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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

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Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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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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Herts, UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
35 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I rode there on a motorcycle with my buddies and let me warn you- there is a bridge that must be crossed with two tracks designed for four-wheelers. My buddies and I experienced a real thrill crossing on our bikes! Once we got there, all was good. The food was great and the staff helpful. the rooms are screened in... More 

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Aschersleben, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a wonderful place for nature lovers. Considering that, it is pure luxury. There is no silk or embroidered cushions, but everything is extremely neat and clean. Remember: This is a LODGE! You are right in the middle of nature, even when you walk to breakfast. Nature may even be in your room with you, but hey, that's what... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not quite in the middle of nowhere but that's what it felt like here. You have the other residents and the sound of the jungle for company. Rooms basic but very clean and comfortable. Food in the restaurant was good. Lots of wildlife wandering through the camp, caymen live in a pond by the entrance to the compound and a... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very quiet place in the middle of nature. Excellent for watching birds and other wildlife! Clean rooms, very helpful staff. Good network of trails allows to walk in the jungle safely. Although I went in rainy season with a 4WD, roads were better than I expected.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fantastic chance to get close to nature with loads of walks to explore the forest all of which start at the lodge. The communal space is cosy and the staff are so friendly. I would love to go back at a moments notice.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a great place for people who want to be with nature. It's not super fancy or posh, but certainly comfortable and there is instant access to nature. Loads of birds and the night hike is a must...we saw a red-eyed green tree frog...something I've always wanted to see in CR. The lodge room was great. Staff is super... More 

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