Fodor's Expert Review Finca Exotica

Main road, Carate, Puntarenas, 60702, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

A garden paradise that lives up to its name, this combination organic farm and sophisticated ecolodge is an otherworldly experience, meant to be slowly and thoughtfully absorbed over a three-night minimum stay. Beautifully designed, thatch-roof tiki cabins have private bathrooms and outdoor showers in cane-and-bamboo enclosures. There's a gorgeous, contemporary house with a spectacular ocean view for families or couples. Adventurous, budget-minded travelers can play castaways in seven airy, comfortable platform tents with garden showers and communal restrooms. Meals (included in the rate) are truly exotic, using organic produce from the garden and local fish and meat, prepared with spicy Asian accents and served in a stunning restaurant overlooking the sea. There are fresh juices and coffee and tea available all day. Two daily yoga classes are held on a serene yoga deck, and a masseuse is on call. One of the best activities is a tour of the garden. Carate Beach is steps away, and La Leona entrance to Corcovado National Park is a 40-minute walk along the beach.


  • discounts with cash payments
  • exotically delicious food
  • charming hosts


  • no A/C or hot water
  • must enjoy being in a totally natural setting
  • communal dining




Phones: 4070–0054 | 8359–8408-WhatsApp


14 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. 15–Nov. 15, All-Inclusive

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