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Potomac, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Our family trip to Nicuesa was the most amazing holiday we have ever had. All the staff are great and the service is outstanding. The guides Jose and Erik are wonderful and knowledgeable. Molly's ebullience was contagious. Joe was the perfect host. The kitchen staff were amazing and the food was top notch. The waterfall hike was the best hike...

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

We're thrilled that you and your family loved your holiday with us at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. You mentioned some of our favorite activities too -- the waterfall hike, and whale and dolphin watching/playing. Thank you for letting other travelers know about us. We'll pass on your kind comments to our staff, and we hope you do come back to...

Amriswil, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 August 2013

we spent 2 days in this nice Location. a lot of real untouched nature, birds, animals were very close. we get a very good view/Impression of the jungle. all People were very friendly and helpfull and the Food was also very good. this Location is a must on trip in Costa rica.

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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 your review about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Two days is a short trip, so we're happy you were able to immerse yourselves in the jungle and nature. We're thrilled you gave us a 5-star review -- thank you! Safe travels back to Switzerland, and come visit us again!

London, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2013

My two teen age children and I travel many times a year. Never have we experienced a more perfect vacation. Nicuesa nicely keeps you in touch with nature while affording you all the comforts of home. Jose and Eric kept my 14 year old son enthralled the entire trip.. from waterfall hikes, to night hikes, endless fishing trips and to...

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

Thanks back to you and your family for having an amazing experience! Feel free to repeat your vacation with us any time. We try our best to let our guests have whatever kind of vacation they want -- active, adventurous, relaxing, soul-searching, yoga-focused, honeymoon, immersed in nature, etc. Thank you for your room tip to other travelers and your kind...

Ellington, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

My one week stay at Nicuesa was unbelievable..it was so many things..relaxing, challenging, peaceful, invigorating, inspiring, therapeutic, soul strengthening, magical. The boat ride in was like something out of a book. On the boat ride in, you'd never even know there was anything there. The native tropical flowers & greenery were awe inspiring as soon as you set foot out...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and attentive review of Playa Nicuesa. To know that we lived up to and exceeded your expectations gives us contentment and peace. We're glad we could be the place for your soul searching and yoga. Thanks also for the compliments about our staff -- we'll be sure to pass on your comments to them. Let...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the most environmentally friendly place we have ever stayed! The commitment of the staff to environmental and social issues was genuine and pervasive. We stayed for 6 nights on the honeymoon package, and it was the best week of our lives! Our cabin was charming, the rainforest was enchanting, and we loved every meal. The cooks prepared wonderfully...

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

Congratulations on your marriage, and thank you for choosing Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge to celebrate your honeymoon! We wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss together! Thank you for all of your excellent recommendations to future guests. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us....

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2013

My week long stay at Play Nicuesa lodge was a trip to remember. My cottage accomodations were spacious and so very comfortable and literally in the midst of the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica. The lodge itself was like a Robinson Crusoe tree house, surrounded by trees, glorious nature, and calling maccaws and toucans. Go! Just do it. The food...

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

We loved your description about our lodge as being a Robinson Crusoe tree house! Thank you for visiting us at Playa Nicuesa, and for your 5-star review. We really appreciate your words. Please come back and visit us again soon! P.S. Jumping off the pier is my favorite thing to do too!

Madrid
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Located in one of the wildest areas of Costa Rica, only it's accessible by sea. the hotel offers many different activities in additon to the famous whales & dolphins tours in the area. We really enjoyed hikking a trail along the river until reaching a beautiful waterfall where we took a natural massage. Also, we did a Tour of Sustainability...

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

We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, and our activities. We developed our sustainability tour after so many of our guests were curious about our environmentally-friendly operations. We are deeply committed to protecting this natural paradise of tropical rainforest and Pacific Ocean. Thank you for taking part in our passion. Welcome back...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Super cool place to go. My first time in a Green Hotel like this and it was awesome. The place is amazing, the food could not be better, and the best of all, the people that works here are the BEST. They really make you feel special :)

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

Thanks to you and your family for visiting Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are proud to be a "Green Hotel" that consistently delivers quality, excellent cuisine, and great service. Your visit with us was just as special! See you again soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I was privileged to host a wonderful "Alive With Yoga" Yoga Vacation here. It was all, plus more, than I could have hoped for. It truly did feel like our home in the jungle. Beautiful location, accommodation, food, staff and Yoga deck between surf and jungle. Nobody left untouched by the experience. Joe, the manager, who got me hooked to...

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Thank you for coming to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and hosting your yoga vacation with us. All of our staff greatly enjoyed having your group visit. Yoga retreats are one of our passions! We look forward to receiving you and your groups again. Thank you for sharing the magic of Playa Nicuesa and yoga with others. :-)

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I recently had the wonderful opportunity of spending 5 nights with a yoga group at the beautiful Nicuesa Lodge. Only accessible by boat, it's very remote. You are IN THE JUNGLE! No wifi or cell service. We were met at the airstrip in Puerto Jimenez by Daniel - such a kind and gentle soul. He put it perfectly: "We may...

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your yoga retreat with us. Thank you for your detailed and appreciative review of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We'll be sure to pass on all of your lovely acknowledgments to our dedicated staff members. So happy you had an amazing, relaxing and inspiring stay with us. Please come back any time you want! We'll be...

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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 

Additional Information about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: $453 - $876 (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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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
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