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Rancho Naturalista

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1 Km este de Tuis de Turrialba Tayutic, Turrialba 7150 Costa Rica See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a birding package at the lodge. The incredible amount of hummingbirds at the lodge itself, I counted over 50 White-necked Jacobins, is a photographer's delight. As are the famed hummingbird bathing pools. The lodge's birding guide Harry Barnard was the best we had...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Bill S
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The hospitality at Rancho Naturalista cannot be beat! Lisa is the sweetest, most accommodating hostess you can imagine. It really felt like visiting with family or close friends. The food was amazing and looked gorgeous, healthy and local, just wonderful. Even though it was dry...More

Date of stay: January 2018
4  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was without doubt, our favourite place to enjoy birding. Super room, opening straight onto the balcony ( we get up early!) to start photographing first thing. The staff were just amazing ( fab laundry service too!), the food outstanding, the birding with the lovely...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank pchc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The review is in two parts. The lodge is set in a quiet and beautiful forest with lovely trails and very friendly and helpful staff. The service is excellent. Laundry is taken during breakfast and returned before lunch. On staff they have incredible guides to...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third lodge visited in Costa Rica over 11 days and proved the best for gaining new bird species ( almost half of new birds seen in CR ) with a limited 3 night stay hiring a birding guide is the best way...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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The premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is among the finest in Central America. There are plentiful hummingbirds on the large, open upstairs balcony where you can view the distant More smoking volcano. Over 430 species of birds have been recorded in the area. You can hike and bird the trails on your own, and excellent guides are available as well. At Rancho Naturalista the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. This comfortable lodge is famous for its excellent food, well prepared, and made with the best fresh local ingredients. (All meals are included.) The weather is almost perfect, not too hot and not too cold. Rancho Naturalista is a wonderful getaway for bird watchers, hikers, and nature lovers! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$125 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rancho Naturalista Turrialba
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Rancho Naturalista Hotel Turrialba
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Rancho Naturalista Costa Rica/Turrialba
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$125 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rancho Naturalista Turrialba
,
Rancho Naturalista Hotel Turrialba
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Rancho Naturalista Costa Rica/Turrialba
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
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Denise M
March 30, 2018|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Hello from all of us at Rancho Naturalista! Yes the first 2 weeks of August can be very nice weather. It may also be raining during the afternoons which is normal for this time of the year. Everything is lush and green and... More
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superlib
January 26, 2018|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Sorry I didn’t see this sooner! We aren’t strict about checkout times. We allow guests to stay and have lunch -even if they arrived for lunch on the day they checked in. As long as it’s not a large group, we don’t charge... More
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mjs-fl
July 12, 2017|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Hello and Saludos from all of us here at Rancho Naturalista! Although many of our guests do come with a tour group we also have guests that prefer to come on their own. We try to help our guests plan every detail, from... More
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"Look on their website all the rooms are shown clearly. Rooms 10 and 11 are the furthest away but not too..."
maylordsk
Nov 27, 2018
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"Ask to be in main building if wanting quick access to feeding statiosn"
wegoustay
May 22, 2018
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"All rooms are unique, but stay away from the rooms in front of the laundry."
168patl
Mar 7, 2018
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"stayed in the main lodge with a room adjoining the upstairs balcony..ideal for the hummingbird feeders"
B2566YBpaulw
Mar 4, 2018
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