We are committed to offering guests and visitors an experience of a lifetime at our world class eco-lodge where EVERY MEAL IS INCLUDED and you will learn about sustainability, self-sufficiency and organic agriculture while relaxing in the rainforest.
RECENTLY FEATURED ON CNN'S 'THE NEXT LIST' AND ALSO VOTED 'BEST PLACE TO STAY' IN NORTHWESTERN COSTA RICA BY LONELY PLANET
Each spacious bungalow is equipped to house couples or families of up to four people. Bungalows are available with two queen beds or one queen bed and two single beds. Beds feature orthopedic mattresses set within handcrafted frames. All furniture, right down to the rocking chairs and the bedside reading lamps, is built on-site with locally grown teak.
Bungalows have private bathrooms with a shower stocked with our handmade soaps. Additional amenities include ceiling fans and mosquito netting.
With a total of 17 deluxe bungalows, we have the capacity to host large groups. Please contact us prior to reservation submission.
WE ALSO OFFER HORSEBACK TOURS, KAYAK TOURS AND MUCH MORE!
Prices listed on AirBnB reflect a reservation for 2 PEOPLE per room, per night. Additional persons and/or children age 6+ are extra.
PLEASE SUBMIT A RESERVATION REQUEST SO THAT WE CAN TAILOR THE PRICE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS FOR PERSONS MORE THAN TWO.
All guests at Rancho Margot receive a plethora of amenities, including:
- Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day of your stay
- Guided 2-Hour Ranch Tour
- Twice Daily Yoga Classes (7am & 4pm)
- Use of Hot & Cold Pools
- Wireless Internet Access (in Reception area only)
- Access to Hiking Trails
- Daily Cow-Milking Opportunities
- Regular Soccer Games
Our Front Desk is open daily from 7am - 9pm to answer any questions and offer assistance with your travel needs. Additionally, during your time here you will become familiar with our knowledgable tour guides, bartenders, chefs, farm workers and volunteers all of whom are committed to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. We also have overnight security guards who can provide assistance after Reception is closed.
Our motto sums it up perfectly:
Where the Middle of Nowhere is Somewhere Special.
We are literally located in the middle of the rainforest. We are 26km from La Fortuna which is where you will find the closest ATM, bank, gas station, etc.
Our closest village, El Castillo, is 3km away and is a really nice 40-minute walk along the shore of Lake Arenal in front of the majestic volcano.
From La Fortuna, there is a twice-daily collective shuttle that can transport guests to Rancho Margot for $8.00 per person. Otherwise, most guests reach us by car, private driver or taxi.
In 2004, the Sostheim family bought 400 acres (162 hectares) and chose the name Rancho Margot, in honor of Juan Sostheim’s mother. At that time, the valley was an over-grazed cattle ranch, barren of trees and wildlife. Today, thanks to reforestation and efforts to propagate indigenous species of plants, the Ranch is alive and teeming with hummingbirds, butterflies and is home to one of the largest varieties and densities of birds in Costa Rica. At Rancho Margot, we recognize that education is the key to progress. By preserving and expanding the rainforest, we live what we teach everyday. At Rancho Margot, students in our Eco-Literacy Program, guests, volunteers, residents and staff are constantly planting. In sync with the seasons and our changing environment, we continue to paint on an ever-changing living canvas. We especially enjoy experiencing this landscape through the eyes of our returning guests who come back year after year to experience our growth…and to renew.
It so hard to put into words, how incredibly special our time at Rancho Margot was!!! The property is absolutely stunning. Our cabin was a slice of heaven, and i am truly going to miss walking down to the main house every morning past all those beautiful flowers to get coffee. Well we are on the subject. The food is outstanding. I am vegetarian and I picked up a few new ideas well I was down there on dishes. Everything was very healthy. Wish I could have brought those cooks home with me.
For all you parents out there, I can't express how safe I felt having my daughter here. She is 7 and ran around all day doing her own thing. It was wonderful, as it was just the two of us on this trip to feel more safe then home, on the ranch .
This is officially the first place I have cried leaving, and my daughter cried for the first two hrs of our trip to Tamarido. We found new friends and will miss all of them! Next yr we are coming back for a month. Special thanks to Freddie, Diana, Able, Ginger, Wagner, Yiandra, Paola, and. Oscar! You guys are superstars! Hope to see u all again next yr!