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Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge

Mountain lodge in Carara with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$119

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Cerros de Turrubares, Carara, San Jose, Costa Rica
9.2.Superb.
  • A beautiful place to get away from the crowds at all the national parks. It’s about an…

    Jan 12, 2019

  • After the 50-minute drive from the highway, in 2d gear nearly all the way, I was hopeful…

    Mar 20, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Playa Tárcoles - 12.5 mi / 20.1 km
  • Carara National Park - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Crocodile Bridge - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Jaco Beach - 16.7 mi / 27 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room
  • Bungalow
  • Family Bungalow
  • Bungalow (Natural)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Playa Tárcoles - 12.5 mi / 20.1 km
  • Carara National Park - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Crocodile Bridge - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Jaco Beach - 16.7 mi / 27 km
  • Hacienda las Agujas - 15.6 mi / 25.2 km
  • Neo Fauna - 17 mi / 27.3 km
  • Playa Agujas - 17.3 mi / 27.8 km
  • El Miro - 17.9 mi / 28.9 km
  • Playa Bochinche - 18.4 mi / 29.6 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 133 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 145 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Cerros de Turrubares, Carara, San Jose, Costa Rica

At a glance

Size

  • 12 cabins
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, French, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1
  • Computer station

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 130 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Macaw Lodge Turrubares
  • Macaw An Authentic Ecolodge
  • Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge Lodge
  • Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge Carara
  • Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge Lodge Carara
  • Macaw Turrubares

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pura Vida (8.5 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Small lodge, amazing grounds for relaxing.

    Amazing gardens, beautiful hike to private waterfalls. Has some service issues. Refrigerator was out of order in our deluxe bungalow and kitchen was missing basics like towels, dish rack and utensils. No information was offered about this and it could not be fixed. Personnel is awesome. Food is not a la carte, but it is a pleasurable experience.

    2 night family trip, Dec 28, 2017

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  • 6.0.Good

    Only for special type of customer

    This place is very remote. Super long drive over a slow bumpy road with lots of rocks. The staff does not speak good English and we had communication problems which made me feel badly since I am very courteous and try to be polite and humble, but they did not understand our questions. The rooms were nice but the beds and bedding not the best quality. The food was excellent, but you are limited to eating there, no other choices and it's pricey. The grounds are beautiful, they have the best waterfall! And a natural spa. It's a nice eco lodge, they aspire to be self sustaining and you can feel good about that.

    California Girl, 1 night trip, Jun 23, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great and relaxing

    Great place for relax and detox time. Eco-friendly lodge with awesome gardens, trails and a waterfall. Bungalows have a great view to the mountains. Excellent and healthy food. Road requieres a 4WD, but it is NOT dangerous, just bumpy.

    Jose, Romance trip, Feb 24, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just what the doctor ordered.

    The lodge is beautiful and peaceful. It's exactly what we wanted. Note however that the road to get there is an adventure. Do not drive at night! Also best if not raining or foggy. So if you are renting a car, you need a 4wheel drive SUV. The manager and staff are beyond gracious and accommodating. The food, which is grown entirely on the premises, is just divine. Literally the best food we had in the entire country. Bring your binoculars and camera. The wildlife and birds/bats/insects abound. It's quite spectacular. Can't wait to return.

    Victoria, Romance trip, Jul 30, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A true retreat

    This was an experiment, Macaw Lodge is not your typical hotel, it is a remote place of beauty and serenity. It started very well, seeing we were tired after getting there (use a 4WD vehicle and give yourself up to one hour to travel the last 12 miles long stretch of the unpaved road - it is well worth it!) the nice lady at the reception immediately suggested that we go to our room and rest instead of checking in. Our room had no glass windows, instead, one of the walls was just a screened opening. Falling asleep to all the noises from the jungle and nearby ponds and waking up to the birds was an amazing experience. The locally-grown food is well prepared and the breakfast beautifully presented. If you go to Costa Rica for nature, away from the crowds, I highly recommend Macaw Lodge, if you go for zip-lining, parasailing, nightlife and such, this is not your place.

    Dariusz, Romance trip, Jan 23, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    There is not much to say over and above What others have said. Stayed with my daughter for 2 nights, and enjoyed bathing in the pools above the waterfall, extensive and safe trails. Be really careful walking around the waterfall as help is a long way off if needed. A 24-hour chorus of wildlife seems to change every few minutes. The chocolate is absolutely fantastic. We slept in and had all of our meals in the lodge. The food was delicious and unique. With each meal was a different kind of freshly made juice. The staff are all very helpful and friendly, and are obviously just as happy to be there. Thank you

    Jonathan, 2 night trip, Jan 24, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise

    Absolutely amazing and wonderful place - the people, flora and fauna, the BIRDS, and waterfall spas and walks.

    michael, Romance trip, Jan 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    lieu fantastitique. Accueil et service impeccable

    Vincent, 2 night trip, Feb 10, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superschöner Aufenthaltlt inmitten drr Nstur mit eigenem Trailmund Möglichkeit am Wasserfall zu svhwimmen. Sehr familiär, sehr sauberes und dchönes Zimmer. Zimmer mit Ausblick. Absolut freundliches Personal. Achtung - Im Navi 'Villas Lspas' eingeben, damit man die richti e Strasse erwisvht. Ielmn

    Karin, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 21, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ecolodge epoustouflant

    Un magnifique hotel de belle facture en symbiose avec la nature. Accueil excellent, chambre superbe. Une belle ballade dans la jungle avec cascades au depart du site. Un diner avec produits de l ecolodge tres bon et à un prix raisonnable. Le concept de l ecolodge est tres interessant, cadre depaysant et relaxant à decouvrir. Son acces est déjà une aventure, et tout à fait jouable en 4x4. Ce fut notre premiere reservation au Costa rica, un tres bon souvenir.

    Laurence, 1 night trip, Jan 2, 2018

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