Local architect Donald Loria, who repeatedly participated with architectural projects in biennials, worked with the owners and the management team of Lagarta Lodge to design the renovations and extension. Project manager Amadeo Amacker ensured that all buildings achieved an organic fit into the surroundings. The room furnishings were designed by the owners and Regina Amacker. Local craftsmen and artists created the furniture and light fixtures.
Contemporary design, simplicity, harmony, natural ease – all founded on sustainability and compatibility with the environment.
The color concept of the Lagarta Lodge is based on the those existing in the tropical hues and blend in a lively way with the landscape. The holistic color scheme is echoed in the interior design, creating the backdrop for the modern art on display. When developing the new design, the owners worked closely with artists from Europe and Latin America, whose works bear witness to the inspiration and energy of this magical place, its rhythms, its colors, its natural wonders. The paintings, objects, and sculptures are born of the artists’ direct experience with the world around them. The natural materials used as well as the thematic references to nature are a profound expression of the beauty in the surroundings: Art and design, sensitive, first-class architecture and nature achieve unity. This setting provides the perfect backdrop for our guests to experience unforgettable moments every day: at the beach, at the river, at the hotel-owned nature reserve – and high on the cliff, in the elegant and inspiring ambiance of Lagarta Lodge.