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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Golfito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing hotel in the middle of the rainforest. From the very moment you enter this place you get a feel of peacefulness and calm that is hardly found elsewhere. The rooms are amazing, in little wooden huts in which you get no windows, only mosquito nets and you can hear every noise from the forest in the... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique place in the world if you want to be in the tropical forest with all its biodiversity and enjoy the wildlife just around you. Easy to reach: 10 min. from main road, 20 minutes from small Golfito airport. Good food and very friendly, polite staff

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing holiday we spent with Exodus in Costa Rica in March this year. Highlight of our stay was possibly the 2 days spent in the very Eco friendly Esquinas Rainforest Lodge in La Gamba area. There we had the most wonderful accommodation and superb meals washed down by a very friendly Honesty Bar.! A pool was refreshing to... More

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took a trip south to the golfito area. Close to golfito, but in the middle of the rain forest! They gave us a room on the top of the hill. It rain minutes after we got there, and it was amazing to experience the rain and the sounds of the forest! We had a good time and we will... More

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Utrechtse Heuvelrug
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As I was not able to walk far I decided to book a place were I could sit on my porch if I had to. Well that worked out the way I planned. I had a veranda in front of my room and plenty to enjoy. The tropical birds were practically around me. Then there was the staff, which were... More

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Melbourne, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were fortunate to stay two nights at Esquinas in July. Like others have said, it's an eco resort, so the "first world" amenities like a/c are non-existent. But, for those of us who revel in escaping from the high rise, closed window lifestyle, this is the place to be. The cabins are simple yet comfortable. I enjoyed sitting on... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Esquinas is quite unlike anywhere we've stayed before - a unique combination of Costa Rican laid back and Austrian efficiency. The whole ethos of the place is perhaps best illustrated by the bar. Firstly, it works on an honesty basis - just help yourself and write down what you took in the book. Secondly, there is a colony of lined... More

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was an interesting place to stay, it reminded my of the summer camp I went to as a boy, only nicer. You should know that the cabins are screened in but they do not have windows or air conditioning. It was cool enough in the rainforest to sleep comfortably with the ceiling fan going. It was rustic but not... More

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in the logde, nice staff and people. We felt realy welcome. The forrest is overwhelming and nice trails for hiking around the lodge. A good place for bird watchers esspecially in the morning and late afternoon. The food was great and if you had special wishes you were asked upfront. Great tours availeble we liked the... More

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Candler, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I absolutely loved this peaceful place. Everyone was super accommodating and the sleeping cabins and lounge/restaurant area was very clean. The food was local and excellent with fresh fruit juice served at every meal. The only reason I didn't give this a five start is because there are no prices for solo travelers who want to take the individual tours... More

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Thank you for your tip. We are hesitant to offer guided tours for single guests because they would be unproportionately expensive. A boat tour, for instance, costs us the same whether for one guest or 6 guests because we must pay the taxi, the guide, the boatman and the gasoline in any case. That is why the boat tours are... More

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Address: Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Esquinas Rainforest Lodge 3*
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Esquinas Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito

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