Starting at $282 per night


Step into a piece of paradise at Rancho Margot, where guests often describe their experience as enchanting, magical, positive, charming, and phenomenal! This 400-acre self-sufficient farm is nestled along the serene shores of Lake Arenal, offering guests prime views of Costa Rica's natural oasis. This pristine rainforest gem boasts 11 natural waterfalls, a scenic river flowing from Lake Arenal through the ranch's property, and a rich diversity of wildlife. Hotel amenities include a heated swimming pool, WiFi internet access, a restaurant, bar, yoga classes, tropical gardens, cow-milking experiences, and nature trails.

As a fully sustainable establishment, we take pride in what Rancho Margot offers. Here, you won't find the typical tourist crowds or bustling hotel rooms. Instead, you'll have an experience like no other. You can stroll beside a crystal-clear river, embark on your own rainforest hike, or simply relax on the property. Guests are also welcome to practice yoga at their own pace or join group sessions led by experienced yogis at Rancho Margot.

La Fortuna and Arenal are renowned as the adventure paradise of Central America's Costa Rica, thanks to the wide array of natural features waiting to be explored. Lakes, volcanoes, rivers, mountains—Arenal truly has it all. Experience the thrill of a canopy zip-line ride, take on the challenge of a whitewater rafting adventure, or explore the wonders of a butterfly garden. With hundreds of bird species and countless activities to enjoy, this region has something for everyone.

At Rancho Margot, you'll find comfortable and welcoming room options in a lodge-style format, allowing you to fully embrace the Pura Vida mindset. The Bungalow offers its own terrace with stunning views and a hammock for relaxation. Your stay includes yoga classes and guided ranch tours.

Alternatively, the Bunkhouse provides dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms, hot water, and a communal area for socializing.

If you're seeking an authentic and relaxed Costa Rican experience, Rancho Margot is the perfect fit. Here, you'll feel like part of the family, as our staff genuinely cares for every guest with the utmost attention. In summary, Rancho Margot promises a fulfilling, rewarding, and rejuvenating experience for your Costa Rican vacation.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Ecolodge
  • Yoga
  • Farm
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Parking

Room Amenities

Bungalow Deluxe

  • Fan
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View


  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Bungalow Superior

  • Fan
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Bungalow Familiar

  • Fan
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View


Latitude: N 10° 24' 50.09"
Longitude: W 84° 45' 57.95"


  • Overall 94.7% (3 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 90%
  • Comfort: 96.7%
  • Meeting Expectations: 93.3%
  • Staff: 100%
  • Value: 93.3%


The only significant drawback to Rancho Margot (which gets top marks in every other respect) is the long and very rough gravel road to get there. We arrived in the Fortuna area after dark and the road trip in from the paved road seemed to go on forever. A couple of days later, one of our guides said that the guides refer to a place like Rancho Margot -- that is very much off the beaten track -- as "the place where the devil lost his jacket!"