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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Lansdowne, PA
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My husband and I spent 6 nights at Nicuesa and had the best vacation yet. The accommodations were comfortable and just simple and rustic enough to still be charming. Our cabina was clean and really adorable. We enjoyed sitting on the little porch watching the crabs and ants go about their business below. The food was fresh, delicious, and local....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 December 2012

A gorgeous location, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful eco lodge, stunning nature... Nicuesa Rainforest lodge has it all. For those who have never been to Costa Rica, this place is the best to get to know the real authentic atmosphere of this country. We felt connected with the nature. One of the best 'rules' was the time spent together with...

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East Grinstead
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Firstly this review was meant to be written after our stay there in April 2011. So better late than never! What a great place - we stayed tn the Toucan Lodge, darkish (but it would be) but very comfortable and with a net over the bed, and was welcomed by a large black spider which I flicked outside through the...

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San Isidro del General, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is the BIGGEST Adventure I've ever had. It is an amazing Paradise, you can share with other guests, make new friends, the Staff is really Kind (love you guys), see and hear animals 24/7, do Yoga listening the to the waves and scarlet macaws. 1000% recommended, go kayaking or just have a cup of joe and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were warmly greeted at the San Jose Pavas airport by Felipe who happened to also be on our flight to Puerto Jiminez after attending a trade show in San Jose and escorted us along with Manuel, the bar tender, to the panga for our quick boat excursion across the Golfo Dulce bay to the Playa Nicuesa Lodge. Just as...

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4Thank SeattleSue0217
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This review is a little overdue as we stayed in Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge two years ago. The lovely memories stay with us still! The people were kind and attentive without being overbearing and we really enjoyed our trek with Freemon (I may misspelling) and the evening talks we had with Jonathan. He is a real nature lover and a...

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Crested Butte, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This was our last stop in Costa Rica and we couldn't ask for more. We had all the privacy we wanted within a lodge filled with adventure. The staff was friendly and informative. The food was so delishious. The sport fishing was great, as well as hiking throught the jungle. We are so happy we came here and we highly...

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Thank Kristin M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2012

This place is simply amazing. As you arrive you are greeted by the manager, and the other guests all say hello to you as you pass them on loungers or in the garden/on the beach. Once you get familiarised you find out why. The Lodge basically operates as an extended family, with meals being mostly communal around a 25 seater...

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5Thank James K
Bristol, England
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Nice room looking into their tropical garden. Good size, with a bacony on 2 sides. Lunch and dinner are at fixed times in the main building. Food is simple but nice. Breakfast is allegedly from 6:30 to 8:30, but the cooked bit isn't ready until 7:15. Which if you've agreed to start an activity at 7:30 and have someone waiting...

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2Thank Joan_Crawford
Bristol, England
Reviewed 13 April 2012

This stay was the highlight of my recent month long tour of Costa Rica. Apart from the natural beauty, the staff of the lodge made this experience extra special. From boat pick up to leaving nothing was too much trouble, and great service was offered in a laid back, unobtrusive, friendly way. The guides are knowledgeable; there is a great...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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: ₹ 25,922 - ₹ 54,281 (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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