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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Relaxed informal lodge,with grand views from comfortable basic cabins,across the grass sweeping down to the Gulf of Nicoya. Howler monkeys walking over the grass and grouped up in the trees. Kiskadees singing out there repetitive call. Food buffet styles withgood plain cooking. Attractive magpie jays a nuisance at mealtimes and sometimes encouraged by guests who wished to photo them on...

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great couple of days at this lodge. It was hot but not humid; the swimming pool was very warm but still refreshing! Food was good, as was the bird-watching; the boat trip is particularly to be recommended. Lovely view over the sweep of grass down to the Gulf of Nicoya from the veranda of the chalet. Three...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I am a single woman that traveled to Costa Rica. I stayed at this lodge for three nights. The hotel was beautiful and it seemed as though it was in paradise. The rooms were basic but very comfortable. They did not have air conditioning but were very open to the outdoors with only screens. There were large fans to keep...

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We loved this place. The lodging was simple but the views, landscape, and the things to do here were great. We took a boat trip to look at the mangroves and we saw tons of birds. The pool is lovely for relaxing. The food was excellent. The staff was helpful. Not super fancy, but we loved it!

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We've had a perfect stay at this quit place. Terrific boat trip to next doors mangrove wetlands. Many birds great sea view and great meals together with cold beers in this old style hacienda. There small and large cabinas all with a great view.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

the staff where a bit standoffish at first but became more friendly the longer we were there. Very cut off with very little around and not easy to find on the dirt country roads.Meals served in a canteen style and the open dinning room got attacked by a plague of large black beatles in the evening, but the toads loved...

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Reading all the positive reviews we were looking forward to that stay. However, we were very disappointed. In short: 1) We were the only guests 2) There was basically no activity offered, it seems like boats, horses etc. were put away until more people arrive 3) Service at the restaurant was very poor, not even being asked what we would...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Ensenada is a working ranch. Meals are served family style in a covered outdoor dining room, accompanied by several large jays, so watch your plate! Food was very good. Rooms are basic cabins made of lovely wood. No AC, but lots of fans. There are trails for walking and a nice pool. You can easily walk down to the gulf...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The rooms, as noted, are basic but comfortable. Great pool, which was needed on a hot day. Very good food, served family style. The wifi is located at the restaurant and there are very comfortable seating there. We were interested in the birding and may have been a little late in the season. Some very nice trails to follow but...

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San Geronimo, California
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This incredible spot is like heaven. I stayed two nights at the end of a 10 day vacation. They were lovely and serene, surrounded by nature and quiet. The food (family still) was delicious and a great deal of the funds. The family running the place is friendly and helpful. The cabins are rustic but very comfortable (my best shower...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about La Ensenada Lodge

Address: Gulf of Nicoya, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manzanillo
Price Range: $53 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“Until they fix the problem of the men lurking around seeking out the women staying there, I wouldn't think any of the rooms are safe.”
 of 5 bubbles 811sj, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think all of the spots are great. You might want to be close or far away from the lodge where meals are served.”
 of 5 bubbles familiakarp, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a bungalow near to the sea and away from the main area although the bigger ones inland seemed newer and may be better equiped.”
 of 5 bubbles philipt274, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There isn't a bad cabin on the property.”
 of 5 bubbles SanGJan, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Take bug spray and lots of sun cream :), pool is soooo warm!”
 of 5 bubbles Raptorwoman, 21 May 2015 | Read review
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