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    La Ensenada Lodge

    Gulf of Nicoya, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent40%
    • Very good38%
    • Average14%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible2%
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    “working ranch” (7 reviews)
    “boat trip” (5 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 41 reviews

    Reviewed 9 June 2017

    This huge property is a working ranch with a drive of nearly 2kms from the gate to the cottages. The compact wooden cottages are set on vast lawns that stretch right up to the waters of Gulf of Nicoya. There is no direct access to...More

    1  Thank WayfarerIndia
    Reviewed 25 May 2017

    La Ensenada is both a working ranch and a wildlife refuge. It is not a resort, but its facilities for visitors are adequate and the people are typically welcoming. For example, upon checking in and learning that we are birders, a staff member showed us...More

    1  Thank DesertBirder
    Reviewed 1 May 2017

    My wife and I have just arrived home in the U.K. from Costa Rica this morning after a birding trip. We stayed in four lodges and this was by far the worst one. The chalets were in a pretty poor state bug infected and needing...More

    1  Thank Maurice L
    Reviewed 29 April 2017

    Nice chalets with verandas and hammocks set in beautiful surroundings. The gardens are well laid out and attract a good range of birds. There is a swimming pool and great views over the Bay of Nicoya. Although the staff spoke very little English everyone was...More

    1  Thank BandS16
    Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

    Absolutely loved the place. Amazing food too. The lodges are basic but you soon get used to clearing out scorpions and the like before bed! I feared getting eaten alive at night but nothing at all happened! Lovely pool and the views are stunning ....More

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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • USD 38 - USD 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Manzanillo
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    Traveller (89)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Dining (7)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (55)
    Bathroom (3)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    "Closer to the dining area, as it easier to get to the parking from there"
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    "Until they fix the problem of the men lurking around seeking out the women staying there, I wouldn't..."
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    "I think all of the spots are great. You might want to be close or far away from the lodge where meals are..."
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    "We had a bungalow near to the sea and away from the main area although the bigger ones inland seemed newer..."
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