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Rancho Naturalista

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1 Km este de Tuis de Turrialba Tayutic, Turrialba 7150 Costa Rica See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Room was spacious and comfortable. Surroundings are lovely and birds and other wildlife were abundant. Staff went out of their way to ensure we were able to see and do what we wanted. The food was excellent and the best we had of the places...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank SteveofNorth
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The hospitality at Rancho Naturalista cannot be beat! Lisa is the sweetest, most accommodating hostess you can imagine. It really felt like visiting with family or close friends. The food was amazing and looked gorgeous, healthy and local, just wonderful. Even though it was dry...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 10 nights at Rancho Naturalista from January 20, to January 30, 2019. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. She's a videographer of wildlife. I'm a birder. Although our agendas are different, we both were able to pursue our hobbies. In short the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Cornelius A
Response from LisaErb_CR, Manager at Rancho NaturalistaResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Cornelius! It was a pleasure having you and your wife as our guests here at Rancho Naturalista. So glad you had such a great time and enjoyed every meal. We hope to see you back again one day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rancho Naturalista for 5 nights. Our room was rustic but fine for our purposes . From the veranda we saw several species of hummingbirds including White-necked Jacobin, Violet Sabrewing, Green Hermit, and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. We also saw Euphonias, several species of Tananger...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank DavidTraveller2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Rancho was a major highlight of a self driving birding tour of Costa Rica. The setting is in a beautiful mountainous area southeast of San Jose. We stayed at Rancho Bajo the home of the original owners of Rancho Naturalista which was...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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The premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is among the finest in Central America. There are plentiful hummingbirds on the large, open upstairs balcony where you can view the distant More smoking volcano. Over 430 species of birds have been recorded in the area. You can hike and bird the trails on your own, and excellent guides are available as well. At Rancho Naturalista the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. This comfortable lodge is famous for its excellent food, well prepared, and made with the best fresh local ingredients. (All meals are included.) The weather is almost perfect, not too hot and not too cold. Rancho Naturalista is a wonderful getaway for bird watchers, hikers, and nature lovers! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$125 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rancho Naturalista Turrialba
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Rancho Naturalista Hotel Turrialba
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Rancho Naturalista Costa Rica/Turrialba
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$125 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rancho Naturalista Turrialba
,
Rancho Naturalista Hotel Turrialba
,
Rancho Naturalista Costa Rica/Turrialba
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba

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Denise M
30 March 2018|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Hello from all of us at Rancho Naturalista! Yes the first 2 weeks of August can be very nice weather. It may also be raining during the afternoons which is normal for this time of the year. Everything is lush and green and... More
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superlib
27 January 2018|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Sorry I didn’t see this sooner! We aren’t strict about checkout times. We allow guests to stay and have lunch -even if they arrived for lunch on the day they checked in. As long as it’s not a large group, we don’t charge... More
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mjs-fl
12 July 2017|
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Response from RanchoNaturalista | Property representative |
Hello and Saludos from all of us here at Rancho Naturalista! Although many of our guests do come with a tour group we also have guests that prefer to come on their own. We try to help our guests plan every detail, from... More
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"Look on their website all the rooms are shown clearly. Rooms 10 and 11 are the furthest away but not too..."
maylordsk
27 Nov 2018
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"Ask to be in main building if wanting quick access to feeding statiosn"
wegoustay
22 May 2018
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"All rooms are unique, but stay away from the rooms in front of the laundry."
168patl
7 Mar 2018
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"stayed in the main lodge with a room adjoining the upstairs balcony..ideal for the hummingbird feeders"
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4 Mar 2018
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