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Finca Exotica

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   on Carate beach next to Corcovado National Park, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beaverton, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returning from a two night stay at Finca Exotica and can't say enough good things about this place and the people that run it. The cabins are simple but very comfortable and unique, the grounds are extraordinarily beautiful, and they go a great job at bringing guests together to share stories over dinner. Every meal was fantastic, the views... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a Costa Rican biologist with experience staying around Corcovado National Park. This was my first time on the Carate beach side of the park. The place is beautiful for nature lovers, with sandy beaches right next to tropical rain forest. Lots of nice birds, butterflies, lizards, frogs and even large mammals such as tapirs can be seen around... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of spending four nights in the beautiful Finca Exotica, I only wish I could have stayed longer The lodge itself, Casa Grande, is a piece of art, local woods, bamboo and palm leaves are used to create this large hut/platform, which will be the heart of your stay. Here you will be served with the freshest... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love nature, care for the environment and want to escape from crazy world, this place is perfect for you. Imagine yourself taking a shower under bare skies listening to Pacific ocean, being surrounded by tropical forest! Or waking up in the morning to the sound of scarlet macaws, howling monkeys and gods know how many more birds and... More

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Meudon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is located on Carate beach, next to Corcovado National Park. The place is absolutely beautiful with large sand beaches, a colored garden and the proximity of the jungle. All the site has been designed by Marcus. The wooden bungalows are really nice and comfortable, especially the oudoor showers with outstanding views. You can practice yoga, enjoy the beaches... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Go back to your childhood... How many of you built tents out of blankets or cardboard boxes and now you dream of feeling young again. You will get the same exhilaration as you did in your youth. We stayed in the Mango Cabin which is luxurious in every way imaginable. The view is breathtaking with Macaws flying around and you... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This review is long overdue but not because of the quality of our time at Finca Exotica. We traveled to this incredible, singular, and stunning lodge in April with our two boys ages 6 and 9. Instantaneously it became home, even though it is worlds apart from New York City where we live. Words really defy our experience. The grounds... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There are not enough superlatives for Finca Exotica. All aspects of our stay there were exceptional. The surroundings are beautiful, the architecture is simple and elegant, and above all is the helpful and friendly staff. They say Costa Ricans are among the happiest people on Earth. I think this may be doubly true of the staff at Finca Exotica. A... More

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New Paltz, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

DAD: This past April my family traveled to Fina Exotica and had the best time. The place was simply wonderful. Coco the chef served great meals and Marcus and Gabrielle made us feel at home. It is the jungle, so you must have a sense of adventure, but as my 10 year old said, "This place is in the jungle,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Off the beaten path, natural wildlife preserve, a haven for any type of traveler. Great for people looking to relax, for bird-watchers, for foodies, for sunbathers, for campers, for adventurers, for hikers, for off-roaders, for kayakers...pretty much everyone. Would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone looking to do something different.

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Address: on Carate beach next to Corcovado National Park, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Corcovado National Park > Carate
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Hotel Class:3 star — Finca Exotica 3*
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Finca Exotica eco lodge is a Wildlife Refuge property in this pristine area of Costa Rica, and the closest place to Corcovado National Park accessible by car.Our beach lodge is equipped to meet all of your needs – be it a romantic couple’s escape, a group retreat, a professional conference or a family vacation. Our facilities surround our central meeting place, Casa Grande, which hosts the organic food restaurant with a communal dining table and stretches out to an amphitheater suited for presentations and lectures by day and dance parties by night. Between them is the bar and together they all encompass the terrace where you can lounge under the open sky or swing in a hamock in the shades of almond trees, while Scarlett Macaws are feeding on them. Tents, cabins, rentals and other facilities stem out from this centerpiece to provide easy access near the beach, an isolated meditation ambiance and quaint trails that lead you through the labyrinth of exotic plant life. ... more   less 
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