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Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge

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1 km from cross route , 50 m from the beach, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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tellysurf
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pachamama Hotel is the perfect hide-away. Other than sliding open a gate to enter and exit the property, you will not feel as though you are at a hotel. Franz, the proprietor, has nestled his cabanas into the forest foliage at the base of a hill in Malpais. The result is a feeling of solitude and harmony with the rustic... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We'll be back! Next time hopefully with some friends or family so we can rent the house on the property. We stayed in the 2nd floor bungalow, it was perfect with all the amenities including a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out every meal. We were tucked into the beautiful Costa Rican scenery, away from the hustle and... More 

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La Porte, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hey this was nice, totally chillaxed, great Host in Franz, really made me feel like I'd lived there all my life. Beach is real close by and has a no break area, great for old farts like me, get out to the back line real easy and can launch a stand up paddle any state of tide. But Pachamama was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Pachamama was an oasis! It was quiet, beautiful, super clean, tranquil and relaxed. But best of all, was the owner and host, Franz. Many reviews mention his dedication and hospitality and I agree whole heartedly! He really made you feel like an old friend. He took care of everything, morning surf trips, supermarket trips, recommendations to anything you can think... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are looking for a fantastic surf getaway, I highly recommend staying at Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge. I stayed for three weeks in January/February and can't wait to go back. The host, Franz, makes you feel like a long lost friend. He helps arrange everything from supermarket trips to surfing lessons to transportation. Most days he would offer to... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

For sure I will be back! The vibe is excellent.The place is just awesome. Surrounded by nature... And the ocean view is unique! 100% recommended! Anyone that is planning to visit Mal Pais should go to Pachamama.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

nice location, great place, awesome host. 100% recommended for your vacations. Ticos friendly ;) nice location, great place, awesome host. 100% recommended for your vacations. Ticos friendly ;) :) :S :P

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So quiet compared to the rest of the area in town. Rent a bike or ATV and don't worry so much about the dust. Simple bungalows at a reasonable price. Set in a beautiful natural area. Walk to the beach. Cook your own food. Full personal kitchen. The owner is incredibly helpful. Speaks English, Spanish, German, and I believe other... More 

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Grenada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I just spent 11 nights at Pachamama and we will definitely be back! The location is perfect as it is out of the hustle and bustle of Santa Teresa yet near enough for anything you need or want to do there. There is a nice beach just across the street. Its quiet with the jungle sounds filling... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 9 nights. We rented the bungalow which was perfect for us. Hot water, kitchenette, queen bed with mosquito netting, amazing veranda, A/C, ceiling fan plus, the best host we could ever ask for, Franz. Don't expect USA resort style here. It is rustic but comfortable. Everything was clean and tidy, inside and out.... More 

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