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La Ensenada Lodge

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Altamont, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

La Ensenada is a working ranch with one section cordoned off for guests. There are a dozen or so small "duplex" cabins reminiscent of Scout Camp, without the bunk beds. No A/C, but paddle fans in every room and a decent breeze from the Gulf made it tolerable, especially in the hammock on the front porch of each cabin, but... More 

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Boulder Creek CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We were booked at this location by our birding tour company and, overall, we enjoyed it very much. Staff was friendly and the food was very good. Howler monkeys woke us up in the morning. Good birding opportunities on the property. Nice pool area. Rooms are rustic but comfortable. Walls are quite thin so hope for quiet neighbors. Hammocks on... More 

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Berne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We found La Enseñada Lodge pretty much by accident. We were looking for a nice place to spend a night between Alajuela and the Volcan Tenorio area. It is actually a working farm with a small nature reserve next to it. We didn't have enough time to go the reserve but it would have been interesting to see it. We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Wonderfully relaxing spot on a working farm. Very laid back with the family owners joining the guests at meal times. Room was detached and roomy, albeit a smallish, but perfectly adequate bathroom. There appeared to be only a few detached rooms, others must be half the size as the buildings are similarly sized, so be careful. (Think rooms 2, 3... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Situated with a stunning view of the Gulf of Nicoya. Small, modest rooms. Clean. Typical CR food. Pool. And, amazing outdoor massage room with the breezes gently passing through.

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on our tour of Costa Rica. This is a very nice and extensive working ranch where one is made to feel very welcome and at ease. Accommodation was basic but spacious, comfortable and clean. Very good food. The highlight was a boat tour of the mangrove swamps of the river delta where we saw lots... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

On a birding tour offered through Road Scholar/Elderhostel in Feb., we stayed 2 nights at La Ensenada Lodge (ensenada means “cove”), in a lovely cabina looking out on the Gulf of Nicoya with the mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula in the distance. La Ensenada is located in a 900-acre wildlife refuge is part of a family-run cattle ranch, with nature... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

A tranquil setting overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. You look out over the lawns and see only trees, birds, the bay, and acres of undeveloped land. It would be hard to imagine a more peaceful site. Although the person who took the reservation by email was comfortable using English, everyone on site had very limited English. It wasn't much of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

La Ensenada is in a beautiful location, in the middle of nowhere, with a view of the sea and surrounded by howler monkeys and iguanas. The wooden cabins are basic and ours was very small - we were given a twin but had requested a double and there appeared to be much larger doubles available. We didn't mention it to... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

Living in Costa Rica, it's hard to pick a favorite place because everything is so different. This is a country of diversity. HOWEVER, I can say that La Ensenada has so much in one place that it easily has become my favorite spot. It's on a huge farm, so it's peaceful and idyllic. It's on the water so it's got... More 

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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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