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La Carolina Lodge

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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Portland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Toucan cabin for three nights and had a wonderful time. The back deck of the cabin with wood fired hot tub was a perfect place to relax and read, the property is beautiful, and we loved our visit to Rio Celeste. I'd never ridden a horse before and had a great time on... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and every time I need to get away I always go to La Caroline Lodge. There is just something about this place that makes it absolutely magical! The gardens are beyond gorgeous, the stone hot tub heated by fire right next to the river is the BEST and the food cooked by Edwina and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited La Carolina May 17-18 for our honeymoon. We stayed in Playa Flamingo the first 4 nights and were reluctant to leave the beach...however once we got off the pan American highway on the road towards the lodge we were mesmerized by the scenery: volcanic mountains, wide open plains, fields of brahma cattle....it was breathtaking. We were so happy... 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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