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Almonds and Corals Lodge

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Located in:
Manzanillo, Limón
Starting at $128 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Get up close and personal with Costa Rica and its natural habitats when you stay at the Almonds and Corals Lodge. These guest rooms feature no walls, plenty of mosquito netting and an experience that you aren't likely to find anywhere else.


Beautiful nature rooms
Beautiful nature rooms

Situated along the Caribbean Sea and in the middle of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Almonds and Corals Lodge offers a truly unique vacation experience in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. Part resort, part safari camp and part boutique hotel, Almonds and Corals Lodge promotes harmony between your inner and outer self. In operation for more than 20 years and family-owned, the hotel has been named one of Costa Rica's top 10 most unusual hotels and features Caribbean decor with a safari twist. Step into bright colors and navigate through a different environment in every space.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of hotel amenities, including free wireless internet in rooms and in all public areas. Cativo, an open restaurant under the trees, serves up fusion cuisine from morning to night. A bar and lounge and free breakfast buffet further ensure you never start or end your day hungry. The limited-hour front desk provides assistance with obtaining tickets for local tours. Dry cleaning and laundry services are also available.

Inside, you'll enjoy electric table lamps, hammocks, mini-bars, Jacuzzis and a friendly, courteous and professional staff. The unique accommodations feature no solid walls instead, you'll be protected by mosquito nets while you fully immerse yourself in Costa Rican nature. Customize your privacy preferences with the room's curtains and enjoy an experience like you've never had before.

Outside, you'll hear the country's native howler monkeys each morning and enjoy being right in the thick of breathtaking rainforests. Blue oceans are just a short distance away. In nearby Manzanillo, you'll find a wide variety of activities and amenities, including a wide range of beaches, art museums, restaurants, nature tours, cultural tours and many other family-friendly activities.

Almonds and Corals Lodge has 24 junior suites, master suites and traditional suites spread over a single floor. Check-in begins at 2:00 p.m. and checkout is at noon each day. This hotel is a smoke-free property. Pets are not permitted.

Key Features

Relaxing beach chairs
Relaxing beach chairs
  • Experience the Rainforest in Luxury
  • Located right on the Caribbean beach
  • 25 km south of Cahuita National Park
  • Natura Park, private trail throught the rainforest
  • Diving at Bocas del Toro in Panama.
  • Cachabri Indian Village
Starting at $128 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Packages Available
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Almonds and Corals is a Costa Rica hotel located in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.


Two bed suite
Two bed suite

Almonds and Corals Lodge features three types of rooms.

Junior Suites - These suites are 40 square meters, offer one queen bed and one single bed, and can accommodate up to three guests. Sitting two meters off the ground, the room is just a five-minute walk to the Caribbean Sea. A separate living space includes a spa-style bathtub, and the private bathroom features a rain shower. Each junior suite is equipped with a mini-fridge and an in-room safe and receives daily cleaning service.

Traditional Suites - These suites are also 40 square meters but include two queen beds so that they can accommodate up to four people. Just three minutes from the Caribbean, these suites are two meters off the ground and feature a separate sitting area with a jetted bathtub as well as a private bathroom with rain shower. Free local calls, an in-room safe and a mini-fridge round out each room. Daily housekeeping is available.

Master Suites – Master suites also accommodate four people and include two queen beds but at 50 square meters, are a bit roomier. Master suites also feature a larger Jacuzzi. On stilts two meters off the ground, the master suites are just a couple of minutes from the Caribbean. Like the other suites, master suites offer a private bathroom with rain shower, free local calls, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge and daily housekeeping.

Starting at $128 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Nature Observatory - Truly become one with the nature of Costa Rica when you visit this treehouse 25 meters above the ground. Get a bird's eye view of the plants, animals and birds native to the area before hiking through the forest or trying your hand at climbing the treehouse's rope course.

The Ara Project - The Endangered Great Green Macaw is the focus of this birding trip. Visit the reintroduction station to take beautiful photographs of these birds in natural flight as they are reintroduced back into the wild.

Punta Uva Dive Center - Get up close and personal with life underwater when you go diving and snorkeling at the Punta Uva Dive Center. Boat tours and other water-related activities are also available.

Chocolate Tours - Gain knowledge about the area's chocolate industry and satisfy your sweet tooth during a tour through Chocolate House, which offers organic sweet treats, or get your hands "dirty" by creating your own chocolate bar.

Cultural Tours - Learn about the ways of life for the Bribri, Cabecar and Kekoldi tribes during a cultural tour that teaches you about the area's indigenous cultures. Learn about the importance of cocoa beans and medicinal plants, among other things, on these tours.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing


Prices Starting at $128 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Southern Caribbean Map
Southern Caribbean Map
Almonds and Corals Lodge is located in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Customer Reviews for Almonds and Corals Lodge

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States6/20/2006
"Almonds & Corals Lodge is an amazing hotel that is located in the rainforest. When my wife and I stayed there we slept with the sounds of the forests and woke up to the monkey in the morning. It was truly amazing sleeping in the forests, of course in luxury. We highly recommend it!"
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How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
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Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5

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