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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Golfito
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We left Playa Nicuesa this morning and I still feel tearful, I was so sad to leave! It is a magical place where we (2 adults and 2 children) stayed for 4 nights. There are no doors to the cabins, there is no need to lock anything away, there are no walls to the main lodge and the feeling of... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had the great pleasure of staying at this extraordinary lodge. We love outdoor adventures such as hiking/camping and were really looking to experience the natural environment of Costa Rica. THIS was the spot! You must take a boat to get there and are met with a fresh fruit drink and island snacks. They then took us... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great detailed review! We are thrilled that you loved our amazing rainforest and ocean lodge as much as we do. So glad you had the wonderful experience of kayak fishing and then having our chef cook your fresh catch for dinner. Hey, and we appreciate the contribution to the menu too! :-) You gave great... More 

Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Playa Nicuesa for several nights on the first leg of our Costa Rica journey. The community spirit, wholesome and delicious food, excellent tour guides, and diverse experiences (kayaking among mangroves, rainforest hiking, yoga and massage on the beach...) charmed and thrilled us, and we have promised ourselves that we will go back!

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review for other travelers. We are happy our staff made your vacation wonderful -- getting you off to a good start for the rest of Costa Rica. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. More 

Boucherville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return trip to Nicuesa with all the family. In 2009 we had a such a wonderful time. Back then boys were 3 and 6 (now 9 and 12). Was wondering if this trip would burst my memory bubble. Well... in fact it grew. Took the multisport escapade package for 7 nights (surf and turf for a week). Too many... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Welcome back! We were happy to have you with us in 2009 and even more thrilled to have you visit us again in 2015! We bet your boys had an even better time now that they are older. Fantastic that you chose the Multipsport Escapade Package -- it's a good one. We're really pleased we could grow your experience and... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Playa Nicuesa for a few days on our honeymoon. It was a great experience overall. We chose it because of its eco facilities and choice of activities which didn't disappoint. The guides were all helpful and knowledgable; we loved the waterfall hike, mangrove kayaking tour and nature walks. There's a main lodge where everyone has their meals... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy you stayed with us on your honeymoon. What an honor! And we are really pleased that you chose us for our commitment to ecotourism and sustainability philosophy. Thank you for your nice overview of your experience at Playa Nicuesa. It's true, in the tropics it is really humid! We offer a solar drying room for guests... More 

Riverview, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very peaceful getaway......staff were amazing and attentive, food was great. So much to see and do, never bored. This place is heaven on earth....Eric is an amazing guide, so passionate about what he does. All the tours were very interesting, and making chocolate was quite fun.

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We'll pass on your compliments to our staff. We're glad you enjoyed the chocolate tour and other activities at the lodge. Great photos! Welcome back anytime! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the second time I have organized a group of like minded Yoginis to this fabulous ' Where Rain forest meets ocean Retreat. The boat ride there and back is a high light. The staff, guides, bar man and chef excellent. Accommodation very special. Some improvements even from our last visit. Food very healthy and plentiful. It's hard to... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to have you back with us again for your Costa Rica yoga retreat. Thank you very much for your lovely comments and advice to other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you and your group back with us again next year! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I spent 4 fantastic days at Nicuesa with my 18 yr old daughter and 70+ yr old parents. The rooms were lovely,clean and well kept. The indoor/outdoor touches made you feel part of the surrounding rainforest, indescribably lush and alive. Believe it or not, mosquitos were not a problem at all! The excursions--waterfall hike, mangrove kayak tour--were informative and memorable,... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We really enjoyed meeting you, your daughter and parents, and are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. We'll pass on your compliments to our guide and rest of the staff. We are especially pleased that staying at Playa Nicuesa Lodge helped you to fall in love with Costa Rica! Come back... More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Yoga on the platform facing the gulf - the waves serenading us as we practiced, sunset cruises to catch dolphins swimming and the sun set with the mountain and baby clouds in our midst, the monkeys waking us to their sounds in the morning - and of course, the loving staff who provided the delicious and colorful meals each day.... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. We're very pleased you enjoyed the yoga retreat at Playa Nicuesa Lodge. Come back again! More 

El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent 4 days at Playa Nicuesa in March. It's truly beautiful and wild -- the only approach is by boat from Golfito, and it's located on a pebble beach surrounded by the rainforest. The staff, and especially the guides and yoga teacher were fantastic, and the large table for meals made for great conversations with all of the guests... More 

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Thank you very much for your comments, and letting us know what you enjoyed about your stay with us. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our guides and yoga instructor. Thanks! More 

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