Talari Mountain Lodge is the perfect retreat for the adventure tourist, nature lover and those seeking a peaceful sanctuary on a Costa Rica tour. The land plays host to over 222 species of birds. It is nestled within the beautiful El General Valley next to the mighty Chirripo River.
If you are interested in discovering the real untouched Costa Rica, away from the crowded tourist spots, Talari is the destination for you. Aside from many things to do independently, Talari offers many full-day and half-day tours and activities including birdwatching and hiking to
enable you to explore this beautiful part of the country.
The lodge is located at the gateway of Southern Costa Rica, 5km north-east of San Isidro el General, 10 minutes off the Interamericana Highway on the road to Chirripo National Park.
All of the newly refurbished 12 rooms offer private bathroom with solar heated hot water shower (it really works!); screening & mosquito nets, fan, fridge and a small terrace.
The lodge offers excellent food in the restaurant. A 3 course evening meal costs 15 USD. Chefs freshly prepare everything according to market availability. Please let us know before hand if you require a vegetarian option or have special dietary requirements.
The beautiful grounds at Talari Mountain Lodge are a mixture of landscaped gardens, 180m river frontage and secondary rainforest. Thanks to fruit trees and flowers, over 200 species of birds are found on the 8 hectare property, along with colorful butterflies, squirrels, iguanas, tolumucos, skunks, sloths and some amazing moths at dusk. Access to the rooms is on the level.
The pool is a great place to cool off or relax in a hammock with a good book. El General river flows along the bottom of the grounds. This is a lovely spot to view the Talamanca mountains and in the dry season a natural bathing pool is formed. There are around 2 kms of trails throughout the property, running from the river and up through the forest.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.