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San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Heber City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In 9 Days of traveling around CR this was by far the best destination on our trip. The location is accessibly remote, the lodge is a most perfect mix of rustic with necessary comforts like power outlets, a lamp, and bathrooms, BUT the staff was the crowning jewel. comprised of the most amazing salt of the earth people in the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to La Carolina. As always, it was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. We loved the simple, flavorful, filling meals served three time a day family-style on the veranda--with a view of the brilliantly colored birds enjoying the bananas the staff sets out to draw them close... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the wood heated hot tubs to the cow milking to the delicious tico inspired meals, our two-night stay at La Carolina was a wonderful escape from it all. We'd recommend staying at least two nights to take full advantage of all that the hotel and grounds have to offer. This was a really unique hotel and experience we won't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable cabins, scenic location off the beaten path, a nice break from the heat. We swam in the cool river, then jumped in the outdoor, woodstove-heated hot tub overlooking the river. Alejandro took us (eight family members ages 3 to 75) on a beautiful horseback ride, and we also were allowed to help milk the cows. The family-style meals were... More

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Whitby, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently spent a couple of nights at La Carolina and I only wish I could have stayed longer. I don't have a car so I have to admit La Carolina was a bit of a challenge to get to (a 4X4 is required for the final 7 km road) but it was worth the journey! The property is expansive... More

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Columbia Heights, Minnesota, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i call the owner in the states to check on rooms since noone cant talk english at the la carolina well the cost to go from town to upala was high i thought well maybe i can deal with it untill she told me in her words go somewhere else who tells customers to go to other hotels with that... More

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The site is amazing. Everywhere you look, there is beauty. We loved it, the kids loved it. Don't miss it. It's a once in a lifetime experience. More spanish would have been useful to communicate better with the staff but we managed. Be careful though, following the GPS coordinates could put you in a lot of trouble. Follow the direction... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What can I say, this place is amazing. Like a piece of heaven, lit up with candlelight and filled with flowers and birds. Three nights was perfect, plenty of time to soak in the serenity before we headed to a busier area. The food is good home cooking and plentiful, I was hardly hungry when it was time to eat... More

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Odense, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is so special! Let me sum up: The staff: So friendly and helpful. The food: Simply amazing! Tasty, fresh, local and from their own produce. Yum! The place: Beautiful houses and porch in the main house, were we sat round the outdoor fireplace, or had dinner along the long table with other guests. The rooms: We stayed in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was probably one of our favorite experiences in Costa Rica. The owners, Bill and Karien, were both on site during our stay. They were pretty busy but managed us a night in the very super river cabin with its own wood-fired spa bath and then for a second night in a neighbours private cabin. The food was simple but... More

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Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

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