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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
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Rafiki Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

After a 30 km ride from Quepos on a pretty rough road, we came upon this beautiful piece of paradise. This meal inclusive lodge had only 10 private rooms, and the staff and owners treated us like members of their family from the time we arrived until the hugs at the end of our two night stay. The rooms were... More

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PA, USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

We spent three nights at Rafiki in late June. It was wonderful. The food was fab! All of us including our three kids loved it. The adventures were great. We went rafting one day. Had a blast! Another day we road horses to the top of a mountain. It was a great experience! The staff was terrific and really went... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

This was an absolutely wonderful vacation experience...a great combination of active adventure, nature, rest and luxurious pampering--yes, in a tent! The family and staff are so welcoming and are perceptive to the needs of a group of people. The food was delicious and presentation was superb! We went horseback riding to our whitewater rafting drop spot, visited an awesome waterfall,... More

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Amsterdam
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We've planned a 4 night stay in Manuel Antonio, but after arriving decided that 4 was 5 to much. Therefore we did a quick websearch and found Rafiki. Loki (the owner) told us there was plenty of space left so we moved on to... the most amazing place in Costa Rica! Loki (and his family / team) has done a... More

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

I found out about Rafiki Safari Lodge through a friend in the area and was glad they introduced me to this amazing spot. My boyfriend and I had several amazing meals with local flare while taking in the incredible view the main lodge offers. We also took advantage of the rafting expertise of one of the lodge owners and headed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

We were a group of people from around the world, studying and living in Quepos for a month, and we went to Rafiki for a weekend getaway. Best decision ever! Our driver picked us up as planned, making logistics easy, and he imparted interesting facts about the countryside on the drive to the lodge. Once we arrived, we liking zooming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

Great place for everyone looking to escape from the city and having a blast. From our arrival all the staff was more than great, from the owners that took care of all our needs to the cooks that served us great food with some South African dishes that we really enjoy, everything was perfect. You can notice that the owners... More

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michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We did not stay here. They run whtewater rafting trips from here. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were enough rapids so the trip was fun but this was not an extreme experience -- even first timers would enjoy. They did give us a tour of the rooms. For the adventerous this would be a wonderful honeymoom.spot. The rooms were... More

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Buenos Aires
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Rafiki is, at one time, charming, fascinating and exciting. The hosts are very kind and interesting persons, with the charm of highly educated people in extremly wild places. This is an incredible place to go.

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New York
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

Our family just returned from a 12 day trip to Costa Rica. We went to three different places: Arenal (Volcano Lodge), Rafiki and then Tamarindo (Capitan Suizo) While the other hotels were very nice, Rakifi gave us a once in a lifetime experience. First of all, Lautjie (the owner) and his team couldn't have been nicer. Their passion for Rafiki... More

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Address: 16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rafiki Safari Lodge 2.5*
Also Known As:
Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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