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Macaw Lodge

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Front of property
Living area
Bungalow (Natural) | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Macaw Lodge

Macaw Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Carara with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Cerros de Turrubares, Carara, San Jose
Main amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self-parking
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Jaco Beach - 94 min drive
  • Marina Los Sueños - 90 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 145 min drive
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 158 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Rancho Shadday - 25 min drive
  • Restaurante Sady - 16 min drive
  • Paz del Campo - 18 min drive
  • pocho's bar - 4 min drive
  • Restaurante y Cabinas Sudy - 15 min drive

About this property

Macaw Lodge

Macaw Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 130 per vehicle one way. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and walkability get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

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 18


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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & 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 sanitiser.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Macaw Lodge Turrubares
Macaw Turrubares
Macaw Lodge
Macaw Lodge Lodge
Macaw Lodge Carara
Macaw Lodge Lodge Carara
Macaw Lodge an Authentic Ecolodge

Frequently asked questions

Does Macaw Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Macaw Lodge 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Macaw Lodge ?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Macaw Lodge ?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Macaw Lodge ?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Macaw Lodge ?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Macaw Lodge ?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Macaw Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Macaw Lodge ?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Jose Pablo, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jose Pablo, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Robin, 1-night trip
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10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful place to get away from the crowds at all the national parks. It’s about an hour up a bumpy dirt road so i definitely recommend a vehicle with 4 wheel drive. The staff is very friendly and accommodating! They grow most of the food on site, and each meal is fresh and delightful. There are hiking trails and beautiful ponds and waterfalls. There are two outdoor yoga decks for self guided meditation. A special thanks to the manager, Fabiola, who went above and beyong to make us feel comfortable! This place is a hidden gem.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful ecolodge, good birding
After the 50-minute drive from the highway, in 2d gear nearly all the way, I was hopeful that Macaw Lodge would provide everything we needed so that we needn't drive at all while there. This proved true. Staff was welcoming, coming out to meet us and carrying our luggage to our room. They were helpful and generous at every turn; Alvin found us out walking and offered a tour, with tastings, of the fruit orchard and vegetable gardens. The grounds are beautiful, with gardens thoughtfully planted. We purchased the full-board plan, and the food was very good and plentiful. Our room in the lodge was very comfortable, though if we were staying for longer than a couple nights, we'd probably want to rent one of the cabins to have a little more space. Our room offered large screened windows overlooking the ponds below, perfect for a couple of birders wanting to see birds coming to the pond. Birding was good right around the lodge, with a large variety of species coming to a couple of fruiting trees right above the parking lot. NOTE: the Googlemap directions linked to the website send you up Rt. 320 if you are coming from the northwest - this road is significantly rough, potholed, and slow going for much of the way. When we left, we asked a couple of fellows in the nearest town which way to go to get to a coastal town southeast of Jaco, and they directed us down a different road that was MUCH smoother and more pleasant, and came out at Jaco. Worth taking!
eulabeans, 2-night trip
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8/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely amazing and wonderful place - the people, flora and fauna, the BIRDS, and waterfall spas and walks.
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6/10 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
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