I stayed at Rancho Margot for two weeks by myself….but wasn’t really by myself at all! Upon arrival it took only minutes to meet fascinating people and to be sucked into the Rancho Margot experience. I suppose if you wanted time alone you could find it, but there were just so many wonderful people on the staff and amongst the guests that it would be a shame to isolate oneself. I stayed in both the bunkhouse (met so many people there) and later in a bungalow (wow what a gorgeous space!) The employees and volunteers were all charming, helpful, accommodating, and knowledgeable on topics such as sustainable living, politics, adventure, travel….I truly enjoyed everyone I met. The owner, Juan has many fascinating ideas to share and I know he will continue to develop this community into something simply terrific. I HIGHLY recommend this ranch, particularly if you are traveling solo. I also took Spanish classes from Ivannia and had a blast. I also went horseback riding and hiking, caught rides into town, and spent an afternoon at a nearby hot spring. For the adventurous and eco conscious traveler, this is your spot!! I will return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALL RESERVATIONS AT RANCHO MARGOT INCLUDE DAILY BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER FROM OUR CHEMICAL-FREE GARDENS. ADDITIONALLY, 2-HOUR GUIDED RANCH TOUR AND TWICE DAILY YOGA CLASSES ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY OVERNIGHT STAY.On the hills of Rancho Margot, you will find our 17 deluxe bungalows. The Caño Negro river whisper will guide you to the most peaceful rest possible, only to wake up the next day with the loud call of the howler monkeys. Hidden in our botanical gardens are bungalows, equipped to house couples or families of up to 4 people. Each bungalow has its own terrace on which you may enjoy the incredible view while relaxing on your hammock with a great book. Bungalows feature Orthopedic mattresses and are available with two queen beds or one queen bed and two singles. Additional amenities include mosquito netting, rocking chair, table & chairs, and handmade soaps. Each bungalow is equipped with a private bathroom with shower.Our vision is to protect our sustainable rainforest facility but also to make it an educational playground for adults and children alike, where we can inspire a new generation of global citizens to continue ‘closing the circle.’Rancho Margot is a family enterprise where everyone is welcome. We’re living our dream, and we invite you to join us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rancho Margot Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park