Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Donna

not for all but the adventurer

Posted Apr 12, 2014
Pros: Not for just any traveler! Best for adults...older kids maybe....couples yes, esp young And we met so many wonderful guests who share in adventure
Cons: smaller food portions!!
Location: remote
no A/C and cold showers?? Well, too bad! The food, ambiance and romance abounds!!
3 out of 5
for Families
by nature lovers

A true wilderness experience....

Posted Jan 19, 2014
Pros: The gardens are fascinating, and the hosts give a great tour. All the monkeys, tamanduas, scarlet macaws, and gobs of other wildlife. Food was great.
Cons: Hot water showers and additional screening (for privacy and from insects) would help. Also, a bit more light in the cabinas. And fix up beach house.
Location: Beach is great, and Corcovado.
Was expecting rough, but for the price, not this rough. The area is a paradise, but the accommodations could be improved for comfort and amenities. Beach is lovely, and the Finca is close to Corcovado and it's marvelous wildlife and habitats. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
1 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Traveller from San Diego

Prepare to Camp - at Luxury hotel rates !

Posted Jan 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
This was by far one of the most disappointing places I have stayed in my life (I have travelled a lot). Where do I start , staff is comprised of volunteers that stay for free therefore customer service is non-existent. The chef was the exception - he was pleasant to chat with. Cleanliness - Poor! We stayed for three nights and the bed sheets/towels were never switched (in a room with no ac and no windows with 90 degree temperatures). There is no warm water in the open shower or open bathroom- so prepare to take cold showers - Hotel Amenities - non-existent - there are NO lights to guide the guests into their rooms or no lamps in the rooms (yes its completely pitch black after dark - bring your own camping light since they don't offer any) , therefore if you need to use the outside restroom that is a hike from your room , prepare to walk in the pitch dark in a rainforest. There is no electricity - no internet and no stores around for 40 km - bring your own camp food since they completely over charge for lunch and for dinner (or call in advance to ask for lunch/dinner rates). I have learned later the lodge does have electricity and internet but staff does not share - they use it to charge their laptops and surf the internet. The free breakfast included is disappointing - you get burnt toast or 2 pancakes with a few pieces of watermelon - if you ask for eggs your will get the stare of death from the volunteer staff. Overall a very disappointing camp stay - at luxury hotel prices
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler


Posted Oct 19, 2013
Pros: Everything
Myself and my 9 year old daughter had an amazing time at Finca Exotica Lodge! Memories to last a lifetime!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Nancy

Nice hotel close to beach

Posted Aug 23, 2013
Pros: The best part of the hotel was that all the cabinas were secluded amongst the foliage. The view was incredible.
Cons: I would have liked to have activities offered after dinner. It would have been nice to socialize with the other guests other than at mealtime.
Location: The beach was located across the street. There was nothing else to do in the surrounding area but it was a great way to unwind and relax.
I did not do my research when I booked this hotel and did not realize there was no hot water, electricity, or internet. When we arrived, I was a little surprised at the accommodations but immediately embraced the idea of "roughing it" at Finca Exotica. The grounds were beautiful and the sounds of the birds and animals were soothing. Phoebe was a gracious hostess and made sure we were taken care of. The cook, Coco, made delicious dishes. Erick took us on the hike in Corcovado National Park where he pointed out animals that we would have never seen. Prior to arriving, there was constant email contact to make sure we had transportation. Phoebe set up our travel arrangements when we left. Everything went perfectly as scheduled. The rooms were very clean and although we didn't ask for new towels or our beds made, when we came back after hiking, our room was cleaned with new linens. I didn't expect that I would truly enjoy the experience at Finca Exotica but it ended up being the best part of our trip.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Steve V from So. California

Beautiful Setting!

Posted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Finca Exotica, it was a healthy and true eco experience. The cabins are nestled right in the jungle landscape and the outdoor bathrooms and showers are quite an experience. The food was fresh, delicious & catered to your individual diet requirements. Vegetables grown right on the site and fresh fish is right from the sea. The staff is always there to help with all your needs and questions. Carate is not a destination for the faint of heart or those looking for a luxurious experience. It is a 3 hour drive on a gravel road with 5 river crossings from Puerto Jiminez. Fly if you can afford it. There is a 1 mile walk on the beach from Carate to the National Park entrance to start the 20+ km hike through the jungle looking for creatures. Wear good hiking shoes when hiking through the jungle. On the up side the insects don't seem to lust for human blood as in other parts of Costa Rica. The outdoor showers give you a very natural jungle experience, but there is no hot water so be ready for an abrupt temperature change when you step into the water! Be sure to look for snakes when venturing out to the toilet in the middle of the night. Depending on the location of your cabina or tiki tent it can be quite a hike to your lodging, but all this adds to the jungle experience. Be sure to listen to the turtle presentation. Watching Macaws flying over the Finca is an experience you'll never forget!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by CP from Seattle, WA

An amazing jungle experience

Posted Oct 8, 2012
Pros: Waking up to howler monkeys every morning and the great, fresh, food.
Cons: Climbing the hill to my cabina after a rain shower.
Location: Remote, tropical, gorgeous!
An amazing jungle experience! If you want to truly experience the rain forest and appreciate amazing, natural, food, this is a place for you. The staff are friendly and fully knowledgable of the area.