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Lodge-Lomas de Arena Regional Park
Hosted by Chiquitín
Chiquitín is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Lodge with colonial style located in the Lomas de Arena Regional Park in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It has a private bathroom (shower an WC), one bedroom with double bed plus a sofa-bed for 2 more people, as well as a terrace with hammocks.

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A lodge with colonial style located in the Lomas de Arena Regional Park in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It has a private bathroom (shower an WC), one bedroom with bed for two and plus a sofa-bed for 2 more peopke, as well as a terrace with hammocks to enjoy the fresh air and the surrounding nature. The price includes breakfast (fresh fruits, juice, coffee, milk, bred and eggs. The lodge is surrounded by forest, so no restaurants are available nearby, but we offer half and full board as well including some traditional dishes from the region (majao, locro) and/or vegetarian and vegans dishes by request. The main surrounding places to visit are the sand dunes which are more or less 1 km far away, a birdwatching tower y and the small rivers that cross the Park. Public transportation (Bus or micro from line 21 RED (ROJA) (Destination Los Lotes, last stop) stops 200 m before the main entrance of the Lomas de Arena Park. From there, you will be picked up b(URL HIDDEN)truck and drive to the Lodge.

Guest access

Birdwatching tower
Bolivian and Southamerican bibliography

Interaction with guests

I like to interact with my guests if they want to. I know very well the surrounding flora and fauna and want to share my interest with all my guests. I will always be present during the guest`s stay.

Other things to note

I offer half board (meal or dinner) for 10 $USd per person per day and full board for 20 $USd per person per day. Breakfast is included in the price per night. For vegetarian and vegans, I can offer special dishes on request. Please, let me know in advance uf any special need.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £23 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
Check in time is 11AM - 3PM
Check out by 4PM

No loud music allowed.
No smoking inside the lodge
No cooking inside the lodge (no kitchen available).

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Nicola User Profile
August 2016
We loved our stay here with Chiquitin and his family. We chose the full board option as there are no shops around to eat food at. The lunches and dinners were very delicious. We loved the relaxing vibe of his place and couldn't recommend this place more!

Marcelo User Profile
April 2016
To begin with, what a beautiful paradise. In a national park, surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, birds, butterflies and the resident dogs and cat. Chiquitín is very accommodating and loves to talk about the nature around, and has lots of stories to tell. The breakfast is fantastic, everything that you could possibly want in the morning. The dinners prepared by Evelyn are delicious, Chiquitín makes sure to ask if you have any dietary requirements. If you decide to half board like we did, it would be wise to bring some snacks and fruit, but throughout the day Chiquitín brings refreshments like tea or fresh fruit water. A truly lovely and relaxing stay, one that we would readily have again

Joe User Profile
July 2014
Chiquitin is a very pleasant gentleman and an excellent host. He is very helpful and I would highly recommend staying with him! His place is beautiful and tranquil. Nature buzzes around you and the centre piece of the park is a short walk away and is spectacular. His wonderful housekeeper/chef Evelin makes the best Bolivian food going and your sure to leave the table with a full belly and a smile upon your face. Her husband David and her two children Juan David and Daliana also live in the property, a beautiful kind family. We built a great relationship with them all and were sad to leave. We enjoyed yourself a lot here and would love to return if we ever came back to Bolivia. :) 10/10
Chiquitín User Profile
Response from Chiquitín:
Kids were very happy, thanks again!
July 2014

Markus User Profile
July 2016
Chiquitín and Evaline (I hope I spell the name correctly) are great hosts. We felt immediately at home. The cottage is beautiful, surrounded by garden with birds chirping all day long. We received good care with delicious food from breakfast to dinner. We also made good friends with Artos-the family dog who came to be cuddled from time to time while we relaxed in hammocks. Good times. It also felt like a truly unique Airbnb experience as you get to be close to the family but still in your own peace. We can 100 % recommend this place. The national park is at your doorstep - we did several long walks to the sand dunes and surrounding forest. Be mindful though, it is not very well maintained so it is a little difficult to find paths inside the forest. Also hiking is mainly in the sand so be patient. We found a little side track, on the right side, before the dunes, can recommend it. Oh, and a tip about getting there. Download an Easytaxi app- from Santa Cruz to entrance of the park bargain 42 bobs. And bring water as there is none available to buy! All in all don't miss out on this place- it is a peaceful getaway from busy city life- a big thank you for our hosts.

Bart User Profile
June 2016
Chiquitin means 'the little', but please believe us, nothing about this man and the place where he lives is 'little'. It is great and unique! To begin, you have the regional park with the dunes where the cottage is located. Chiquitin build it himself, with a lot of love and patience and everything fits in very well: it looked and felt like a small house in a fairy tail. The garden is beautiful and you can really make nice walks in the nature, we saw a lot of birds. Afterwards it is nice to relax in the hamrocks. Chiquitin offers you also half or full board and we would highly recommend it. The wonderful Evaline prepares the best food we had in Bolivia: a magical paella, fresh juices, fried banana, tender meat... These people share everything they have with you: great stories, big history, excellent food and very warm hearts. Do yourself a pleasure and stay here for some days: it is the ideal place to relax and talk and making friends.

Renee User Profile
February 2016
Highly recommend this place..best find in Santa Cruz. I have lived in Santa Cruz for 3 years and have often looked for out of town retreats. My boyfriend and I were blown away when Chiquitin greeted us at the Lomas Arenas entrance in his desert red truck and took us to his amazing plot of land. The land is impeccable…with waddling ducks, beautiful dogs and foliage galore. The cottage is one of the quaintest places I have ever stayed…attention to every detail…from hammocks to books on the surrounding environment. Chiquitin made us feel right at home with a fresh flowers sitting in the room. We spent two days exploring the neighboring sand dunes full of Chiquitin. We liked it so much that we will return. If you want an oasis to getaway from the crowd of Santa Cruz and see some of the prettiest of Bolivian landscapes…this is the place. It is beyond charming….

Eldan User Profile
November 2015
This place is a little piece of heaven! First of all, the location is exceptional: it's inside a regional park where the tropical forest meets some dry sand dunes, so the plants, landscape and animals are like nowhere else - just sitting on the property listening to the birds is great entertainment for a day. Then Chiquitín is a warm and gracious host, who clearly loves to share the pleasure of where he lives, and Evalina cooks delicious food. And the house itself--which Chiquitín built himself, along with the house he lives in--is beautiful and fits perfectly, especially the shaded porch with hammocks for when it gets too hot. It's a relatively long journey into town, so not the right place for seeing Santa Cruz city from, but we had a wonderful, memorable stay just spending time in the park itself and are telling our friends to do the same. A previous review mentioned money disappearing from bags - Chiquitín has added a lock to the door and we had no problems.

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BoliviaJoined in May 2013
Chiquitín User Profile

I grew up Santa Cruz de la Sierra, studied in Brasil and Germany and went back to Bolivia to work as mechanical engineer. Now I am retired and live surrounded by nature, enjoying my pets (dogs, cats), good reading and the peace of the countryside. I speek spanish, german and portuguese, and understand litle french and italian and would Iove to get in contact with people from other countries. I would like to be your host to share with you my passion, which is living peacefully in the countryside, surrounded by an exuberant and beautiful flora and fauna.

Languages: Deutsch, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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