Starting at $282 per night


Rancho Margot is a little piece of paradise. Guests commonly describe it as, enchanting, magical, positive, charming, and phenomenal!  This 400 acre, self sufficient farm is located along the shore of Lake Arenal, giving guests prime views of the natural oasis that is, Costa Rica.  In addition, this untouched piece of rainforest has 11 natural waterfalls, a scenic river that flows from Lake Arenal through the ranch’s property, and hundreds of different species of wildlife.  Hotel amenities include heated swimming pool, WiFi internet access, restaurant, bar, yoga classes, tropical gardens, cow-milking and nature trails.

As a fully sustainable establishment, we’d like to voice our praise towards Rancho Margot as much as possible.  You won’t find your cliché tourists and crowded hotel rooms here, but rather an experience all of its own.  You can walk next to a clear flowing river, embark on your own hike through the rainforest, or lounge around the hotel.  Also, guests of the hotel are free to practice yoga on their own personal time, or during the group sessions offered by the yogis at Rancho Margot.

La Fortuna and Arenal are known as the adventurers paradise of Central America’s, Costa Rica, because they have so many different features for visitors to enjoy.  Lakes, volcanos, rivers, mountains, Arenal literally has it all!  Try a thrilling ride on a canopy zip-line, or get a little wet while riding down a whitewater rapid!  Or, guests can tour through a butterfly garden, gaze at hundreds of different species of birds, and a variety of other activities.

The comfortable and accommodating room options at Rancho Margot are in the lodge style format, thus allowing guests to truly experience life through the Pura Vida mindset.  The Bungalow features, its own terrace on which to enjoy the great views, and relax on your hammock. Yoga class and guided ranch tour included in your stay.

Or, Bunkhouse includes, dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms, hot water, and a common area.

If you were hoping to experience Costa Rica with a relaxed, positive, and authentic hotel accommodation, then there’s no better fit than Rancho Margot.  You’ll feel right at home here, for the staff truly cares for customers with the utmost care.  Simply stated, Rancho Margot is a perfect match for anyone that wants a fulfilling, rewarding, and refreshing experience while they vacation in Costa Rica.

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!"