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Three kilometers north of the Plaza of Santa Elena,, Costa Rica
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Rancho Makena
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Stratton, Maine
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Carlos and Rosanna have a great place to stay. Just a word of warning that it is not close to town so you will have to either take taxis but often Carlos will drive you into town. They had a huge bbq one night with too much food! It was a delicious array of meat and local fare. Their young... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Beautiful views of the cloud forest. Nice trails to walk around on. The owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome. They helped us book tours and let us use their computer. They let us help milk and feed the cows. The cabin we stayed in was clean, but a bit musty. It was quite windy there at night,... More

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Additional Information about Rancho Makena

Address: Three kilometers north of the Plaza of Santa Elena,, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Rancho Makena Costa Rica/Monteverde

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