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Ranchitos Las Cotingas

Agujitas Town, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Munich, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views as the cabins are set quite high above the bay. At the front the hotel has a well-maintained and pretty gardens and a beautiful little covered terrace with wooden tables and chairs and hammocks, on which you can sit down for a drink or a cocktail or to enjoy your meals. The rooms are spacious and basic but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed here. One previously under different management. The rooms were quite comfortable. It is a long way up the hill. But worth it for the awesome views. Plenty of bird and wildlife come right past. There are a number of spacious rooms surronded by lovely gardens. There is a common area terrace with... More

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Paris, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I can't say enough about our experience at Los Contingas Lodge! We had some problems with our transportation and Mauricio was a lifesaver. He went so over and above anything we would have expected. He and his staff and colleagues turned what could have been a disaster into an unforgettable adventure. We arrived at our cabin after dark and when... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The lobby and the cabins are about 100 feet up from street level. The stairs are uneven and raw. You think twice before you commit yourself to go down. The beach in town is close but the water is muddy brown due to the creeks entering the ocean in the vicinity. Not suitable for swimming. The closest nice beach was... More

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Mauricio M, Gerente at Ranchitos Las Cotingas, responded to this review

First of all, thanks very much for your feedback. The hotel is located over a hill overlooking the bay of Drake bay. The beach is at 100 meters from the rooms. There are 3 ways for reaching the hotel, so you can avoid the stairs. Normally, Our guests are informed by email about this before staying with us. Actually I... More

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84 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I visited in August 2014. We had a cabin overlooking the beach. 2 Beds in the bedroom 1 queen and 1 single. Plenty of room to store your stuff. Had a refrigerator, ceiling fan, table fan, and a large outdoor balcony overlooking the ocean. There is a safe in the room. The price was $100.00 USD per... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a fantastic choice of hotel. I was staying on my own and I felt completely safe. The room was very clean when I arrived and was cleaned every day thereafter. There is free Wi-Fi, a fridge in the room, en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets around the bed, although I wasn't bitten anyway. The view from the rooftop balcony... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place exceeded our expectations in every way!!!!! They were helpful from before we booked until after we left.. It is perched High on the hill overlooking Drake Bay with views from the Breakfast Deck that are to Die for! The accommodations are simple and clean with No AC but there was always a breeze and we had fans in... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Las Cotingas was a really lovely stay. Mauricio was, hands down, one of the loveliest hoteliers I have had the pleasure of encountering. Incredibly friendly and accommodating. We needed to contact our diver centre to make sure that our plans were firm, and he helped arrange all our transport from the island. It was very clear that he made an... More

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Edwards, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was wonderful! This was the first place we went on our trip around CR and our flight out of the states was cancelled, which meant we missed our connecting flight the next morning to Drake Bay. I panicked about hotels, transport, etc but after emailing back and forth with Mauricio, nothing was a problem. He just pushed our... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I would like to personally recommend this hotel. The view is breath taking, the rooms are comfortable and the staff are very friendly. We also enjoyed a dinner one evening and I must say that the chef really knows what he is doing. We went exploring and we got completely soaked and when we came back they did not hesitate... More

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Additional Information about Ranchitos Las Cotingas

Address: Agujitas Town, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Ranchitos Las Cotingas Hotel Drake Bay
Ranchitos Las Cotingas Costa Rica/Drake Bay

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