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|Distance to city center||0.6 mi|
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Location and tours offered by staff were amazing. Recorded bird and monkey noises at the river early in the morning were over the top!
The biggest attraction of this hotel for me is its location in a wildlife refuge teeming with birds and wetland animals like caimans and turtles. The little village of Caño Negro is charming, and walking from the hotel to the river was delightful. The rooms are spare but spacious and private. The restaurant is quite good, and the bar area has sofas and tables that make a nice gathering spot. There's a nice pool also. The hotel arranged our boat tours, which were a great way to see the birds and animals. There is wifi, though only in the restaurant.
Birds on premises were good.
Hot water in shower was either cold or lukewarm-not pleasant. Paid for a professional guide on boat tour and the waitress at the hotel was the guide. She didn't see things and didn't ID some birds correctly. Boat didn't have a top and I wasn't told that ahead of time so I could dress appropriately. Hotel was extremely overpriced because they cut corners wherever they could such as poor quality meat or no meat at the breakfast buffet (buffet was only when a bus load of people arrived). Almost all other lodges have drinking water available all day (Natural Lodge does not) Some lodges also provide juice and coffee free of charge (all day). Natural Lodge charges for coffee when it isn't mealtime and their cups are very small (they don't tell you it's an extra charge). Had to ask for more coffee at breakfast. They catered to bus loads of people and not other couples that stayed there. At mealtime service was slow and I asked for water twice and didn't get it. Didn't get a receipt after paying bill in full. Don't stay here!!!! Stay at lodge down the street.
Amazing location. Super sweet and helpful staff. Jimmy, our bird guide, was excellent. The food was simple but well prepared and delicious. The pool was cool and clean and very much appreciated in the heat.
I would have appreciated a screen on the main door so that we could have left the door open and not relied entirely on AC (but glad there was AC).
The lodge was set in a beautiful setting with many native plants. Many of them were labeled. Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a boat tour with Jimmy at 8am on the 2nd day and we saw many animals including many types of birds, iguanas, bats, monkeys, about 100 Caimans and a sloth which is not so commonly seen. The town is very small, so we soon ran out of things to do.
Lack of things to do. Perhaps, the facility could offer a simple cooking class or crafts session for guests. That will definitely be a bonus.
With a stay at Natural Lodge Caño Negro in Caño Negro, you'll be on a river, just steps from Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
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