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Wanna Camp? but if you don't have to have a tent, you can sleep in one of our Indian Huts, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE IN A RURAL/JUNGLE, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR YOU MUST EITHER WALK OR TAKE A BUS OR TAXI TO THE TOWNS NEARBY. BBQ pits, Baths, Showers
Beautiful GLAMPING SITE (Glamorous camping) you don't have to pitch a tent or sleep on the ground, everything is ready and waiting for you. You sleep in a POD in a shape of a Tepee or a Choza, even a tree house, pools are warm and ready and you have running water, regular bathrooms and showers. This is GLAMPING at its best. Cook in the BBQ's, light up the campfire, have a ball with the rest of the guests, just a phenomenal site. If you bring your own tent and pitch it, the price is $5.00 per night per person, using our Pods the price is $10.00 per night per person.. We are an ECO LIVING, RUSTIC Place, around 1 hour to Coco Beach and the other North Pacific Beaches. We have an INTERNET HOT SPOT and very good cell phone coverage, we have all services but NO TV's. Near two small villages. Groceries and food available, You can BBQ, cook your meals. WE OFFER TOURS BUT THEY NEED TO BE RESERVED AND PAID IN ADVANCE
Located at the foothills of the Miravalles volcano, our Eco Living Environment is absolutely unique and healthy. Great place to relax and enjoy, yet close to all other attractions such as beaches, shopping etc.
In our Rustic Mountain retreat you will find everything that you could desire for your Eco Vacation and once you are here you can make Ailanto your headquarters for your day-trips to the Beaches or to the other Costa Rican attractions.
Ailanto is a Natural Paradise so you will find it as pristine as Mother earth created it,
Come and participate in our Indian Ceremonies
Our prices are DOMESTIC, everyone pays the same. Our Service is International and it is the best and we strive for better service yet.
We are RUSTIC , Green and Beautiful, we have Thermal Waters, Hiking Trails, a Natural Spa, where you could enjoy a Massage in the Rain Forest or do yoga while perched in our giant Guanacaste Tree, Temazcales, Fire Dances, and a lot more, or simply go to the Mud Baths and exfoliate yourself with Volcanic Mud.
We can prepare your healthy meals and serve them to you in your cabin or in our Rancho. Our prices are super reasonable and fair.
Stay with us and recommend us to your friends.
Location: Fortuna de Bagaces, Guancaste
Shopping. 2.5 km from our site
Doctors: 2.5 km and 5 km
Other Tourism? We have it all here, Canopy, waterfalls, water slides, kayaking, mountain climbing, fishing, rural tourism
Beaches: 45 km to Playas de Coco, Playa Panama, Ocotal, Hermosa and more
Airport: 45 km to Liberia International Airport
Public Transport: Stops 300 yards from our site from 5 am to 9 30 pm
Exercise in our Jungle Gyms, walk our paths, soon you will be able to ride our Mountain Bike Path
Pools, Showers, Toilets, Cooking Facility, Hiking, Spa and more
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE IN A RURAL/JUNGLE SETTING, LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. Internet is available at the main house only and you must pay for that service about $2.00 per day, PLUS A $20 DEPOSIT FOR THE DATACARD
Interaction with Guests
We will be here to help you with any requests
WE OFFER TOURS BUT THEY MUST BE RESERVED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
The Cradle of Ecology, the name says it all, but you should know that we are surrounded by the Miravalles National Park, lots of hiking trails, flora and fauna and even waterfalls
Buses from 5 00 am to 9 pm, the stop is 300 yards from our gate.
Taxis and Private Transport? Anytime
Other Things to Note
Cannot find a better place for the price, just remember we are a Mountain Reserve, not the 4 Seasons. Tip the staff please
No Smoking indoors, if you have a pet please let us know, we have Dogs on the premises and they may get upset at seeing other animals, if you let us know that you are bringing pets then we will put the lead dog in the pen so that she won't attack your dogs. They are great with people and kids. NO CATS, we are a Mountain retreat, and other animals will welcome Cat Chow
PREPAYMENT REQUIRED AND NO CANCELLATION REFUNDS, we accept credit cards
Tips are welcome, please be generous with our staff, they will work their butts off for you, else let us know and we will get rid of them.
Our stay was pleasant and interesting. Much of the campground seemed to be under renovation and the pools were not in use while we were there.
We arranged a tour through Dr. Hugo to hike the volcano nearby. The tour guide was great and the hike was challenging and beautiful. We had a great time! However, we were dismayed that our transport to and from the volcano (which was arranged as part of the tour) cost us an extra $20 in addition to the price we were quoted for the tour. Dr. Hugo was not there at the time and did apologize for this occurrence and offered to reimburse us for 50% of the extra cost.
