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La Carolina Lodge

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Zürich- switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Carolina Lodge with our two boys (4&7) for three nights during our 4 week Costa Rica holiday and it was very relaxing. We had great days. The ranch is off the beaten route in the countryside with lots to do: a beautiful river floating by to jump in, a hot pool, jungle trails, horseback riding (best... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Carolina lodge was pure pleasure from the moment we arrived. We stayed in Toucan cabin which is shown in the picture. The food is good the staff are great and this is some of the best trained horses I have ever ridden. The sound of river while reading a book is so magical. I will definitely be back

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I have travelled all over CR in the 21 years I have lived here and La Carolina Lodge is still my favorite place to visit. It was great when I was single and needed a place to escape and connect with nature and it is still amazing with young kids and family. They continuously provide activities for all ages and... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Six of us visited recently. We stayed three nights and were fortunate to have the cabin with the hot tub. There is also a hot tub located by the river and both are emptied / cleaned / filled daily and are heated with wood. Our plan was to head to Rio Celeste but that didn't happen due to heavy rains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place is simply amazing! Yes I know it sounds over the top- but it is a unique mix of a rustic setting with the comforts that really make one feel the romance of the countryside. Don't distress going down the 3 mile or so rutted and rock strewn road that gets you there- have patience- its worth the slow... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We traveled here with our two children in March and it was the highlight of our time in Costa Rica. La Carolina Lodge was an absolutely perfect way to spend a few days off the beaten path, relaxing and truly enjoying nature. While at La Carolina, we were able to ride horses, milk cows and have a fantastic guided tour... More 

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wow, where do I start...? I had been thinking about staying at this what looked like unbelievably beautiful family-owned farm for over a year, when my hubby finally said, "yes, you can plan yet another trip to Costa Rica" and so there we went for spring break in April. I had no idea of the history of the place and... More 

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catharina1, Owner at La Carolina Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, my name is Bill Harwell and I am the owner of La Carolina Lodge with my wife and two young sons. We have never responded to any guests comments preferring to let the Trip Advisor system to work fairly and properly. Although after reading this review we feel compelled to respond. We take extreme pride in our horses and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've given La Carolina 5 stars because it fulfilled everything we wanted, not because it is luxurious or a typical 5 star accomodation. My husband and I had a blast, we milked cows, we swam in the river, we rode horses, watched the little green lightening bugs at night, we listened to Alejandro (the guide) tell us about the Celeste... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I am late to writing a review for La Carolina, but I still think about the wonderful experience we had there last year. The staff was kind and helped take care of our needs. The river cabin was basic, but cozy and lovely. La Carolina is truly a magical place and I look forward to returning!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely fell in love with this place. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is wonderful, and my cabina was perfect. I only spent two nights here but easily could have stayed much longer. First - the food. Delicious fresh juice at every meal and on request. Delicious coffee. Yes, there is rice and beans with every meal, but I... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about La Carolina Lodge

Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: $110 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
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