Fodor's Expert Review Mundo Milo Eco Lodge

C. Mundo Milo, Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This hidden ecolodge with a kidney-shape pool is made up of five bungalows themed after Africa, Persia, and Mexico. White-pebble pathways wind among the trees to the units that have concrete floors, stone-wall showers, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, and a mini-refrigerator—though the good prices and tasty food at the palapa restaurant hardly make it worth stocking up on snacks. European cuisine is on the menu except on Tuesday, which is sushi night. Included in the rate is an impressive breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, local honey, and your choice of tasty dishes like banana pancakes or eggs with rice and beans. Thick jungle terrain blocks the ocean view, but you can still hear the sound of the waves from the Persian rooms. Larger groups can opt for the apartment that sleeps up to six guests. The friendly owners speak German, Dutch, English, and Spanish.

PROS

  • 300 meters (984 feet) from the beach
  • great value
  • delicious food at restaurant

CONS

  • ecolodge equals natural, so there may be some bugs
  • closed September and October
  • bumpy road

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2658–7010

HOTEL DETAILS

6 units
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., Free Breakfast

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