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Lodge Las Ranas

800 mts al Oeste del Cruce de Cangrejal | Box 24, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved Lodge Las Ranas. It is a beautiful lodge located about a 5 - 10 minute drive from Samara. The lodge is surrounded by jungle. The rooms are tastefully decorated and clean. A highlight for us was watching the howler monkeys play in the trees, right from our balcony. At first I was concerned that the Lodge was a... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walter was very welcoming. He provided us with information and wine that we purchased by the pool each night. We rented a car so finding this location was tough. When you enter Samara go to the visitors center that is on the right side of the street for step by step directions if you don't have a gps. We saw... More

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we drove up the driveway we were amazed. Everyone was so nice and helpful. We were welcomed by Walter who went above and beyond, talking to us, booking tours, calling restaurants, recommended places to visit. Pipin the wonderful groundskeeper (thank you for the coconut drink), Laura, Veronica and Paola. We met the owner Cody, very nice and... More

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Warwick, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights on a second honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. We absolutely loved it. We ended up booking an additional night at the end of our trip after visiting Santa Theresa, to stay here the night before our flight out of Liberia, since it was only a 2 hour drive from Lodge Las... More

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New Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lodge Las Ranas wsas was my favorite hotel during our entire stay in Costa Rica - pictures do not do it justice. We had room 2, with an incredible panoramic view of Playa Samara and the rainforest. The canopy bed was comfortable and the room was beautifully decorated. Breakfast was good, very fresh fruit and good coffee. The staff were... More

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Las Ranas for one night in July. The room was absolutely beautiful. Get a room on the second floor, you are up in the tree tops. We saw many different birds, lots of monkeys, and a view of the ocean in the distance. Free breakfast the next morning was great. Would definitely stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 glorious nights here and absolutely loved it! While the place has air conditioning we didn't need to use it. The ceiling fan and large screened windows kept us comfortable at night despite the hot July days. I'd rather sleep with windows open than use A/C whenever possible so this was really nice. I got... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent two nights at Lodge Las Ranas and thoroughly enjoyed our time. In addition to the clean rooms, impeccably kept grounds, multitude of animals (we even saw an armadillo!!), well-prepared food and refreshing pool, we happened to be staying there while the Canadian owner was in town. She and her son, Cody (who is consistently in town running the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Las Ranas for two nights in June. It was a great start of our honeymoon. Lovely room, beautiful views and yummy breakfast! While sitting on the balcony we were welcomed by monkeys, tucans and iguanas! Everything was spotless! Laura was extremely helpful and just lovely! It is said that you need a car to get there, but... More

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Double Oak Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed here with my wife and son so we could get in some beach time on our trip to Costa Rica. The lodge was wonderful for us to rest at night after a day on the beach. Nice pool and great breakfast/drinks even during the quiet green season. The day we arrived I asked about monkeys in the area and... More

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Address: 800 mts al Oeste del Cruce de Cangrejal | Box 24, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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We have 10 rooms that all have a magnificent view of two different beaches as well as mountain and jungle views. All rooms come with: Queen-size bed, Air conditioning, Wireless Internet, safe, small refrigerator, private balcony with ocean view and hot breakfast included. We are located a short distance from Samara and the beach which allows guests to take short 15 min walk or an inexpensive taxi ride if they so choose. ... more   less 
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