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Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I delayed giving my review be.cause I was selfish and didn't want more people to go to La Carolina. But the owners, Bill and Caitlin (sp) deserve better from me. My spouse and I truly enjoyed this rustic retreat. Even though I had recently broken my toe and I really couldn't get around well, we enjoyed ourselves. The swim/fish hole...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at La Carolina Lodge in February for 3 days and today is March 9th and I miss them sooo much. Staying here was awesome.From the owners to the staff and the food.The food was amazing, I was always looking forward to our meal time,the ladies in the kitchen work so hard all day to cook for everybody and...

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Isle of Palms SC, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best trips I have ever taken. The lodge is outstanding...from its beauty to it employees. Everything is built around tranquility and friendliness. The owners and staff make you feel part of their family from the moment you arrive until your return. Gorgeous surroundings at every turn. This is truly an amazing place to escape, relax, and take...

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW!!! Truly a relaxing and beautiful place with great and attentive hosts. There is not anything negative to say - all very positive!!! If you haven't booked some time at this lodge - do so, you will not regret it. Wonderful hosts, great rustic cabins (ours was next to the river - such a wonderful sound to hear and fall...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Bill and Karien are the two most wonderful owner/host of this farm, with cows, horses and their own hiking trails. We have our own lodge with outdoor seating in front of a fireplace. Their hot tub is not treated with chemicals and next to the river for a short quick dip between hot times. The meals they provide 3 times...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went here as a couple and despite almost continuous rain we loved every minute. The owner, Bill, is incredibly committed and always ready to find a sloth for you, a funny anecdote or a rainy day activity. The bird feeder in the garden is constantly teeming with the most beautiful birds and worth a visit itself. Our only disappointment...

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Long Beach, New York
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great place to stay, great staff, lots to do right there or just relax. There is a hot tub next to the river, each lodge is separate and our had a fireplace in the room and on our porch. Meals were served next to a garden with exotic birds and flowers. There's a farm and one hour hike on the...

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Le Claire
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

What a special place this is! Rustic but comfortable cabins nestled along a rushing river in the midst of a forest at the base of two beautiful volcanoes. The owners, Bill and Karin, are kind and attentive hosts who are mindful not only of their guests' needs but the lodge's economic and environmental impact on the small, rural community it...

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Varese
Reviewed 20 January 2017

6 Kms after Bijagua on the main road from Canas to Upala (excellent road surface), then a 5 kms rough track (watch out for road indications) bring you to this lodge, situated in lush Costa Rica country side. The sound of the nearby river, the song of uncountable birds, are perfectly soporific for restful sleeping. Wonderful hosts, rustic cabins, abundant...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is not your average lodge stay; from the beautiful mountaintop surroundings, the organic farm to table meals prepared with love by the charming staff (like a home cooked meal from your grandmother), to the natural water hot tub, horse back riding and hiking, it is truly a getaway. Sip wine while sitting in rocking chairs on the front candle...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • 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: $147 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Carolina Hotel Province Of Guanacaste
Hotel La Carolina
La Carolina Lodge Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala
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