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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

3.0 of 5 Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Esquinas Lodge is fine, as long as you know what you're getting. Once well-known as a birder's lodge, it is now far from that. There are no longer any qualified bird guides, only nature guides who lead eco-tourists on short morning walks. The birds are still there, if you're comfortable getting them on your own. The focus of the lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

First of all I have to say: WOW!!! This is THE best location to stay for nature lovers! Yes, there is no AC in the rooms and yes, there are bugs and mosquitos around, but this is why you'll come here. There are so much birds and other animals you'll see directly from your room or dining room. All trails... 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*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Esquinas Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito

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