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Casa Rio Blanco

1 km South of the Rio Blanco bridge | P.O. Box 241-7210, Guapiles, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 3 Guapiles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our first night in Costa Rica in Casa Rio Blanca. We arrived in San Jose at 1.00pm and wanted somewhere to stay en route to La Paviona from where we were taking a boat to Tortuguera the following day. It was a relatively easy drive of less than 2 hours to get there from the airport. The individual... More

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have stayed at Rio Blanco and it has to be my favorite place to stay in Costa Rica. The cabins are set under the rainforest canopy and you get the full effect of the rainforest> sights sounds, smells and tranquility. Annette is a great cook and if very flexible with meal planning. The lodge... More

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Baden, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This place was a great little find! At last an eco lodge without the extortionate price tag! Set on the edge of the rain forest, the lodges were well kept, clean and had hot showers. The best bit of all was watching the fire flies light up the night sky and listening to the noise of the jungle at night!... More

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Immendingen, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This casa was one of our highlights during our trip through Costa Rica. The separate lodges are very clean and comfortable. In the night you can hear the jungle and see a lot of fireflys. The owner is a really nice and helpful lady from the Netherlands. The breakfast was delicious the dinner ok. If we didn't had already another... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at the Casa Rio Blanco for two night during our trip to Costa rica and highly recommend it. The couple that own the cabins are very friendly and were super helpful in introducing us to a guide in the Tortuguero National Park. Which is a MUST SEE as it's breathtaking. Ask for the guide Castor when you're there.... More

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Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at this charming lodge for our first night after a very long plane trip. It was exactly what we needed! Private grounds with lots of beautiful landscaping and birds, and perched on a bank with the soothing sounds of rushing water below. The owners Annette and Herbie got us settled in our rustic cabin and gave us ideas... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We arrived at midnight and were greeted warmly and settled into three days of a most beautiful setting in the Costa Rican Rainforest. We loved our conversations with Herbie and Annette, the owners. Our cabin was large, airy and very comfortable. Breakfast was customized for us. We received directions to special interest sites and enjoyed ourselves very, very much.

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is absolutely terrific. North Dallas it ain't, and never will be. Annette and Herbie are a Dutch couple who came to Costa Rica to life in the rainforest nine years ago. They bought this existing place, and have made it absolutely delightful. We spent three nights here before continuing on for a week-long tall-ship cruise. Oiled wood floor... More

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Newport Coast, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Casa Rio Blanco is a charming and comfortable paradise. When we were researching our trip, we carefully read the pro’s and con’s cited by others, and decided to take a gamble. It was delightful! GO THERE. It is a great place, with nice people and an incredible location. We often stay at B&Bs and small hotels and agree with most... More

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First of all, if you are on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica you are not looking for, nor will find, upscale posh hotels... if you are, you will be horribly upset. The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is much more like it 'used to be' here in CR - small family run places with a lot of rustic charm.... More

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Address: 1 km South of the Rio Blanco bridge | P.O. Box 241-7210, Guapiles, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Guapiles
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