24th March, 2020
Discover the beauty and wildlife of Northern Costa Rica
Saga Holiday Expert, Richard Newsome, has re-introduced the Tilajari Hotel to our portfolio of holidays in Costa Rica, and this very special hotel will not disappoint.
The best thing about this hotel in my opinion," enthuses Richard, "is that guests don’t actually have to go anywhere to have a relaxing holiday and see lots of tropical wildlife. The Tilajari Hotel is a relaxed, spacious resort set beside the San Carlos river amid undulating countryside in Northern Costa Rica; perfectly located between two of the key highlights of the country - the spectacular Arenal volcano to the West and the eco-tourism mecca of Sarapiquí to the South East.
This holiday is intended for those who want a gentle introduction to ‘Central America’s Garden of Eden’, and we've included some great activities such as heading out in small boats in search of monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and sloths whilst at Peñas Blancas, hiking down lava trails at Arenal, and even visiting a traditional organic farm or ‘finca’.
This holiday is intended to be a relaxed and gentle alternative to the more strenuous tour, in an area that is well placed to explore some key highlights of Costa Rica.
One of my favourite things to do was to enjoy a morning coffee whilst watching the vast array of tropical birdlife that is drawn to the various birdfeeders around the hotel grounds - it is an absolute delight.
Richard tells me that the Tilajari Hotel has actually been welcoming Saga guests for the last 30 years.
It is a magical location, and James Hamilton has welcomed Saga guests to his country retreat in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica for over 30 years. He first came to Costa Rica in the 1960s as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, the American equivalent of our Voluntary Service Overseas, and fell in love with the country.
Given that Saga customers have been a firm part of the history of the hotel, you are sure to be treated as a returning friend whether you have passed through before or not.
Interview: Dianne Vanstone
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