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Pasadena, Maryland
Reviewed 4 April 2012

What an awesome experience! The safari tents were amazing, I was a little skeptical at first but seeing is believing. I slept like a baby every night, can't even do that at home. The tents (I have a hard time saying tents because they are cleaner and nicer than most hotel rooms) put you right in touch with nature. I...

1Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is not just sleeping in tents, but "glamping" in luxurious safari tents. Beautifull setting. Kind and lovely hosts, nothing is to much for them. Great home made breakfast. Good swimming at Pavon waterfalls. We will never forget our stay in Rio Tico Lodge.

Thank Ingemuis
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Very friendly owners/staff. Very helpful. The tents were so luxurious you didn't feel like you were "camping". The jungle at night lulls you to sleep and drowns out any other noises around! Quite a bumpy road to get there but worth it. Would recommend and would go back. The homemade breakfast each day is delish. Limited cellphone coverage of course,...

Thank AnnafromCanada
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We booked here as our first choice up the coast had no availability. So glad the universe presented us this option. The host and his family were so kind and welcoming. The tent cabins were awesome. You feel like you are in the midst of the jungle. Oh, that's right, you are. Well worth the 10 minute drive off the...

Thank WyoFarmGirl
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stayed here in Feb. 2012 with our three little kids. We felt that Osa was too rugged and far and that this place - near Uvvita had everything that we were looking for. This place was really wonderful and amazing. The owners Cees and Miranda went OUT of their way again and again to make sure that we were...

Thank bklynyoga
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stayed here a total of 3 nights during our 3 week trip to costa rica. I could never imagine that "camping" could be so luxurious. Our tent had a giant (for costa rican standards) bed that even my 6'7" boyfreind could fit on. The hosts were very freindly and helpful. They arranged for us to spend 2 nights at...

Thank erin9728
Bennington, Vermont
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Cees (Case) and Miranda were fabulous hosts. I continue to be amazed at the energy that a good host requires to keep everybody happy. These guys have it down to a science. The swimming holes and waterfalls on the property are sublime. The Tent platforms were luxurious and bug free. Great hot shower. Breakfast(extra, but good value) was always great.

1Thank mattvermont
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 February 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights and could have stayed 3 months! I felt like family! Cees and Miranda and their wonderful boys as well as Karen and Flora the housekeepers made my stay even more memorable. The safari tents in the rain forest with the river and jungle sounds lulling me to sleep each night was breath-taking. Breakfast was...

1Thank LindainLA4now
Reviewed 20 January 2012

This was definitely one of our top best addresses in Costa Rica. We spent 4 days with our kids in this marvellous place. Superb and comfortable safari tents planted in the wonderful valley of the Rio Tico at a few kilometers from the ocean. Refreshing swimming in the magnificent pools and falls of the Rio Tico at a few steps...

Thank Philippe P
Los Angeles CA
Reviewed 16 January 2012

It has been about a year since we have been to Rio Tico and it is still a great experience. The service, accommodations and beauty of Rio Tico are still outstanding. This is a wonderful place and the owners do all they can to make your trip a memorable one. If you visit Costa Rica this is one trip you...

Thank RndtheWorldTraveler

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Costa Ballena and our unique hotel, The Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Our ninge Safari Tents offer a direct experience with a Costa Rican tropical rainforest and will unite you with the natural bounty of Costa Rica. Here in the virgin rainforest, you will awaken every morning to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: ₹ 5,280 - ₹ 5,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Tico Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We didnt stay in the "tent" bungalows but they looked like a nice way to stay in the jungle. The upstairs room is the most private.”
  • Sitting on the bed looking out.
 of 5 bubbles 2freespirits, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents higher up are easier to access”
 of 5 bubbles 569michelem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for tent next to the river,they have the best view,”
 of 5 bubbles 5PatrickD, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the riverside offer a lovely outlook but if you are not used to the sound of water outside it might keep you awake.”
 of 5 bubbles MuriwaiLot, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Yurts 1-4 are on the river front.”
 of 5 bubbles farmoflife, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
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