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    Mar y Selva Ecolodge

    Costanera Sur Highway | Marker Km 170 go 500 south and 1100east, Ballena 60504, Costa Rica
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    1 - 5 of 56 reviews

    Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

    My family came here for a family vacation. When it rains the electric went out so did the water. There's hills getting to the bungalows and not many tvs. The main house has steps to go up and the door doesn't lock. This place is...More

    Thank Snowbird1071
    Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

    This hotel is in the jungle and claims to be environmentally friendly. They have regular parties with such loud music it disturbs people for many kilometers. Scares the monkeys and other wildlife away too. Terrible.

    Thank templin5
    Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

    Just got back from an absolutely amazing vacation at the Mar y Selva Ecolodge! We had a large group and plenty of space. The bungalows were all clean and well maintained. My AC worked so well that I had to turn it off at times....More

    1  Thank Jessica B
    Reviewed 29 June 2016

    We stayed for a week with a group of 28. Gabriel and his staff were incredible. The rooms were comfortable and very clean and the staff kept the entire place that way. I highly recommend staying here with a group. Breakfast was ready every morning...More

    Thank Ellanya
    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    I truly enjoyed staying at this resort. The staff is fantastic. They were attentive and made sure we were taken care of the entire trip. The views are fantastic and being surrounded by the rain forest was magical.

    Thank Jason H
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$ 68 - US$ 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Ballena
    • Also Known As
    • Mar y Selva Ecolodge Hotel Ballena
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    harris4eve
    11 July 2016|
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    Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
    It is between 3.5-4 hours from San Jose to the lodge. All of the bungalows are in great condition. Whatever you read was not recent. The staff and lodge are both amazing. Hope this helps.
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    harris4eve
    11 July 2016|
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    Response from ABSearles | Reviewed this property |
    Its a drive, I believe it was about 3 hours. But its a beautiful drive along the coast. Lots of beautiful places to stop at. I don't know anything about bungalow 9. But our room was great.
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    "Excellent views of the ocean and the rain forest. Only a few kilometers from the beach."
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    "All the bungalows are separate, and feel very private."
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    "We stayed in the third floor suite and the views were amazing!"
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    "Try to get the rooms the closer to the reception or just next to the pool! they have the better views!"
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