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Cabinas Capulin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after a week of being at the beach. We arrived around 8pm, it was nice that the reception was still open. A very kind young man welcomed us, and game us advice on what we should do locally. He even made some phone calls for us and found that t he San Luis waterfall was closed. This... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, these cabinas were very charming, if a little dated (which I'm totally down with). We stayed here for the view, perched high above Santa Elena and overlooking the Nicoya Gulf. The sunset is spectacular. You can't beat it for the price. The breakfast is decent, but I won't say it is anything to write home about (I know this... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms were nice, and as advertised. Breakfast was good. Our favorite part was the trail to the swing. We saw capuchins several times, coatis, agouti, morphos, many birds and two other mammals we couldn't identify. The views were lovely.

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Los Banos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We just returned from a three night stay in the four bedroom cabin #8. It's a beautiful place with a wide view. The yard and grounds are very pretty. We walked the trail twice and visited the swing, picnic table, and cows. We saw a coati, hummingbirds, coyotes (we think that's what they were) and monkeys, as well as numerous... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

At first I was taken aback by how isolated the cabins were from the actual downtown Saint Elena city. But staying here was a wonderful way to kick off my trip. The cabin was rustic and clean. The view directly outside my door was breathtaking; you could see the waves of mist and fog come and go, enveloping the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

From the cute cottage (we stayed in #8 with 5 kids), to the forest walk to the tree swing, to the horse that roamed around our cabin eating sugar cane, the one night stay was magical. Great breakfast by the staff in the morning. Ask for the local jam to go with your toast... Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I give this a 5 star as we are not high not high end travellers, we like Rustic accommodations. We stayed in the 4 bedroom mountain cabin with our family of 6 and it was more than adequate for the 6 of us. We had the essentials for snacks and basic food prep. The Cabinas offer a breakfast for $6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We are traveling through Costa Rica with all of our kids and their spouses adding some large family travel experience to our travel writing. There are 11 of us and we could have found a better spot to stay the night in Santa Elena! They accommodate families well with lots of space. Cute cabins with comfortable beds. The staff is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I am reluctant to review this place, because it was so perfect that I want to keep it a secret! Our family of five stayed in Cabin 8, and we had too much space in our cabin. It could easily accommodate eight people. It was spacious, had a nice kitchen, and plenty of storage space to keep luggage out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Calm and wonderful. Very clean wood cabins, with a superb view and a lot of birds. Both very close to Santa Elena forest reserve and Monteverde forest reserve, that make things easier and the experience very unique. Eco-lodge, we had breakfast with the products of the farm of the lodge !

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Capulin

Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $55 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Capulin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Cabinas Capulin Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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