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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

UGA Ecolodge is an university-affiliated ecology/environmental studies program which also lodges vacationers along with students in a rustic but beautiful area in the Monteverde Reserve area. UGA provides classes in various areas such as organic farming, bird watching, cooking and other activities which you can participate in during your stay. If you are looking for an interesting way to spend... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2016

What a wonderful place. We stumbled upon the EcoLodge (University of Georgia campus) much by accident after mentioning to our son who works at UGA that we were planning to travel to Costa Rica. He told us that we should consider visiting the EcoLodge during our trip and boy was that a great recommendation!! Not only did we test the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Upon arrival our party of 4 adults from Canada we were met with hospitality that proved to be the constant norm. All options for involvement in activities (included in accommodation fee) were discussed and a personalized schedule was developed specifically for our group. We chose bird watching, tour of the organic farm, tour of the medicinal plant gardens, milking of... More 

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1 Thank Neil E
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

There was a wide variety of food served, with interesting accompanying drinks. The beds were clean and comfy, although I would recommend doing a bed check for spiders before going to sleep. The indoor showers were sometimes warm and the bathrooms were very clean. With the native garden, the organic farm, the common area with wifi, the library, and the... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

My buddies, Josh, and I stayed in one of the dorms. It was dorm three to be exact. Very quaint lodging, but it just had that cozy feel. We enjoyed watching the sunset with friends, and learning all about plants, mammals, and insects. The naturalists were super kind, and I enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Max H
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great weather, food, and people, what more could you ask for? The UGA Ecolodge was an amazingly beautiful place to stay. With a great campus, rooms, and bathrooms, I highly recommend visiting here. They give you many great activities to do and you'll have a new adventure to do each day. Also the hot chocolate is AMAZING!!!

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Thank Trevon D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This place was amazing, it was so nice. Being surrounded by the forest had to be an amazing view. There were tons of wildlife surroundings by the dorms i stayed at. Staying at UGA was a life changing experience. The guides were very welcoming and friendly. Everyone was so helpful and genuine. Even though, i would highly suggest bug spray,... More 

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1 Thank Courtney W
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

I visited the UGA Ecolodge with 17 other people on a high school trip. The Ecolodge was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative experience--this is no ordinary touristic location. The staff are helpful, kind, and energetic interns with vast knowledge of biology and ecology. While there I learned a great deal about Costa Rica... More 

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Thank Brianna J
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed in the dorms for about a week which was a lot of fun. But what was even more interesting was the ecotourism aspect of the place. Everything we did was part of a closed loop system that eventually benefitted our stay even further. Solar panels, biodigesters, and a farm all contributed to an enjoyable and sustainable stay here.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We loved the whole experience. After teaching Ecology for 46 years I really appreciate the quality of instruction of the interns.Visiting the research station gives me so much hope for the planet.The facilities were comfortable and the food was very good. We will return and plan more time here. It does take a 4-wheel drive to get to the location.

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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 

Additional Information about Ecolodge San Luis

Address: San Luis de Monteverde, 700, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $133 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Ecolodge San Luis Hotel Monteverde
Ecolodge San Luis Costa Rica/Monteverde
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