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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and it is an absolute top place to stay! The bungalows are very nicely done, providing quite a lot of privacy and truly wonderful views of the jungle around you. Beds are good, fan works fine. The hotel provides good meals agains reasonable prices, buffet style. The morning walk through the jungle that is...

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1Thank Mirenhw
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The Chilamate Rainforest lodge is perfect. You should not go there if you are looking for an ice cubes machine or air conditioning. But if you love nature, appreciate sustainability, enjoy good food you should definitely go there. Megan and her husband offer great hospitality. We would love to go back.

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Madison, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My wife and I just came back from our trip in Costa Rica. Chilamate was our first few days and it was the best way to experience a true Costa Rican / Rainforest experience: * The owners Meghan and Dave are super friendly and their story is amazing, they build all the retreat themselves, Meghan works at the local school,...

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2Thank Guillaume S
North Carolina
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This place has some really awesome aspects, but some drawbacks as well. Pros *Owner is super nice and very helpful. She answered tons of questions and was just very friendly. *The food was really good. The breakfast buffet isn't super extravagant, but is well done with a good amount of tasty options for everyone. The dinner/lunches were really yummy. Plenty...

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights (at the end of January 2014) as part of our 3 week trip to Costa Rica. The accommodation was clean and had everything we needed. The area outside our room was well equipped with 2 hammocks and lots of seating. There was complimentary coffee (and teas) available. I loved the whole ethos of the...

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1Thank Jud345
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 11 May 2014

we stayed in Costa Rica for 3 weeks and this was the best place we stayed. it was reallly amazing here. it was the best place for our last night in Costa Rica. Don't be fooled by the parking though. when you pull up, it looks all dumpy. once they take you to the actual place, it is so nice....

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Two things really made Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat stand out: the owner's hospitality and the included guided hike. Meghan, one of the owners, was very helpful so many times prior and during our one-night stay. She answers lots of questions from me, booked a tour at my request, later changed the timing of the tour for us, and allowed our...

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1Thank SnickerFritz
Roseville, California
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I am really surprised to read the great reviews for this place. It was the second most expensive place we stayed in Costa Rica and by far the worst. It was hard to find. We had to park at a distance and our luggage was carried in wheelbarrows to the lodging. We only stayed one night, but did not find...

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ChilamateRainforest, Owner at Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, responded to this review

I am really surprised to read the great reviews for this place. It was the second most expensive place we stayed in Costa Rica and by far the worst. It was hard to find. We had to park at a distance and our luggage was carried in wheelbarrows to the lodging. We only stayed one night, but did not find...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed at Chilamate for two nights, 3 days. It is a lovely, unpretentious place. Clearly dedicated to the local community and ecology. Megan is the perfect hostess, calm, friendly, always with a smile and arranging our last-minute activities and transport in a minute. Food was possibly the best for us on this trip. it is buffet style, tasty and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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: $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat Hotel Sarapiqui
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat Costa Rica/Sarapiqui
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“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”
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“The Jungle Lodge is great for families!”
 of 5 bubbles rivas370, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms r well appointed, book early to get front room overlooking river. Other rooms closer to jungle and jungle sounds.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbLM, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Room Nearer the river have excellent view”
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