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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Rancho Margot is truly a fascinating place. It is a working organic farm, that truly lives by the working philosophy of reducing its carbon footprint. The farm produces its own electricity, recycles its waste, and all the food in its restaurant (which is incredibly delicious) is farmed right there — from chickens and pigs, to vegetables, herbs and fruit. The...

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

The other reviews are correct in a lot of ways, but there are a few things that some people might like to know. There is no view of the lake or volcano from Margot. Make sure you are looking for a rugged, earthy experience.There is no A/C. The road to Margot was quite bad once you get off the paved...

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I have never seen such a healthy place in my life. It is truly amazing and very nice. They really care too. Even their employees are happy. The cleanest place ever! These people are on to something amazing in health and living green. It's no wonder they are successful. I'm impressed. Thank you Rancho Margot you guys are awesome!

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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

El Rancho is absolutely stunning. The food is incredible, its made with all fresh ingriedents farmed at Rancho Margot as you will learn when you take the ranch tour. The water is fresh and full of vitality. The accommodations are impeccable and the staff are some of the most wonderful people you could ever want to meet. Finding yourself distant...

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Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The drive to Rancho Margot leaves no doubt you are in the rain forest. Beautiful and very rugged. As you arrive and walk under a canopy of tropical vegetation you know you are in for something really special. A feeling of both serenity and excitement overtake you. Suddenly, smiling faces greet you and you are on your way to an...

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Rancho M, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for your incredibly wonderful and thorough review of your visit to Rancho Margot. We are humbled, honored and smiling. We are time and again so proud not only of our incredible staff who make all of this possible, but also the magic of Mother Nature who provides us with this extraordinary rainforest oasis. We sincerely hope to see...

Reviewed August 31, 2016

Our 3-day stay at Rancho Margot was magical. Waking up in the beautiful bungalow surrounded by breathtaking scenery and listening to the sounds of the animals was amazing. From the minute our family arrived ( ages between 22 and 77) everyone was enchanted. The staff was kind, helpful and knowledgable. They could not have made us feel more welcome or...

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Rancho M, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our pleasure to host you here at Rancho Margot during your visit to Costa Rica and we are delighted that you put into words what makes our property such a special destination. We hope to see you again in the future. PURA VIDA!

New York City, New York
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We visited Rancho Margot back in 2010 and wanted to return with our children who are 16, 14, 12 and 4. Our goal was to show the children a completely different environment and create awareness about the eco system, sustainability, respect for nature, labor, food etc. and get them away from the trappings of modern living. We came to Rancho...

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Rancho M, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful words. It was a pleasure to host you here in the middle of the rainforest and we are continually humbled to read from your perspective how magical of an experience it is to visit Rancho Margot. We will...

Reviewed July 10, 2016

Lush beautiful landscape, along with knowledgable, friendly staff, this self sustained community exceeded our expectations. The food is wonderful and most grown on site. I cannot wait to return!!!!!!!

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Rancho M, Guest Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

We hope you will come back too! Thank you for your review and it makes us so happy when visitors get as excited as we are about the ranch! Pura Vida!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed July 8, 2016

My daughter and I recently stayed at Rancho Margot. Originally we were only going to stay there two nights, however on our very first day there we realized we wanted to extend our stay and remain there for the week! The property, lush and deep in the jungle, was exactly what my soul needed. Our little bungalow was picturesque nuzzled...

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Rancho M, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the beautiful review! We are always humbled to read reviews like yours that let us know people are having an amazing experience such as yours and when they leave know the true meaning of Rancho Margot. We sincerely hope to see you again one day. ¡PURA VIDA!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed July 8, 2016

I absolutely loved Rancho Margot and highly recommend to everyone. The grounds are lush, wild and natural. You'll be walking around with hummingbirds and butterflies at your side all day. The housing is clean, rustic and spacious. The staff are all incredibly kind, helpful and will teach you so much on the tour of the ranch. Nothing is as good...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Rancho Margot. We are so grateful to visitors from around the globe who share this sustainable lifestyle with us. We hope to see your aganin soon! Pure Vida!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Rancho Margot

Address: 3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $158 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Margot 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for one of the new bungalows, which are simply lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles NormaIsabelle, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalow as close to the main area as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Thomas068, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“Take advantage of the horseback riding and don't miss the ranch tour!”
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  • Vegetable garden
 of 5 bubbles 268tiffanis, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect luxury resort. Get an unforgettable experience in comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles I5672UAjoannes, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are a long hike others are shorter”
 of 5 bubbles summergirl028, May 30, 2016 | Read review
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