. Een prachtige wandeling door het Corcovado National Park is een gedenkwaardig onderdeel van uw Costa Rica rondreis. Daarnaast zijn er nog veel meer mogelijkheden; neem hiervoor contact met ons op.

"Monkey Camp"

This place is unique, remote and life changing. First the hike from Carate to Leona warms you up for what is coming. Then the welcome from the staff, a glass of cold water and a nice chat with someone really interested in what you have to say. Then you give up your belongings that need to be in the safe to take another little hike to your cabin. No electricity, no WiFi, just you and the jungle. The food is excellent and all the staff and the attention is just incredible. THE place to recharge your humanity.

"Amazing stay near the jungle, Best view!"

Great stay! When in Carate go and stay at Leona. It's a bit of a hassle to get there but that's the charm. In dry season: drive to Carate (don't let Lonely Planet scare you about this drive), park your car, leave the luggage with the horseman and walk to the lodge. It's a lovely hike (not very far) where you'll see wildlife and have beautiful views of the ocean. Book the first row bungalows, nothing beats the view. Nice and clean bungalows/tents with own bathroom. Nice restaurant and very friendly staff. Would recommend a hike with Felipe. Funny, friendly and professional guide.

"Back to basics and nature in Corcovado "

La Leona Eco Lodge is located between Playa Carate and one of the main entrances to Corcovado National Park. The name La Leona - meaning Lioness or female lion - is derived from the ancient assumption by locals that the Puma, which is widely found in the area, was a female lion. La Leona is owned by Walter and Salma a Costa Rican couple from Santa Teresa who started the place in 2000. There are 19 cabins, one open dinning and bar area overlooking the sea and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cabins are organized in three levels - seafront cabins (1 to 10) shared cabins (14 to 18) and mountain range cabins (19 to 24). Seafront and mountain range cabins feature their own toilets and shower, while shared cabins (14 - 18) have access to a shared shower area and toilets. We stayed in cabin 19 and had to walk for about 8 minutes up the hill to arrive to our cabin. The benefit of ensuring the climb back and forth is the closeness to the primary forest. Upon arriving to Carate we stopped at Leona Base Camp which is 3.9k to the lodge. We drove past the airport to the starting point of Rio Carate (which serves as the end of the road for motorized vehicles). From that points onwards we had to complete a 2.5K trek through a jungle trial - thirty minute walk at a normal pace - to get the La Leona. Las Leona trial is one of the three entrances to Corcovado National Park - the other two being Los Patos and El Pedrito. Depending on the amount bags, the prospect of a 2.5K trek can be daunting. La Leona Eco Lodge can provide bag transport services for those requiring assistance. Upon arriving we were greeted by Joel, a friendly manager who showed the configuration of the place including the general safety and house guidelines. These guidelines include: no Wi-Fi access across the property, no power in the cabins / lodges (power plugs are available in main reception ares), no food to be stored in the cabins / lodges, electricity available only between 9AM - 1PM to 5.30PM - 9.00PM. Furthermore, breakfast (which is included in the room price) is served between 6.30AM and 8.30AM, lunch between 12PM and 1.30PM and dinner 6.30PM to 8.00PM. The food is basic but tasty. Be aware that the food portions are relatively small. Water and ice tea is provided free of charge all day long - which is nice after an active day. The guidelines might be considered strict at first, but it become the norm once we spent 24 hours in the surroundings and realize the remoteness of the place. For those needing Wi-Fi access the closest point is Lookout Point Hotel opposite to the public beach before the airport. If is a good 45 minute walk each way. Once we climbed the path we arrived to cabin 19 which was nestled in the middle of the jungle and featured a small balcony overlooking the jungle. The cabin was made of a wooden frame as a thick zippable plastic laced mosquito netting that served as the doors and windows of the cabn. The flooring is covered in plastic and the ceiling as well. The room featured three wodeen single beds and a simple wooden unit for clothes. The beds featured a single sheet which was enough during summer given the humidity and heat in the air. Upon opening the back zipper, a large area marked by a fence made of mosquito netting was revealed. The area featured a man made shower and basin made out of rocks; as well as a toilet and sink. The water from the shower is sourced from a local river and it is cold - a very welcome feature given the heat during most of the year. It is an amazing feature that brings home the fact that you are sleeping and showing amongst wildlife in the Costa Rican jungle. The The overall vibe of La Leona Eco is very relaxed and friendly. The hammocks by the sea and large bar overlooking the sea serve as gathering points and relaxation points. La Leona Eco Lodge offers walking guided tours into Corcovado National Park as well as a self-guided trial accessible only by guests providing a glimpse of the permanent forest in Corcovado. The guided walking tour covering the La Leona trial has a cost of 45 USD, extends for six kilometers each way and lasts close to four hours. I would highly recommend Milton, a very friendly, knowledge and bilingual tour guide that taught us not only about Corcovado but Costa Rica. La Leona is highly recommended to travelers looking for an authentic relaxed back to basics experience in Corcovado. If you are after luxury and being pampered stay at Luna Hotel instead.

