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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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 1 week ago
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place. My family and I stayed here for a week two years ago. We loved it so much, my husband's sister and brother-in-law decided to host their wedding here this month. The lodge and rooms are set within a lush rainforest garden fronting the Golfo Dulce. The only sounds are the animals of the rainforest and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time stating here! The entire time we were treated like family with large family style meals with the other guests, getting to meet and do activities with the staff such as squeezing sugar cane and baking cookies which was fun for the kids. They also taught us how to make a traditional holiday food from Costa... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally don't travel to the same place twice, but we just returned to Playa Nicuesa for the second time to celebrate our wedding with family. It was definitely not a traditional wedding spot, but it was perfect for us. The staff went above and beyond our expectations of "simple" to create something beautiful and tremendously special for us. We... More 

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

We are deeply honored that you chose Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge for such a momentous occasion as your wedding. On behalf of all of us at Playa Nicuesa, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and love together!! Come back with your family for another visit on one of your anniversaries! More 

Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is an amazing experience. It's rare to be in a location that is so pure and natural. Wake up to the sounds of birds and monkeys each day. The staff at the Lodge are extremely friendly and can't do enough to make your stay as special as possible. The food is delicious and Melo... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We're thrilled that your visit to Playa Nicuesa Lodge has inspired you to be more eco-friendly and sustainable in your daily life back home! Thank you for the little details that will help inform other travelers ... and we agree, our bartender makes the best drinks! :-) Welcome back to Playa Nicuesa... More 

Decorah, Iowa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My family and I just spent a wonderful six nights at Nicuesa lodge. It was as good or better than advertised. Our secluded cabin in the rain forest is exactly what we were looking for, but we didn't have to give up all the comforts of home either. The food was outstanding (I miss my fresh pineapple and mango slices... More 

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

Wow! We loved reading about your experience! It's our lodge and we're excited all over again about Nicuesa just from reading about your family's trip! We hope you do keep your promise to your daughter and return. We'll be waiting with plenty of mango and pineapple in the morning for you, plenty of fresh fish to catch, birds to see,... More 

England
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great experience. Breathtakingly beautiful location..... The natural beauty of this place is what makes it special. The lodge is completley isolated and cut off from everything which makes this place unique. Only the sounds of the rainforest and the ocean can be heard. The staff are amazing and cater for your every need. The food was delicious, fresh and well... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We will be sure to pass on your gratitude to our staff. We love our unique location too. Just the rainforest and ocean ... wonderful way to recharge one's batteries! Welcome back whenever you can! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

3 girlfriends and I were blessed to visit Playa Nicuesa, located in one of the most "virgin" places left in our beautiful country. We are all ex-pats but have lived in Costa Rica full time for many years. We were here for a 3 night get away, flew Nature Air from San Jose and live in Atenas. The staff was... More 

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

Thank you for your positive, upbeat review! We'll be sure to pass on your kind compliments to our staff. You're right, September is the less crowded season and also the time for Humpback Whales! Since you live in Costa Rica, come back and visit us again soon! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The minute you land in Puerto Jimenez and take the boat across the magical Golfo Dulce, you'll notice that your stresses melt away. Only to be replaced by the exhilarating anticipation for the 'dock on the bay'. Arriving at Nicuesa, starting with the first sight of the dock on the bay, is the most peaceful, relaxing and inspiring destination that... More 

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

We're just as happy having you visit us!!! Thanks for coming on our yoga retreats and for considering Nicuesa and Costa Rica your "happy place"! We feel the same way every time we get to the lodge. :-) We look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We loved every minute of our week this past March at Nicuesa. I went, single-parenting, with two boys 13 and 15, and they had plenty to do and see. The fresh food was great, the other guests were interesting, the site itself has to be seen to be believed, and the folks who run the place are dedicated and caring.... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We're really glad that you and your boys had a great time with us. Thanks for giving us your positive comments and good tips for other travelers. Welcome back! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful 4-night stay at Nicuesa. We loved the hiking trails, the kayaking, and seeming to have the entire Golfo Dulce to ourselves! The food was plentiful and really excellent and we really enjoyed the staff. We found plenty to do without purchasing any of the excursions that Nicuesa offers, including just relaxing by the... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and really useful travel tips to other future guests! It's true, it is wet in the rainforest, especially at this time of year. Our solar drying room works pretty efficiently and we're happy you were pleased with that service. Relaxing at our lodge is a perfect vacation, and there is so much to do... More 

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Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito

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