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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

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Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Sabanero is surrounded by nature. Harold is fantastic and very accommodating and the staffs too. The place is so peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend 100% to stay on this place. There are no enough words can describe El Sabanero and Harold. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed at El Sabanero and had a great experience. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We had our own private cabin. The views and sounds of nature are undescribable. I miss it already. The place is tucked away on the mountain but very close to popular beaches. When you stay there you get best of both worlds.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Loved this place! The view, the wooden cabins, the outside common area with the swimming pool, just perfect to relax outside Tamarindo. The staff is just wonderful and always ready to help. Highly recommended!

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a beautiful property with great views of iconic Guanacaste landscape. The cabins are comfortable and charming. We enjoyed the breakfasts very much and the one dinner we had there was also good. The pool area is great for relaxing and the atmosphere is tranquil and private. Harold is very helpful and communicative. This included numerous e mails both... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

RESORT: Excellent! Based on previous Trip Advisor reviews we were not disappointed. The manager, Harold, went above and beyond to meet our expectations. His staff was equally as courteous and friendly. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are well maintained. The rooms are set up in miniature log cabins which gives the experience an outdoor rustic type of feeling.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hotel was very nice and about a 15 minute drive from Tamarindo. The cabins were very unique and the staff was friendly. I thought the breakfast was subpar and the grounds were rough. Overall it was so-so

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The most important of this hotel is the warmth of its people, Kurt and Harold are very good hosts. I spent there two days in March last year with my girlfriend. A couple of month ago since we were heading to Tamarindo we decided to pass by just to say hi to the guys (Kurt and Harold), some other friends... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We booked a room for 5 nights which we paid on arrival. After we saw the room we decided that it wasn't our thing but we would try it for one night for sure. In the morning we took the decision to leave and let the other nights for what they were. We told Harold, he offered us another room... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The eco lodge is located inland about 12 miles from the main Tamarindo Beach on the side of a hill, which is mostly still vegetated. You hear and may get to see Howler Monkeys. Each cabin is simple but has air conditioning and warm showers. The main area of the lodge is open to the elements, but high enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Location is about 17km from main tamarindo beach. Quaint, clean and beautiful. Still feels like you're in Costa Rica. The tamarindo town area is way too commercialized. Breakfast was basic but nice ( toast, cereal, fruits, juice, coffee). Eggs and omelet were extra but not expensive. Nice pool overlooking the valley. The cabin was clean, had AC, decent furniture and... More 

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