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#13 of 53 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
Cabañas Capulín is a cluster of 8 beautiful wooden cabins located in a beautiful natural setting, with stunning views of the cloud forest and the Nicoya Gulf. The cabins range in size from small private cabins (with space for 2-5 guests), to bungalows (3-7 guests), to a small, two-storey mountain house (for 7 people). All cabins have beautiful woodwork, bathrooms with hot water, and terraces or balconies with beautiful view. Homemade breakfast for $7 per person(reservation needed)
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Find Green wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia26 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved staying at Cabinas Capulin! The cabins are secluded so you have peace and quiet while enjoying great views of the landscape. There are great trails around the property for exploring and the Tico family owners are welcoming and serve a yummy breakfast! We look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paul wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our family of 5 stayed at Cabinas Capulin between 5-8 January. We enjoyed the location, and the very friendly and helpful staff. We shared a kitchen with the adjacent cabina. All facilties (rooms and shared kitchen) were very clean and well kept. We recommend this location without hésitation.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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GlobeTrotting391122 wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay in cabin 8 at Cabinas Capulin! Our family of 6 had plenty of space for all, and even a kitchen where we cooked several meals. We ate breakfast at the hotel and thought it was great. The hotel was very helpful in arranging tours both on and off the property. We did the night hike offered by the hotel and it was well done and showed us how alive the forest is at night. We walked into town a few times for meals and exploring. It is a decent walk, but do-able. A cab ride back one night when it was pouring was only $4-5. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: We loved cabin 8. Great space for family of 6 and lovely views. It's uphill from the...
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CasaMount wrote a review Aug 2019
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
We just loved our stay at Cabinas Caplin and Farm. The cabins were luxurious, the forest trails were well-maintained, and the breakfast were to DIE for! We found the porch particularly inviting! And don't forget to say hi to the local dog! Definitely going back ;)
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Mark A wrote a review May 2019
Montreal, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
The wonderful family that owns and runs this place have preserved a large area of their property as a forest reserve, and the walk through the reserve is a delight at any time of day -- at least for those who enjoy seeing massive trees, coatimundi families, motmots, toucanets, and dozens of other birds. The excellent breakfasts are made with produce from this very property. The sunsets are amazing, looking west towards the Pacific. And the price is very reasonable. We loved it here and hope to return. But be aware: it's not in the centre of Santa Elena (let alone Monteverde itself) and if you don't like walking, or prefer to be amid the hubbub of hostels and restaurants, this place is not for you.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Chico_5805 wrote a review Dec 2018
Grandson, Switzerland248 contributions63 helpful votes
Our cabin was close to the reception, so the way to the breakfast was short! Nice cabin, clean with a small fridge and 5 beds. In front of the hose is a small garden and it is quite relaxing to sit on the bank in the sunset and gaze at the ocean, the mountains and the forest... The shower is like in many other places heated with a kind of "instant hot water" system so don't expect too much from the bathroom! Don't forget that temperatures may be quite low... In front of the cabins is the start of a very nice tour in the forest. The breakfast is good; you have to choose between some proposals of which is the traditional Casta-Rican plate. From the cabins, it is not a long drive to the town, ideal for dinner.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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760Kimberly wrote a review Nov 2018
San Marcos, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
There were 4 of us traveling in October. We enjoyed the cleanliness of our cabina (wood floors were so clean had to walk carefully!) The staff was very accommodating. They quickly came to change a burnt out lightbulb. They also were very helpful in helping us choose our excursions. I would absolutely return!!! Oh, the trail they have on property is a must hike!! It is truly beautiful!!!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Eric B wrote a review Nov 2018
Los Angeles, California66 contributions72 helpful votes
I stayed here for two nights this week and was blown away by how beautiful the grounds and rooms were for the price. This is true value for your money. My girlfriend and I had stayed at another lodge in town for twice the price and it wasn't even close to as nice as this place. The wooden rooms are simple, clean and spacious enough. The WiFi works. The showers have hot water. And the views from the private balconies are perfect for enjoying a sunset or passing storm. Would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in room six which had some pretty awesome views.
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Jago D wrote a review Jun 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom51 contributions29 helpful votes
Lovely place, cabin 4 was very private with lovely views. Perfect location if you are going to sky adventures and Monteverde. Easy commute to either of the above. Lovely hosts and beautiful scenic surroundings. Would recommend this cabin for a short stay. Comfortable beds. Fridge a bit noisy so worth mentioning but you can turn it off if not in use.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gabrielle wrote a review Jun 2018
126 contributions34 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Cabinas Capulin. It’s a bit outside Santa Elena but an easy 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to town. Setting is beautiful and the cabinas are basic but just what we needed. The breakfasts were delicious as well.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$68 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas Capulin
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas Capulin?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.6 miles), Monteverde Wildlife Refuge (0.6 miles), and San Luis Waterfall (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas Capulin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Cabinas Capulin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas Capulin?
Conveniently located restaurants include San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience, El Sapo Restaurant & Bar, and Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
Is Cabinas Capulin located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cabinas Capulin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.