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    Rancho Margot

    3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent73%
    • Very good17%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Free Internet
    3 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We have spent 2 nights at Rancho Margot and we loved this place especially for what they have accomplished there over the last 15 years. Would definitely recommend to do the ranch tour as it does bring everything in perspective about the concept of this...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Food was delicious and healthy. Location was great, lots to do in a beautiful rainforest setting. Staff was very helpful arranging an external excursion. Bungalow was simple but very comfortable and clean. They take their sustainable philosophy very seriously, resort tour was very interesting, an...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Rancho Margot is a self sustaining ranch with a small bar and buffet that is predictable but reliable. We loved the bungalows in the middle of the forest, sitting on the hammock in the afternoons watching the hummingbirds, squirrels and deer meander by. There is...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had an amazing experience during our few days at Rancho Margot! It's a real self sufficient resort including for electricity, food & even homemade soap, the free ranch tour is a perfect opportunity to understand how everything can be complementary to minimize the impact...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It really is a unique experience to stay here! FIrst off we arrived after the end of lunch, but the chef insisted on making my sister and I meal. The food was delicious! The next day we took a tour of the whole property -...More

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    Heliconias Nature Lodge
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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • USD 158 - USD 334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Kristi M
    The description says "all reservations at Rancho Margot include daily breakfast, lunch and dinner from our chemical-free grardens..." Does this really mean that all meals are included?
    12 February 2017|
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    Response from Rancho M | Property representative |
    Yes. All meals included and delicious :)
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    th fan d
    We are hoping to travel to Rancho Margot for our honeymoon in November. I was wondering what is the easiest way to get there from San Jose and then on to Jaco after our stay there?
    12 August 2016|
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    Response from summergirl028 | Reviewed this property |
    Your two best options are to hire a driver which the ranch can arrange with you or renting a car. If you rent a car get gps it is a huge help. Also the ranch is pretty remote and it will help you ge around to different... More
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    diegocamille
    HI: I'm considering traveling to Rancho Margot with my partner and a 3 year old. Are there activities appropriate for the 3 year old? Is there any possibility of finding a baby sitter to watch him while we do some activites that he would not be able to do? Thanks!
    31 March 2016|
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    Response from JROAlbany | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. There is a playground right next to the dining area. Lots of the great activities include walking, horse back riding....not great for a 3 year old. The hot springs would probably be ok, but you would have to limit the... More
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    "There are no double rooms but plenty of space for a family of 4 to sleep in."
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    "Ask for one of the new bungalows, which are simply lovely."
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    "Ask for a bungalow as close to the main area as possible."
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