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3kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Boca Tapada 4417 Costa Rica
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#1 of 2 hotels in Boca Tapada
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
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4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
Our hotel is the ideal place for nature lovers. We are strategically located inside the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, bordering the San Carlos River. We have 15 Bungalows and 8 tree houses of approximately 45 m2, equipped with: hot water (through solar panels), private bathroom, ceiling fan, open closet, balcony with a beautiful view to a natural lagoon or to the forest for the tree houses, where you can relax in a hammock while reading a book or just enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. We have 68 acres of rainforest, within which we have trails for you to enjoy alone or with one of our guides. There is a great variety of flora and fauna, making this the perfect place for bird lovers. Currently, we have identified more than 592 species of birds.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
24-hour security
Gift shop
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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3kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Boca Tapada 4417 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport47 miSee all flights
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tardiswho wrote a review Nov 2022
Askerswell, United Kingdom97 contributions76 helpful votes
Wonderful experience of beautiful Costa Rican fauna and flora. The amazing variety of colourful birds, plants and reptiles has to be seen to be believed. All of this is superbly supported by the most friendly and enthusiastic team of people passionate about their country’s wildlife.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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B G wrote a review Nov 2022
106 contributions73 helpful votes
Amazingly beautiful place to stay if you really love nature and animals/birds watching. You have 2 lodging options- tree houses and bungalows, really comfortable, with a potent shower. breathtaking views and the most beautiful nature sounds during nights.Breakfast is really good in an open space in front of an area where all kind of birds and other animals come to have their early morning meal. Boat trips, night guided walks. Everything perfect!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Hols0221 wrote a review Nov 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom32 contributions30 helpful votes
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An outstanding place to stay if you want to be surrounded by nature. They offer lots of guided trails which are fascinating and you see such a variety of plants, animals & birds. The restaurant is reasonably priced and good quality. Everyone is genuinely helpful and friendly and helped us learn some Spanish! The bungalows are surrounded by rainforest but easily accessible. They are basic but all you need.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely do at least one of the guided nature tours
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L W wrote a review Nov 2022
Schweiz16 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a really great place to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica and to unwind. It is fantastic for bird-watching and for people who enjoy the outdoors. The treehouses are absolutely great and are a real experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Linda S wrote a review Nov 2022
Bowral, Australia29 contributions2 helpful votes
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Excellent birdwatching, friendly and helpful staff, clean and private rooms amongst nature. Definitely worth a visit. Could not believe how many birds we saw. You could walk around to see them or just sit in the restaurant and let them come to you.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Susan J wrote a review Sep 2022
Oakhurst, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing lodge with boat, canoe, trails, and outstanding wildlife with birding absolutely the best! The guide was knowledgeable and very fun/friendly. Quality rooms and restaurant with views and great overall experience. We will definitely return and tell our friends!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Luis Lira, Marketing at Maquenque Eco-Lodge
Responded Sep 24, 2022
Thank you very much for your good comment and especially all your recommendation, for us it has been a real privilege to have had you at Hotel Maquenque Ecolodge and you have enjoyed our services and facilities.
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Stefan wrote a review Aug 2022
Döbeln, Germany1 contribution
The Highlight of our Costa Rica Tour. We spend two nights in a tree house in the middle of the rain forrest. All the people in service were extraordinary friendly and helpfully. The meals were very tasty and enough to gain weight ;o) The view from the dinning room is amazing and ideal to just sit and relax and watch animals.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Luis Lira, Marketing at Maquenque Eco-Lodge
Responded Aug 30, 2022
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we are pleased to have been part of your vacation in Costa Rica.
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Ginny L wrote a review Jun 2022
Switzerland43 contributions49 helpful votes
One of the many stops on my tour of Costa Rica. I had the Perezoso room, one of the tree houses. It was in the middle of the jungle and due to the open side with mosquitoo nets instead of windows it really felt like I was right out there. They offer a variety of tours and I think I did almost all of them and I can recommend pretty much all of them. The staff was amazing and the food delicious. I can only recommend this hotel to anyone, I could have stayed much longer than the two nights I had booked. Allround amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Luis Lira, Marketing at Maquenque Eco-Lodge
Responded Aug 30, 2022
Thank you very much for sharing with us your experience of staying at Maquenque Ecolodge, we are pleased to have been part of your vacation in Costa Rica.
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Scott Blair wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada7 contributions6 helpful votes
Lots to do and see. You must get a treehouse. Shower opens to the tree canopy 75 feet up. No bugs. Food excellent. Staff are delightful. Night walk is a must with Jose. He sees everything, knows everything and is super informative. Forest walk also incredible. Spider monkeys swinging overhead. You will wake up hearing howler monkeys and last night as we sat out at dusk we were entertained by two Tucans. Full NatGeo experience. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Anilegna S wrote a review May 2022
Zurich, Switzerland41 contributions11 helpful votes
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We stayed for two nights in a treehouse, we could have stayed a lot longer! It was absolutely stunning, no glass was between the bed and the rainforest! You could hear and feel the life around you. I highly recommend to book a treehouse, it's absolutely worth it. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We even had a indoor and outdoor shower. The food in the restaurant was very good and the staff very friendly. The pool is also very nice and was very welcomed after the hot day. We loved our stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: For real jungle feeling you have to book a treehouse!
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaBoca Tapada
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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MAQUENQUE ECO-LODGE - Updated 2022 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Costa Rica/Boca Tapada)

Frequently Asked Questions about Maquenque Eco-Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Alegre (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Maquenque Eco-Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Boca Tapada.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maquenque Eco-Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Maquenque Eco-Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Maquenque Eco-Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.