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Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge

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La Fortuna. Arenal Volcano National Park., Chachagua, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Chachagua
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A place to surpass your expectations of a positive interaction with the rain forest, pampered by the friendliest local staff and with fantastic organic food production highlighted with extraordinary cuisine. Rest and relax or experience all you want.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Concierge
Currency exchange
Wifi
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Priscilla M wrote a review Jul 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica26 contributions3 helpful votes
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I stayed here with my daughter for 3 days. We had a lot of fun looking at the animals, the flowers. The first bungalow had a failure with the A/C so they changed us to a different one. The staff was really nice. The food at the restaurant quite good. It’s a great place if you are looking for peace and quiet. We’ll comeback for sure!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear PriscillaM944,, Your comments are very important to us at this time, we hope to have you back soon. Sincerely, Chachagua Rainforest
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Leslie wrote a review Apr 2020
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It really saddens me to have to write this review, but I believe other customers should know. Chachagua Eco Lodge overcharged me during my trip and I have still not been refunded. My trip was over 3 months ago and during that time I was told by Daniel that he would make sure my refund would happen within 24 hrs. I followed up with him multiple times about it and it was always another excuse (e.g., the bank had a new process, there is additional paperwork, etc.) At one point he flat out told me he's never done a refund. How can you claim that you are a hotel that services international customers and not know how to process a refund?! I had a great time while at the lodge, but the complete disrespect and inexperience that Daniel has exhibited in customer service has really left a bad taste in my mouth. Future customers beware.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lee I wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom54 contributions3 helpful votes
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The hotel has a beautiful landscape and is situated deep in the rainforest which is spectacular and has so much to offer with tours at all hours of the day. On arrival I found the receptionist to be fairly unhelpful and didn’t offer for our bags to be taken to our room which was quite far from the reception in the hotel grounds. The breakfast was standard, the dinner was tasty with lots of options and the juices were great. The pool area was well kept - although the pool had been emptied on our last day without any prior warning which wasn’t great. I would recommend taking the free morning walk that the hotel offers as you get to see the wonderful grounds and go under the waterfall! If you want to see the sights of La Fortuna then I’m not sure this hotel is the best place to stay as it wasn’t the easiest getting a taxi and it’s far away from the town. Overall it was a beautiful hotel situated in wonderful grounds but lacked the special ambience it could have had.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Apr 13, 2020
Dear 38leei, We deeply appreciate your very positive comments about your experience in Chachagua Rainforest. Our daily goal is to offer a perfect stay, with a unique and unforgettable service. We hope that we will choose again in the future, it will be a pleasure to offer you another great bungalow experience. Your comments will be taken into account to always improve. Chachagua Rainforest
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RichandBonny wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida51 contributions8 helpful votes
As we checked in, it started to rain, so unfortunately, we didn't get to see much of the property. But, it did look nice. They have a nice onsite restaurant (although a bit pricey), and a relaxing pool area. The Jungle Rooms are large and comfortable. It was about 25 minutes to the Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center and 25 minutes to La Fortuna.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Apr 13, 2020
Dear RichandBonny, Your words are very inspiring, we are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and that the wonderful nature that surrounds us has accompanied you during your visit. Our daily goal is to make ours visitors to feel at home and relax for perfect vacations. We hope you choose us again in the near future, Chachagua Rainforest
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Emma Grace wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose, California39 contributions
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My boyfriend and I absolutely LOVED staying at this property while in Costa Rica. Although it is a bit remote (30 minutes from downtown La Fortuna) it is a beautiful property and area surrounding the lodge. We stayed in a Lodge Room (only part of the hotel without being in a stand-alone bungalow) and these were just fine! Very bare but we didn’t expect 5-star decor at an eco lodge. The real star of this place is the gorgeous property and hiking trails surrounding it. Absolutely beautiful, with waterfalls and animal sightings abound! Tons of tour offerings and the restaurant on property is great. Free breakfast is included and pretty good! The drinks are the bar are TOP NOTCH! So great! High-end service and the bar staff & table staff were amazing!! We had so much fun talking and joking with them all night - love you guys! Thanks for an amazing night (love Selena & Romeo;)) I would HIGHLY recommend a car if you stay here because there aren’t many options of transportation if you want to do your own thing for dinner. But you can book tons of tours through the property and eat here every night - no worries! 10/10 stay - if you’re a no fuss kind of person and are willing to do something different, this is your place!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Extranet1, Gerente at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear emmagw111, What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your trust in us. We are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Chachagua Rainforest
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PRICE RANGE
$77 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chachagua rainforest hotel and hacienda
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkChachagua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Proyecto Asis (4.6 miles), Arenal Vida Campesina (4.4 miles), and Granja Eco Turistica Victoria (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, a poolside bar, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, Don Juan educational farm., and Tica Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chachagua Rainforest Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.