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“Beautiful and peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
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Maquenque Eco-Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada | San Carlos,lCosta Rica, Boca Tapada 4417, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Tapada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I visited Maquenque EcoLodge for 3 nights at the end of December 2013. This is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places that I have ever visited. The rooms/ bungalows are very unique and private. We had a balcony where we could enjoy all of the sights and sounds and it overlooked the lagoon. All of the staff members were so very kind and helpful. We went on a delightful and educational nature walk/ guided tour. The meals were delicious and they were very nice to cater to our vegetarian diets. We highly recommend this hotel if you enjoy natural beauty, privacy, and total relaxation. It is a fantastic place to visit especially if you want to get away from everything.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

What a great place to visit! My daughter and i stayed four night in November2013. We wish it could have been longer. Amazing place for wildlife. The staff did everything to make us feel welcome. Great food, lovely accomodation. We will return!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Escazú, Costa Rica
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8 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

At first, it seem like you are never gonna get there but once you have crossed San Carlos river and get welcome with a coconut water.... everything from there is nothing but worth the trip!

The place is nicely manicured and right next to the restaurant you find a feeder which attracts all kinds of birds, this makes breakfast and lunch hard cause you are right there and do not want to miss the shot so you have to debate between your hearty warm meal and your camera!

Walks in the trails are nice, somehow warm but still nice enough specially when you run into monkeys and birds.

The staff is friendly and helpful, you also find wifi connection in the restaurant so it is still possible to post pictures that will make your dear ones feel jealous!!!

Definetely a place worth visiting!

Room Tip: All the rooms are located ner the lagoons so everybody will be happy!!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this oasis of tranquility amidst a beautiful nature and lots of wildlife in spacious cottages with lots of privacy. The young staff is doing everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, nothing is too much. The lodge is located on one side of the river that are not accessible by car, the boat transport is quick from the parking lot. Don´t expect TV, radio or that kind of stuff and even our mobile phone didn´t has signal. But the lodge is a perfect place to have a few days far away from the modern world. If you like to see lots of nature and wildlife this is the palce to be. We have spotted between 60 and 100 different birds one day and a half, so a paradise for birdlovers. In our opinion only one but: tours are to expensive, but that´s all over Costa Rica.

Room Tip: All bungalows have a view over the lagoon
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We'd travelled to the area about 20 years before. The road from Pital, one hour away, was really bad. This time half the road was much better, and the rest OK but fine if you are adventurous (because you definitely feel you are getting away from it all). But well worth it. We spent 2 nights and found the place extremely comfortable, well planned, lovely gardens surrounding an ample lagoon, and plenty of birds to watch close by (more than are normally seen in Arenal or Monteverde). Management are extremely personal, in fact the whole staff were excellent. We enjoyed a trip to Boca San Carlos, on the San Juan river with Nicaragua on the other side of the river, as well as a canoe ride through the backwater channels of the lagoon. Our previous visit 20 yrs ago was to Laguna de Lagarto, which we visited this time and found little changed. It is more rustic and not as expensive, but we were glad of our choice.

Room Tip: Rooms are individual cabins, all similar and on the edge of the lagoon. Some are closer, others furt...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I went there for a weekend and it was very relaxing and quite. The staff was really kind and attentive.
They offer a nice walk through the forest and if you want you can go bird watching or in a row boat in the lagoon (I didn't do it so I can't comment).
I think the place is nice if you want to relax and forget everything. It can get a little boring a night because there's not a lot of activity but that's up to you.
The food was great, they served a lot and the taste was delicious.
The bad thing is that it's located too far and the streets aren't in a good shape so if you go by car it isn't very recommendable to go in a low one.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kampenhout, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

beautiful location, secluded hide away from the well know areas.
fabulous hotel staff, you feel like adopted by their family when you arrive.
good food, good service, friendly people, nice guided tour for all hotel guests, interesting night walk through the forest.
fantastic nature reserve.
nice rooms, a lot of privacy, you feel "alone" in this resort in the positive way
the last 40 kms of the road are a challenge, even for a 4x4, but the reward is great :-)
one might hope the road would be improved, on the other hand: more people will visit and the resort might lose part of its secluded charm ... but now that's just me being selfish :-)

Room Tip: we had a room over the bridge, i liked it more than the houses close to the reception, but they all...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada | San Carlos,lCosta Rica, Boca Tapada 4417, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Boca Tapada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boca Tapada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maquenque Eco-Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maquenque Eco-lodge is a new 60 hectare reserve located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos and offers easy access to the newly created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, of 60.000 hectares in size. A local family, Canoa Aventura Tour Operator and a Swiss family are creating this jungle lodge to maintain and conserve wildlife habitat, while providing visitors with high quality accommodations and service in a unique framework ... more   less 
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