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Rancho Makena

Three kilometers north of the Plaza of Santa Elena, | Near of the Canopy 100% Adventures, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015
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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We recently spent 4 days at Rancho Makena in beautiful Monteverde. We cannot say enough about our hosts, Carlos and Rosanna. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived, with dinner prepared for us after a long day of travel. The main house felt like home as our 2 boys, Lucas and Sam - aged 4 and 2 - played... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Monteverde is one of those places that when You visited for the first time, later the place whisper your name from time to time; So in september 2014 I attended the call to my 2nd trip to Monteverde, and at this time I asked a friend of mine for advices about hotels in the area and She told me that... More 

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Stratton, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Recently we spent two months in Costa Rica. Our two night stay at Rancho Makena was one of the highlights of our family holiday Rosanna and Carlos were gracious and accommodating hosts. Meals in the main lodge were memorable, especially a spectacular barbecue for my husband's birthday dinner. Accommodation in a three bedroom cabina, each with private shower, was simple... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Carlos and Rosanna take care of you like your grandma does when your a kid. Makes you feel at home and the feeling of being truly welcomed to stay at their ranch is wonderful. It is hands down the best hotel my girlfriend and I stayed at on the entire trip. Price was not a factor when it came to... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We've gone to Costa Rica 1-2 times a year for the past 5 years and have stayed all over the country. We prefer to find off the beaten track, unique places that are away from the crowded tourist centers but close enough that we can go do tourist things if we like. Rancho Makena was just that! Having come across... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We got here in the afternoon after a very bumby 3 hour drive from Arenal. We were the only guests and could choose from several rooms. No dinner was available for us, as we did not raise the request in advance. The wind was so strong that the canopy tours were closed and if you do not have a car,... More 

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Shingle Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed here three nights and loved it. The owners were super-friendly and helpful, both with advice and booking tours. They had a big BBQ one night, and while a little pricey, was easily one of the best meals we had during our two weeks in Costa Rica. The ranch is, in fact, a working ranch, and the grounds are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My best friend and I stayed here a year ago so this is a long overdue review. We both completely recommend staying at rancho makena. The whole family is lovely and inviting. They made us sandwiches when we arrived and made us breakfast- an amazing delicious meal with coffee and fresh juice- every morning. We were their only guests at... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Thank you Carlso and Family for providing a wonderful stay. Rooms - were clean and setup was very cute designed and had the comfort of a cabin. We enjoyed the view and the location was out a bit, but it was very nice to have it away from everything and get true nature. Our Family enjoyed this place and would... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed there recently (about 10 days ago) for 3 days. The place is very remote and the cabin was average and basic though the Inn keepers have kept it very neat. To get to any destination, we need to hire either a taxi or the hosts themselves offered to give us a ride for a nominal charge of $5... More 

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