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Macaw Lodge

3.0 of 5 El Sur de Turrubares, Carara, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic but getting there is not for the faint hearted! The road from Tarcoles is 20km of ruts, potholes, crevices and hills and it took 1hr of very concentrated driving to reach the Lodge. Be warned. But once you are there everything is different. The gardens/grounds are stunning. The peace and tranquillity is unique. The food was... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't describe in words how amazing and beautiful this place. I have been all over the world in this one of the most beautiful inspiring place I ever visited!!! The staff, the food and Pablo's hospitality was extraordinary!!! You can feel an amazing energy calming and balancing the spirit as well as the great vision of a great man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

From the moment you pull onto the property you can tell the Macaw Lodge is something special! The layout of the land is spectacular with stunning views in every direction. The tour of their sustainable agriculture projects are astounding and the food is so fresh and delicious you won't want to leave. The land is an arboretum and the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at Macaw lodge for three days in early Jan 2015. It felt heavenly. The manager was wonderfully helpful, and the gardens and the building itself are magical. A particularly interesting feature is the ecological care with which it is managed: the building itself is built from sustainable woods, and the farm and gardens put it well on the... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This Lodge is picture-perfect and is an "eco-lodge" in the true sense of the word. Solar hot water as well as electricity with its own organic farm makes it an amazing piece of paradise. Came here for an incredible yoga retreat with Leah and friends from Atenas as well as a company retreat as well as our good friend's birthday... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was a great experience. Located in the middle of a nature reserve, near the Carara National Park, Macaw Lodge is a great place for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Awesome birds including the Scarlet Macaw, woodpeckers, and fiery-billed toucans are easy to see in the gardens. The food is great and the staff is always helpful. Do not miss the... More 

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Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is spectacular, a nature lovers dream! My husband and I met Pablo the owner who took us on a personal tour as I was considering the Macaw Lodge to host a yoga retreat. Our first impression was the drive up, incredible views of the majestic mountains of Costa Rica. The traveller palm drive is extremely impressive as you... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We recently spent one night at this beautiful lodge. We had a difficult time finding this place but once we did it was well worth it. The grounds are just stunning with vivid splashes of concentrated color. The entry is lined with traveler palms and there are paths lined with lipstick palms both having a very dramatic and stunning effect.... More 

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MacawLodge, Owner at Macaw Lodge, responded to this review

Dear April, thank you so much for your comments, as you mentioned we are in the process of putting more hanging area on the rooms. We will used the perch system. I wanted to be there on that day but I had to been on an important meeting, I'm glad Nathalie took good care of you and Jerry. We just... More 

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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As if placed in the bottom of a bowl shaped valley, it is a valley of peace, tranquility and beauty. Accommodations are nice with open screened windows and beautiful bathrooms. Be it the main lodge or the casitas, all are nice and each with their own charm. Food was excellent and well beyond expectation. A full green eco lodge without... More 

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MacawLodge, Owner at Macaw Lodge, responded to this review

THANK YOU very much for your comments and hope you can visit us again. More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just spent the weekend at Macaw Lodge. I'm an avid nature lover, bird watcher, and am very interested in plants. Macaw Lodge was perfect for all of the above. The drive to the lodge is on a long unpaved road but the road was in good shape and the incredible views from the top of the mountains made it well... More 

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MacawLodge, Owner at Macaw Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joan, it was a pleasure to meet you. For me having people like you is a learning experience, we ha put a lot of effort on making Macaw Lodge and comments like your's make me happy and help me keep going on this never ending journey. What I have learn is that feedback is the best. The aquaponic system... More 

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Address: El Sur de Turrubares, Carara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Carara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Macaw Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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