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Ecolodge San Luis

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Paris, France
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We stayed for two nights in a tourist cabin at UGA and absolutely loved it. After we arrived, we sat down with a naturalist to plan our activities for the rest of our visit, choosing from a "menu" of talks and walks. The naturalists were friendly, well-informed and enthusiastic about the nature they were explaining. We have three kids and...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal experience for our family (2 girls ages 7 and 8)! We enjoyed our 5 days at San Luis Ecolodge and all learned so much. The girls were completely engaged and loved interacting with the naturalists. We usually did activities in the morning and evening at the lodge and went into Monteverde during the day for a hike or different...

Thank Nancy A
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our high expectations were exceeded during our stay at the UGACR Ecolodge. Simple but clean rooms with rich wood finish, bathroom lit by an expansive skylight, and a beautiful central building with large mess hall and simple but tasty and healthy food. However, what really stood out were the people. Daniel Leiton, the manager of the facility, made us feel...

1Thank KrisShankar
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ecolodge San Luis is run by the Universithy of Georgia. It is a great place to stay because scientists are there to help run tours as well as do their research. Rooms include three meals a day eaten family style with other guests and naturalist staff. There are student groups studying as well as families and couples and friends. There...

Thank janetperlman
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We loved our stay at Ecolodge San Luis. It was the perfect place to start our trip becuase the naturalists taught us so much about the plants and animals. Our kids were fascinated by the creatures we saw - a troop of monkeys swung through the trees behind our cabin -- and even got to see a Tarantula up close....

Thank F S
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You will never have enough days here. The kids will love the talks, hikes and even milking a cow. I have learned a lot about being responsible to the environment and some ways we can improve our lives and business back home. A 4 wheel is a good idea so that you can easily venture into Santa Elena for meals,...

Thank Nathaniel F
Reviewed 15 December 2016

3 meals a day, your own bungalow with a porch to watch the hummingbirds, trails and FREE guided experiences -- what is not to like? This is a wonderful place to walk and to learn about Costa Rica and sustainability. We had to leave early in the morning before breakfast and were given a sack meal for our journey. Now...

Thank 800CHRIS800
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 days here. The accommodations are clean and adequate but a good, hilly walk, through the rain forest from the main building. Do not forget your flashlight, boots and umbrella! Once there, the view and wildlife you will see from your balcony is unparalleled, you are truly in the rainforest! There are many talks, walks and seminars to...

1Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! If you are a nature lover, you HAVE to go. This place is peaceful, quiet and all the people and guides have a lot of knowledge of the area. But dont tell everyone.. Dont like this place to be spoiled. Be aware: if you are looking for alcohol and big parties.. This place is not...

Thank WienHW
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you are looking to explore the wonders of biodiversity in Costa Rica, staying here is a must. The activities (most of which are included in the price) will help you understand the country and are all very interesting. We travelled as a family and there were plenty of activities for all age groups. The 'Naturalists' (mostly university graduates interning)...

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For a culturally authentic educational experience, make the Ecolodge San Luis at the University of Georgia's Costa Rica Campus your base for exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest!Guests at the Ecolodge San Luis enjoy a wide range of educational, nature-based, and cultural activities, both on our campus and in the local community. Ecolodge San Luis won an international Innovation in Sustainability award. ... more   less 

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Address: San Luis de Monteverde, 700, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $140 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Ecolodge San Luis Hotel Monteverde
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“the cabinas are ensuite and have great views; there are other facilities on campus”
 of 5 bubbles janetperlman, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were there in green season so the rooms on either side of us were empty. Ask to be away from other guests if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 968fs, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Cabinas had an excellent view across to the sea and had a lovely hammock in the communal space.”
 of 5 bubbles urbansloth, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabinas are large enough for families.”
 of 5 bubbles DanasTrip, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“No Wifi in the room, but excellent bandwidth at the main building and dining hall. You never felt unconnected.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelmL5227FL, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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