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Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

An amazingly relaxing as well as fascinating place to stay with a feeling of total immersion in nature. The hosts are full of knowledge about the local rainforest as well as recommendations of local tours and activities. They could not be more helpful and accommodating. Our family had endless entertainment from spotting nature, swimming in the river, swinging and relaxing...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked the top floor of the Jungle House lodge for a family of 5. We were disappointed and only stayed one night instead of 3. I can't comment on the other accommodation available. The top floor had sofas with holes in them and the windows had mosquito frames that did not fit properly with big gaps. We didn't have...

1Thank JackieWatlington
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great service and welcome by owner Meghan, offering many tips on the region and always available to make the stay more pleasant. Good breakfast and dinners. No pool but a wonderful river swimming experience. A tour of the surrounding forrest is offered with a guide working at the hotel where we could namely spot slothes and monkeys. Do not expect...

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay here at the beginning of our honeymoon. The retreat is well laid out and the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. Mechanic (one of the owners) certainly went the extra mile and helped us retrieve one of our bags which we left at an overnight stay in San Jose and managed to get it sent...

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Chilamate rainforest eco retreat is a friendly and quite lodge in an excellent setting. Unlike most lodges in the area it is situated on the far side of the Sarapiqui River and quite distant from the rather busy road. It enjoys a wonderful and tranquil ambience. The accommodation cabins are clean and spacious. These are not luxury cabins but...

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The food was buffet style and accommodated us as vegetarians very well. Best food of our trip. The night hike was incredible (saw a coral snake). The local guides were incredible, knowledgeable, and great with kids. We saw monkeys and heard them through out the day. This area can be relatively hot (when were there even the locals said it...

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I am not an adventurous traveler by any stretch of the imagination, but this place is disarmingly lovely, impressively built and all of its services and amenities beautifully executed. Meghan and Davis have built a little paradise in the middle of the rain forest and it was an honor to visit them there.

1Thank bsawg
Gibralgalia, Spain
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The place is sooo green, close to the river. We stayed in the dorm that is basic but clean and comfortable. Owners are kind and helpful, guided visit around the place in the forest is super for a first contact with local nature. Meals are simply WONDERFUL. You will find no luxury but everything you need for a comfortable and...

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My husband and I wanted to visit Chilamate Rainforest Retreat because we had heard good things about it from friends at home in Canada. It is owned and operated by a young couple with three young children. We knew due to their efforts they had saved 20 acres of jungle and were helping bring jobs and tourism to the area...

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

We spent two nights at Chialmate Rainforest Eco lodge, our first visit to Costa Rica. the location was fantastic, rooms basic but what you expect in an Eco lodge. Very close to nature and loved the walks into the rain forest so easy to access. we saw, 3 & 2 toed sloth, white faced capuchin monkeys, silky anteater sleeping, blue...

1Thank stjean11

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  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a Costa Rican Canadian family-run conservation and sustainable tourism project. Come and enjoy our beautiful cabins, rain forest trails, garden eatery and bar, gift shop with local artwork, and natural swimming hole right on the Sarapiqui River! Whether you want adventure, nature, relaxation, or an intimate experience in the community we will make sure you enjoy your visit in the rain forest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat

Address: in front of Chilamate Elementary School | crossing over the bridge on the right hand side, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range: RM379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat Hotel Sarapiqui
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“Highly recommend the loft room in the back for lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelhS2650FA, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“riverside cabin with hammocks on the veranda is ace.”
 of 5 bubbles Rollerman, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask Megan..She will def advise you honestly and sincerely.”
 of 5 bubbles katekotcheff, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the dormitory. Very nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeena-Mar, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 or 1 and 2 should be good”
 of 5 bubbles BillK419, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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