Hotel Magellan Inn, Cahuita, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
The Hotel Magellan Inn is located right on the beach and surrounded by a lush jungle that is filled with local plants and wildlife. Families can stay in rooms that have fans or individual air conditioning, and every room comes with orthopedic mattresses covered in high quality linens for added comfort. Satellite TV and wireless internet access are available for in-room entertainment. There is also an onsite swimming pool, laundry facilities, and a library of books and DVDs that visitors have access to. Families will wake up to a full breakfast each morning consisting of locally-grown fruit and fresh food prepared right in the kitchen. There is also Costa Rican coffee, tea and chocolate available for anyone who wants to get a taste of some local flavors. The onsite gardens are home to a variety of exotic birds like toucans and parrots, and Cahuita National Park is only 5 minutes by car and 20 minutes by foot from the hotel. This park has many hiking trails where visitors are likely to see animals like howler monkeys, iguanas, pelicans and sloths. There are opportunities for snorkeling at the local Playa Grande beach, which is also a great place to spot dolphins jumping about in the water. The village of Cahuita itself is full of restaurants serving various cuisines ranging from fresh seafood to Asian and Italian dishes. The hotel staff will help arrange transportation via bus, minibus or taxi and can assist with rental car services. The front desk is also available to provide information about everything from white water rafting excursions to guided National Park tours.