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    Rancho Margot

    3km beyond El Castillo | La Fortuna de San Carlos, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 05274, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Lovely haven in Costa Rica. Great ethos at Rancho Margot and all the staff and volunteers are so friendly and open. Food was delicious - fresh and healthy. Yoga was good. Lots of adventures to be had just on the site itself - walks, yoga,...More

    Thank AnnaCharlotte
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I highly recommend staying here for a number of reasons. - Wonderful accommodations - we stayed in a cabin. Big, spacious, and beautiful with a lovely ceiling fan to keep it comfortable. Comfy hammock! Felt private and like we were right in the jungle. Saw...More

    Thank Katsnootin
    Response from Rancho M, Owner at Rancho MargotResponded 1 week ago

    So very glad to read of your experiences here at the Ranch. Truly warms our hearts!! As to the animal housing, we proudly include this space on the tour of the Ranch because it represents such a vast improvement over typical animal management. Our cows...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A group of us stayed for 2 nights in the bunkhouse and spent time doing the farm tour, learning about plants and sustainability on the ranch, yoga, swimming, horseback riding etc. This was truly an amazing experience! Everything that Rancho Margot does is done with...More

    Thank RM M
    Response from Rancho M, Owner at Rancho MargotResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much! We are happy you enjoyed it and look forward to your next visit!

    Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

    About 30mins from La Fortuna, $30 in a taxi. This eco lodge is right in the rainforest, we started our stay with a farm tour. Learning how this lodge has become pretty much self sufficient was really interesting. From beautiful gardens of vegetables and herbs...More

    1  Thank Rebecca A
    Response from Rancho M, Manager at Rancho MargotResponded 4 December 2017

    We are happy to read your comments and grateful to you for taking the time to share your experience here! For more budget conscious travelers, our town of El Castillo has twice daily public bus transport available to and from La Fortuna (as of this...More

    Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

    I had the best time visiting Rancho Margot. It started from the beginning. I met Chef Maikol late at night. He made me feel like I was at home. His food is amazing. The gluten free pizza was award winning. Mahela and Egenia were very...More

    Thank Bryan R
    Response from Rancho M, Manager at Rancho MargotResponded 4 December 2017

    Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review Wonderful to read of your experience and it is always heart-warming to hear from our guests' perspectives that all is well! Our team working in service here, both in the hotel and throughout the property,...More

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    • Top amenities
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    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$247 - US$436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 57
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    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
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    Kristi M
    11 February 2017|
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    Response from Rancho M | Property representative |
    Yes. All meals included and delicious :)
    th fan d
    12 August 2016|
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    Response from Rancho M | Property representative |
    So sorry for the delayed response here....our social media life is a bit chaotic at the moment :) Christopher and the entire team in reception would be happy to arrange private or advise on public transport options for you... More
    30 March 2016|
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    Response from JROAlbany | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. There is a playground right next to the dining area. Lots of the great activities include walking, horse back riding....not great for a 3 year old. The hot springs would probably be ok, but you would have to limit the... More
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    "I stayed in a cabin--the common bunk house seemed to be for social people--not me!"
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    "There are no double rooms but plenty of space for a family of 4 to sleep in."
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