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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

For travelers interested in sustainability and in the environment, a visit to Rancho Margot is a must! 40 minutes down a bumpy pot-holed filled road (4WD required) leads to a new world of enchantment at Rancho Margot. The staff was gracious and well knowledgeable about the area- and were eager to help us- lending their phones to help us book...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Congratulations once again on your newly formed union! It was such a delight to share in your honeymoon with you both while here in the rainforest. We extend our sincere thanks for your kind and humbling words - it was such a pleasure to read of how much you enjoyed your experience at Rancho Margot. We sincerely hope to see...

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 27 January 2015

An unforgettable stay. Highly recommend this remote sustainable farm where you feel part of a special community. We were a family of 5 who stayed for 3 nights in January. First, the food. We are all demanding foodies and were thrilled with our meals. Our bungalow was adorable. Wagner was a warm and fun bar manager, Christopher at reception was...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Rancho Margot. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we are so humbled by your positive response - not to mention the fact that your daughter is still here sharing in our Spanish Immersion program! We hope to see you all again one day. ¡PURA...

Windsor, Colorado
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Rancho Margot was a wonderful place to stay for 3 nights of our Costa Rica vacation. Bunglow 11 was secluded in a beautiful wet Forrest setting and was perfect for our fmoly of 4. The free twice daily yoga sessions were great. The organic meals, all grown and prepared on site were healthy and tasty. it was a stay that...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Rancho Margot. It was a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted to read about how much you enjoyed the experience. ¡PURA VIDA!

Hyattsville
Reviewed 6 January 2015

For 8,000 colones, or $15/per person, we enjoyed a lunch buffet stocked with organic produce, dairy and meats from the farm. Salad, pizza/quesadilla, and entrée stations provided a number of options. We were even serenaded by an incredibly talented musician. After lunch we took a two hour tour of the ranch. Our guide was especially knowledgeable about the farm and...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Rancho Margot for lunch and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your experience. We'll hope to see you if you are ever back in the area. ¡PURA VIDA!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Rancho Margot was an incredible place to stay. Self-sustaining with wonderful nature all around. The staff was phenomenal. Attentive, friendly and accommodating. Each of the meals was delicious and it made it even better the food was farm-to-table. Aurelio was more than happy to give us a tour of the ranch and we even ran a little over on time...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and thoughtful review. It was such a pleasure to have you here with us in the rainforest and we sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Huge blessings to you and yours in the New Year. ¡PURA VIDA!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 December 2014

My husband and I spent a week at Rancho Margot. We were immediately impressed by the gorgeous grounds, the friendly and informative staff and the excellent food -- made on the premises from their own gardens. This was our first stay in a self-sustainable ranch and we loved it. Every day, we did excursions: horseback riding, kayaking and hiking, all...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful and kind feedback. It was such a pleasure to have you both here with us for such an extensive period of time (sorry about the rain!) and it means so much to read your genuinely beautiful review. Believe it or not, the receiver for our wifi is solar-powered, and so after days...

Pellston, Michigan
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We stumbled upon Rancho Margot while staying in El Castillo. The young lady at the desk was so welcoming and showed us around the restaurant/bar area and explained their philosophy of organic farming. She offered us coffee and we fell in love with the place so much so that we came back that evening for dinner. It was wonderfully fresh...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

So glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Rancho Margot and we sincerely hope that the rest of your travels were a huge delight. Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season. ¡PURA VIDA!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Pros: the staff are sincerely and incredibly friendly (always ready to smile, call you "amigo" and offer a wave or hi-5); the ranch owner and workers have rehabilitated the land the Ranch sits on in an authentic and beautiful fashion; the meals are FRESH and make you feel clean from the inside out; the yoga is held in such a...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Rancho Margot! It was such a pleasure to have you here and we are delighted to know you made such great friendships with our staff and enjoyed the many activities that we offer. Unfortunately, it appears that during your stay we were in the process of changing the...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Hidden in the mountains beyond El Castillo, Rancho Margo offers a place to truly be and experience the beauty of costa rica. Basic but charming bungalows dot the hillside and are reached by winding jungle trails. The entire property is bio dynamic and self sufficient. The ranch produces all of its own food and electricity completely off grid. The kids...

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Travis D, Public Relations Manager at Rancho Margot, responded to this review

It was such an absolute pleasure to enjoy time with you and your family here in the rainforest. We are so appreciative of your kind words and know that we'll see you again in the future. Until then, may the rest of your time in Costa Rica and all those upcoming trips be absolutely amazing. ¡PURA VIDA!

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 10 November 2014

My husband and I visited Rancho Margot in August, 2014. The place is just amazing. Luxurious cabin rooms, tasty food, fun activities, good place to meet new international friends, but the best part was just to sit back on the cabin's balcony and relax and maybe go to yoga offered twice a day. Rancho Margo would have received 5 stars,...

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Thank you so much for sharing your great photos and kind words about your experience at the Ranch! It was such a pleasure to have you here and we sincerely hope to see you again in the future. ¡PURA VIDA!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: €149 - €313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rancho Margot 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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