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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've ended up at this place after traveling around in Costa Rica for three weeks and I'm so glad I did! El Sabanero is the most cosy and heartwarming place. Their hospitality is very unique, and the food, the rooms and the pool area is just perfect. Everyone going to Costa Rica should plan a visit to El Sabanero!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited El Sabanero 3 times and will be back this June.The property is beautiful, the rooms cosy and staff and owners are very nice. The food is delicous and Donald and Hazel filled all my wishes.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to stay here two nights but ended up leaving after one....to be fair, El Sabenero had great food with a terrific chef, Donald, and sports a nice pool. The little cabanas are sweet and ample. The road noise, however, led this traveler to a night of insomnia! Add to the non-stop road noise the barking dogs, calling roosters...

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Harold S, Manager at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Bobby, I am sorry you had a bad time at our hotel. We did have a lot of traffic at the time you where here as it was the beginning of a weekend and many travelers now use this road to get to the beaches. I am sorry Ii was not able to refund your second night but as...

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Just returned from two weeks at El Sabanero, and I couldn't feel happier or more relaxed. I was there for a yoga training, but there were other guests besides our group, too, and we all got to know each other, sharing meals, laughs, walks, and yoga classes. The owners are very friendly, always stopping by at meals to say hi,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at El Sabanero in November 2016 for a month long yoga course and I loved every minute. The lodge itself is very comfortable, with a fab swimming pool, a few chill out areas (hammock space!) and an open dining area. The food is outstanding - Donald and Hazel the chefs are so warm and generous, making tailored food...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have to say this place is beautiful! It is up a hill so you have a beautiful view of green landscapes and trees. The rooms are cozy and clean! The staff is super friendly and professional always doing their best to help. They have wonderful hammocks and long chairs to sunbathe near the pool. AMAZING food is served ,...

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The place is absolutely beautiful, with amazing food, weather, accommodation and funny things to do around the place like mountain climbing, jogging, zip lining and yoga of course! The beach is only 25 min far from the place traveling by bus (the bus is 100% safe) and around 10-15 min by car. El sabanero also have an amazing alliance with...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The food, hospitality and yoga classes in the morning and afternoon were the highlight of my stay! Meals are served three times a day and the dinners were particularly delicious! The manager Harold was super helpful with coordinating rides and answering questions. this is a great quiet and relaxing alternative to the busy hotels in tamarindo. Highly recommended!!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to get away and turn off. Chalet room was spacious and clean and well presented. Rocking chairs and hammock to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by. Pool area is perfect to catch the sun or shade. The food is great and had no need to leave for meals. I would certainly stay again. Great...

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Leavenworth, Kansas
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, great people, wonderful food. From the chalet you have views of the mountains and the valley farms. I sat for many hours reading in the hammock enjoying the views and the breeze. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from up on the hill where the lodge sits. The owners are all very welcoming and helpful with travel advise and suggestions....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. A 10 min drive to Tamarindo Beach Resort, 5 min from the Hacienda Pinilla golf course facilities and only 15 min from world-class surf spots such as Avellanas Beach, Playa Negra and Playa Grande. El Sabanero is perfectly located close to all exciting activities. Staying at El Sabanero, one experiences total tranquility, the pure nature, the exotic local animals such as howling monkeys, iguanas, exotic butterflies, parrots & much more, plus the fantastic view of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Address: Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: RM425 - RM647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Sabanero Eco Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Hotel Tamarindo
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