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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Rafiki Lodge was our favorite place in Costa Rica. The lodge is well maintained, the views are amazing, the people are friendly and knowledgeable, the food was great and they were able to accommodate my vegetarian diet. We did the horseback riding/river rafting trip and highly recommend both. The guides were fun, informative, and helpful and the rafting was fun... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I am here right now, in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by wildlife, friendly people, and exhilarating sounds and views. This is the most incredible place I have ever seen. If you ever have the opportunity to come here, even for a single moment, do not let that opportunity pass you. It will be one of the most spectacular... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

The lodge is amazingly beautiful and super Eco-friendly with hydro electric and solar power too! Our river guides were amazing and led us safely down river with lots of fun, a stop for lunch, and a visit to a truly beautiful waterfall for a quick swim. The rapids were great for families and over grown adult kids. Recommend this excursion... More 

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Laurel, MD
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Rafiki picked us up at our hotel in Quepos. Took us up to the resort. Then further up the mountain to the put in spot of the river. All of the gear was very good. The guides and photographer where great. We rafted down through lots of rapids up to class III, stopping along the way for a really nice... More 

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Pompano Beach, FL
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We came here for a white water rafting excursion on the advice of another traveler and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Mono, had an expert knowledge of the River and guided us on an unbelievable trip down the Sevegre. The rapids were running pretty fast because of all the rain and we had a blast! Mono kept us all... More 

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3 Thank Luv2findnewplaces
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is an amazing place to stay! They are eco friendly and clean and have fantastic food and friendly service! Our family of 8 (3 kids: 6, 9 & 12) had a magnificent time glamping at the Rafiki lodge. The rafting was super fun and everyone was wishing we had another night or two to stay.

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Heber, UT
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

This place is amazing! Next time we come to CR, we're staying here for a couple for nights! This trip was for a rafting excursion instead of a stay and we had the pleasure of having Randol, Kenneth and Joe (who joined in a kayak cause we ended up running a section that's normally inaccessible) as our guides. Their knowledge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

The atmosphere was amazing from the moment we arrived. Happy welcoming feeling. We travelled with our 4 kids aged 7-12. They absolutely loved the water slide. The luxury tents were fantastic. The owners and team were amazing inspirational people. The activities such as the white water rafting and horse riding were unforgettable. The food was incredible. We were travelling round,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

This magical place is the perfect spot for any family vacation. With amazing outdoor activities such as Hiking, Whitewater rafting, Horseback Riding, and Bird Watching Tours. The view from our tent was absolutely awesome. No other place can compete. As a 12 year old, I was astounded by all the amazing wildlife, with something new at every turn. My sister... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

This was one of my favorites places in Costa Rica! The stunning property is in the heart of the rain forest and the luxury tents (with full bathroom) are amazing. Falling asleep to the sound of the forest and the rain pattering on the tent provided the best night's sleep. The hotel owners are a delight and the food was... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rafiki is a sustainable adventure lodge located in the Savegre Valley of Costa Rica. The lodge sits on 840 acres of tropical forest. Rafiki specializes in custom white water rafting, horseback riding and hiking trips. Guests sleep in imported luxury Safari Tents which feature hydro electric fans and lights. Each tent sits on a raised hardwood platform, has a deluxe bathroom with glass showers heated with fire. The units also have a private porch with rocking chairs looking over the Savegre Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rafiki Safari Lodge

Address: 16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range: $352 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rafiki Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
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“All are great but honeymoon suite is the most secluded and has its own jacuzzi!”
 of 5 bubbles 982kathleenv, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Safari tents sleeps 4-5 ppl. with fans and fully working bathrooms & electricity. GLAMPING at its finest.”
 of 5 bubbles 258bethe, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had some hot water issues, but other than that I think the rooms are all pretty similar.”
 of 5 bubbles bjr702016, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 1 is the most sought after because it overlooks the beautiful lake.”
 of 5 bubbles garyhV5835RG, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Campers may like the tents, ask for privacy if you want it”
 of 5 bubbles mbozrn, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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