Lagarta Lodge: Interview with Regina By: Thomas Tutton
Tom: How long have you been open? Regina: We have been open for thirty, well no, 29 years. Tom: Who founded the Lodge? Regina: A European man, Roland Lelin. Tom: What do you recommend for eating? Regina: The fish, the seafood and the meat. Tom: What is the Sunset Bar? Regina: The Sunset Bar is a place to see the sun set, drink a cocktail and eat some food straight off the barbeque. Tom: If you’re not staying at the lodge, can you use the pool? Regina: No, the pool is only for clients of the hotel. Tom: What type of food do you mostly sell? Regina: International, as well as local Tom: Do you sell sodas? Alcohol? Regina: Yes, we sell both sodas and alcohol, although only sodas for kids (laughs) Tom: Why is yours the best hotel? Regina: I won’t say we’re the best, but we do have the best view in Nosara. Some hotels have the advantage of being near the beach, we have the view. Tom: How much does it cost to enter the Biological Reserve? Regina: For tourists, it costs six dollars. For Nosarans, it costs one thousand colones. Lagarta Lodge was founded 29 years ago, before Nosara was even on the map. The amazing views will keep you watching the horizon way past sunset. The hotel itself has twice received a certification for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica. The restaurant is a top-quality mix of international meat, seafood and fish dishes and original Tico recipes. It also protects the Reserva Biológica de Nosara. To gain access to the park,a tourist must pay a fee of only six dollars at the main office of the hotel. They give discounts to local Nosarans, who have to pay a total of less than two dollars. Lagarta Lodge is a perfect place to relax, drink a cocktail, eat some delicious food and watch the sun go down over Playa Nosara.