"Beautiful location. Incredible staff!"

I stayed 2 nights in the Monkey Camp (was originally booked for 3 nights, but my flight from the US was canceled - long story). My tent had a beautiful view of the jungle and the Pacific, could see the waves breaking through the trees! It was amazing to be woken up before dawn by birds and howler monkeys (!!!), sit outside on the porch and watch the sun rise. I took photos of toucans, scarlet macaws, hummingbirds and howler monkeys from my porch. At night, I sat on the porch with only a candle for illumination and listened to the sounds of the jungle. Perfect! But you have to make an effort to get there - Monkey Camp is up a steep and very muddy trail, a good 10 min hike up the hill, which can be treacherous when it rains. The best part of La Leona is the staff. Everyone is friendly, but I need to mention Kervin and Felipe. Kervin saw that I was a bit nervous about hiking up to Monkey Camp after dinner in the dark (there are snakes in the jungle), and he offered to walk with me! It is a steep hike up, so I really appreciated the effort he made. And on my departure, Felipe gave me a ride on his ATV back to Carate, so I didn't have to walk 45 mins on the beach in the mid-day heat and high tide. Thanks Felipe, that was an awesome ride! The only negative is the food. The food quality is average and portions are small, but prices are very high (compared to other resorts in Costa Rica). After such amazing hospitality, you feel let down by the meals at La Leona. I would love to return to La Leona for a longer stay. Monkey Camp was perfect for me (despite the hike up to get to it), the hammocks on the lawn are very inviting, the views are beautiful and the staff make you feel at home. Just improve the food!

"Over-rated and poor value"

This "eco lodge" has all the promise to be a memorable experience. Unfortunately, we had a bad one. To access the lodge, you have to hike in about 4K along the beach. The views are spectacular and you have no idea what to expect. Once you get to the lodge, there are tents with shared bathrooms. We had one of those. The tents are clean and ok, but are a disappointment for $120 per night. (Also, if you are icked out by creatures in the night, this isn't the place for you. Need to be mindful of scorpions in tent.) There is nothing close by, so you have to opt in for all meals. Lunch is $20 and dinner is $25, beers are $4. For these prices, we were expecting good grub, not something that you'd get at a conference. Our biggest disappointment was the customer service offered by the manager in charge. You are told to leave your backpacks at basecamp and then they will be delivered later. We followed all the instructions and got there early. We got wet during the walk, so were completely soaked by the time we arrived. We were then told that our stuff would be brought the next day. When we nudged, the bartender offered to go get our stuff on a 4x4. His supervisor nixed that and said that there was no communication with the person who brought the luggage. Later she changed her story and said there was a mix-up. Hmmm. Original plan from bartender was followed and he cheerfully brought us our luggage 30 minutes later. What was a 6 hour problem was solved in a fraction of the time. Person in charge needs to take cues from staff. Kervyn and other staff were very courteous and approachable. Bottom line--there is a big disconnect between price and quality of accommodations and food. The drive to get to basecamp is fabulous and would highly recommend. Would suggest checking out other places to stay that are a better value and where you have options.

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