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San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

La Carolina Lodge is totally what we were looking for in our Costa Rican vacation. Located on an isolated farm --where most of your food is raised, the Lodge has as idyllic setting along the banks of a roaring river. The hot tub- right by the river -is heated by a wood fire and is a great place to relax... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

La Carolina is its own destination. The adventure begins with the rugged, rural roads traversed to get there, taking you to a remote and authentic piece of Costa Rica. The Lodge is set along a swiftly moving little river in a lush tropical paradise filled with toucans, monkeys, and other exotic animals you are likely to see there. The cabins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

What a surprise. We traveled to see Rio Celeste but the highlight of the trip was the Carolina Lodge. This was my fourth trip to Costa Rica. I am not an expert but have spent over100 days in Costa Rica and have traveled to many areas. This lodge was everything I was looking for in a perfect Costa Rican experience.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011 via mobile

We spent US Thanksgiving there last year. The food and service we amazing. Rustic for sure, but totally relaxing, which is what we were looking for. Kids had a blast and the horseback ride was increadible!! For rustic, 5 stars. For a resort, 3, due to typical comforts.

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

From the exceptionally prompt, and friendly response to our last-minute reservation, to the warm reception upon arrival, and throughout our stay, we felt right at home with La Carolina Lodge. The accommodations are rustic, but clean, the beds comfortable. Each bed had a nice, functioning mosquito net, there was ample hot water in the sunken stone shower too. Heavenly. The... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011 via mobile

This place is amazing! We went horseback ridding, milked the cow, and ate great food. Everyone is friendly, rooms were great, saw tons of birds, great coffee grown onsite, close hiking trails, wonderful hosts, this place has a great vibe, authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Great location. The staff feels like family. Great food. Favorite part of all costa rica. Amazing bargain. I will return some day. Best lodge!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This is a MUST SEE for anyone coming to Costa Rica. I have stayed at Carolina Lodge many times over the past few years, and I never get tired of going. The rustic feel of the lodge really accentuates the beauty of the nature around you. The landscaping is so lush and vibrant!!! The staff is always more than welcoming,... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed at La Carolina Lodge in 2007 and it was one of the highlights of our trip, so it was lovely to have the chance to return there this summer. Again, we weren't disappointed. Last time we stayed in the main house, this time we stayed in "The House on the Hill", a large timber cabin set apart from... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We were a little surprised when we arrived. We had booked a room with shared bathroom and I have to say it was very basic (there were some small holes in the floor for example...). But as soon as we got to swim in the river and relax in the heated pool, we fell in love with the place! We... More

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Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

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