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Natural Lodge Cano Negro

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Cano Negro Wildlife Refugge front | Alajuela, Los Chiles, Caño Negro, Cano Negro, Costa Rica (Formerly Cano Negro Wetlands Lodge)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were booked here by the tour group we used, Costa Rica Gateway Tours. We traveled in the off season, so there were not many guests here--just two other parties whom we saw only at dinner. The rooms are in blocks spread out over the beautifully landscaped grounds, accessible by paths, which were well-lit at night. Flowers... More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a great stay. The highlight were the tours on the lagoon with bird expert Jimmy. He had the gift for gauging his delivery exactly for our two person tour. Had we visited in the high season the rating probably would have been higher but the lack of visitors makes the Lodge feel a little sad and unloved. Despite... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Propietario at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Friend We really appreciated your comment, we are glad you enjoyed our food and the Wetlands boat tour with Jimmy, he´s probably the most knowledgeable guides in Caño Negro. We can look that you stayed in July, main reason that you didn’t find enough visitors. Our High Season is during the Not Raining Season (from December to April), our... More

yorkshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place was seemingly run by a couple of really friendly and helpful girls. 42 rooms but only a couple of others were occupied when we were there! Extensive grounds with lots of birds, e.g. collared aracaris. There was also a feeding station near the restaurant that attracted many beautiful birds. Big swimming pool, although the adjacent bar was not... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Friend, We really appreciate your post, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit in our hotel. Best Regards, Marina & Juan Pablo More

Heers, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have spent 3 nights in this lodge. It takes some drive to the very north but it is worth it. the lodge is nice. the room is not so big but big enough with airco and is very clean. The breakfast is from a menu (we were only 4- 8 persons in the lodge) as well as the lunch... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Hello We are thankful for your comment, your words are going to help us to improve our services and do some changes for the benefits of our visitors. One more time! Thanks a lot and we hope to count with your visit sometime in the future. Warm Regards, Juan Pablo & Marina More

Andalucia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We chose this as a more remote, less touristy way to see wetland birds and were not disappointed. I don't know why but we expected the accommodation to be basic, so were very pleasantly surprised with the spacious and well-equipped cabins, gorgeous grounds, fabulous pool and really very good and varied restaurant menu. There were a maximum of three cabins... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Gail N, we want to thank you for your comment of our hotel, we are glad you got a much better impression than your expectations before your visit. We know we do not have the most luxury hotel in Costa Rica, however we do our best to make our visitors feel in a five starts hotel. You gave us... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The drive from Fortuna was fun particularly the last 20kms on dirt roads. We couldn't find Cano Negro to begin with, but when we got there it surpassed our expectations. We were expecting something very basic, but it was beautifully laid out with gardens, trees, ponds and shady areas. There was a lovely pool, the rooms were spacious and bathroom... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Jenny! Thank so much for your nice words referring to our hotel and area, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hoping to serve you again in the future, the whole Natural Lodge Team want to send you all our best wishes. Sincerely, J.Pablo Ross & Marina Zanirato Owners More

Klosterneuburg, Austria
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81 reviews 81 reviews
78 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in this lodge- and it was THE big positive surprise of our CR- trip. Set in a fanciful garden with lots of hummingbirds, woodpeckers etc., functionally furnished well maintained A.C. rooms, big clean pool (they even switched on pool- illumination when we wanted to swim late in the evening), excellent restaurant with friendly staff. But although it´s... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Josef, The Natural Lodge Caño Negro want to thank you for your beautiful post. Our job is to make our visitors feel comfortable, and then we are glad your visit was of your satisfaction. Many blessings for you and your family from our whole team, and once again thank you very much. Sincerely, J.Pablo Ross & Marina Zanirato Owners More

Pacific Palisades, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is a long bumpy road to Cano Negro but worth every bump and jiggle on the way! The Lodge is not fancy but is a lovely set of meandering buildings with lots of trees and grassy areas. The rooms are really nice and the beds comfortable. It does get hot there so it was nice to have the large,... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Friend, Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay at our Natural Lodge Caño Negro. We loved having you with us enjoying the beauty of the Wildlife in our Area. Thanks for pointing out the Great Food, Staff and Guide. Thanks again and very warm greetings from Natural Lodge Caño Negro Team. www.canonegrolodge.com Sincerely, J.P Ross & M.... More

Lima, Lima, Peru
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Natural Lodge is a good hotel in Canyo Negro, which is an absolute must for every serious birdwatcher. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the restaurant decent, the hotel pool and garden big and nice, but rooms are plain and the hotel has some minor maintenance issues (e.g. electricity). Also, the trips to the Nature Reserve that you can... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments. As owners we are always interested in following our guests, so we are personally in charged with the points you suggested. The hotel offers different types of tour depending on customer preferences, you bought a tour specializes in Observation, which is characterized to be more extensive and focused entirely on birding, however we regret that our... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stumbled into this Lodge in 2000, and liked it so much we have been back twice to show our two sets of grandchildren the country and wildlife. The facilities are new, modern, and very clean. They feed the birds and large numbers of different colorful ones show-up. The grounds are a garden of beautiful flowering plants They have a... More

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HotelManagerCR2013, Owner at Natural Lodge Cano Negro, responded to this review

Dear Friend! The Natural Lodge Cano Negro Team is really thankful for your beatiful review. For us has been a real pleasure having you here. We send you many blessings for you and your family. Warm Regards, J.Pablo Ross & Marina Zanirato Owners More

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Address: Cano Negro Wildlife Refugge front | Alajuela, Los Chiles, Caño Negro, Cano Negro, Costa Rica (Formerly Cano Negro Wetlands Lodge)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Cano Negro
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Natural Lodge Cano Negro 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Wildlife Refuge Caño Negro is one of the most significant wetlands in the World, included on the list of Wetlands of International Importance by the RAMSAR convention, and declared by UNESCO as the heart of the new Biosphere Reserve Water and Peace.On this real Paradise we have focused to embrace the wide variety of opportunities for visitors to enjoy the flora and fauna and local culture of the area. Photographers, fishermen, wildlife adventurers, birdwatchers of all ages will find an expression of their passion here. With the growth of activities offered, arose the need to expand our infrastructure, which now includes 42 rooms clustered in the lush tropical gardens, a large restaurant, swimming pool with bar, as well as several Tours where you can enjoy the really beauties of the area. ... more   less 
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