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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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Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in Esquinas mainly for hiking in the rainforest, and the trails there are very good. I hiked both with the guide Chico and alone, and even though you won't see a lot of wildlife the forest is so tranquil and wild that the hike it self is a good experience. I also did a night hike around the... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is located on the edges of Piedras Blancas NP, that the owners of the lodge, help to consolidate raising money in Austria. The lodge is nice, simple, clean, and the food extraordinary, with elements of Costa Rica cuisine, probably the plus of the experience. Good for birding, not that good for mammals. The trails at the private reserve... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family and friends enjoyed our stay a lot with full of activities with our guide (Chico) ; night tour, morning tour , house riding , bicycle tour, etc. the rooms are simple but nice as well as the meals which made from local ingredients available in its area. Stefan (Trainee) and another Swiss lady ( sorry to forget her... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments. The best thing you can do for our lodge and the Rainforest of the Austrians is to recommend us to friends! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Michael Schnitzler More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We could not have been happier during our stay at this lodge. The food was superb, not just typical Costa Rican cuisine. Our group leader, who grew up in Costa Rica, even asked for several recipes! But the birding was even better as we got several hard to get species with the help of guides from the lodge. The fresh... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a jaw dropping lodge camp set on the edge of the Piedras Blancas NP. The wildlife can be seen, especially birds, agouti and coatimundi but if you're hoping for a chance at seeing the elusive jaguar, well...as one of the German staff members pointed out "its not a zoo here" And boy is she right on. LOL, where... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family was treated to a magical experience in the rainforest. It is impossible to explain all the jungle sounds that you are immersed in. All the staff at the lodge were very friendly, the guide Chico was excellent, and the food was the best we had in Costa Rica. The setting for the Villa where we stayed gave us... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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 May 26, 2015

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 

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