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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

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Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are beautiful and the food great, but the people are the best part of staying here. They took really good care of us and helped immensely when we missed a flight. Our tour guide turned in to a friend that I hope to see again.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights the first week in May. Shared the resort with only one other couple, so it felt like our private estate. Agree with all the other positive comments about the facility and staff. During our trip to Costa Rica, we stayed at 4 hotels, of all of them, the staff at the Esquinas was the friendliest... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staying at the hotel on are vexation to costa rica was amazing staying at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge for 3 days. We parked are car at the free private parking. The accommodation was equipped with a nice seating area. the pool was a blast. The food on the on site restaurant was very very tasty. the only thing i hated... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, La Gamba, 17th March 2015; length of stay, 1 night Lush, verdant, beautiful gardens around superb thatched wooden lodge building, lovely. Accommodation in large log cabins set around the gardens, beautifully constructed, presented, appointed and decorated, with air-con; covered veranda with easy chairs outside. Receptionist Alexandra was lovely, so helpful, friendly, welcoming and efficient, her help made... More 

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robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive review of Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. We are taking advantage of the low season to renovate the buildings, paint the roofs of the cabins and repair the roof of the main building. Please recommend us to your friends! or - even better - visit us again! Michael Schnitzler (owner) More 

san jose ,costa rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This lovely eco-logde is worth every bit of the 5.5 hours' drive from San Jose. From reservations with Julia, who was very accommodating with rates, to Elisse's and Alexandra's kind consideration for my dietary limitations, the service here is superb...and they are tri-lingual! Spanish, English, German. The best part is the peace of the forest, totally surrounding us, and that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This remote eco-lodge in the heart of the rainforest is perfect for those looking to get off the beaten track and close to nature. The birdlife here is incredible... toucans, motmots, hummingbirds - the trees are all of a flutter with multi-coloured feathers! We also saw agouti, caiman, basilisks and lots of bats. The guided night walk to look for... More 

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Herts, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were really disappointed by the accommodation in this lodge. The room was small, with two single beds and a small shower room, very spartan. The swimming pool was dirty. There were some fabulous birds and agoutis to see, but otherwise the atmosphere was really depressing. The food was not well cooked, there was no choice, and I understand that... More 

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robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We were sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at Esquinas Lodge. Fortunately, 138 guests rated us as "excellent" or "very good", and only two (including you) rated us as "poor", but we will take your comments seriously and work to improve our standard. It was more of a coincidence that you encountered only German-speaking guests during... More 

Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is situated in the middle of the jungle near Golfito! The prices include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and you always get 3 courses! You can book different Tours and the stuff will kindly help you to find the right tour for you! We did a Nightwalk and I can really recommend it! We had (2 People)... More 

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Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the ultimate eco lodge hidden in a remote area of them tropical dry forest (at least in February). It is close by to the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Golfito Nature Reserve and within touching distance of Panama. They have duplex wooden lodges which are clean and large. Outside of your room there is a covered balcony... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Esquinas feels as though it is in the heart of the jungle and the managers Julia and Fernando are developing it to maximise the experience. The whole ethos and organisation is focused on eco-friendliness. The individual cabins have a spacious bedroom and a very reasonable shower room (hot water availabe) with a covered terrace. Everything was very tidy and clean... More 

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