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Cangrejal River Lodge in Pico Bonito, on Rio Cangrejal, Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Rio Cangrejal Lodge is your exclusive home away from home on the incredible Rio Cangrejal in the Honduran Jungle. Rio Cangrejal Lodge is a large two story home nestled on the banks of the river in the Pico Bonito National Park. The first story is a studio with ensuite bath, two queen beds and large comfortable sitting area and kitchenette. There is a covered patio outside with table and chairs and a fabulous view of the river and cloud forest. The second story has a large protected deck connected to the master bedroom and the living area. The master has a queen bed and the second bedroom has 2 singles. The kitchen is large and has a full sized gas stove and a big fridge. The bathroom has a shower as well as a bidet and toilet in a different area. The living/dining area has plenty of room for all and in front is the huge deck with views of the waterfall, the river and Jungle.

Pico Bonito National Park is home to many different animals and exotic birds making the area perfect for Birding. Across the river we have a spectacular view of the largest waterfall on the river, Cascada El Bejuco. Want to change from civilization to raw nature? Just a half mile up the road from your Villa, you can cross the bridge over the river and be in a very different environment. Welcome to the Pico Bonito Cloud Forest and and its totally unique environment.

Want to relax and take it easy? Sun and swim in the most beautiful infinity pool in all of Honduras and dine at our Hidden Paradise Bar and Grill. Let us pamper you with our full concierge service which include arranging tours to all the wonderful Eco destinations close by. Come and enjoy our beautiful jungle hide away and La Cuenca Cangrejal. We welcome you to our hidden paradise.

Keywords: Eco lodge, self catered, villa, home, La Ceiba, honduras, infinity pool, rio cangrejal, pico bonito, villas pico bonito, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, motorcycles, wildlife, nature, honeymoon, bar and grill,

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Richard

Built Villas Pico Bonito on the best piece of property on the River Cangrejal near La Ceiba Honduras. Originally built as a retirement home it is now available for the rest of the world to enjoy my hidden paradise in the biggest National Park in Honduras. The huge pool was a difficult project but it turned out to be the best infinity pool in La Ceiba! Wonderful views of the river and cloud forest with its waterfall, El Bejuco. Built a small grill and bar area, just for fun so you can eat and drink there if you wish. The river changes depending on rain fall. In my photo you can see it in full flood. An awesome sight!

Richard purchased this villa in 2008

Why Richard chose El Naranjo

The Lodge is absolutely gorgeous and has a stunning view of the River, the Jungle and the cloud forest. I located it here because it is close to the city but far enough away to be in another world. You can sit on the balcony and watch the rafters come down the river. Any minute the variety of birds change. You can see Mot Mots digging their nests in the bank of the stream that runs through the property or see the Oropendolas build their hanging nests in the trees. Just so many beautiful things surround you here in our little romantic paradise.

What makes this villa unique

We are just minutes from many hiking trails, white water rafting and zip lines in the Pico Bonito National Park. The Park is home to many different animals and exotic birds and is accessible by bridge just a short walk from the resort.

Walk along paths surrounded by heliconias, gingers, hibiscus, bourgainvillia and many other beautiful native plants and trees. Rest on the many seats placed specifically for birding.

Sun and swim in the river or relax around the most beautiful infinity pool in all of Honduras. Visit our Hidden Paradise Bar and Grill for good wholesome grilled foods and drinks.

We have wireless internet, a Beach Volley Ball Court, Badminton, Horseshoes etc. for your entertainment.

Let us pamper you with our full concierge service which includes arranging tours to all the wonderful eco destinations close by. We welcome you to our Hidden Paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family (2 adults, 3 children) just returned from a relaxing, but all too brief, visit to the newly- constructed Villas Pico Bonito, perched a stone throw above the muscular Rio Cangrejal. Adjacent to the national park, this splendid but environmentally unobtrusive resort sits amidst abundant wildlife with superb birding. And, for those in quest of an adventure, it is well situated, just a 5 minute walk to a water rafting outfit plus a 9-component jungle zip line. You can swim in the invigorating fast river or in the pool by the thatched restaurant/bar. The latter provides all meals, save breakfast, and the food is top-notch.Our fully equipped villa- with 5 varieties of jungle wood flooring- was delightfully decorated, spotless and, astonishingly, bug free. On the back porch, there is a magnificent view of an impressive waterfall atop the mountain. Not unexpectedly given the setting, there is no need for A/C and at night the river roar is a delightful sedative. Moreover, the lush grounds are rich in a diversity of flora, a particular interest of the owner and exemplary host, Richard Adamson. Speaking of whom, Richard resides there so he is readily available, a wellspring of information about all aspects of Honduras, such as the people, travel, government …etc. In our opinion, his extraordinary hospitality alone makes this resort a frontrunner over other vacation lodges in CA.The only trivial shortcoming, and assuredly this will be remedied, is a lack of on-site books and pamphlets on Honduras, especially those devoted to its inimitable biodiversity. Also, a sign-in travel journal or log for the quests wherein one could relate interesting experiences and recommendations would be helpful.This is a truly wonderful resort.
Jun 2009
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El Naranjo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Cangrejal River Lodge in Pico Bonito, on Rio Cangrejal, Pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews

Photos do not justify the actual beauty of the property..

  • 5 of 5

The owner does everything he can to answer all questions. The caretakers will accommodate to any needs that you might need if possible. The people are so beautiful. The views are stunning. Wish we could have stayed longer. Their is a gorgeous parrot. Turtles. A beautiful little pond of fish outside the house. A gorgeous pool. There is not enough words to describe how awesome the place is. This place will definitely be a place I would be coming back to once a year. It is a must have to stay at this property. You will not go wrong. Thank you for everything and all your help.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kimberly, so glad all went well and you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future. Richard
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I as well as another couple stayed here for 5 nights. The accommodations were clean and very comfortable. The kitchen has the basic necessities for what you need for the stay. The owner Richard was friendly and sociable with his guests, which we really enjoyed. The bartender, Kevin, was so much fun. The restaurant had great food at reasonable prices. The view topped it off for us with the waterfall and river. We would recommend the villa and the resort. Richard and his crew have done a wonderful job with all the stone work to make it fabulous.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are very glad you had a nice stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. The staff at the Villas
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Eight family members just...

  • 5 of 5

Eight family members just returned from a trip to

Honduras. We stayed two nights at Villa Pico

Bonito. Had we known how beautiful the area was,

we would've stayed much longer. Richard is a

wonderful host. He has done a great job with the

property, and he is extremely helpful and

accommodating. We went zip lining, white water

rafting and hiking. The pool is fabulous. The house

was very comfortable and included all the

necessary amenities. I recommend that you

purchase your groceries in La Ceiba prior to your

arrival. It'll save you a trip back to town. Our stay

was much too short. We hope to be back there.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and please come back soon with your family. Richard
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Ceiba
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
La Ceiba
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
La Ceiba
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.