This area is well known to maintain the real life style of the “Costa Rican Campesino” and the rural tradition of the country. At San Gerardo de Dota you find the “Los Santos Reserve,” a vast protected area with primary hydrographic importance for the country. Also, you can find Los Quetzales National Park and “Cerro de la Muerte” This area is ideal for birdwatching, and discover easily the magical Resplendent Quetzal a rare privilege that only a few get to see. The area offers a fantastic mountain feeling with trout ponds and several hiking trails.
Inspired by the song of the Resplendent Quetzal in its magical fly, the surrounding collage of green trees and mountains, the serenity of the Cloud Forest, and the sounds of the Savegre River, Trogon Lodge, is a nature lovers hideaway, a picture perfect honeymoon destination, a great venue for outdoors weddings, and the place where one can disconnect from the city bustle to connect with nature’s bounty.
It was for them a perfect match, combining biology, indigenous art and design to create a little paradise high up in the cool mountains. They started constructing in 2003, beginning with their house, where they opened the Dantica gallery in the living room, and two Bungalows for rent. During the following 14 years, they expanded it into an ecolodge with 12 Bungalows, a large gallery with restaurant, an employee house, a playground and a laundry house.
The constructions were made according to the respect for the environment because sustainability is very important for this cloud forest lodge. The clearings in the forest and along the road already existed and where used for blackberry cultivation.
Fifty-five miles (89 Km) South from the Central Valley, in a pristine atmosphere and located on a 900 acres (400 Hectares) private reserve, the Savegre Hotel is the perfect opening location for traveling Costa Rica's magnificent tropical cloud forest in all its charm.
This hotel is located only 9 miles (5.5 Km.) from Los Quetzales National Park, and it is a definite addition for any true nature enthusiast looking for an experience to remember forever.
There are two types of rooms, bar, and restaurant, day spa, laundry, conference room, shuttle service, and a fantastic sort of tours and activities,
The Savegre hotel also counts with exotic gardens and a majestic private rainforest with an expanded system of trails.
Probably though, the best of Savegre is the staff attitude towards the visitor, beyond helpful, they are willing to please the guest and imprint a great memory.
The Chacon family, owners of Savegre Hotel and some of the first settlers in the San Gerardo de Dota area, have been running the hotel since its origin and their priority is to give excellent service in a sustainable environment.