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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Before going to La Carolina Lodge, I couldn't imagine how this should be a highlight of our trip... But it definitely turned out to be the highlight. Great staff, excellent organic and local food, great views, excellent river swims, horseback riding and hiking on the own trail as well as in Rio Celeste which is close by - it was...

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Pinole, California
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Sloths, toucans, great food, awesome people. What more do you want? Oh, how about a wood fired hot tub next to a creek? Yeah, there's one of those. Put simply, go here. This place is what makes Costa Rica awesome.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We just spend our wedding anniversary in this fantastic place and were absolutely smitten by it. We could not recommend the lodge more. We live in Costa Rica at the beach in a very beautiful tranquil setting surrounded by nature and still we came back more relaxed than before which is nearly impossible. The accomodation is fantastic, all the staff...

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England
Reviewed 19 October 2013

... I'll make sure to stay here again. Amazingly beautiful location, home-cooked food, swimming in the cool river, going horseriding and then jumping in the log-fired hot tub. It's true what they say, you really do get away from it all here. We went in low season and got the fantastic cabin by the river. Include it on your itinerary!

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2013

My wife and I recently came back to La Carolina Lodge (4th and 3rd visits respectively), this time with our 14 year old grandson. He enjoyed the experience, i.e. excellent horseback riding, guided hiking in Tenorio National Park, ample portions of local fresh, organic food, etc. We always have a great time with the opportunity to go riding every day....

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This is the ultimate natural interior Costa Rican experience! We have lived here at the beach for over 15 years, and by far, La Carolina Lodge is THE place to go for our friends and family when we want to relax and enjoy the beautiful terrain of the interior of Costa Rica. The owners and staff take great pride in...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This place is just wonderful: In the middle of nowhere, with limited comfort, but rooms are terrific (architecture, design, decoration), hosts are great (eventhough we did not meet the owners, Alejandro, Rafael, Juan and Anna have been great and we would like to thank them a lot for these 2 days since we left quite fast and without being able...

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Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Three words: just book it. You will be so glad you did. Hiking, horseback riding, fishing, sleeping on the banks of a beautiful rushing river, authentic Tico food prepared fresh every day, toucans in the garden, all at the end of a 5km unpaved road. If you want to leave the madness of modern life behind, make this your first...

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 August 2013

No cell phones, no internet, no outside communications.. Great food cooked on a wood stove. Rich coffee roasted on site.... Horse riding.. Great guide, Alejandro... Tour the Rio Celeste, the waterfall, and the birth of the "blue". All on the slopes of Rio Tenorio.. We, 3 adults and two children, stayed in the house 5 minutes from the main lodge.....

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Fairfax, California, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We were lucky enough to visit La Carolina while in Costa Rica. I was stunned by the beauty. Orchids growing in abundance, a refreshing swimming hole and waterfall, candle lit paths for an after dinner amble, hot tub by the river, just to name a few. The best part was the horse back riding. Our guide was interested in showing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM491 - RM580 (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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