The name "Los Inocentes" dates back to cattle drives of the 19th century
The original property included over 20,000 acres, extending north to the border of Nicaragua. In 1956 it was acquired by the Víquez family used to raise Brahma cattle and as a dairy operation. In 1989, the family began to develop the hacienda as a lodge to promote eco-tourism in the area.
The Property includes over 2,600 acres of virgin forest, second-growth forest, pastures and grasslands. The majority of the area that was previously used for grazing beef and dairy cattle and is now held in conservation and is being gradually reforested. An extensive trail system goes through the property all way into Guanacaste National Park which is bordering the property supporting a Premontane Moist Forest.
The centrepiece of Los Inocentes Lodge is the original family house dating back to 1890 and was remodelled in 1989 to accommodate the needs of a modern hotel. It is a beautiful example of early Costa Rica architecture featuring polished tropical hardwood and broad verandas for cool breezes and shelter from evening rains.
When we stayed there we found an Ara Macaw in a tree, that loved to be photographed.