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Maquenque Eco-lodge is a new 60 hectares reserve located just north of Boca Tapada de San Carlos offering access to the newly created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge.

A Costa Rican family and a Swiss family are creating this jungle lodge to maintain and preserve wildlife habitat.  Their goal is to provide visitors with high quality accommodations and service in a unique setting and create an unforgettable rainforest experience in this privileged and still off the beaten path region of Costa Rica.

The Lodge is located in Boca Tapada inside the Maquenque Eco Preserve in the Northern Territory of San Carlos.  Surrounded by tropical rainforests, and bordering the Majestic San Carlos River, this area has become known as a unique destination for wildlife observation, unique birding and adventure tours.


The lodge offers 20 beautiful bungalows, each equipped with hot water, private bath and beautifully decorated and furnished.  Each bungalow has direct access to the green areas of the lodge.

Services and facilities:  

  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Private parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Local guide service
  • Local tours and adventure packages 

RATES 2013 - 2014

Description Green Season
May 1st – Dec 15th, 2013
May 1st – Dec 15th 2014
High Season
Dec 16th, 2013 - April 30th, 2014
Single room $103.00 $120.00
Double room $128.00 $148.00
Triple room $157.00 $176.00


  • Rates in US Dollars.
  • Rates include local taxes (13%)
  • Children over 12 years old considered as adults
  • Maximum 2 children sharing room with adults US $19.00 including tax and breakfast per child.
  • Maximum 3 adults per room.
  • Rates include:
    • Full breakfast served at the restaurant.
    • Guided morning walk through the rainforest (Fixed departures).
    • Free self guided trails.
    • Botanical garden tour (Self Guided / Entrances)
    • Frog and reptiles garden tour (Self Guided / Entrances)
    • Hotel and farm tour (Self Guided / Entrances)
  • Rates are subject to change without previous notice.


Transfers from San Jose area hotels or San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport to hotels in the Arenal area are $160.00 each way, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from San José to the Arenal area is approx 2 hours and 45 minutes. Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to any hotel in San José $35, including airport assistance, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers.

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