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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Alajuela
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Teaneck, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stayed here for 4 days in December 2014. It's located about 15 minutes from Tamarindo ($15 cab ride), and an hour (with no traffic) from LIR airport. Shared cab is $30, private cab is $70. The lodge has 10 cabins, free (basic) breakfast, a small but nice pool, free internet (works great near pool and bar, works ok but not... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My friend Alonso and two friends visiting from California spent three days at El Sabanero. The hotel is lovely, clean peaceful and above all well run. The two Austrian owners are kind, Helpful and out to assure their guests comfort. I live in Costa Rica and have experienced a wide range of lodging possibilities. El Sabanero will be a recommendation... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I stayed in El Sabanero back in July, and a review is well over due. For starters, Harold was very patient and extremely helpful on the actual way to Guanacaste. We decided not to get a gps (big mistake) but he gave us instructions as best as he could to get us to the lodge- as Costa Rica has not... More 

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