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Muri, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 February 2014

It's awesome this place - in the nature directly next to a river. The own built jacuzzi is fantastic. The food and the kitchen you can look at is so familiar. We also really enjoyed to eat on a big table and the connection to the others because of that was great! We did horse riding, the kids just love...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We had two nights here at the end of our stay in Costa Rica, and were lucky to stay in the river cabin, which everyone says is the nicest place to stay (in a very nice place!). It is, as described by most other reviewers, lovely. The place itself is lush and green, with lots of birds around. The river...

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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The best place I've ever been! It was the most relaxing and beautiful place our family has ever stayed. The food and people and peace are amazing! I could stay forever, I think. My only regret in writing on TripAdvisor is that the world and its masses will discover this place! So, trying not to be selfish--it is magical. Simply...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Go here. That is all. Oh, this has to be 200 characters. Okay. Well, the hosts are the nicest people in the hemisphere, and the hot tub is fashioned from the daydreams you have back home. The food is close to perfect, and they have hammocks the size of a town square.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I had read about La Carolina for years and was determined that my next trip was going to include it - I'm so glad! This rustic farm is truly a gem and shows the best of Costa Rica. Bill and Karien are lovely hosts and provided much information prior to arrival. Three of us stayed in the cabin above the...

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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Before going to La Carolina Lodge, I couldn't imagine how this should be a highlight of our trip... But it definitely turned out to be the highlight. Great staff, excellent organic and local food, great views, excellent river swims, horseback riding and hiking on the own trail as well as in Rio Celeste which is close by - it was...

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Pinole, California
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Sloths, toucans, great food, awesome people. What more do you want? Oh, how about a wood fired hot tub next to a creek? Yeah, there's one of those. Put simply, go here. This place is what makes Costa Rica awesome.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We just spend our wedding anniversary in this fantastic place and were absolutely smitten by it. We could not recommend the lodge more. We live in Costa Rica at the beach in a very beautiful tranquil setting surrounded by nature and still we came back more relaxed than before which is nearly impossible. The accomodation is fantastic, all the staff...

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1Thank TinaRahner
England
Reviewed 19 October 2013

... I'll make sure to stay here again. Amazingly beautiful location, home-cooked food, swimming in the cool river, going horseriding and then jumping in the log-fired hot tub. It's true what they say, you really do get away from it all here. We went in low season and got the fantastic cabin by the river. Include it on your itinerary!

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2013

My wife and I recently came back to La Carolina Lodge (4th and 3rd visits respectively), this time with our 14 year old grandson. He enjoyed the experience, i.e. excellent horseback riding, guided hiking in Tenorio National Park, ample portions of local fresh, organic food, etc. We always have a great time with the opportunity to go riding every day....

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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: $155 - $183 (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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