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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 #11 of 29 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Keswick, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2014, and I wish it would have been longer! The staff were utterly amazing, the rooms were perfect, the pool was beautiful and the food could have been some of the best I have ever had in my life. Upon arrival, they helped take our bags to our rooms, and set us... More

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights in February 2014. We wanted a small relaxed hotel within easy reach of Tamarindo and we could not have chosen anywhere better than El Sabanero. It is about a 15 minute drive from Tamarindo and a taxi will cost about $20 with tip. At the lodge, there are 10 cabins, well... More

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Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Where do I start?! *Kurt and Harold are fantastic--two brothers who run the place. They will help you and answer all your questions as you plan your trip and give you the warmest welcome you can imagine once you arrive. You will feel like you are visiting old friends. *Willie, the chef extraordinaire, is equally welcoming, friendly, and helpful. His... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a fantastic place to stay in Costa Rica! The grounds are beautifully kept, the cabinas are nice, clean & cozy and the staff is fantastic. Kurt & Karen truly make you feel at home and tend to your every need. We arrived into Costa Rica for a 2-week stay and El Sabanero was our first stop. What a fantastic... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was our second 2 week trip to Costa Rica and while touring Barra Honda and Palo Verde, we booked 2 nights at El Sabanero (February 10th to 12th, 2014) and boy, are we NOT sorry we chose this place! It is in between Tamarindo and Santa Cruz. We didn't want to stay in the more populated beach areas but... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had a great stay with Kurt and Karen at El Sabanero. They really created a bed and breakfast type atmosphere that kicked off our 11-day trip to Costa Rica in the right way. Don't count on GPS to find this place, map it out ahead of time,complete with distances and then pay attention to them since trying to find... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed with Kurt, Karen, Willy and Harold in mid December 2013 (2 adults, 1 child). We appreciated the smaller size of the hotel and getting to know our hosts and fellow travelers. They do a wonderful job with dinners and was really fun to suggest a food item in the morning and that is what was served in the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We loved that this place because it was a bit off the beaten track. If you're not into large American resorts full of tourists celebrating endless happy hours, this is the place for you. The rooms are mostly cabins from which you can walk to the pool area and dining room. There are far fewer guests than in a standard... More

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Additional Information about El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Also Known As:
El Sabanero Eco Hotel Tamarindo
El Sabanero Eco Hotel
El Sabanero Ecolodge Tamarindo
El Sabanero Ecolodge Hotel Tamarindo
Address: Cana Fistula | Entre Tamarindo y Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sabanero Eco Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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