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Villach, Austria
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My experiences in Nicuesa Lodge belong to my best. The nature-orientated, really ecologically conducted lodge, the cozy accommodation, the home-made light and tasteful meals, the helpful, friendly and qualified stuff are the best you can imagine. And not only many species of birds, snakes, basilisks, frogs, insects, monkeys, racoons can be seen there, you can watch anytime the charming Coaties...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review, full of your favorite memories and wonderfully descriptive imagery. Your photos of the whale shark are top-notch! What an amazing experience! You are welcome back in our paradise anytime you want! :-)

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This past March marked my second trip to Nicuesa in the past two years, each time as part of a yoga retreat. I absolutely LOVE Nicuesa and can't wait to go back again! The lush jungle setting is both tranquil and adventurous; it is by far the most perfect setting for a yoga retreat and the large yoga deck overlooking...

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

It was great having you back with us for the yoga retreat! We are so appreciative of your fantastic review. You told people exactly what it's like at Nicuesa Lodge. Thanks! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Friendswood, Texas
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband and I wanted a true rainforest experience while visiting Costa Rica. We found it here. Awesome staff, good food and absolutely beautiful property. They treat you like family here and it really makes you feel at home. Our cabin was tucked away in the jungle surrounded by beauty. We discovered many animals near our cabins front porch. Every...

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

Hi! We really enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review! You are welcome as part of our large family anytime ... thanks for being open to all of our members, even the bats! :-) Next time, definitely bring your kids; they'll have an adventure to...

MD
Reviewed 18 March 2014

First of all the setting of this hotel is spectacular. After a 20 minute boat ride from Golfito, you arrive at this wonderful lush jungle setting, the main lodge is a short walk into the jungle. Checking in is easy, and the staff are great. Our room was a decent size with wide-open windows and doors (with bug screens) and...

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

Thank you for your review and thoughtful comments. We really do appreciate them. We are always striving to improve our services and make sure our guests’ experiences are the best possible. We apologize if there was no shampoo in your room; normally all of our rooms are stocked with hand and body soap, and shampoo. We always regret to hear...

Menlo Par
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Gorgeous, untouched location enabled us to feel like we truly experienced Cost Rica with our boys (ages 8 & 10). We were VERY glad we chose to spend 4 nights there. Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. This is NOT a luxury destination but a simple, clean, well run lodge. It's very hot, the gulf water is very warm and...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and travel tips, and are very pleased you felt you had a true Costa Rica experience with your family. It's true, the jungle can be loud if you are not used to it. We sleep right through it nowadays. :-) We're glad you enjoyed your...

oakland, ca
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We were booked into the Playa Nicuesa Lodge by our local travel agent Marcela at Discovery Travel Costa Rica. We had asked for a REAL CR experience. My honey wanted birds and I wanted water and I wanted Flora and Fauna. We had no idea that we would be so lucky to get it ALL! The boat trip to the...

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

We're delighted you found Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge to be a "Real" Costa Rica experience. We think so! We're content that our remote location on Golfo Dulce gives our guests all the nature, flora and fauna, water, jungle, rainforest, etc. that anyone could want. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your valuable comments and travel...

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Accessible only by boat, this really is remote. The big cabins are comfortable, the staff are friendly and the food is OK. There is a fair bit of wildlife around, but it was not our best location. The beach is a good place to sit but the swimming is not great. Our half-day trip to the mangove swamp was excellent...

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

Thank you very much for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We also think the river tour in the mangroves is a great place to see wildlife. We'll be sure to pass on your kind compliments to our staff. Pura Vida!

Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 22 February 2014

AMAZING. Our trip was nothing short of spectacular. Peaceful, deep, best food I have ever enjoyed, eating family style with travelers from all over the world. Lifelong memories and friendships. The staff was amazing, and so knowledgeable about the region. Our guides were just amazing. One even carved out a bird from wood, for my husband. We saw more variety...

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

Thanks for spending your honeymoon with us in August! Congratulations, and we wish you many years of happiness together! We're thrilled you loved your 9-day stay with us. Thank you for your kindness in writing your upbeat and positive review. Come back and visit us for one of your anniversaries! :-)

Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 February 2014

February was a great time to travel...no mosquitoes at all. The spot is beautiful, elegant, yet simple. Grounds well maintained. Jungle trails are easy to explore. The young staff were outstanding, friendly, very knowledgeable regarding the birds and jungle life, catering to every need, always smiling and friendly! My only disappointment was the bed size which was too small for...

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

You came at a great time -- February is right in the middle of the dry and sunny summer season. Thank you for spending part of your vacation with us, and for taking the time to write about all that you enjoyed. We agree, Playa Nicuesa is one of the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica! We definitely recommend, like...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I booked a five night bird watching package in January. More birders should include this as a stop on their travels. Between the two of us we saw just over 100 species and every day we added new birds to the list. It was a nice bonus when Melo and Gustavo took us out one night to...

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

We also think Playa Nicuesa is a great destination for bird watchers. Thanks for saying so! We still get amazed whenever we see a new bird, bug, animal or plant -- which happens all the time! The open-air bathrooms do take getting used to, especially when animal life come to join you ... but the unforgettable experience of being so...

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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 

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Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: ₹ 25,854 - ₹ 54,574 (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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