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Rancho Margot

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3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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evesham
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled to many places, but this is one of the very best experiences we have ever had. You have the most amazing and enthusiastic staff we hwve ever encountered who are passionate about sustainability and green tourism. We enjoyed our tour of the estate with a very interesting young man...Andrew?? We learnt such a lot and think the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Rancho Margot as part of our 2 weeks trio to Costa Rica. All of the staff and everyone who works there are super friendly, offering really great service so that it feels like a home away from home. The work they are doing for sustainability is incredibly important and special and the Ranch tour was... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit to Rancho Margot! Your list of 'must have items' is perfect and we may use exactly that on our website :) It was such a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again in the future. ¡PURA VIDA! More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I can't say enough about how wonderful my stay at Rancho Margot was. The staff was helpful and friendly. They had great recommendations for activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and zip lining. Sadly, we slept through our white water rafting tour, but made it a relax reading day instead. The bartenders make the best pina coladas and their... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for your wonderful feedback and for taking the time to explore Rancho Margot while you were in Costa Rica. We work so very hard to educate our guests, employees, volunteers and educational programs from around the globe on the concepts of sustainability and self-sufficiency and always feel proud when someone like yourself recognizes us for those... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent 3 nights in #3, with our 2 boys (12 & 15). Great room layout with the king bed and 2 twins. Warning - the road getting there is very long and very bumpy (gravel/dirt road). But once you get over the road, the place is amazing. I couldn't believe how clean the place was kept all the time,... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to share your experience and photos - it was such a pleasure to host your family here in the rainforest! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit with us - yoga, food, our bungalows. All of your comments are absolutely taken to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rancho Margot is unlike any place I've been. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. Between the natural pools, the daily yoga, the beautiful cano negro river and the incredibly delicious food you can't go wrong with this place. Not to mention theres all kinds of daily activities you can do here including horse back riding, kayaking,... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Kayla! Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to Rancho Margot. It was such an absolute pleasure to host both you and your boyfriend - and beyond a pleasure to have you stay on and volunteer with us. Your presence and positivity and curiosity is missed and we all sincerely hope to see each of you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful place! Loved the passion of the staff and the eco philosophy of the outfit. Great bar and food and lovely big, clean rooms set in beautiful grounds. Very inspiring. HIghly recommend for all types of visitors whether backpackers, couples or families with kids. We didn't get to do the volcano hike because the reception had made a double-booking mistake... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit and we apologize for the confusion with the volcano booking! It was a pleasure to host you and we're so glad to know how much you enjoyed your stay and trip to the hot springs. ¡PURA VIDA! More 

baltimore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We started off our vacation in Costa Rica at Rancho Margot and couldn't have asked for a better start! We woke to howler monkeys in the distance, we ate fresh from the farm foods, hiked to a beautiful viewpoint of Arenal, slept with the windows open to clean fresh air. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. We would definitely... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to write about your experience. We are incredibly grateful for our amazing staff and the land that provides for us, and we are continuously thankful when our guests feel the same. ¡PURA VIDA! More 

Breckenridge, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We spent 12 days in Costa Rica during our Honeymoon this March and 4 of those days were spend at Rancho Margot. I will definitely come back and bring my friends and family. Beautiful area, very helpful staff, and the best food we had all trip which also came directly from the ranch. I was amazed by the sustainability of... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

We are beyond honored that you chose to share part of this momentous occasion with us and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Rancho Margot. Here's to wishing you a beautiful and happy life, and we cannot wait to hear about all that has transpired upon your return. ¡PURAVIDA! More 

Ontario, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We travelled to Rancho Margot with 3 teenage girls and stayed in 2 wonderful bungalows with lovely views. This resort exceeded our expectations by far. Staff were professional, gracious, and efficient. Meals were provided as generous buffet. The girls appreciated the daily pizza. Breakfasts were the best of our vacation -particularly the farm-produced yogurt with fruit and granola. Juan, the... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

THANK YOU for sharing such awesome photos from your visit to Rancho Margot and for the beautifully crafted synopsis of your experience here in the rainforest. It was such a pleasure to have you here during your time in Costa Rica and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We agree - it just doesn't get better than breakfast... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had an amazing time at Rancho Margot. It is a beautiful tranquil Shangri La hidden near La Fortuna. Farm to table fresh foods, sounds of birds and the river nearby. Get a massage under the trees, do yoga by the river and take an amazing tour given by passionate local young people. If you are lucky you may have... More 

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive response and kind words about your visit to Rancho Margot. We work very hard to ensure that every visitor to our "Shangri La" is satisfied and it gives us great satisfaction to know that we provided you such great happiness during your visit to Costa Rica. ¡PURA VIDA! More 

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