We stayed at Borinquen for the last two nights of a week long trip around the northern end of Costa Rica. It was a perfect conclusion to an amazing week. While not a quick drive to the Liberia airport, it was close enough for us to easily return our rental car and get to the airport with plenty of time for our 11:45 flight back home. We highly recommend the Ecological Horseback guided tour. We saw two species of monkey and toucans and some splendid open vistas. Later that night we were able to see many more monkeys right outside our villa and spent an hour or so watching their antics. Hearing the Howler Monkeys, I was able to track them down before dinner in a tree near the restaurant.
The trip up to the resort was rugged but nothing compared to the drive to and from Monteverde. There is very little traffic on the road so go slow and use your GPS and 4 wheel drive.
There are tour groups that come in just for the day (a few hours really)...if you find them loud and obnoxious just remember that they will be leaving soon and be glad they are staying else where for the night. We found the guests who stayed the night to be quiet and friendly.
The hike up to the rooms is steep so as long as you go into the experience expecting that you won't be taken off guard. The power did go out momentarily our last night but the generators kicked in within seconds and it did not interrupt our dinner.
Our 12 year old enjoyed the horseback riding and swim up bar ;-)
Traveller from Northeastern CT
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Great hospitality and an awesome hidden swimming hole with cool cliffs to jump off... Ask the owner who is also rally cool! He gave us great advislce on a dinner spot as well that was exceptional!
Everything was great and if we had any advice on improvement it would be to put a pillow top on the beds as they were a bit stiff! We made due though!!!
Thanks for a great experience!
Long bumpy ride to the hotel, but it's worth it once you get there. Take the tour pkg. and go horseback riding to the hot spring, zline, water slide in the woods and come down the mtn on a tractor. Breakfast food is great but cld be better if there are other choices each day. Their staff are everywhere but some of them hardly speak English. Jose is accommodating and always there to help us
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This hotel exceeded our expectations after reading some of the other reviews. The staff were great, food excellent, room was very comfortable and clean although dated. We had hot water and the AC worked. We stayed here one night awaiting our shuttle to Dreams, and we would recommend this property for a short stay or when on business in the area.
Traveller from Pinehurst, NS
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