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Ecolodge San Luis

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San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica
Ecolodge San Luis
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 1 night stay ended up lasting 4 nights, needless to say it was because of the nice place that it is. Very friendly & helpful people, interesting walks and talks, and lots to see and do. The only thing I needed to get used to was the dining hall, especially since there were large groups of (young) students there,... More 

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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The University of Georgia offers first rate accommodation in lodges with full board (all locally sourced and self service) and the opportunity to take part in the life of the staff and students. There are many free hikes, organised or not, and helpful talks by members of staff.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is an amazing place to stay. My husband and I traveled with our 2 kids (ages 8 & 10). The price includes all of your meals, since the campus is about a 15 minute drive into town. The meals are incredible! The food at UGA was probably our favorite of all the food we had in Costa Rica. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This ecolodge is run by the University of Georgia and is also an education and outreach center for student groups. I'd say this is really their forte but they have extended to accommodate tourists as well. It's an amazing deal, very reasonable pricing including 3 hearty meals a day. Our two boys (7 and 4) thought this was a truly... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I are both ecologists, and we found the UGA CR campus to be a great fit for what we wanted out of a vacation to Costa Rica. The campus is situated on a large piece of property, and due to the terrain and human activities, there is a fairly diverse array of habitats. The trails and roads... More 

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Ottawa,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Being associated with the University of Georgia, the Ecolodge San Luis offers a solid introduction to the cloud forest near Monteverde. The campus includes a medicinal plants garden, good trails, and formally educated, personable naturalists to talk about this unique and stunningly beautiful ecology. The night walk was particularly enjoyable. The beds are quite comfortable, the facilities in good order,... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have taken student groups from my university to Costa Rica for 15 years. Over the years, I have taken the groups to a variety of field stations in different parts of Costa Rica. Ecolodge San Luis is by far the best educational experience, the naturalists are able to quickly share some insight into the ecology of the area and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spent four nights here. Glad of them all. It's a fair distance from town but its own haven. Trails through the forests and lots of activities. Largely US staffed with young volunteers. Good activities ... feeding is cafeteria style and communal. No bar and nowhere really to hang out afterwards, groups of university students from the US the biggest contingents.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We travelled to Costa Rica for the first time to experience the cloud forest and its environment. Ecolodge San Luis was an ideal fit for our family and made our trip truly amazing. The cabin accommodated our family of 5 very comfortably, and the ease of having meals on site - tasty, healthy meals with lots of fruit and veggies,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This campus hotel has cabin-style rooms with a main building for communal dining and sitting. The rooms are very noisy due to wooden floors that make loud creeking sounds inside and on the shared outside porch. The walls are very thin and you can hear everything your neighbors do and say. Additionally, the rooms have bugs inside and the bedding... More 

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