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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015

I was really looking forward to our stay at Rancho Margot and we did really enjoy it - the location is amazing (the gardens, the views) and incredibly interesting (we loved the tour which I would highly recommend) but unfortunately it poured rain incessantly the entire time we were there. This is apparently not usual for late January but it...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to write about your visit at Rancho Margot! It is true...that much rain in January is exceptionally strange and was quite a shock to all of us. We hope that it didn't dampen your spirits too much and we are so thankful to read that you enjoyed your...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I stayed at Rancho Margot for 5 days, but I would have stayed longer if it did not rain 24/7. I slept at the bunkhouse and it was very clean and we'll made. The staff and the volunteers were awesome and they made me feel right at home. The food was great. I took yoga classes and both teams setting...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your visit to Rancho Margot! It was a pleasure to have you here and to share such great yoga classes with you, and we are thrilled to know that you would like to return. It is quite unexpected to have rainy season continue into January... and hopefully your next visit will be during...

Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Rancho Margot is a very special place, tucked in between 2 jungles about 1h drive up the hill from La Fortuna. What they've done is incredible - a totally Eco place built from scratch over the last 10 years. All food grown here, waste is reused. Genius!! The food was delicious - really healthy veggie friendly buffet, meat options too,...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for your recap of your visit to Rancho Margot! It is such an inspiration to read your positive thoughts and to know of how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the mosquitos and the cold water! It's true that during your visit we did have some complications that are being resolved. When it's hot and...

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 30 January 2015

My 20 yr. old daughter, Shannon, and I spent 4 wonderful days there in December. All of the staff was personable, kind and couldn't have been more accommodating. Beautiful grounds, cabins; great meals, homey atmosphere and bar; it exceeded our expectations. You never have to leave!!

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Rancho Margot! We were so thrilled that you and Shannon chose Rancho Margot for some mother daughter time in the rainforest. It was such a pleasure to have you here and we are so thankful at how quickly we all became such fast friends. Your optimism and enthusiasm...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

For travelers interested in sustainability and in the environment, a visit to Rancho Margot is a must! 40 minutes down a bumpy pot-holed filled road (4WD required) leads to a new world of enchantment at Rancho Margot. The staff was gracious and well knowledgeable about the area- and were eager to help us- lending their phones to help us book...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Congratulations once again on your newly formed union! It was such a delight to share in your honeymoon with you both while here in the rainforest. We extend our sincere thanks for your kind and humbling words - it was such a pleasure to read of how much you enjoyed your experience at Rancho Margot. We sincerely hope to see...

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 28 January 2015

An unforgettable stay. Highly recommend this remote sustainable farm where you feel part of a special community. We were a family of 5 who stayed for 3 nights in January. First, the food. We are all demanding foodies and were thrilled with our meals. Our bungalow was adorable. Wagner was a warm and fun bar manager, Christopher at reception was...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Rancho Margot. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we are so humbled by your positive response - not to mention the fact that your daughter is still here sharing in our Spanish Immersion program! We hope to see you all again one day. ¡PURA...

Windsor, Colorado
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Rancho Margot was a wonderful place to stay for 3 nights of our Costa Rica vacation. Bunglow 11 was secluded in a beautiful wet Forrest setting and was perfect for our fmoly of 4. The free twice daily yoga sessions were great. The organic meals, all grown and prepared on site were healthy and tasty. it was a stay that...

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Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Rancho Margot. It was a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted to read about how much you enjoyed the experience. ¡PURA VIDA!

Hyattsville
Reviewed 6 January 2015

For 8,000 colones, or $15/per person, we enjoyed a lunch buffet stocked with organic produce, dairy and meats from the farm. Salad, pizza/quesadilla, and entrée stations provided a number of options. We were even serenaded by an incredibly talented musician. After lunch we took a two hour tour of the ranch. Our guide was especially knowledgeable about the farm and...

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Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Rancho Margot for lunch and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your experience. We'll hope to see you if you are ever back in the area. ¡PURA VIDA!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Rancho Margot was an incredible place to stay. Self-sustaining with wonderful nature all around. The staff was phenomenal. Attentive, friendly and accommodating. Each of the meals was delicious and it made it even better the food was farm-to-table. Aurelio was more than happy to give us a tour of the ranch and we even ran a little over on time...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and thoughtful review. It was such a pleasure to have you here with us in the rainforest and we sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Huge blessings to you and yours in the New Year. ¡PURA VIDA!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 December 2014

My husband and I spent a week at Rancho Margot. We were immediately impressed by the gorgeous grounds, the friendly and informative staff and the excellent food -- made on the premises from their own gardens. This was our first stay in a self-sustainable ranch and we loved it. Every day, we did excursions: horseback riding, kayaking and hiking, all...

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Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful and kind feedback. It was such a pleasure to have you both here with us for such an extensive period of time (sorry about the rain!) and it means so much to read your genuinely beautiful review. Believe it or not, the receiver for our wifi is solar-powered, and so after days...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ALL RESERVATIONS AT RANCHO MARGOT INCLUDE DAILY BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER FROM OUR CHEMICAL-FREE GARDENS. ADDITIONALLY, 2-HOUR GUIDED RANCH TOUR AND TWICE DAILY YOGA CLASSES ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY OVERNIGHT STAY.On the hills of Rancho Margot, you will find our 17 deluxe bungalows. The Caño Negro river whisper will guide you to the most peaceful rest possible, only to wake up the next day with the loud call of the howler monkeys. Hidden in our botanical gardens are bungalows, equipped to house couples or families of up to 4 people. Each bungalow has its own terrace on which you may enjoy the incredible view while relaxing on your hammock with a great book. Bungalows feature Orthopedic mattresses and are available with two queen beds or one queen bed and two singles. Additional amenities include mosquito netting, rocking chair, table & chairs, and handmade soaps. Each bungalow is equipped with a private bathroom with shower.Our vision is to protect our sustainable rainforest facility but also to make it an educational playground for adults and children alike, where we can inspire a new generation of global citizens to continue ‘closing the circle.’Rancho Margot is a family enterprise where everyone is welcome. We’re living our dream, and we invite you to join us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Margot

Address: 3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $192 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Margot 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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