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La Ensenada Lodge

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  • Excellent41%
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  • Poor6%
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“working ranch”(8 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On first arriving it's a bit of a culture shock, simple cabins, occasional lack of hot water , meals served at set time. But - the cabins have everything you actually need, the food is freshly prepared, local and delicious and the staff are excellent....More

1  Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you think Santa Elena and other crowded beaches are too much, this relaxing place is a good choice! Nice pool, friendly staff. Good possibilies for bird watching, riverboat, horseback riding or walking in the beautiful area. Quiet and relaxing place, worth the money. We...More

Thank Katrine S
Reviewed January 2, 2018

The ocean edge setting and working ranch environment make this unique. We came for birding, and so didn't take advantage of riding, etc. Our cabin was clean, and certainly up to date, and we had no problem with insects (although it now being the dry...More

Thank Mainemal
Reviewed June 9, 2017

This huge property is a working ranch with a drive of nearly 2kms from the gate to the cottages. The compact wooden cottages are set on vast lawns that stretch right up to the waters of Gulf of Nicoya. There is no direct access to...More

1  Thank WayfarerIndia
Reviewed May 24, 2017

La Ensenada is both a working ranch and a wildlife refuge. It is not a resort, but its facilities for visitors are adequate and the people are typically welcoming. For example, upon checking in and learning that we are birders, a staff member showed us...More

1  Thank DesertBirder
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"Closer to the dining area, as it easier to get to the parking from there"
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"Until they fix the problem of the men lurking around seeking out the women staying there, I wouldn't..."
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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..."
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"We had a bungalow near to the sea and away from the main area although the bigger ones inland seemed newer..."
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