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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 31 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 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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Brooklyn, New York
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family (me, my husband, two pre-teens and mother-in-law) had a great time staying here. We stayed for 6 nights. It is a very relaxed and down to earth place. The pool and deck are are beautiful. The meals are delicious and affordable. The rooms are simple and clean. The grounds are lovely and the staff is super nice. We... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're trying to decide where to stay during your adventure in Costa Rica, look no further! We debated over where to stay for weeks and finally decided on El Sabanero. Being used to all-inclusive beachfront vacations, we did not know what to expect.We made the right decision! Here are some tips that I think may help you when planning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights here and wished it could have been more. The cabins are perfect and rustic and spaced well enough apart to feel secluded. Host was amazing and friendly and knew much about the area. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The location is ok, it could have been closer to the beach. The facilities were clean but simple, no luxury vibes. We were really impressed by the owners' s service: we got meals cooked to orders, great advices regarding the area ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I really enjoy visiting Costa Rica but most of all our stay at El Sabanero was the best. The staff were helpful and catered too you. The villa were well kept and the atmosphere was tranquil. It was exactly what two New Yorkers needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Spent 3 weeks at El Sabanero during March and April 2014. The grounds are beautifully cared for, the pool is refreshing, the cabanas are far enough apart to feel really private. I had a great view of the valley and hills on the other side. Saw monkeys in the trees, beautiful birds, iguanas and bats. The staff is the true... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Came here with a Yoga group in March 2014. The first thing I noticed was the sparkling pool overlooking the mountains. The bright blue turquoise water literally popped against the backdrop! I couldn't get over the color. To say the staff went above and beyond is a cliche. They were extremely attentive, yet in a natural, authentic way without being... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Every day was a beautiful one at El Sabanero - all due to the location, the staff and owners (Kurt and Harold). I would highly recommend El Sabenoro - you get to relax, enjoy an amazing calm view, fresh food and go about town (15 minutes away). An eco friendly experience, authentic and serene.Cant wait to go back here! Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have visited El Sabanero 3 times now and recommend it to everyone. When I go away on vacation I want to completely relax and unwind - this is the perfect place to do it. The vibe is incredibly chill and I can spend all day in the lounger without anyone interrupting me. At the same time I can sit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

El Sabanero had the best pool of the many small resorts we stayed in! Pool temperature was perfect. The rancho / common areas are spacious and well-designed with comfortable chairs, hammocks, bar area, and dining area. No need to venture off to the beaches with such a great setting here, but the beaches are close by. Cabins are well-built with... More

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Address: Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Eco Lodge 3*
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Also Known As:
El Sabanero Eco Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Hotel Tamarindo

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Located in the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. A 10 min drive to Tamarindo Beach Resort, 5 min from the Hacienda Pinilla golf course facilities and only 15 min from world-class surf spots such as Avellanas Beach, Playa Negra and Playa Grande. El Sabanero is perfectly located close to all exciting activities. Staying at El Sabanero, one experiences total tranquility, the pure nature, the exotic local animals such as howling monkeys, iguanas, exotic butterflies, parrots & much more, plus the fantastic view of the area. ... more   less 
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