We love La Carolina Lodge. We love everything about it. We love the beautiful location; green, lush. We love relaxing in the hot tub and swimming in the river. We love the delicious organic home cooked meals served 3x a day. We love the clean rustic rooms with fire places and rocking chairs. We love all the fun activities; horseback riding, walking, exploring, swimming. But most of all we love the people. The vibes are incredible. Sweet, friendly, helpful and caring staff who make sure that you have a wonderful stay! We highly recommend this little paradise.
If you’re looking for a quintessential Costa Rican experience, this is it. I wanted our first time in CR to get the true culture of the people and our family (kids 8/11/19) and my husband and I had the loveliest time here. We relaxed in the river (bring water shoes for sure), soaked in the jacuzzi, milked the cows, (thank you Alejandro!) and saw the beautiful garden where they grow everything they serve for meals. We even saw a sloth in the trees above! The amenities are definitely rustic but very clean and comfortable. Dinner is served via candlelight nightly and the food is typical CR meals. The women cook in open air tiny kitchen area but it’s so cool to see them cook our meals daily. The WiFi is only available on one area (labeled wifi area) but it’s so nice to check out and fall asleep to the sounds of the river. We stayed in mariposa and the location was perfect. No alcohol is served but u can bring your own. Be sure to take the time to do a horseback ride w Alejandro (we did it at golden hour and it was amazing!) I also recommend getting up early in the morn to watch the birds eat the bananas in the bird watching area by the place we eat meals. Everyone is so kind & we felt extremely safe. The lodge is only 20 min from rio Celeste waterfalls so a day trip is easy. DEFINITELY go first thing in morning as the lines can get outrageous.…
This place was more than expected! The accommodations and staff were top-notch! We got to see beautiful flora and fauna like no other. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Bill, Karien, Alejandro and staff! Your love and happiness is contagious. We will be back!
La Carolina is a rustic beauty with unique and very special charm. The cabins are cosy and off the grid. The food is hearty and local, almost all straight from the farm. We loved milking the cows, feeding the pigs and riding horses with Alejandro. Watching the incredible birds while drinking great coffee was absolutely exquisite. My fav part was the hot tub fed straight from the river and sleeping with sounds of the jungle. And to top it all off, we were there during US Thanksgiving and they made us a great family feast. An incredible experience all around.
This lodge was a truly amazing place! The grounds were beautiful, nestled up against a crystal clear river that put me to sleep each night! I mostly enjoyed the warm, friendly, staff as they made me feel like family. The food was as fresh as it gets being a farm to table working ranch. We explored the many lush green acres of property on horseback and on foot. We loved listening and watching the howler monkeys, and the beautiful birds that frequented the property. We will definitely be back and next time stay for several more days as there are endless activities to enjoy and areas of the property to explore! A special thanks to Alejandro and staff and of course Rocky the boxer that kept us company our entire stay!