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Guildford, England
Reviewed 1 April 2015

What a wonderful place. I wasn't sure about it when we arrived ; it is basic ( wonderful bathroom 'door' in our room!) but very comfortable . The couple who run it( and built it ) could not be lovelier. The food was wonderful , the staff delightful and it was a naturalist's dream. We slept in the rainforest! Do...

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Higganum, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Eco Retreat is super - but the people who run it are even more so. We're a senior couple (82 & 80), Meghan and Davis looked after us as if we were their grandparents. The prices are a bargain, the accomodations (thankfully not fancy) very nice, the food delicious (if there's better beans & rice anywhere in Costa Rica...

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2Thank Mack166
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We loved our time at Chilamate! I can't say enough for Meghan and Davis. They were such warm and kind people, and so helpful with information about tours and activities that suited our family. And the food, oh my god...it was the best food we had in our two weeks in Costa Rica! We later found out that their recipes...

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1Thank cyclngirl
Albany, California
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had a wonderful time staying at Chilamate. This is a paradise - both charming and a bit rustic. We were travelling with 2 kids (9 and 5) - all of us loved it. Meghan and her family are tremendously warm, and help everyone feel like part of the family, the staff are friendly and helpful - and the meals!...

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is a really friendly place and Meghan and her family make everyone feel so welcome and they are so helpful arranging activities. The cabins are fine and the food excellent. A really great experience.

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1Thank Ian B
Mevaseret Zion, Israel
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are backpackers and we stayed in their dorms who are clean, comfort + great kitchen. At the first place we didnt knew about this option but Meghan suggested it to us and gave us the option of enjoy the luxury of an eco-lodge while staying on budget. We had an amazing making day & night walks....

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Many people travel to Sarapiqui for the world class birding. Famous Selva Verde Lodge is just up the street. I think they are a little pricey but see for yourself. Here is a cute little eco-lodge alternative in the same forest run by a delightful family. I like the covered walkways as it rains a lot here. I loved out...

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4Thank monkeycleo
yorkshire
Reviewed 19 December 2014

A lovely family run retreat in a beautiful open location surrounded by rainforest. The family were welcoming and very helpful. The cabin was comfortable.The meals were excellent and the best Costa Rican food we had. The complimentary guided hike in the rainforest was lovely and we saw plenty of wildlife. We could also watch monkeys from the garden. There is...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 18 November 2014

My sister & I stayed here for 5 nights and were so happy with our decision to do so! We had room 1 by the river and spent many hours relaxing in the hammocks while watching the howler monkeys and birds. 3 species of toucans, parrots, tityras, tanangers, and kingfishers were seen daily also. It was also the best place...

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2Thank TayDa
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We had a perfect stay for three nights with our two kids (8 and 10). The food was fresh and delicious - we ate all of our meals there - the beds were fine, no bugs in the room at all. Great fan, basic and clean rooms. Jungle lodge was nice and private. Slept great with the rain on the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a Costa Rican Canadian family-run conservation and sustainable tourism project. Come and enjoy our beautiful cabins, rain forest trails, garden eatery and bar, gift shop with local artwork, and natural swimming hole right on the Sarapiqui River! Whether you want adventure, nature, relaxation, or an intimate experience in the community we will make sure you enjoy your visit in the rain forest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat

Address: in front of Chilamate Elementary School | crossing over the bridge on the right hand side, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range: $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat Hotel Sarapiqui
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Highly recommend the loft room in the back for lots of space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelhS2650FA, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“riverside cabin with hammocks on the veranda is ace.”
 of 5 bubbles Rollerman, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask Megan..She will def advise you honestly and sincerely.”
 of 5 bubbles katekotcheff, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the dormitory. Very nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeena-Mar, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 or 1 and 2 should be good”
 of 5 bubbles BillK419, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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