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La Ensenada Lodge

Gulf of Nicoya, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages were OK and better than we expected in such a remote place. Dinner was included, to avoid driving too far. Quality of the food was average and served in a buffet. Choice was limited. It was recommended as a birding place, but that was not the case. It was more a horse riding camp. Most people come here... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting a stone's throw from the Pacific Coast, and fabulous selection of wildlife. The rooms are a little spartan though not much worse than other lodges in Costa Rica except for the varied assortment of ants in the room (plus gecko on the roof!) which did not make for a restful night. Also the hosts were not particularly welcoming.... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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59 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Spent two nights here as a member of a seven-person tour group. Cabin had a hammock outside on the porch, along with a rocking chair -- nice place to just kick back. Walking trails through the tropical dry forest, great for birding. The dining area, as is the case in most Costa Rican venues, was open air. White-throated Magpie Jays... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What a beautiful property! This is a working hacienda where they produce cattle, salt, and melons in addition to the lodge business. I was here for three nights as part of a horse riding tour of the region. The cabinas each have two units (with very thin walls--you can hear EVERYTHING that happens in the adjoining room). There is no... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were heading down the road from the Nicoya Beaches back to San Jose before we left from our 12 day CR adventure when I saw the little brown sign saying Bio Lodge and I turned off. It was getting late and I didn't want to look for a place in the dark. The dirt road is very long, but... More

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32 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

La Ensenada is a very attractive lodge attached to a working ranch in a fairly remote location. It has beautiful sea views and lots of good walking trails. As birdwatchers we were disappointed that the lake was dried up - since this was the end of the dry season and very hot it might be better at another time of... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed at this lodge as part of a two week Costa Rica tour. The rooms are cool wood and bamboo structures with ceiling fans, nice chairs on the porch and even a hammock. Nice touches of fixtures inside made of bamboo. the common areas are open to the air with a high thatched roof and comfortable rocking chairs. Nice... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a beautiful place with a large dining room and lodging rooms build of wood and palm fronds. The grounds are well maintained and picturesque, sloping down to provide a scenic view of the Gulf of Nicoya. The room furnishings are basic, but adequate. There is a lot of ventilation and a fan which are welcome but do not... More

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The drive alone from San Jose was an education as our driver from Travel Excellence pointed out wildlife along the way. The Lodge was a perfect start to our holiday, very relaxing and welcoming, a lovely cabin looking out onto a massive tree, home to a variety of birds and iguanas. All the staff were attentive, friendly and smiley and... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a good model for multiple use of habitat to support both wildlife and agriculture. The property is very large with numerous trails roads etc. The main lodge area is located on a hillside a few hundred meters from the water. The grounds are very well maintained and there is a small swimming pool. The rooms are nice and... More

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Address: Gulf of Nicoya, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manzanillo
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Manzanillo
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