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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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    • Excellent76%
    • Very good16%
    • Average5%
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    “ranch tour” (48 reviews)
    “self sustaining” (18 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

    Thank Rebecca A
    Response from Rancho M, Manager at Rancho MargotResponded 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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

    Reviewed 4 September 2017

    We spent 3 of our 8 day vacation here and it was breathtaking! The ranch is massive and stunning with everything anyone would ever need. We took the ranch tour which was very educational, the horseback ride to an amazing view, and a kayak trip...More

    1  Thank Todd J
    Response from Rancho M, Owner at Rancho MargotResponded 6 September 2017

    SO glad you all enjoyed...and we are honored to have shared in this precious trip for you both!! Pura vida and we'll hope to see you back some anniversary day :)

    Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

    Super enjoyable. Relaxing with many activities available. Located in the middle of the Rainforest an off the grid ecological farm and resort beautifully combined. Learned so much. Super for families as well. Don't miss this one if you are in the area it will make...More

    1  Thank Daniel S
    Response from Rancho M, Manager at Rancho MargotResponded 11 August 2017

    We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay!!! and we thank you for sharing your experience 🌎❤️ Until next time, Pura Vida👍🏼

    Reviewed 4 August 2017

    Without doubt a highlight of our 1 month trip. As a family of 4 (2 adults, a 5 and a 7 yr old) we spent three nights here. The setting is beautiful, the ethos of the owners is brilliantly brought to fruition by not only...More

    1  Thank ToJoXanBella
    Response from Rancho M, Manager at Rancho MargotResponded 8 August 2017

    We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves so! Thank you so much for sharing your experieces here. Until next time, pura vida🌎❤️!!!

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$134 - US$368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 57
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • El Castillo
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    • Rancho Margot Hotel 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 :)
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    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
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    diegocamille
    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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