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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The most beautiful place on earth, second only to the lovely people that care for you while staying at Playa Nicuesa. The rainforest in the Oso is a magical place and the Costa Ricans are the most Incredible human beings on the planet. Not only are they committed to conserving the natural environment but also restoring balance in human nature....

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely and heartfelt review of our Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are pretty passionate about protecting and conserving this magical natural world -- thanks for joining us! You are welcome back any time, and we look forward to seeing you soon! :-)

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place is absolutely magical. Amazing adventure with so many great activities, guided and unguided. The people are absolutely amazing. Everything was beautiful and special. From the food to the fantastic guides, we felt so taken care of. It was really like being at camp as kids because everything was so exciting and everyone was so much fun. We made...

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

We've always liked adventure and nature camp too! Our goal is to provide every guest with an experience that they will always remember fondly. Thank you for letting us know so thoughtfully that we're doing a good job! :-) We really do try our best to customize each guest's travel experience -- whether diet, special physical needs, likes, dislikes, wishes,...

Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2013

This was my husband's and my first trip to Costa Rica (or anywhere tropical). It was my bucket-list trip - I felt I needed to experience tropical nature at some point in my life and living in Alberta all my life meant that Costa Rica might best be described as a fantasy. Research about the country, the lodge and the...

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

We are so thrilled to hear that your trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was a dream come true! We hope your "bucket list" continues to grow and you are able to experience more of the world's fabulous natural places ... we also hope you come back to Nicuesa! :-) It was our dream to create a special place where...

Whitstable
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A very interesting experience with our 2 bedroomed cabin right in the middle of the rain forest...and did it rain every afternoon! Obviously everything is quite damp but they do supply a "dry box" in each room. One can also have clothes dried in a solar drying room. The trails are very wet ...to be expected in a rainforest. The...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the wilds of the Costa Rican rainforest -- thanks for being brave with the rain and abundant wildlife ... especially the creepie crawlies! :-) Nature's creation is pretty amazing. We welcome you back...

Chicago
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We have experienced several adventure trips including deep in the Amazon and chimp and gorilla tracking in the jungles of Uganda. Always wanted to go to Costa Rica, but zip lines and spider monkeys eating out of our hand was not what we were looking for. After stumbling across Nicuesa while searching the Internet, and trusting Trip Advisor, I researched...

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

Thank you so much for your very detailed, thoughtfully-written review of our Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are especially appreciative of your comments given the wealth of experience you have in jungle travel! We think our eco-lodge is pretty special, and are thrilled that you do too! Thank you also for mentioning our staff and guides -- we are very...

Virginia
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed here for spring break 2013. We have a 6 year old son. The lodge is set in the rainforest next to a stoney beach. The cabin we stayed in was literally in the rainforest. There are trails that thread through the property that start near the cabins and main lodge. Within minutes, it feels as though you are...

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Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The boat ride from Puerto Jimenez across Golfo Dulce to the lodge (and back again afterward) in what can best be described as high-powered, sun-shaded, over-sized row boats, is how this adventure began: yes, getting there is, indeed, half the fun. So, our group of (mostly "senior citizen") birders hiked (day... and night, too), kayaked, photographed, Ate hearty, drank moderately...

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Cannich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We were greeted at Golfito by Manuel, a lovely young chap who took as to our boat for the beautiful 20+ minute boat ride out to Nicuesa. We arrived at the small pier where the staff were waiting with wheel barrows which which to move our luggage. Manuel gave us a short tour of Nicuesa and its facilities (including free...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2013

the location is superb! An isolated beach one can only reach by boat. It is located in one of only 3-4 tropical fjords in the world,which means the waters are very deep allowing very interesting water creatures swim in.The main lodge is like a giant treehouse,very well done.the individual lodges and rooms had open air bathrooms and the mainpart of...

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la fortuna, cr
Reviewed 13 March 2013

the people there are just wonderful (we were little sick and the staff was very caring and helpful), though little overambitious on environmental issues. the architecture of the bungalows and the main house (with kitchen, dining room and bar) is just flabbergasting. the location is interesting, but the water in the golf isn't clear enough for diving/snorkeling. what could be...

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  • Breakfast included
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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
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