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El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The most special place we stayed in Costa Rica. Great atmosphere. We stayed in one of the 3 rooms. They are absolutely clean and have all the basics you need. The bed is very good. The atmosphere in the whole property is so peaceful and close to nature that you can really forget about "big city life" back home. Ingrid and Gerard take so much time for an individual information session upon arrival so that you are well prepared for Rincon de la Vieja NP (15 minutes driving time). Two/three options to eat for dinner in walking distance. The lunch bags are a great idea! And the road to Curubande is paved so well meanwhile, that you could do inline skating to Liberia.
PS: Thanks Gerard and Ingrid for arranging the stay at your Dutch friends place in Marino Ballena.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at El Sol Verde and really enjoyed it. We got very helpfull information on the things to see around (like taking the opposite direction for the tour in rincon de la vieja, where as a result we saw a.o. the yellow pitviper) and other usefull tips about the country.
We saw the bats, walked in their chicken area, to learn about the chicken and picked up the eggs, talked with their parrot (Pablo) and learned about the ideas/attempts how to get such a place more and more self supporting, so independent of the provided utilities.
We definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: We stayed in the cabins, but it was pretty warm there considering it was the start of the rainy seas...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a wonderrful stay for 4 nights with Ingrid and Gerard. Our room was spotless clean and comfortable. Whereby we could sit on a veranda or in the evening in an open-air reading room.
Gerard had lots of information about the natural parks in the neighbourhood like Rincon de la Vieja, but also Palo Verde and Santa Rosa. He knows a lot about flora and fauna in Costa Rica.

We did some nice swimming in a river in the environment, 15 minutes walking (take care for the sandflies!)
The birds you can spot in the garden of Ingrid and Gerard are also a visit worthy.

Mies en Nico - Netherlands

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stayed here for one night before hiking Rincon de la Vieja NP.
My room was clean, comfortable, well-appointed (for the price) and very reasonably priced.
The location can be difficult to find...you have to look for the sign on the left as you enter Curubande from Liberia. But the area is gorgeous...and close to the Park!
Ingrid and Gerard were great hosts...and very helpful with local information and maps. I would probably not visited the local "hot springs" but for their advice.
I would definitely stay here again.
There is limited Wi-Fi access in the evening...very useful.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank niles2
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Ingrid and Gerard were wonderful hosts, very helpful and pleasant to be around. The accommodations in the lodge were comfortable and met all our needs - I would definitely go back there to stay on another trip to CR. The bird watching was outstanding - saw several new birds I could add to my life list!!

Folks who require high maintenance would not fit in here - casual and easy going with basic needs/wants is the coin of the realm at El Sol Verde.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Pandoradean
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We highly recommend these accommodations. We rented one of the cabins. Definately worth the value. The stars at night were unbelieveably beautiful. The hosts were perfect and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. Extremely helpful with questions and suggestions on things to do in the area. Rincon was incredible for the hiking and mud pools. We should have stayed longer to better take in all there was to do here.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We enjoyed both the tent cabins and the rooms all of which are spotless. We had a nice breakfast with eggs from thier own chickens served by the owners every morning . They were very helpful in explaining what to do in the area and where we could walk to for dinner. We also purchased their box lunch for our day hike to Rincon de la Vieja which was perfect. The view from the lodge is stunning. El Sol Verde was a perfect start to our vacation.

Room Tip: The tent cabins are great value and kind of fun
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground

Address: Curubande, Liberia, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Liberia
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'El Sol Verde' (the Green Sun) is a combination of a lodge and a campground, located at the boundary of Curubande,15 km. northeast of Liberia. It has a small-scale setting with a pleasant atmosphere and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. It is only 8km to the entrance of National Park Rincon de la Vieja. 'EL Sol Verde' therefore is a good starting point to make excursions to this magnificent piece of nature. ... more   less 
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El Sol Verde Lodge & Campground Costa Rica/Liberia

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