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El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground

Certificate of Excellence
Curubande, Liberia, Costa Rica
El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground

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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My friend and I showed up at 5pm to get a camp spot. We came from Nicaragua that day and took a bus to this small village just for El Sol Verde Lodge. We were tired, it was getting dark, and so happy to have made it there. As we approached the lodge, the owner just walked outside and said,... More 

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ElSolVerde, Owner at El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground, responded to this review

We understand that you were very dissapointed when you and your friend showed up at our place and found out we were closed. We explained that we were doing a large maintenance job, so you couldn't stay. We were not expecting any guests, since you didn't notify us you were coming. We suggested a nice place to you, not far... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We traveled to the Rincon de la Vieja area with our two young children and stayed at El Sol Verde in the wooden tents for the weekend. Everything was great and the children loved the whole camping experience. With Dutch ingenuity, Gerard and Ingrid have built a very beautiful and special place to stay complete with a spacious and well... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very Friendly couple manages this facility. We stayed two nights in one of the rooms. Rooms are clean and have a good hot shower. Ingrid and Gerard's Information about the Rincon de la Vieja national park was very useful, so we could make the most out of our stay. Sorry we broke your hammock :) (which Gerard was very relaxed... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came here a couple years ago and as soon as I saw the place, I was excited. Gerard and Ingrid are the most hospitable couple ever, really made me feel like I was going to a family member's house instead of a hotel. They helped us out with our itinerary, and just have nice conversations during breakfast and dinner.... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ingrid and Gerard were so kind and helpful. We had a very clean room and they give you the option to enjoy a simple breakfast before you head out for the day. They will also pack you a lunch to take into the park (Rincon de la Vieja) and help you arrange for joining the shuttle that takes you there.... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Gerard and Ingrid van Vuuren, a friendly, trilingual Dutch couple who run a small hotel and campground in the tiny village of Curubandé, Costa Rica, minutes from the fabulous Rincón de la Vieja National Park, hosted me for one night in a "tent house" on their property for $27.50, and if I had to think of one complaint, I couldn't.... More 

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Penn Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed in a tent house in mid-January 2015. The property and experience are as described on the website. A perfect place to begin my month long stay in Costa Rica. Regarding tripadvisor reviews, all of the posted positive comments and way more. I can't say enough about the assistance, kindness and generosity of Gerard and Ingrid.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is great. It's listed in the Liberia section, but really it should be in the Rincon de la Vieja section. It's about a 10 minute drive from hotel to park. Best place to stay in my opinion as the other hotels are quite isolated and once there, you are eating all your meals there. With ESV, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you visit this part of Costa Rica go to El Sol Verde. The hosts are Dutch, incredibly nice and very informative. Because of their information your experience of the area will be even better. Additionally, it is fun to hang out with the hosts. They really make you feel welcome. Then, the breakfast. It is simple, but VERY VERY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed at El Sol Verde lodge with my boyfriend for one night in January. I fell in love with it right away! It's extremely peaceful, quiet, and off the beaten track. There is an adorable dog that loves to show you the river where you can swim. Upon arrival, Gerard greeted us with a warm smile. He sat down... More 

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