Rancho Margot S.A.

Top choice lodge in El Castillo

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8.5 out of 10

Part resort lodge, part organic farm, Rancho Margot is 61 hectares of cinematic loveliness, set along the rushing Río Caño Negro and surrounded by rainforested mountains. There are comfortable dorm-style bunkhouse accommodations but, if your budget allows, spring for a beautiful teak-furnished bungalow, blessed with views of hulking mountains, weeping jungle and a placid lake.

Prices include a two-hour guided tour of the farm and daily yoga classes. Hiking trails and (free) hot springs are at hand. Prices are more attractive the longer you stay. Located where the El Castillo-La Fortuna road meets Rancho Margot Rd.

Quick description via booking.com

Featuring an extensive garden, furnished terraces with natural pools and rainforest-mountains views, the eco-friendly Rancho Margot is 700 metres from Caño Negro River and 3 km from Arenal Lake. The accommodations regionally furnished and decorated offer a fan, mosquito screens and a seating area. They also include garden and volcano views. The bathrooms have hot water showers .Homemade soap, linens and towels included The organic meals served at Rancho Margot and buffet-style breakfast are included with the package. The package also includes a complementary ranch tour, onsite night tour, two yoga classes per day, and cow-milking.This property also features home-made pizzas and regional food. Guests can arrange activities like horseback adventure tours to the Arenal Lake and nearby waterfalls, kayaking, biking and hiking at the Arenal Volcano National Park. The incredible view of Arenal Volcano from the Mirador viewpoint is also an option. This self-sufficient property is 3 km from El Castillo town and 26 km from La Fortuna Bus Station. San Jose Main Square is 3 hours’ drive away and Juan Santamaria International Airport is a 2 hour and 30 minutes' drive away.

Important information

Please note that the reception is closed from 21:00 hours until 07:00 hours of the next day.

Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Features of Rancho Margot S.A.


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Children's playground
  • Table tennis
  • Gift shop
  • Windsurfing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Horse riding
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Lockers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Toilet with grab rails

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Indoor pool (all year)


  • Free WiFi available