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Ara Ambigua Lodge

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400mts Norte de la Iglesia de La Guaria, 2110-1100 , Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed two nights in these fine facilities. We had three lodges in one building, close to a couple of ponds containing birds, frogs and a cayman. Early in the morning we briefly spotted the cayman but for the rest it decided to hide himself somewhere between the vegetation of the pond. Humming birds and paraquites flew by, the only... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Stayed here on an OAT trip. First stop on a tour of Costa Rica. Birds, though not.toucans, all over the place and easy to watch on the feeders while sitting out of the rain in the restaurant. It's a rainforest after all, so expect rain. The grounds are Ok, the rooms are simple but comfortable, there are two pools (I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The hotel has very nice property which you could wander around. Bird watching was good, frogs are at the pond and even saw a three toed sloth. The room was basic. My sliding glass door did not open so I could not use my patio. The mattress was thin and hard. The room was clean though. The dining area is... More 

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28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were only here for one night on our tour...a great shame. This is a beautiful place with top quality rooms to match. There is so much wildlife within metres of the hotel. You can see a great variety of birds in the trees outside your room, and in the open sided dining room whilst you have a meal. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This lodge is due for renovation and some rethinking. We had the bad luck to have a lot of rain during our stay. Nothing strange in this part of the world. Having a cabin only reachable through the mud is also acceptable if you visit this kind of places. But not having a doormat to get rid of the mud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just around the lodge you can find frogs galore! They maintain ponds and even mist at night to make the frogs happy! After sunset Michalia gave us a night tour to find frogs! She was so knowledgable and found many species! This tour is free but of courses we tipped her for her amazing effort! The gardens offer various ecological... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on an OAT trip. The room was ok, but the view out the slider was very good. The flowers outside our window attracted many butterflies and hummingbirds. Fun to watch. Also the trails are very good for bird watching early in the morning. We also found a sleeping sloth not far from our room high... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

During our roundtrip in Costa rica we also stayed in Sarapiqui. The room we got from the outside looked nice. However, after staying for one night in the room it became clear that the room requires a lot of maintenance. The airconditioning is broken and makes a lot of noice, the matrasses are old and dirty and sleeping very uncomfortable,... More 

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30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is the second time I visit this hotel. The staff is always very attentive to all my requests. The staff at the restaurant is the best and the food is good. There is a bird feeder in front of the restaurant so you can see lots of birds. This place is excelent for a relaxing vacation. The room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Rooms are great. Lots of birds to watch while eating breakfast from the buffet. Staff in the dining area cannot be beat anywhere! Our waitress was one of the very best ever! Overall just a very nice place to stay. The whole experience was very nice for us. We hope to go back soon!

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