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Reviewed 2 May 2011

Great little ecolodge. The family who runs this lodge are fabulous. They go above and beyond to ensure that you enjoy your stay.
The snorkelling and corcovado tours are great. The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for the area and environment.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cristin0411
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

I think you need to take most of these reviews with a grain of salt. Rember, this is not a town home community in the States, it's remote Costa Rica. The building construction and plumbing are very basic, as is the food. They don't even have a freezer, and this is VERY common, even in upscale restaraunts. The deserts were really good, as were the Tico breakfasts, lunch, and fresh fruits. Oh, and they make some really good sauces and dressings, the best we had on our trip. The grounds are beautiful and the cabinas are peaceful with a wonderfull view and the sounds of the ocean. They were close together, but it was not bad. As far as security, you should keep you money and passport in the lodge safe. The family who run the lodge are very trustworthy. I thought my wallet was stolen, and after having a minor meltdown, found that I had left it sitting in the lodge, where an employee picked it up and it was returned to me. The other issue is the monkeys. They will come in your cabin, so put your small items in your in room lock box. One made off with my comb, and unwraped my husbans birthday gift! On that note, the lodge made him a surprise birthday cake, and after dinner dimed the lights and we all sang!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank deepblue595
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

We had been looking forward to visiting Corcovado NP for a number of years. Punta Marenco Lodge was a wonderful place to stay. The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive; the cabin was comfortable and clean, location was awesome (overlooking the Pacific with a cooling breeze - virtually no bugs and mosquitoes). The wildlife was abundant, lots of exotic birds and monkeys at your doorstep. The surrounding Rio Claro reserve was a beautiful area to explore with a safe swimming beach. The food was filling and tastefully served. In short, we had a wonderful time and hope to return. We took the Canyo Island tour and thought it was great (we saw Ballena whales and dolphins on the way) with a lovely coral reef and tropical fish easily observed with snorkeling. We also took the tour to Corcovado NP which was enjoyable (going in through San Pedrillo) , although I think next time we would prefer to somehow manage a trip to the Park going in through the Sirena entry. That would be difficult from Punta Marenco because of the distance. Thanks to all the staff for a relaxing five days. We miss you.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Babs518
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

The place is very nice, the view is amazing. The price is okay and the food needs a lot of improvement, especially since you only get ine option. Our money got stolen out of our wallets, while being inside of the security boy, locked!!! The hotel didn't respond, take any responsibility or help us in any way. Very disappointing!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank MariPeralta
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

Overall, I don't even think I'd complain about anything if it was cheaper to stay here. With the price being $130/night your expectations of a place go up. It is often based on what you are paying as well as comparable properties in the area. I'd place the value of this property more at $90-100/night.

Pros:
-Beautiful view of the pacific ocean from property
-Some wildlife on grounds (birds, little lizards and the occasional monkeys)
-Cabinas have three walls that are just screens so it allows great views of your surroundings

Cons:
-Partner had $350 USD stolen from our room while we were out during the day
-Food was bland/mostly mediocre
-Customer service limited
-Generator for the electricity did not always work (and considering you are paying $130/night for a room, you'd expect it to - or else you could save money and just camp)
-Mosquito netting in the room had holes as did the screens in the windows (there was no glass - just screen)
-Although the idea of having three walls of your cabina being screens only, when the cabina next to you is on average only 5 feet away, if you don't pull the curtains shut your neighbors/passerbys can see right in.
-Did I mention the cabinas are spaced pretty close together so anything you say or do can most likely be heard or seen.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank soniap11
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