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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reggio Emilia, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lush vegetation. There are several path to admire the various types of plants and trees: when you arrive they give you a map of the walking trails that are available to guests. In the night you can hear the call of the frogs. Simple but clean housing; bring lotion to shower and hair. Meals of poor quality. The menu is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stayed one night at esquinas. Beautiful location and nice villa. Stil the price was too high for what we got. The food was average. Food was served at fixed times and the service was very machine like/unpersonal :). The room was ok but very moist and sheets not that clean. Concluding very nice location but too pricy! Average - Good

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great stay at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. We went looking for frogs on our first night there with our guide. We didn't expect to come across a caiman living in the frog pond! Lots of other wildlife live very close by. It did rain a bit but it is in a rainforest. No glass in the windows for the rooms,... More

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chelmsford. uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed here as part of a tour for 2 nights. The setting is in the rainforest, the cabins are rustic but all the plugs worked, there was hot water for showers. There is no fridge or coffee making bits in the room , also no shower gel or hair dryer . Bring your own !!! Fantastic to sit outside in... More

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Klosterneuburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in this marvellous eco-lodge. Probably due to Austrian ownership there are a lot of german speaking guests. It´s definitely a misunderstanding if some reviewers complain that this is not a luxury- lodge. No- it´s a rustic eco- lodge in a most beautiful rainforest setting with a lot of atmosphere. Manager Katalina runs the place in a highly... More

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Vielen Dank für Ihr Kommentar! Wenn Sie uns weiter empfehlen, helfen Sie uns, den Regenwald zu schützen und den Lebensstandard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was one of several forest lodges visited during a two week group tour of Costa Rica and this review is in that context; you don't go to such places looking for 5* luxury. By definition this is a damp place so while rooms are comfortable and spacious if a bit dark, within a rustic setting, it's not easy to... More

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Comfortable cabins. Beautiful open area for bar/lounging and food service. Wonderful, fresh healthy and delicious food. Great service from all. Great birding. Very good trails. Cold , stream fed pool refreshes after a hot day of rainforest birding. Eco lodge that practices what it preaches. Don't expect the same comforts as a downtown hotel but be glad you can wake... More

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London, UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Looking at some of the recent reviews it is hard to believe we were at the same place! Esquinas was the first port of call in Costa Rica and we expected better and after visiting several other Costa Rican properties this was by far the worst we stayed at. It is very rustic, we had Cabin number 10 which is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The food was especially good. I didn't mind that there was limited choice because everything was local, fresh, and good. The service was cheerful. The guides were knowledgeable. I liked the singer. I liked the solar drying shed. I liked the bats.

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banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Very rustic but still very comfortable. Delicious home made food. Staff very helpful and friendly. The local busker who sang to us at dinner was a bonus. If you want to experience living in a real rain forest then this is the place to be.

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Also Known As:
Esquinas Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Esquinas Rainforest Hotel
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
Address: Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Golfito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Esquinas Rainforest Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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