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1 Km este de Tuis de Turrialba | Tayutic, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide had been saying, "Just wait until you get to Rancho Naturalista. You won't be disappointed." That was an understatement. I knew as soon as the staff met us at our vehicle that we were in for something special. The entire staff treated us like visiting friends, not customers. Our group had 3 boys under 17 and they loved... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

Thank you for Visiting Costa Rica, and thank you for choosing to stay at Rancho Naturalista while you were here. It was a pleasure having your family as our guests and we very much appreciate your writing about us! Thank you! Lisa More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent several days at Rancho Naturalista and even though it was their rainy season we were able to get out and hike the trails from the hummingbird pools to up around the mountain sighting birds, insects, butterflies,etc. We enjoyed nightly observing the insect sheet and the high variety of insects and moths that flew in. And... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for giving us a wonderful review! Because meals are served “family style” at Rancho Naturalista, it makes it easy to come and check on our guests at mealtimes. This is one of the things that we really enjoy doing! Because of the “Green Season” and all the rain, the... More

Cartago, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my last trip to Rancho Naturalista, I travelled with a group of birders of the AOCR. First the service that they gave from the food to the guides, was very well organized, clean and they had everything on time. The people over there work hard to do the best. Then, the birds this is the home of the snowcap,... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review! Because the Asociacion Ornitologica de Costa Rica are the bird experts and they travel to birding hot spots all over Costa Rica, we feel that it was an honor for us to have them visit Rancho Naturalista. Thank you once again for your kind words and we... More

Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I spent the last week of July at Rancho Naturalista and even though it was during the “rainy season”, we had one of the best birding/nature experiences of our many travels to Costa Rica. With several miles of trails through rugged forest in addition to the lodge grounds and nearby pastures, we could vary our walks and... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had such a positive experience at Rancho Naturalista. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests at Rancho and we'd love to see you back again in the future! More

Paso Robles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife, son and I spent 3 days here in June. The birding was fantastic and the hospitality was great. Lisa and her staff treated us like family, and the meals, served family style were very good. We went in the low (rainy season), but the weather is was pretty good and when it did rain, the hummingbirds clustered to... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We are happy that you felt comfortable and at home at Rancho Naturalista. We know it rained some during the time you were here, but we are happy that you also got some good weather and were able to get out and see a lot of birds. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we... More

Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a must stop for birders in Costa Rica! And go in July, yes it is the rainy season (that does not mean endless rain!) and you will have all the Costa Rican species without the endless N. American warblers to figure out. We had saved this as just about the last two nights of our three week trip... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We are really happy that you had such a good time at Rancho Naturalista in July. Most importantly We are happy that you enjoyed your accommodations and our delicious meals as well as all the birds! Thank you for the great review! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We spent a weekend here with the Birding Club of Costa Rica, and we saw many bird varieties. Our hosts were amazing, especially Lisa, who is very kind, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about the birds and local points of interest. The food was wholesome and delicious, served family style, with the meat being raised right on their farm. There are... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Rancho Naturalista. All your wonderful compliments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for the advice about the signs. I am thinking of how to make the signs for the lodge more visable so that people can find it easier without them becoming overly conspicious. Since we are isolated we like... More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Rancho Naturalista is truly a gem. My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at Rancho Naturalista for 3 weeks as volunteers helping out with the goings on of the resort. What an amazing, unforgettable experience we had. We met the sister of the owner (Lisa) earlier during our travels and she put us in contact with the ranch... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the really nice review. We enjoyed having you both here at Rancho Naturalista. The staff at Rancho are still talking about how hard you worked. They were amazed that someone from another country would come and take an interest in learning to do the everyday things that they (the Costaricans) do here. It gave them... More

Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We spent a weekend at Rancho with a group- the Birding Club of Costa Rica - expats and Costa Ricans that go all over the country on birding trips. The reason to select Rancho was because of its reputation for birding, and it did not disappoint! BUT... if you are not a 'birder' but want to see a really beautiful... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We feel that it was an honor for us to have had the Birding Club of Costa Rica as our guests at Rancho Naturalista. We know that you travel all over Costa Rica to the best birdwatching sites and that you have seen most of the best places to stay, so we are super happy that you enjoyed your stay... More

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Recently traveled here on a birder trip to Costa Rica and have to say this was a fantastic place to stay. I loved the owners Lisa and Mario who made sure we were a happy crew and we were! The experience of having so many varieties and numbers of hummingbirds plus other birds was marvelous. I have to say the... More

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TexasTicaCR, Manager at Rancho Naturalista, responded to this review

We feel honored that you rated our gourmet meals at Rancho Naturalista so highly! We hope that you will return again someday to enjoy some birdwatching and maybe to look for some of the ones that you haven't seen yet. Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review! More

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Address: 1 Km este de Tuis de Turrialba | Tayutic, Turrialba 7150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Rancho Naturalista Turrialba
Rancho Naturalista Hotel Turrialba
Rancho Naturalista Costa Rica/Turrialba

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