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Pepperell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place. The lodging was simple but the views, landscape, and the things to do here were great. We took a boat trip to look at the mangroves and we saw tons of birds. The pool is lovely for relaxing. The food was excellent. The staff was helpful. Not super fancy, but we loved it!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a perfect stay at this quit place. Terrific boat trip to next doors mangrove wetlands. Many birds great sea view and great meals together with cold beers in this old style hacienda. There small and large cabinas all with a great view.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2016

the staff where a bit standoffish at first but became more friendly the longer we were there. Very cut off with very little around and not easy to find on the dirt country roads.Meals served in a canteen style and the open dinning room got attacked by a plague of large black beatles in the evening, but the toads loved...

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Reviewed June 3, 2016

Reading all the positive reviews we were looking forward to that stay. However, we were very disappointed. In short: 1) We were the only guests 2) There was basically no activity offered, it seems like boats, horses etc. were put away until more people arrive 3) Service at the restaurant was very poor, not even being asked what we would...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed April 29, 2016

Ensenada is a working ranch. Meals are served family style in a covered outdoor dining room, accompanied by several large jays, so watch your plate! Food was very good. Rooms are basic cabins made of lovely wood. No AC, but lots of fans. There are trails for walking and a nice pool. You can easily walk down to the gulf...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed April 28, 2016

The rooms, as noted, are basic but comfortable. Great pool, which was needed on a hot day. Very good food, served family style. The wifi is located at the restaurant and there are very comfortable seating there. We were interested in the birding and may have been a little late in the season. Some very nice trails to follow but...

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San Geronimo, California
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This incredible spot is like heaven. I stayed two nights at the end of a 10 day vacation. They were lovely and serene, surrounded by nature and quiet. The food (family still) was delicious and a great deal of the funds. The family running the place is friendly and helpful. The cabins are rustic but very comfortable (my best shower...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This place is a birdwatchers paradise. An excellent lodge for wildlife. The rooms are basic but very comfortable and perfectly situated to hear and see the birds at dawn. The food is also amazing and gives you a real taster of local Costa Rican cuisine. The sunset daily is out of this world, I will post a picture

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2015

I really liked staying here (just two nights sadly). It's a great location on the Pacific shore and has a very relaxing and homely atmosphere. Early in the morning the long wooden jetty is teaming with terns, waders and herons and there are brown pelicans drifting by of-shore - a great way to start the day. The rooms are wooden...

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Essex
Reviewed May 21, 2015

La Ensenada Lodge, Manzanillo, 9th March 2015; length of stay, 2 nights Lodge and log cabin guest accommodation set around a low ridge beside the Gulf of Nicoya. A working cattle ranch (definitely Spanish-speaking; well signposted from highway) with walking/driving trails leading from the centre, swimming pool water as warm as a bath. Cabins simply furnished (no air-con just ceiling...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about La Ensenada Lodge

Address: Gulf of Nicoya, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manzanillo
Price Range: $38 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“I think all of the spots are great. You might want to be close or far away from the lodge where meals are served.”
 of 5 bubbles familiakarp, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a bungalow near to the sea and away from the main area although the bigger ones inland seemed newer and may be better equiped.”
 of 5 bubbles philipt274, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“There isn't a bad cabin on the property.”
 of 5 bubbles SanGJan, Mar 2, 2016 | Read review
“Take bug spray and lots of sun cream :), pool is soooo warm!”
 of 5 bubbles Raptorwoman, May 21, 2015 | Read review
“As for a room that is well shaded by trees.”
 of 5 bubbles Jim530, Mar 26, 2013 | Read review
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