Otherwise, prices for the cabins are very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful and peaceful and we saw a lot of wildlife!
I stayed in one of the teepees. The teepee was fine for sleeping but the rest of the facilities were rather run down. It was advertised as glamping but the toilet was a hole in the ground and showers were not inclosed. The hottest spring tub and pool did not look maintained or usable.
I was also expecting a very communal experience from the information on the site but I was the only person there which was rather unsettling.
I also had a hard time finding the facilities and when I finally arrived around 9pm the gate was locked. The family Dr. Hugo left in change while he was away didn't seem to be aware of my arrival or reservation.
too bad, I did not get any reports that you did not like the area. Unless the Toilet was stolen during my absence, a real Toilet was in place there, not a hole in the ground. I will verify that.
Our place is outstanding and remember that you pay $10 per night, I hope that you were not expecting the Four Season but in any event, I will check with my folks there. They are notified several times when someone is coming and if you recall you even contacted me and I replied to you. You never once mentioned anything bad, had I known that I would have upgraded you to a Cabin. I don't like when my clients aren't satisfied. And yes, thank you for the input. On April 4th we expect to have a new manager there who is an English Speaker
Hugo was super helpful even though we didn't meet him in person. We got lost and he sent one of his staff out to find us. The weather was bad so we got upgraded to a cabin without any extra cost!
Bonjour, le campement laisse à désirer, strict minimum même pas d'eau au réveil. Le comble il n'avait même pas prévu de repas et j'ai du me contenter de pâte mal cuite, qu il voulait me faire payer 16000 colons, n'importe quoi! Cela ne mérite pas d'être conseillé. Dommage beau potentiel.
The place is pretty close to the Liberia and road to there is very good. The place itself is amazing. It's located close to three volcanoes, and the views there are magnificent. The camping needs some refreshing, but there is something you probably wouldn't get in any other camping - pools with thermal water right at the camping spot. This is just a LUXURIOUS camping!!
Dr Hugo, or how locals call him - Don Hugo, is a unique person. You will know it after the very first conversation. And he knows everything about the area and people there, and about Costa Rica in general. So you will not only get an an amazing camping but also tons of useful information - a package you would not like to miss! :)
Thanks Maria, I should tell you that we miss you a lot, please come back. We are fixing the doors and the tree house. We had some bad winds but everything will be put back in order so next time you come, everything will be spiffy. We are also in the process of installing a wind tower to supply electricity to the Campgrounds, yesterday Feb 23 we installed our first set of Solar Panels so we are on our way of being self sufficient
Costa Rica at its finest! Hugo is an incredibly friendly, fascinating man with lots of stories to tell (we could talk with him for hours!). We camped for 2 nights and slept in one of the concrete pods (which is safe-I assure you!). It was an amazing experience. The fresh volcanic pools were wonderful to soak in, there were monkeys in the trees at the back of the property (a short walk to another set of natural pools), flocks of bright green parrots who congregated in the trees a few times each day, giant parades of ants at night, beautiful tarantulas, butterflies, the list goes on... We even watched a movie the second night in his outdoor theatre! Hugo organized a waterfall/hanging bridge tour for us up the road at a local resort situated at the site of the active crater of the Miravalles Volcano. It was very affordable and simply breathtaking! A must do. Hugo drove us there and picked us up himself. Hugo and his staff were so wonderful we had trouble leaving. My husband and I could easily have stayed a week if not more. If you like to camp and enjoy nature then this is the place for you!!! Thank you Hugo, we will be back one day!
The spring-fed pool was great and I saw a toucan on my hike.
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About the Host, Dr. Hugo E.
I am Hugo, I'm a nice guy, laid back and a nature Lover and I love the countryside. Come and visit and stay a while, Love to have you here. Let me know your needs and I will take care of them
The Photo is with Costa Rica's President Mr. Guillermo Solis
Our staff and I look forward to help you, we know Costa Rica pretty well so ask away. Let us know if you want to book any tours or any activities that you may like.
We are a large development but we have a limited number of Eco Cabins, we are beautiful because of Mother Nature and we like it like that.
I am from Arizona, USA I speak Spanish and I have traveled extensively throughout the World.
I love the movies, dance, the theater, the Opera, I like to cook but I am NOT a great cook and my menu is limited,
ONE IMPORTANT THING, while you are with us, this is your home, you will be part of our growing family SO WELCOME HOME