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Florida City, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group and we booked this hotel for 3 days, we had a glass doing some excursion and hike trough the rain forest , Everything was Perfect organized, the food was good , rooms clean and pura vida staff!! We definitely we recommend %100!this hotel for any tourist. Pura vida buena vista!!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this just a day before we arrived. We did not had high expectations (it was only $ 60 per night) but it was a nice surprise. The rooms are a bit basic and the food is OK but the environment is wonderful. They have a nice free Spa hided in the mountains and very good for a relaxing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose not to book an excursion on the beach at our resort because I've read so many mixed things about reliability, therefore we chose Tam tours and went to the Buena Vista Lodge. We had a blast doing several zip lines and went down a water slide four football fields long which you can do up to three times....

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear LouLou: We are so happy you enjoyed our activities and lunch, our goal is to offer a piece of Costa Rica´s culture, nature and charisma. I will let Javier and Gabriel know about your message. Looking forward to having you back soon! Regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Stockholm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is spread out in a large area including canopy walk, zip line, sunset bar and a stable with horses. Our house was situated a short walk away from the reception and had one large room with two large sized beds (somewhat hard). There were lovely birds just outside, for example the blue magpies. We had breakfast in a...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ugurd: On behalf of all the staff at Buena Vista Lodge, I would like to thank you for visiting us and sharing your lovely and complete review. Thank you for your evaluation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back any time soon. Best regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful resort in an unusual setting with amazing sunsets and a decent buffet breakfast included. I booked a room over 6 months in advance and managed to get put in a room right at the front in probably the oldest building possible. There were 3 double beds??? for the 2 of us, the door was hitting on...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is about a 30 minutes from the highway but it's worth the drive. It's the perfect place to relaxe and enjoy the nature. We did the trip with the horses to the three waterfalls and we had an amazing experience. You should definitely go to the spa (it's free) and get a massage (1$ per minute). Further, you...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra: Thank you for visiting us during your vacations in Costa Rica! So happy you were able to relax and enjoyed nature and the sunset. We are thrilled that we fulfilled your expectations. I would like to thank you for your feedback and hope you can come back. Sincerely, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Kew Gardens, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this as a tour to do the ziplining, waterslide, horseback riding and hot springs. I really enjoyed my time at this property. The staff are very well trained. They are funny informative and make you feel very comfortable when doing each activity. It was my first time on a horse and ziplining and I felt very safe. The...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello: On behalf of all the staff at Buena Vista Lodge, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the ziplining, waterslide, horseback riding, hot springs and meals. It is also wonderful to read that you found everyone at the hotel to be well trained, funny...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The drive from Liberia was great in our SUV. Cowboys. Rural. Arrival was a bit of a shock at first it appeared busy with tours but it was actually quiet and relaxing. I loved the hanging bridges. Go slow on them or you will miss the wildlife. you can see white faced monkeys and howlers plus lots of birds. I...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello: We also would have liked for you to stay longer with us! Thank you for sharing your experience. Being a medium sized property, we do like to offer as many different activities as possible and I was pleased to hear during your stay that you were happy with the quality and choice of tours, and different services as accommodations...

Colmar, France
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Loved all the activities! Did the zip line waterside horseback ride and hot thermal pools with volcanic mud. They thought of everything. And had a great lunch buffet too. Also had hanging bridges and lots of wildlife like coati and toucans

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear Patty: On behalf of all the staff at Buena Vista Lodge, I want to thank you for your visit and review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you and regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many activities you can do at Buena Vista. We did horseback riding and went to see an amazing waterfall, after that we went to the spring waters. Lunch is served between 12 to 2 pm. The buffet is really typical food, well prepare and you can eat as much as you want. They have a little coffee...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear Gaby: Thank you for choosing us and this wonderful review. Happy to read that you and your family had such a great time with us and enjoyed the horseback riding, hot springs, lunch, La Fonda where you tasted the real Guanacaste flavor, and the massage. Thank you also for acknowledging the service provided by our staff, especially by...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31 km. from Liberia and it borders with the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle rising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Lodge

Address: | Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: ₹ 3,600 - ₹ 6,742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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