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Also known as Finca Chacón, this hotel is owned by the local Chacón family, who were pioneers in converting this remote rural farming area into a mecca for bird-watchers and ecotourists. The small resort is spread around a working apple and pear farm. These fruit trees, as well as the surrounding cloud and rainforests, attract more than 180 species of birds, including the prized resplendent quetzal. Rooms are clean and spacious, with tile floors and wood paneling on the walls. Each comes with a little space heater or fireplace, which is often necessary. The lodge is 9km (5 1/2 miles) down a rugged dirt road off the Inter-American Highway. Four-wheel-drive is recommended, although not absolutely necessary.