La Ensenada Lodge

Summary

Located in the heart of the Guanacaste region, this working ranch offers great birding opportunities in a variety of habitats which comprise of open grasslands, for easy spotting and photography, mangroves, tropical dry forest and shrub.  A great way to get around is on horseback, or alternatively there is a whole network of trails for you to explore which take in all the different habitats.  

Accommodation consists of 25 wooden cabins, made up of doubles, triples and quadruples.  Each comfortable wooden cabin has an en-suite bathroom and is simply furnished and finished off with a large veranda complete with hammock.  The cabins all face the Gulf of Nicoya and offer beautiful views of the gardens and the gulf beyond.

Highlights

  • Family owned working ranch
  • Beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya
  • Excellent bird watching

Location

Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Best time to go

Costa Rica experiences two distinct seasons- a wet season, which lasts from May to mid-November, and a dry season, which lasts from mid-November to April. In any given region, however, the weather is dictated not only by the season, but by elevation and proximity to the sea.

Our thoughts

A birder's paradise! The simple, but comfortable lodges all have extraordinary views of the Gulf of Nicoya.


  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • WiFi in the common areas

Hearty, home-cooked meals are taken in the restaurant under cover of a large thatch roof, the building is open at the sides allowing the breeze to waft through. 

La Ensenada has a total of 25 wooden cabins, made up of doubles, triples and quadruples.  Each comfortable wooden cabin has an en-suite bathroom and is simply furnished and finished off with a large veranda complete with hammock.  The cabins all face the Gulf of Nicoya and offer beautiful views of the gardens and the gulf beyond.

  • Birdwatching
  • Horse riding
  • Tractor tour of the ranch
  • Day trips to Palo Verde
  • Hiking
  • Boat trips
  • Participate in Costa Rican ranch life

Children of all ages are welcome. Children under 10 are charged at 50%.


Would you like to know more? Enquire