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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Head North from San Jose and after stopping (or drive on past) the touristy La Paz Waterfall Park, you can join José and his wife for a truly unique Costa Rican experience. Finding the place is part of the adventure! Trust your GPS. The cottages sleep up to four people comfortably and they are cozy and well appointed. Sitting on...

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1Thank Paul S
Encinitas, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED and can't say enough about how magical our stay here was. IF you like adventure, hiking, cultural/language immersion, this is similar to a homestay but you have your own space as much as you desire. The experience with the family and the beautiful private property is what sets this place apart. I was skeptical and only booked three nights...

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Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I got attracted to this place by excellent reviews from TripAdvisor, and I was not disappointed. This is a perfect location for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Plan a stay of at least 3 nights to relax and have enough time to do everything the owner is proposing you. I stayed for 3 nights - 4 days with my son to...

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1Thank Fred B
oceanside, ca
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Planning our Costa Rica vacation, our original plan was to drive from Manzanillo to Arenal, but that was about 6 hours and so we were looking for a place in between, and so to our great fortune we found this place. Oddly, trip advisor and booking.com both said that no cabins were available for the dates we wanted, but we...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you want an authentic, quiet, rural experience in Costa Rica, this family farm/preserve is the answer. We ventured to this off-the-tourist circuit location for a unique birding experience. Albergue El Socorro is part of the Costa Rica Bird Route (birding trail website featuring 12 ecotourism sites) in the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor. Spectacular drive to the property through...

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1Thank annieobirder
Toronto
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I really don't know where to start or what to say different than everyone else....my son and I thoroughly enjoyed a 4 day stay here and could have stayed for weeks! The property is paradise.... Every turn of your head offers another glorious view! There are several trails that lead to secret, private waterfalls that you can swim in.... More...

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Paris
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Excellent hosts (kind, helpfull, great cookers, know everything about nature and share trips and waterfalls with you, and even their farming activities). Difficult to find if you don't have a map, wifi bad there, but the rest is excellent ! (rooms, cleaning, food, nature, people etc). I hardly recommand. Thanks to José and his great wife.

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1Thank Dupont N
Silverthorne, Colorado
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is what people think they are coming to Costa Rica for if they want an authentic natural experience. Too often they are hustled to a commercialized tourist destination. The farm experience and trails are what you should come here for. Jose and his family work hard to make your stay comfortable and an authentic Tico experience. We chose one...

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Bussum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We had a warm welcome by the lovely family who owns the farm. We saw some cows, horses, goats and dogs, and chickens.. The cabins are basic but so charming, private and very clean. Together with a member of the family, we made some walking tours in the secondary forest and we had a swim in the river. The food...

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Reviewed 27 June 2015

We (family of five) stayed two nights at Socorro. I can't say enough about the hospitality we received from Don José and his wife Maria Isabel. She is an amazing cook and each meal (included in the overall price) was wonderful. José was equally wonderful, especially with our kids. He could tell we were hikers and liked adventure; he didn't...

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Private biological reserve, at an altitude of 1000 mtrs above sea level, with 5 km of trails some waterfalls and river at the bottom for swimming. It has 3 rooms with a double bed and 2 singles and a home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albergue el Socorro

Address: 10 Km From San Miguel de Sarapiqui, Colonia Virgen del Socorro, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui > Colonia Virgen del Socorro
Price Range: RM529 - RM756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the 4 houses are great, really. If you prefer to be really alone in the nature, ask for the last house, above the farm.”
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 of 5 bubbles dupontn2013, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Pay for the full meal and tour plan and enjoy your escape into the guided rainforest hikes. Look for it on their website.”
  • Porch sitting is better than the internet
 of 5 bubbles Jonington, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There are three cabins, all of which are private and great.”
 of 5 bubbles michelleg122, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you understand how to drive there. Its not complicated once you understand it.”
 of 5 bubbles AMIRSL, 5 Apr 2013 | Read review
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