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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
TimperleyEarly Cambridge, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very good tour-program with well-informed friendly guides who try to realize all individual wishes and regards special interests . The Lodge is situated in a nice naturtal garden that hosts a lot of animals . We enjoyed the good cooking with a good mix of local and international food .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great little place with the best food I had in my whole 2 week trip. Staff very friendly & attentive. Great honesty bar in evening - a unique experience. Lodges are roomy, simple but comfortable. Didn't sleep great but that was due to all the wildlife noise (so I can't complain as that is what i came her for). I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed for just 2 nights as part of an Exodus tour. What a place, never been anywhere quite like it. Comfortable rooms, good food, friendly staff, brilliant wildlife. No good if you're not comfortable with all sorts of bugs being around - also you get an early alarm call from all the wildlife whether you like it or not!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wished I could have stayed longer in this rainforest lodge with it,s birds, caimans, exotic plants, frogs, spring fed pool, walks and good food. The staff were very helpful. Charged for big bag of washing rather than per item. Honesty bar good too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you like to be in the middle of nature - it is here. Comfortable sleeping accomodations yet you are in the middle of the rainforest, the sound of birds in the morning, taking a solitary walk in the forest, seeing lots of birds. It is not for those unaccustomed to nature: leaf cutter ants and a bat corner share... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

it's a very unique experience - to be clear, it is not a luxury hotel and it doesn't pretend to be one - if you're somebody who likes nature, rain forests, trails, boat trips through mangroves and great and friendly service - go there! the history behind the place is amazing itself - built by an Austrian violin professor from... 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 > Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Esquinas Rainforest Lodge 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Esquinas Lodge in southern Costa Rica, only 3 miles off the Interamerican Highway and 30 minutes from Golfito airport, is part of a model project combining conservation, ecotourism, research, reforestation and community aid. The lodge is 100% carbon-neutral and has 16 rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a pool. The 35-acre private reserve, surrounded by 2500 acres of untouched rainforest, attracts many mammals and over 200 species of birds. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and boat and kayak tours in nearby Golfo Dulce. ... more   less 
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