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“Absolutely breathtaking views, delicious breakfast!”

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Rancho Capulin Bed&Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Tarcoles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend staying here, we stayed two nights on the journey between The Nicoya peninsula and the mainland coast. Views over the tarcolea river and national park. Views from the shower were incredible. Pool was perfect. Breakfast was delicious, the hostess was lovely. We went to a nearby waterfall for a morning hike, very challenging and sweaty! Spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool and watching a big thunderstorm from the comfort of the balcony. Cash only, so we had to make a drive just for cash before we checked out. A few local sodas nearby to get food from. Coffee maker and sink in the room but not enough amenities to make any food. A truly spectacular place!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed only one night at "La casita" but it was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The property is gorgeous, the rooms are amazing and Claudine is really kind and sweet. The breakfast is delicious and fresh, many of the ingredients are taken from de same property.
We will for sure go back there as many times as we can.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Edgardo S
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

A beautiful location overlooking the Tarcoles River valley where, if you are an early riser, most mornings you can see scarlet macaws fly past as they head to their feeding sites. The surrounding gardens and home are beautiful and the breakfast generous. We picked up "take-out" dinners and Claudine provided us with dishes so we could watch the sunset and have leisurely evenings. We stayed here two different times and highly recommend this B&B as a base to explore the area and visit Parque Nacional Carara, where there are wonderful walks through the transitional forest, stop at the Tarcoles bridge to see crocodiles or take a cruise on the river. Although a bit off the main highway and a first visit should be in daylight, the "What3words" app on a smart phone will lead you there directly. Using these 3 words "griddle.elevates.headed" as then PIN you can't miss.

Stayed: February 2017
1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I'm standing on our private "observation deck" of the upper 2-bedroom unit of Rancho Capulin, enjoying the view and the breeze. We were supposed to have checked out from here a few hours ago but my family didn't want to leave, so we adjusted our itinerary. The B&B is intimate, quiet, clean and modern. The beds are very comfortable and the breakfast is light & tasty. It makes a convenient stopover if driving Highway 34, or a base to visit the nearby Carara National Park.
Rancho Capulin is quiet, but if you are considering a different accommodation near Tarcoles, make sure you choose one that is not on the highway, because the trucks run all night.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank GarethD176
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed in the small house next to the pool and found the room very comfortable and clean. There were mosquito nets over beds even though we rarely saw mosquitos inside the room. At the sunrise we could hear the sounds of birds and howler monkeys (bring earplugs if you are a sensitive sleeper). Even during the day the large garden was a good spot for birdwatchers. We saw red macaws, toucans, at least three species of hummingbirds, vultures, treecreepers and many other species by just sitting by the pool with our binoculars. In addition to birds we also spotted a bunch of beautiful butterflies, bats, iguanas and a squirrel and a toad.

The breakfast was great with lots of fresh fruits, crepes, bread, delicious jams and good coffee - and the view from the terrace where the breakfast was served was truly breathtaking! The hostess was very friendly and happily gave us tips about what to do on the Tarcoles area, what local coffee to buy etc. The place is located just a ten minutes drive from the Carara National Park and the Tarcoles river. It is easy to move around the area if you have a car.

We really enjoyed our stay and recommend it for all travellers!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Bajo Capulin | Capulin, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Tarcoles District > Tarcoles
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Tarcoles
Price Range: €59 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The rancho is located at the foot of Carara National Park in a large tropical garden. The garden includes a swimming pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Breakfast is offered on a terrace that offers an exceptional view over the river Tarcoles, Carara Park and the Pacific. ... more   less 
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