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My wife Debbie and I had a wonderful experience at Rancho Margot. Yoga daily, healthy food, interesting guests, volunteers and staff and beautiful surroundings. The tours, trips, hikes and accomodatioms were perfect for us. The mission of the Rancho Margot is present in all aspects of our stay. We look foward to a return trip!

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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival at Rancho Margot it was difficult to get a scope of the place. The reception area is small and there is no grand entrance. It quickly becomes apparent that EVERYTHING here is thoughtfully and passionately designed. From the bar and dining area to the walkways, signage, and lush plants. This isn't a place to stay but one to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved rancho Margot! The place is beautiful, we were very impressed by the self sufficient facilities, the workers and volunteers are kind and helpful (our horse riding guide, Alejandro, was particularly friendly, we really enjoyed our afternoon with him, as well as Aurelio who was our kayaking guide). The food is excellent. We also enjoyed the yoga classes in...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Rancho Margot with a friend and we stayed in the bunkhouse which was great. We slept with mosquito nets which we're actually really quite comfortable and fun :) The grounds are amazing. We took a tour of the place when we arrived to see how everything worked. Wow! These guys know what they are doing. They grow all...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, nice staff, farm and beautiful land! For 270 a night we had a gorgeous cabin with a view. Sounds great right ? Wrong !! On our tour we find animals chained up and caged brutally. The pigs raised for meat are jammed into cages with metal floors far from nature. They never get to come out! The cows...

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was recommended this place by a friend who lived in La Fortuna for a while. I was not disappointed. Rancho Margot is a sustainable ecolodge that is quiet and secluded in the mountains. There are activities to do at the lodge that are included in the rate, and there are trails through forest. The lodge is so beautiful and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 January 2017

my family and I were staying at a house down the road, but we wanted to explore Rancho Margot during the day. We booked the two hour ranch tour and really LOVED it! our guide recently started - i think 2 weeks prior - and i was so impressed with how knowledgable he was. we got to see the animals...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it overall: the room was nice, good food, informative tour, great staff. But it is in the forest and it's focus on energy efficiency translates to a dark few days. The lighting was always dim, even mid afternoon. Hard to read at night in the rooms too. But otherwise it was great.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Rancho Margot is truly a fascinating place. It is a working organic farm, that truly lives by the working philosophy of reducing its carbon footprint. The farm produces its own electricity, recycles its waste, and all the food in its restaurant (which is incredibly delicious) is farmed right there — from chickens and pigs, to vegetables, herbs and fruit. The...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The other reviews are correct in a lot of ways, but there are a few things that some people might like to know. There is no view of the lake or volcano from Margot. Make sure you are looking for a rugged, earthy experience.There is no A/C. The road to Margot was quite bad once you get off the paved...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Rancho Margot

Address: 3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: €139 - €315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Margot 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for one of the new bungalows, which are simply lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles NormaIsabelle, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalow as close to the main area as possible.”
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“Take advantage of the horseback riding and don't miss the ranch tour!”
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 of 5 bubbles 268tiffanis, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect luxury resort. Get an unforgettable experience in comfort.”
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“some rooms are a long hike others are shorter”
 of 5 bubbles summergirl028, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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