Our group of 10 people stayed at Punta Marenco for two nights. Here are a few "highlights" of our experience: 1) When we arrived we found that half of our rooms were without toilet paper and towels and when we asked the staff for toilet paper they reacted as if we were bothering them, 2) The rooms were dirty and cockroaches were scurrying about, 3) Electricity is only provided for a couple of hours in the evening and there are no fans in the rooms, 4) The staff is made up of a gang of young males who were generally unresponsive, unhelpful, and rude. These people have no idea how to run a lodge or cater to guests and they created a very uncomfortable atmosphere, 5) On the last night of our stay four of our cabins were without water and the staff only turned the water on once we angrily confronted them.
I've stayed at plenty of eco-lodges and this is the worst one. We talked with other guests and they had similar experiences. The views of the ocean were nice, but there are other lodges in the area that must be better than this one. Simply not worth the hassle! I really think the only reason this place stays in business is because tour companies have it on their list and they keep sending unsuspecting travelers there. Check your itinerary and if you see this place on it then you should pressure your tour leader to find a better alternative. Avoid at all costs!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Own by a Costarican family Punta Marenco Lodge is located 20 minutes by boat from Drake Bay in the Osa Peninsula south pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our bungalows are located in a little hill very close to the beach. The Lodge is part of the Punta Rio Claro National Wild Life Refuge, with miles of pristine beaches and tropical rainforest to explore near the Corcovado National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Punta Marenco Hotel Corcovado National Park