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BARCELONA
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hello Here are the strong and weak points of this hotel : Strong points : - there are a lot of ecological activities (horse, visit of mais factory, etc...) - the termal pools were nice - the bungalow was ok, the shower was good, aminities also were good - the breakfast was very good - the place is very clean...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and that you found the ecological activities, hot springs, room, and breakfast as strong points. However, I am also sorry to learn that you qualified as weak points the options for dinner, the access and...

Bermuda
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are wonderful! We had a great time with all the activities and adventures that the lodge offers. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It was a great mix between relaxing yet adventurous.

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

Hi Tarissa: Thank you for visiting and sharing your impressions. We are glad to know that you were able to experience all in just one place: adventure and relaxation. I was pleased to hear that you also did appreciate the service provided by my team. You summarized quite well the essence of our lodge! Thank you and looking forward to...

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We wished we could have stayed here longer! The hotsprings were wonderful, and included in the price of the room. Our room was basic but spotlessly clean and the shower was incredible - the best anywhere we stayed in Costa Rica! This is a working ranch and watching the horses turned out to pasture at the end of the day...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Buena Vista Lodge. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and specially that you found your bedroom very clean, an incredible shower and that the hot springs were wonderful. We take great pride in ensuring that each of our guests are made to...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Buena Vista Lodge is off the beaten track situated around 10 km from the coast. We had a very rustic cottage with a fan - no ac. Clean, basic standard. They have a good adventure program. We did the ziplining and rode horses to the hotsprings( 4 km). We also walked the skywalk and watched the sunset from the Sunset...

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

Hello dear G G: On behalf of Buena Vista Lodge Team, I would like to thank you for your visit during your holiday in Costa Rica. We appreciate your wonderful comments about the room, adventure program (zip lining, horseback riding and hanging bridges), the sunset bar, meals and our jungle hot springs. We look very much forward to welcome you...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for three days two nights, they have very nice environment in the countryside on the slope of volcano, have a great views of sunset. Our room was nice and big with two queen beds, but the bathroom a little too small and the waste bin without a cover made the smell to came out, I had to...

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

Thank you Andy for visiting and let us know about your stay! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the environment, your room, the activities and that you are thanking the animation team staff. We will review with our housekeeping department your comment regarding the bathroom. We are also reviewing with our Operation Manager your report about the information...

Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would. There were many good features of this hotel/lodge, and some less than great. I stayed at three different hotels on my trip to CR, and this was my first stop; as such, I didn't have anything to compare it to while I was there. I arrived very late (around 11pm after...

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

Dear BTWtravel: Thank you very much for your very detailed review. We had such a great time reading it! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take the one day tour. Thank for saying that our zip line was the best, and also about your experience at El Mirador Restaurant during sunset. We...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I found this place. It was like a big farm hacienda. The rooms were clean, basic and comfortable. The grounds were very well-kept and just beautiful. Food was delicious and there was dome variety as I did mostly the buffets. This time of the year wasn't so busy and it felt quiet, peaceful and lush. I...

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

Hello: Great to hear you had the time for a weekend break. Thank you for choosing us and this wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come back any time soon. Best regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2017

One day stay was not enough to enjoy the amenities this place has. My family did not want to go back home. The rates and internal policies allowed me stay with my husband and 2 children for a cheap price. The payback received is priceless. Great memories kept. We were amazed with all the amenities including service provided, sea side...

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Dear Karen: Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are thrilled about fulfilling your and your family expectations. We strive to consistently provide our guests with extraordinary experiences and are glad that we achieved it with your stay. We look forward to welcome you back to Buena Vista Lodge in the very near future. Best regards, Aileen Ocampo...

Orange, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

You have an option of just day tripping here - to use their facilities - and I think that is a very good option. I stayed here two nights - the rooms are OK - but NOISY. Zero soundproofing, no TV's, phones etc - which was fine for me. The food is expensive, and not great. So if I did...

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Dear client: Thank you for visiting us and sharing your comments about your stay. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience of the noise at your room. Taking into consideration our clients´ comments about this matter, we have as a future project to invest in some sound-proofing method that will help us to control the noise between rooms. We...

Wayland, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We did not stay; a day trip only. 4 adults (?), a 3-year old, and a 7-week old. 3 adults had a great time on the water slide - 1 on "slow," 1 "medium," 1 "fast," all fun. No kids under 6, with good reason, but there were "almost tears." Coffee tasting and purchase of a pound of whole bean...

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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: $81 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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