Carbon Dos, Costa Rica

Casa Calateas Rural Lodge

Flexible Stay | Eco Lodge, Birdwatching and Hiking

Casa Calateas is a rural Lodge in the lush hills above Cahuita National Park in the peacful community of Carbón Dos. It's run by ASODECC, an association of rural farmers who help to manage the private, 84-hectare reserve with secondary and primary forests of tremendous biodiversity and spectacular beauty. They offer food, housing and tours, and endeavor to offer friendly, personalized attention that guarantees visitors an enjoyable and enriching experience. Casa Calateas is part of a dream being built by ASODECC, which aims to improve the quality of life of locals through environmental conservation and sustainable production.

Right for You?

Duration

Flexible Stay

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

Spanish

Location

Rural Communities and Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association
Starts at:

$31/room

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • Stay in a peaceful ecolodge in an 84 hectare private reserve
  • Explore trails and lush rainforest directly from the lodge
  • Only a few minutes away from Cahuita National Park
  • Easy-to-organize tours to visit local cacao farms or Afro-Caribbean cultural experiences (they can even get a live calypso band at the lodge!)
  • Fresh meals available at the lodge

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

*Available Rooms* There are 3 triple rooms with private bathroom and 1 triple with shared bathroom. There's also 1 chalet with two double rooms and private bathroom, spacious verandahs with great views.

What's Included

Lodging

Eco Lodge

Room

Private Room and Private Bathroom

Food

Available for purchase (extra $)
They can organize an incredible lobster dinner or Afro-Caribbean dish joined by a live, local Calypso band! For extra cost.

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ACTUAR

Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive and Get picked up (extra $)
Take the coastal road to the town of Cahuita. Three kilometers sout of the main entrance to Cahuita town and one kilometer before the entrance to the Puerto Vargas section of Cahuita National Park, there is a bus stop and a gravel road heading uphill to the right. After about 3.5 Kilometers you will see a sign for Casa Calateas. Turn right and go about 800 meters more to get to the lodge. Four wheel drive is seasonally needed.