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La Carolina Lodge

San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • 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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at La Carolina is a unique experience you will not soon forget. There are not many places you can go these days where there are no locks, little electricity, candle lighting and you still feel completely comfortable. Even though they are described as 'rustic' accomidations, I had one of the best night's sleep in Costa Rica on their comfortable... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at la Carolina lodge April 4th for 2 nights. This was the coolest stay. I'm always on the go and to arrive in C.R. And start off at this amazing cabin overlooking the river. There are no locks, a bit of electricity, and all meals are together with all the guests. If you want to take part in... More

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Northwest
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is fantastic. Beautiful, functional cabins where we were lulled to sleep by the river, cicadas, and howler monkeys. The birds, lizards, monkeys, butterflies, and fish at the lodge are fascinating. The food was delicious at every meal. Alejandro is a great horseman and guide. We had fun watching him patiently deal with an uncooperative young horse one morning,... More

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food? Home-grown, healthy, delicious. Lodging? Comfortable, all-you-need with no frills, perfect for a true getaway. Staff? Friendly, accommodating, incredibly knowledgable (ask Alejandro anything - the language barrier may stump him but he'll figure it out). Surroundings? Surreal. Photo op's? Don't blink or you'll miss one. Activities? What about milking cows isn't FUN?! Of course, there's also the hiking, horseback riding,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing "off the beaten path" vacation spot: This is it! We stayed 2 nights at the cabin by the river. Although there is limited electricity and it was 97 degrees out, it was cool enough at night, that we didn't need air conditioning. Due to my misunderstanding, we almost didn't stay after... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rustic experience, off the grid in Costa Rica, with log cabins and real beds and hot showers and personal hot tubs. It was absolutely delightful. It is so cheap for what you get...guided hikes, horseback riding, swimming in thermal pools, incredible meals served family style, great conversation with travellers from around the world,a nd utter relaxation. Hosts... More

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Fort Worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was insane. My buddy and I were referred to LCL and had a blast. Very little electricity and wifi - we were close to being completely off the grid. We were informed that you need to bring own beer and booze, but there were a couple of people who didn't and were frustrated. Beautiful property with lots of... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family missed La Carolina desperately before we were even at the end of the driveway on our way out. I agree with another review here. Just go. We stayed in El Tucan (the cabin with it's own hot tub and deck) for 3 nights. This would absolutely be my first choice if we stay again. We had originally booked... More

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Washington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed just one night, day trip from dry CR pacific coast. Fantastic scenery and natural surroundings. A wonderful variety of tropical birds, plants and animals. Meals were simple but wonderful. Very tasty with great presentation for a family style serving. The accommodations are very rustic but absolutely comfortable, Wish we could have stayed much longer! The road up is not... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at La Carolina Lodge in January. The reviews we read sold us on it and I want to add one more rave review. La Carolina was just as advertised, rustic and gorgeous! We were met by Karin, one of the owners, as we pulled up and given a tour of the grounds,... More

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Additional Information about La Carolina Lodge

Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
La Carolina Hotel
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Bijagua de Upala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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