Our Core Values

    Living in harmony with nature

    Your first experience in Nosara will be a warm welcome in the relaxed ambience of Lagarta Lodge. Our philosophy of hospitality means we operate our hotel according to ethical, ecological and aesthetic principles. Sustainability and social responsibility are core values. As are art and culture.

    We want to encourage people to live in harmony with nature.

     







    Hospitality

    Your comfort is our priority.

    Swiss couple Amadeo and Regina Amacker along with Costa Rican Paolo Jiménez Navarro (left) look forward hosting you as their guests and ensuring that your vacation is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

    Sustainability

    Securing the future.

    Our estate has been awarded the highest certification for sustainability: five leaves of the CST certificate (Certification of sustainable tourism). The certification has strict requirements e.g. including active protection of the environment, recycling, and favoring local, organically grown products. Another sign of our commitment to ecologically friendly operations are our solar panels and the hotel’s own water recycling system.

    Social Commitment

    We care for people.

    As a guest in our eco-lodge, amidst breathtaking nature, you can rest and relax with a clear conscience. The Swiss owners and the Swiss/Costa Rican management team are not focused on maximum profits: a percentage of the room rates goes toward projects that promote education and conservation. We are also committed to supporting the local population (www.edunamica.org , www.edunamica.cr , www.ecovida.ch ).

    Design and Aesthetics

    Design

    At one with nature.

    Lagarta Lodge artfully unites modern architecture and tastefully designed rooms with the outdoor environment. Nature-focused artworks, teak furniture, and a color scheme that harmonizes with nature are the main features of our interior spaces.

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    Art and Culture

    Promoting culture is our passion.

    The owners of Lagarta Lodge foster the arts and preserve the culture of the indigenous people such as the Chorotega and the Maleku. The hotel has its own art gallery that houses artefacts of the Maleku tribe. Marimba rhythms and traditional dances are part of everyday culture on the Nicoya peninsula – you will be captivated by the performances held by local music and dance groups.

    Design and Aesthetics

    Art

    Seeing the world with different eyes.

    Paintings, objects, and sculptures bear witness to the inspiration and energy of this magical place, its rhythms, its colors, its natural wonders: Art and design, architecture and nature achieve unity.

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