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    Mar y Selva Ecolodge

    Costanera Sur Highway | Marker Km 170 go 500 south and 1100east, Ballena 60504, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 7 January 2013

    Our family of 5 (3 adults, 2 teens) spent 7 nights here over Christmas and New Years. Carlos was extremely helpful...he arranged a friend to travel by bus with us from San Jose to Uvita so we didn't get lost. He booked a zip line...More

    1  Thank Deborah L
    Reviewed 6 January 2013

    We stayed at Mar Y Selva Ecolodge for four nights with the family during a trip to Costa Rica over Christmas and New Year. We loved this place! It is located in the middle of the jungle a few hundred meters from the coast road...More

    1  Thank SwedenSkibum
    Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

    We stayed here for 6 nights on our 2nd trip to Costa Rica. We booked because of the location (the Ballena area is lovely), and the good reviews on trip advisor. I don't know which place the other reviewers stayed but the reality was very...More

    Thank Natalie222Uk
    Response from Mar_y_Selva, Manager at Mar y Selva EcolodgeResponded 19 April 2014

    I apologize that you found our accommodations less than what you were expecting. I have addressed each of your issues with the staff and implemented a more stringent inspection of the rooms to ensure that a previous guest's damage is identified during the cleaning process...More

    Reviewed 14 December 2012

    I stayed with my family a couple of days and I was attended dramatically, excellent service and friendliness. I felt like at home. The beautiful location, a spectacular sight in the mountains but very close to the beach. I recommend it if you want to...More

    Thank Carlos M
    Reviewed 19 October 2012

    I booked a stay at Mar y Selva for August. As required, I made a $110 deposit to hold my reservation. However, four months before the trip, I had to go into the hospital to receive an unexpected lung transplant. My illness was severe, and...More

    Thank Katherine R
    Response from Mar_y_Selva, Owner at Mar y Selva EcolodgeResponded 19 April 2014

    I am sorry that you feel that we did not respond quickly enough in reimbursing your deposit. As you know, but did not say in the review, we provided you with a full refund. The challenges that we had were the easiest way to refund...More

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    • Province of Puntarenas >
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    11 July 2016|
    Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
    It is between 3.5-4 hours from San Jose to the lodge. All of the bungalows are in great condition. Whatever you read was not recent. The staff and lodge are both amazing. Hope this helps.
    11 July 2016|
    Response from ABSearles | Reviewed this property |
    Its a drive, I believe it was about 3 hours. But its a beautiful drive along the coast. Lots of beautiful places to stop at. I don't know anything about bungalow 9. But our room was great.
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    "Excellent views of the ocean and the rain forest. Only a few kilometers from the beach."
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    "All the bungalows are separate, and feel very private."
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    "We stayed in the third floor suite and the views were amazing!"
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    "Try to get the rooms the closer to the reception or just next to the pool! they have the better views!"
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