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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was probably one of our favorite experiences in Costa Rica. The owners, Bill and Karien, were both on site during our stay. They were pretty busy but managed us a night in the very super river cabin with its own wood-fired spa bath and then for a second night in a neighbours private cabin. The food was simple but...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Toucan cabin for three nights and had a wonderful time. The back deck of the cabin with wood fired hot tub was a perfect place to relax and read, the property is beautiful, and we loved our visit to Rio Celeste. I'd never ridden a horse before and had a great time on...

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and every time I need to get away I always go to La Caroline Lodge. There is just something about this place that makes it absolutely magical! The gardens are beyond gorgeous, the stone hot tub heated by fire right next to the river is the BEST and the food cooked by Edwina and...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visited La Carolina May 17-18 for our honeymoon. We stayed in Playa Flamingo the first 4 nights and were reluctant to leave the beach...however once we got off the pan American highway on the road towards the lodge we were mesmerized by the scenery: volcanic mountains, wide open plains, fields of brahma cattle....it was breathtaking. We were so happy...

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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed here in January and loved it. My girlfriend and I decided to go for the luxury side of things and stayed in their Toucan cabin. We usually don't do this but the rates were pretty resonable and figured why not. This place was great. I wasn't sure about the private outdoor hot tub when I read about it...

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Pleasant Hill, California
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This was truly the most relaxing, wonderful, romantic little spot we have ever found. A perfect blend of rustic and elegent. The food was all fresh from the farm, the staff was wonderfully accomodating and we fire heated hot tub was the coolest thing we had ever seen! We splerged and got the cabin with the private tub on the...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were in La Carolina for 2 nights and really liked our stay. Our cabin was La Amapola which was the perfect size for our family of 4. As described in the website, the place is really rustic. So if you're looking for high-end amenities, air-conditioning, and you are the type who wants to be constantly connected via phone/wi-fi, this...

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is by far the most amazing place we stayed during our trip to Costa Rica. If you want to relax and experience pure Costa Rica then look no further. Our little cabin had a wood fired hot tub off the deck and a hammock that let you swing away your cares. Listening to the rain on the roof of...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Our family loved this place! We visited for two nights with our 1 and 4 year-old daughters in mid-March, and wished we could have stayed longer. Our cabin was La Mariposa, the one in the main photo for this listing. It was cute, cosy and clean, and right by the river, which lulled us to sleep at night. The property...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Staying at La Carolina is a unique experience you will not soon forget. There are not many places you can go these days where there are no locks, little electricity, candle lighting and you still feel completely comfortable. Even though they are described as 'rustic' accomidations, I had one of the best night's sleep in Costa Rica on their comfortable...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about La Carolina Lodge

Address: San Miguel | Bijagua, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: €102 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
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 of 5 bubbles PeterR364, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Accommodation is too varied and makes a difficult choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Thinkcostarica, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Toucan cabin has two porches and its own wood-fired outdoor tub.”
 of 5 bubbles PickyPeggy, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The cabina closest to laundry has best wifi reception ;)”
 of 5 bubbles Kl-brise, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book the main cabin if you are together in a group or one of the large private homes. The river cabins are super romantic:)”
 of 5 bubbles staceyw711, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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