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San Clemente, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a family of 6, sometimes it is hard to find a place that everyone loves and doesn't want to leave. Our first visit there was in June of 2016 and we liked it so much, that as Costa Rican residents, we chose to re-visit in mid-April of 2017 rather then explore a new area of the country that we...

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Paso Hondo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Carolina is a great way to really feel like you're staying in the beautiful nature of the Tenorio National Park area. The cabins are rustic, but very clean, tidy, and give you amazing views and sounds of the nearby river, birds, and wildlife. Very cool, how they mostly use candle light at night to not spoil the natural ambiance....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great place for a nice interesting few days! There food is amazing. You probably won't have such good meals for a while. If you're spending a while in Costa Rica I would advise not spending all the time you have here! The milking of the cows seems fun but I stood out and watched while the others had...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Carolina is in a superb location. Off the beaten track, and beautifully developed, leaving wildness and jungle all around. The yoga platform is lovely, and the swimming and river-water jacuzzi are a great way to relax. A trip around the vegetable garden and the chicken house was disappointing, and I am pretty sure it was not organic. The food...

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catharina1, Owner at La Carolina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, we are very sorry that you did not enjoy LCL. In response, nearly all of the vegetables are organic...we grow them right out front for all to see, others we purchase from neighbors. Yes, sometimes a tomato will leak and when noticed the ladies will throw it out. The pineapple jam is boiled on our wooden stove in...

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice friendly family...Love to go rest in this rustic little cabin and soak in the natural hot tub. Enjoy the traditional food and the fire place and the horses. Alexandro is a very good guide in the park . I have been going there for years now . Love it !

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Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I delayed giving my review be.cause I was selfish and didn't want more people to go to La Carolina. But the owners, Bill and Caitlin (sp) deserve better from me. My spouse and I truly enjoyed this rustic retreat. Even though I had recently broken my toe and I really couldn't get around well, we enjoyed ourselves. The swim/fish hole...

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MINNESOTA
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stayed at La Carolina Lodge in February for 3 days and today is March 9th and I miss them sooo much. Staying here was awesome.From the owners to the staff and the food.The food was amazing, I was always looking forward to our meal time,the ladies in the kitchen work so hard all day to cook for everybody and...

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Isle of Palms SC, United States
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best trips I have ever taken. The lodge is outstanding...from its beauty to it employees. Everything is built around tranquility and friendliness. The owners and staff make you feel part of their family from the moment you arrive until your return. Gorgeous surroundings at every turn. This is truly an amazing place to escape, relax, and take...

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2017

WOW!!! Truly a relaxing and beautiful place with great and attentive hosts. There is not anything negative to say - all very positive!!! If you haven't booked some time at this lodge - do so, you will not regret it. Wonderful hosts, great rustic cabins (ours was next to the river - such a wonderful sound to hear and fall...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Bill and Karien are the two most wonderful owner/host of this farm, with cows, horses and their own hiking trails. We have our own lodge with outdoor seating in front of a fireplace. Their hot tub is not treated with chemicals and next to the river for a short quick dip between hot times. The meals they provide 3 times...

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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: ₹ 7,125 - ₹ 8,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
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