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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The setting is unbelievable, a pristine rainforest and a lovely pebbled beach. The lodge is simple but elegant, the service personal and caring. The mangrove river tour was spectacular as were the Dolphins. We also highly recommend the waterfall tour. The only areas that could be improved are: more accessible plugs in the bedrooms and a bigger variety of choices... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent a week in Nicuesa and I loved it. The staff was respectful and friendly and the accomodations as wonderful as the food. I can't begin to thank everyone at Nicuesa for making my stay so perfectly relaxing and unforgettable. Gracias.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at in February and had an amazing time. The guides are great- very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious and enjoyed the family style table at meal times. all of the tour activities we did were a lot of fun. Enjoyed the waterfall hike and the mangrove kayak tour! It is also great to be able to relax... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playa Nicuesa can be reached from Golfito by boat only. Friendly staff is very friendly and extremly helpful. We had 3(!) biologists giving PowerPoint lectures each evening and tours during the day. Property is located in secondary growth jungle, well groomed trails, some steep. Don't come for the beach; pebbles, no sand. Food is basic, but tasty. Good Wifi in... More 

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

We are really happy you enjoyed your time at our remote jungle lodge. How fantastic you were able to visit when our touring biologists were there giving presentations! It's true, our beach is pebbles without much soft sand, but isn't the calm and warm Gulf water fantastic! And you can always find really cool rocks and shells. The 2nd story... More 

Proctorsville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Playa Nicuesa. The staff upgraded our lodging to the honeymoon package and suite which was beautiful! The food was unbelievable! Everything was harvested from the rainforest and a local farm just a short boat ride away. We kayaked, snorkeled, toured a zip-line canopy, went Deep Sea fishing for Roosters and much more!... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We were really happy to host you during your honeymoon at our lodge. And even happier that you had a wonderful time to remember forever! So when you say, "Honey, remember on our honeymoon ..." we're happy we are part of the stories. Come back and celebrate an anniversary with us! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wow, this was a very special time. We had never as a family visited anywhere as off the beaten path as this and it was a great experience. I had no idea that we would be having our meals communally and the very basic nature of parts of the property were refreshingly simple and unpretentious. The rainforest was the predominant... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing such a magnificent review of our lodge. We greatly appreciate all of your comments, and giving such detailed information for future guests. We agree with you that our guides are "one in a million" ... or, I suppose, "two in a million"! We are continually inspired by their passion for this beautiful country and... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Playa Nicuesa surpassed all our very high hopes for a wonderful, multi-generational family time together. Nestled on the shore of a beautiful warm water fjord in the midst of the rainforest, the Lodge and its "cabins" did not disappointed in any way. From our arrival at the little airport, the staff welcomed us and cared for us with exceptional service... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Playa Nicesa Rainforest Lodge for your family holiday ... and we are thrilled that it was "unforgettable" and surpassed all of your hopes. We greatly appreciate your comments. Bring your family back again some time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A truly enchanting experience. Rarely do you get to find such a magical place. The staff here are inordinately friendly, helpful and have really good knowledge of the area and wildlife. They even prepared me a pack lunch to take with me when leaving the resort. The room I stayed in had just one back wall. It was essentially a... More 

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

Thank you for your very nice review of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are delighted that you were "enchanted." We are very sorry, however, that you experienced some difficulties with your shower. We take maintenance seriously and will be sure to check our showers thoroughly. Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to help future guests with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to playa nicuesa for our honeymoon and had an absolutely amazing time. The staff is out of this world, the food was amazing, and more importantly it was a once in a lifetime experience. The tours are so awesome. The family style dinner at night was one of my favorite parts. Sitting down with the... More 

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

Congratulations, and thanks for spending part of your honeymoon with us! We're thrilled you and your husband loved your time with us. It is a unique place. We welcome you back to celebrate an anniversary, or any time you want another amazing vacation! More 

Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. The lush tropical rainforest setting was really great. This is an eco lodge but still with great food and housekeeping. There are different levels of trails you can go on either by yourself or guided. I highly recommend the waterfall tour as long as you are willing and... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and comments. We're honored to be one of the "best vacations you've ever had"! Your tips on activities to do, what to bring, and what it's like are excellent. Dawn and twilight are definitely the best times for wildlife viewing, and walking in silence gives you much better chances at seeing wildlife. Welcome back... More 

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