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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2013

My week long stay at Play Nicuesa lodge was a trip to remember. My cottage accomodations were spacious and so very comfortable and literally in the midst of the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica. The lodge itself was like a Robinson Crusoe tree house, surrounded by trees, glorious nature, and calling maccaws and toucans. Go! Just do it. The food...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We loved your description about our lodge as being a Robinson Crusoe tree house! Thank you for visiting us at Playa Nicuesa, and for your 5-star review. We really appreciate your words. Please come back and visit us again soon! P.S. Jumping off the pier is my favorite thing to do too!

Madrid
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Located in one of the wildest areas of Costa Rica, only it's accessible by sea. the hotel offers many different activities in additon to the famous whales & dolphins tours in the area. We really enjoyed hikking a trail along the river until reaching a beautiful waterfall where we took a natural massage. Also, we did a Tour of Sustainability...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, and our activities. We developed our sustainability tour after so many of our guests were curious about our environmentally-friendly operations. We are deeply committed to protecting this natural paradise of tropical rainforest and Pacific Ocean. Thank you for taking part in our passion. Welcome back...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Super cool place to go. My first time in a Green Hotel like this and it was awesome. The place is amazing, the food could not be better, and the best of all, the people that works here are the BEST. They really make you feel special :)

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks to you and your family for visiting Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are proud to be a "Green Hotel" that consistently delivers quality, excellent cuisine, and great service. Your visit with us was just as special! See you again soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I was privileged to host a wonderful "Alive With Yoga" Yoga Vacation here. It was all, plus more, than I could have hoped for. It truly did feel like our home in the jungle. Beautiful location, accommodation, food, staff and Yoga deck between surf and jungle. Nobody left untouched by the experience. Joe, the manager, who got me hooked to...

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Thank you for coming to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and hosting your yoga vacation with us. All of our staff greatly enjoyed having your group visit. Yoga retreats are one of our passions! We look forward to receiving you and your groups again. Thank you for sharing the magic of Playa Nicuesa and yoga with others. :-)

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I recently had the wonderful opportunity of spending 5 nights with a yoga group at the beautiful Nicuesa Lodge. Only accessible by boat, it's very remote. You are IN THE JUNGLE! No wifi or cell service. We were met at the airstrip in Puerto Jimenez by Daniel - such a kind and gentle soul. He put it perfectly: "We may...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your yoga retreat with us. Thank you for your detailed and appreciative review of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We'll be sure to pass on all of your lovely acknowledgments to our dedicated staff members. So happy you had an amazing, relaxing and inspiring stay with us. Please come back any time you want! We'll be...

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The most beautiful place on earth, second only to the lovely people that care for you while staying at Playa Nicuesa. The rainforest in the Oso is a magical place and the Costa Ricans are the most Incredible human beings on the planet. Not only are they committed to conserving the natural environment but also restoring balance in human nature....

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely and heartfelt review of our Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are pretty passionate about protecting and conserving this magical natural world -- thanks for joining us! You are welcome back any time, and we look forward to seeing you soon! :-)

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place is absolutely magical. Amazing adventure with so many great activities, guided and unguided. The people are absolutely amazing. Everything was beautiful and special. From the food to the fantastic guides, we felt so taken care of. It was really like being at camp as kids because everything was so exciting and everyone was so much fun. We made...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We've always liked adventure and nature camp too! Our goal is to provide every guest with an experience that they will always remember fondly. Thank you for letting us know so thoughtfully that we're doing a good job! :-) We really do try our best to customize each guest's travel experience -- whether diet, special physical needs, likes, dislikes, wishes,...

Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2013

This was my husband's and my first trip to Costa Rica (or anywhere tropical). It was my bucket-list trip - I felt I needed to experience tropical nature at some point in my life and living in Alberta all my life meant that Costa Rica might best be described as a fantasy. Research about the country, the lodge and the...

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We are so thrilled to hear that your trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was a dream come true! We hope your "bucket list" continues to grow and you are able to experience more of the world's fabulous natural places ... we also hope you come back to Nicuesa! :-) It was our dream to create a special place where...

Whitstable
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A very interesting experience with our 2 bedroomed cabin right in the middle of the rain forest...and did it rain every afternoon! Obviously everything is quite damp but they do supply a "dry box" in each room. One can also have clothes dried in a solar drying room. The trails are very wet ...to be expected in a rainforest. The...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the wilds of the Costa Rican rainforest -- thanks for being brave with the rain and abundant wildlife ... especially the creepie crawlies! :-) Nature's creation is pretty amazing. We welcome you back...

Chicago
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We have experienced several adventure trips including deep in the Amazon and chimp and gorilla tracking in the jungles of Uganda. Always wanted to go to Costa Rica, but zip lines and spider monkeys eating out of our hand was not what we were looking for. After stumbling across Nicuesa while searching the Internet, and trusting Trip Advisor, I researched...

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Thank you so much for your very detailed, thoughtfully-written review of our Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are especially appreciative of your comments given the wealth of experience you have in jungle travel! We think our eco-lodge is pretty special, and are thrilled that you do too! Thank you also for mentioning our staff and guides -- we are very...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally-friendly eco-lodge set on a 165-acre private rainforest preserve on the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. Our jungle & sea location provides a unique adventure and nature vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the backyard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: ₹ 22,157 - ₹ 31,681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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