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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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Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Such a wonderful little spot!! Franz, the owner is AMAZING. he is so helpful with ideas of things to do and where to eat! The other staff members are also friendly and helpful. The bungalow was super clean, the bed was comfy and the kitchen is awesome. There is also hot water:) Oh and the view is amazing. It's about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our bungalow was wonderful, with all the needed amenities. The air conditioning was put to good use! Franz, the owner, was very helpful with everything and went out of his way to make sure that we had everything we needed. Pachamama is in a peaceful area of Mal Pais, which was perfect for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Well worth the half day bus ride/ferry/bus to get there! At the Cruze we got off the bus and walked to the left with heavy backpacks and guitar in the hot afternoon sun, about 20 minutes. We had a warm welcome from Franz and crew. All of whom became fast friends. We chose a bungalow for two, with a shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is my second review of Pachamama, and honestly, there is nothing that I can say that hasn't already been said many times on this site about Pachamama and Franz. I is a wonderful place to stay, to relax, and to listen to the ocean. But the host makes the experience. No matter what it is that you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a road trip around all of Costa Rica, Mal Pais and especially Pachamama is the place my wife and I look forward to returning to most! Franz was extremely helpful any every way possible. When we arrived he had upgraded us to a full house from the bungalow since we were the only ones staying there at the time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Pachamama for 3 nights and had the perfect stay. Originally we planned to stay in the tepee but when we arrived Franz (the owner) sorted us out with a bungalow (with kitchen/bathroom included) at a great low season price. The location of Pachamama is fantastic - it's surrounded by trees (with iguanas, monkeys, squirrels,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pachamama is very unexpected as you drive from Carmen towards Mal Pais. The grounds are secure and very well kept and only host a few guests at the same time - nice if you are wanting to escape the crowds. This oasis offers one of the most valuable features when you are traveling - a great host! Franz has made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were looking for a rainforest hideaway that allowed us to connect with nature and it's inhabitants and at the same time was a stone's throw away from the ocean - Pachamama met all our requirements! Early in the morning and at dusk we heard the howler monkeys and as we sat out on our balcony we enjoyed feeding papaya... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

From the moment we arrived at Pachamama we felt at home. Franz greeted us with the warmest smile and we immediately felt relief and peace from out long travels. The tropical garden alone is complete paradise. There is an amazing overlook that spans your horizon for miles upon miles and is a short stairway to Heaven. We were absolutely amazed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Never in my life I walk in to a place and have a beer handed over as a welcome. This was an amazing start of a great trip. We love the view the place have over the beach. My girlfriend and I sit and que enjoy the best sunset of my life. Franz was a great host and Amancio was... More 

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