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La Carolina Lodge

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place is simply amazing! Yes I know it sounds over the top- but it is a unique mix of a rustic setting with the comforts that really make one feel the romance of the countryside. Don't distress going down the 3 mile or so rutted and rock strewn road that gets you there- have patience- its worth the slow...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We traveled here with our two children in March and it was the highlight of our time in Costa Rica. La Carolina Lodge was an absolutely perfect way to spend a few days off the beaten path, relaxing and truly enjoying nature. While at La Carolina, we were able to ride horses, milk cows and have a fantastic guided tour...

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Wow, where do I start...? I had been thinking about staying at this what looked like unbelievably beautiful family-owned farm for over a year, when my hubby finally said, "yes, you can plan yet another trip to Costa Rica" and so there we went for spring break in April. I had no idea of the history of the place and...

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catharina1, Owner at La Carolina Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, my name is Bill Harwell and I am the owner of La Carolina Lodge with my wife and two young sons. We have never responded to any guests comments preferring to let the Trip Advisor system to work fairly and properly. Although after reading this review we feel compelled to respond. We take extreme pride in our horses and...

Reviewed 16 June 2016

I've given La Carolina 5 stars because it fulfilled everything we wanted, not because it is luxurious or a typical 5 star accomodation. My husband and I had a blast, we milked cows, we swam in the river, we rode horses, watched the little green lightening bugs at night, we listened to Alejandro (the guide) tell us about the Celeste...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I am late to writing a review for La Carolina, but I still think about the wonderful experience we had there last year. The staff was kind and helped take care of our needs. The river cabin was basic, but cozy and lovely. La Carolina is truly a magical place and I look forward to returning!

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I absolutely fell in love with this place. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is wonderful, and my cabina was perfect. I only spent two nights here but easily could have stayed much longer. First - the food. Delicious fresh juice at every meal and on request. Delicious coffee. Yes, there is rice and beans with every meal, but I...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had a wonderful stay at La Carolina. It's an amazing, magical place. Perfect for decompressing from modern digital life. Our cabin by the river (Mariposa) was rustic yet comfortable. We loved sitting on the porch listening to the river, particularly in the evenings, watching the fireflies. As others state, the food is great. We particularly enjoyed the fresh juices...

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with a 2 and 4yr old this past week and loved it. There were several families, even ones with kids our age. A very family friendly place, lots of activities for all ages and activity levels. We took the kids horseback riding (in our laps), hiking to rio celeste (just to the waterfall and back), on the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Had read the reviews and thought I knew what we were getting into but didn't expect it to be as rustic as it was......but it was delightful! The cabin we had was right behind the kitchen area but turned out not to be a problem at all. It was definitely rustic but everything was clean and the room was a...

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I spent 3 nights at this non commercial, not on the beaten path, beautiful retreat. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious, homegrown, and healthy meals.....great coffee. Lots to see and do around the farm and inthe area. Accommodations were fabulous. You want believe the woodburning hot tub and the evening candlelight....very romantic. We will go back.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about La Carolina Lodge

Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: RM488 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
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“Ask for the "honeymoon" suite, it has it's own hottub.”
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