I was a little hesitant to spend $75/night (on a hostel budget!) but when I realized it included three meals daily and yoga classes, I made a reservation. It's a difficult to get to without a car, but absolutely worth it. Bunkhouse rooms were comfortable for sleeping alone, but of course days were spent hiking and hanging out with other guests and eating..and eating...and EATING! All meals are served in a buffet which is endless and most of the food comes straight from the ranch which is organic. I missed the yogurt and granola as soon as I left! And the awesome dogs!
Yoga classes are taught by volunteers and the instructor Alyson was incredible. I had a tour of the entire Ranch which was also included for free and learned so much from Aurelio. Such a cool Costa Rican local who was so passionate about the project there.
Even if you're on a hostel budget, this place is worth the higher price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALL RESERVATIONS AT RANCHO MARGOT INCLUDE DAILY BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER FROM OUR CHEMICAL-FREE GARDENS. ADDITIONALLY, 2-HOUR GUIDED RANCH TOUR AND TWICE DAILY YOGA CLASSES ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY OVERNIGHT STAY.On the hills of Rancho Margot, you will find our 17 deluxe bungalows. The Caño Negro river whisper will guide you to the most peaceful rest possible, only to wake up the next day with the loud call of the howler monkeys. Hidden in our botanical gardens are bungalows, equipped to house couples or families of up to 4 people. Each bungalow has its own terrace on which you may enjoy the incredible view while relaxing on your hammock with a great book. Bungalows feature Orthopedic mattresses and are available with two queen beds or one queen bed and two singles. Additional amenities include mosquito netting, rocking chair, table & chairs, and handmade soaps. Each bungalow is equipped with a private bathroom with shower.Our vision is to protect our sustainable rainforest facility but also to make it an educational playground for adults and children alike, where we can inspire a new generation of global citizens to continue ‘closing the circle.’Rancho Margot is a family enterprise where everyone is welcome. We’re living our dream, and we invite you to join us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rancho Margot Hotel Arenal Volcano National Park