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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for Ultra race , and it was amazing experience! We loved that place so much! Escape from everything and everyone! our phones no worked) no internet ) only wifi at lobby ))) The was really great and different! people on reception is very welcoming and get ready to give you any help! people in restaurant also friendly...

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Saint Andrews, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we did not actually stay there but had the pleasure to have a very informative tour with one of the knowledgeable staff members followed by a wonderful lunch with Juan & Liz. We can only tip our hat to Juan's vision, knowledge, perseverance, hard work and above all his passion. Rancho Margot is a true inspiration! Chris & Graziella...

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Rancho M, Owner at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

The pleasure was our and thank you for sharing so much about your work and amazing property. Cheers!

Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place is amazing. It is a ranch that has strived to use and reuse all their resources in order to leave the smallest footprint possible. The staff is super friendly and professional. The food is AMAZING. The cooks were more than willing to explain how dishes were made so I could do it at home! My husband...

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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit. Pura vida!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Dear Larry and Debbie, You were a delight to host and we wish you both well on your adventures ahead. Until next time, pura vida! ~ Rancho Margot

Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your time at the Ranch. Many thanks for sharing your experience with others here and come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Ranch! Bungalows 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are the most remote, with 14, 15, 16 and 17 being the closest to most common areas, the restaurant, bar and tour office. As you may have learned through your tour, our warm pool...

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for including the Ranch during your time here in Costa Rica! We'll be right here looking forward to your next visit :)

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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Rancho M, Owner at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you found the food great, the staff nice, our farm & land beautiful, and your bungalow gorgeous. We are sorry about the coconuts... Your other comments are simply not accurate and a more detailed response is needed: We are 100% committed to the humane treatment of all animals. Raising animals to be...

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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Rancho M, Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Ranch. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we'll look forward to seeing you again in the future. Pura vida!

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

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: €148 - €310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Margot 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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