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300 metros oeste de la Iglesia Biblica, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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133 reviews 133 reviews
92 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a small hotel with fewer than 10 rooms. I think each room has 3 beds. I arrived without a reservation, traveling by myself, and was charged $30 per night. Lovely woman owner who is an avid gardener. Don't be fooled by the drab web site photo of the property. It is now beautifully landscaped. Property is 9 km... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a very nice stay at Hotel El Cacao in Bijagua. The family hotel is located 300m away from the noisy road and is having a marvellous garden. From here you have a great view to the volcano Miravalles and you will definitely see some rare species. We were lucky to see several Toucans, frogs, colibris, butterflies and a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel, and paid 60 dollars with no breakfast! The tv didn't work and internet connection was slow and unreliable. The room was clean and the bed really comfy, but a little poor with taste and furniture. If we had paid half I think I would of given an extra star.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This hotel suited our needs perfectly! We didn't need 5 star luxury just a comfortable clean room with air-conditioning, and a great little soda 5 minutes walk away where we could have a basic meal. Bijagua is a lovely little town. The gardens of the hotel were lovely. Lots of birds and flowers. It is off the main road so... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a good base for a visit to Rio Celeste. The hotel is about 500m off the main road which means that it is nice and quiet. The well cared for garden attracts heaps of birds. A nice breakfast is served in the garden. The manager, who speaks good English, can arrange a “taxi” to the park for $15pp... More 

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Gaspesie Region, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This sympathic little hotel is perfect if you want to visit the Rio Celeste and have, at the same time, a real authenticCostarican experience in the small town of Bijagua. Rooms are very clean, people there a really kind and helpfull, and the location is very very nice. Beautifull view on the Miravalles vlcano and they have a nice little... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We spent 2 nights here as a base for a trip to Tenorio National Park. The room was huge and the bathroom had plenty of hot water. A great little soda is a few minutes away so breakfasts are easily had. As we did not have a car Juan was very helpful in getting us a ride to the park... More 

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Wolvega, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at hotel El Cacao. No doubt Juan was really involved en commited to our trip. Good advice/tips and very nice birds ! Rooms are very large and clean!! Do not hesitate book it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Leda is an amaizing host. She realy knows the area and her tips are really helpfull. Her charm and simple and honest chat make the perfect compliment for a unforgetable afternoon surounded for the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes. The rooms are spacious with AC and satellite tv. If you talk to Leda she can cook breakfast for you and let... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The owner Juan was really sweet welcoming us in a clean room (with hot water!), facing the Volcano, gave us a bunch of advices and showed us his garden with which contains amazing frogs... Honestly, really good deal and we really enjoyed our stay. This place was recommened by another (full) hotel and Juan had the honesty to propose a... More 

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Address: 300 metros oeste de la Iglesia Biblica, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Hotel El Cacao Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

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