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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Rio Magnolia! It's a little hard to get to, and when they say you need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to negotiate the road that goes there, they're serious. We arrived after dark, and the owners arranged for someone to guide us in from the main road...and though we had missed the regular serving...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Palomo takes his job as guide very seriously :). We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Mono Congo. We hope you will come back and visit again. Thanks so much for bringing the many school supplies for the students at our local elementary school. Rio Magnolia collects school supplies annually from our generous guests. It really helps out the...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We recently stayed at the Rio Magnolia lodge. What an extraordinary property! From the moment we started to drive onto the grounds we knew we were in for something truly special. The Property is expansive with abundant wildlife. The owners Maureen and John, and staff were welcoming, gracious and always available and accommodating in every way. Outstanding service! The rooms...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the birding tour by Andres. It was a pleasure meeting the four of you. When guests would like an onsite birding/naturalist tour it is best to book it in advance. The cost is $140 and tour runs from 6 am to 2 pm.

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our few days at Rio Magnolia in April were a dream. The setting, the accommodation, the food, the hosts, all were just perfect. We truly had the feeling of staying with friends who had a large home. We strongly encouraged a visit to everyone going to Costa Rica.

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

We were glad that we could be the meeting place of two good friends - one from Canada and the other France!

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The somewhat harrowing drive from the main San Isidro-Dominical road requires the right vehicle and the right attitude, but is amply rewarded by the setting of this upscale, secluded yet homey lodge. Perfect for birders, hikers, sustainability fans, relaxers and gourmets, with a spectacular natural water slide for those requiring a little more adrenaline. Those in search of still more...

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RioMagnolia, Manager at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. The information about the road in from the highway (6 km) is extremely useful. Four wheel drive is necessary. Eliecer, our foreman, is very happy to drive guests in or lead them in from Soda Elizabeth located in San Cristobal. Also, cars can be parked there. It is best to arrive in the...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 September 2016

From the moment we reached Rio Magnolia, we knew this was going to be a vacation to remember. Between the green vista views to the lovely ecolodge, the tasty, local food that all family members enjoyed to the hammock, we couldn't have asked for anything better. The accommodating hosts arranged two off site excursions (horseback riding to waterfalls and zip-lining...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our Adventure Package. The Adventure Package is popular as it includes dinners, some lunches and a tour to Nauyaca Falls on horseback and a canopy tour at Hacienda Baru, as well as tours at Rio Magnolia.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I will start this review by expressing that we had a fantastic time at Rio Magnolia (we are still talking about it some months later). Going here is a life experience!! The Lodge is Beautiful with an amazing room, lovely big pool, great cooking (amazing cooking), a special private nature trail, coffee farm, the list goes on! Let's talk about...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Yes the dogs are certainly characters- each have their own story :). So glad you enjoyed your stay, it was great meeting you. The coffee farm/ Toucan trail/orientation tour is something we like to do. A map is also provided so guests can explore the property on their own.

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My girlfriend and I shot at this amazing costa rican mountain getaway this past winter. What an amazing property Maureen and John have. They were great hosts and were able take care of our large production group. We were so impressed that we stayed after the job for a few days and had a blast. Great views, great coffee, and...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

It was a great experience for us providing location and food for the Aerie (American Eagle) shoot here last January. Even better, having you two stay on!

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a simply fantastic time at Rio Magnolia. Between the magical jungle location, exquisite food, and delightful hosts, this place couldn't be more peaceful or relaxing. John and Maureen have created a truly special experience for their guests, whether its touring the coffee plantation, hiking on the trails surrounding the property, bird watching, swimming in the river and natural...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the water slide! It is such a cool rock formation in the river about a 20 minute hike from the Lodge. Look forward to your return!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Rio Magnolia is a magical experience. In the middle of the jungle, amazing views, our beautiful room, cool pool, delicious food, lots of wildlife and most of all our wonderful hosts, this all made our stay one never to forget. Many thanks to Maureen and John who made our our holiday very special. Hope to visit RM soon again.

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks MaryAnne! It was great having you and your Mom visit.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Maureen and John have built a very special place that they love sharing with small groups of guests. One really feels like one is staying with family. The food is very good and the staff are gracious and attentive to every need. It is comfortable without removing the sense of rugged remoteness that is part of the Costa Rican jungle...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at Rio Magnolia is fun, relaxing and memorable. Our property is 280 acres, which is primarily jungle; 70 acres are pasture and a beautiful river, Rio Magnolia, with several waterfalls. Located between Manuel Antonio and the Osa, we have numerous birds and interesting wildlife and plants and trees. You can hike to the waterfall and explore the property. We have hiking trails for you to enjoy and offer guides to show you the fascinating features of our primary forest. Dining at Magnolia House is a great experience! We offer daily menus for 3 meals a day, sunset appetizers daily. Rates are for 2 and include a full Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

Address: La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: ₹ 13,613 - ₹ 16,472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We loved the Mono Congo cabin which is apart from the main lodge and felt like being in a luxury tree-house.”
 of 5 bubbles indy_harpswell, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the main home. Not in the bungalows. Unplug, try it. John and Maureen can help you arrange transportation etc. Plan ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles K6849GMnickl, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved El Cielo! A little more private and amazing view!”
 of 5 bubbles cate_crawford789, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room has its own charm. They are all beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnne020, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“All good, quiet, large, no disappointments”
 of 5 bubbles hermanlawetz, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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