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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Peninsula de Osa Golfo Dulce, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 6 Golfito B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a special place! If you want a vacation steeped in nature and authenticity, this is the spot for you. Our family spent a week here before Christmas. It's hard to say what was better: the rainforest setting or the waterfront location! An abundance of wildlife (both land and sea). Remote setting is really "away from it all". Bungalows were... More

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Villach, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My experiences in Nicuesa Lodge belong to my best. The nature-orientated, really ecologically conducted lodge, the cozy accommodation, the home-made light and tasteful meals, the helpful, friendly and qualified stuff are the best you can imagine. And not only many species of birds, snakes, basilisks, frogs, insects, monkeys, racoons can be seen there, you can watch anytime the charming Coaties... More

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past March marked my second trip to Nicuesa in the past two years, each time as part of a yoga retreat. I absolutely LOVE Nicuesa and can't wait to go back again! The lush jungle setting is both tranquil and adventurous; it is by far the most perfect setting for a yoga retreat and the large yoga deck overlooking... More

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Friendswood, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted a true rainforest experience while visiting Costa Rica. We found it here. Awesome staff, good food and absolutely beautiful property. They treat you like family here and it really makes you feel at home. Our cabin was tucked away in the jungle surrounded by beauty. We discovered many animals near our cabins front porch. Every... More

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

Hi! We really enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review! You are welcome as part of our large family anytime ... thanks for being open to all of our members, even the bats! :-) Next time, definitely bring your kids; they'll have an adventure to... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the setting of this hotel is spectacular. After a 20 minute boat ride from Golfito, you arrive at this wonderful lush jungle setting, the main lodge is a short walk into the jungle. Checking in is easy, and the staff are great. Our room was a decent size with wide-open windows and doors (with bug screens) and... More

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

Thank you for your review and thoughtful comments. We really do appreciate them. We are always striving to improve our services and make sure our guests’ experiences are the best possible. We apologize if there was no shampoo in your room; normally all of our rooms are stocked with hand and body soap, and shampoo. We always regret to hear... More

Menlo Par
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Gorgeous, untouched location enabled us to feel like we truly experienced Cost Rica with our boys (ages 8 & 10). We were VERY glad we chose to spend 4 nights there. Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. This is NOT a luxury destination but a simple, clean, well run lodge. It's very hot, the gulf water is very warm and... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and travel tips, and are very pleased you felt you had a true Costa Rica experience with your family. It's true, the jungle can be loud if you are not used to it. We sleep right through it nowadays. :-) We're glad you enjoyed your... More

oakland, ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were booked into the Playa Nicuesa Lodge by our local travel agent Marcela at Discovery Travel Costa Rica. We had asked for a REAL CR experience. My honey wanted birds and I wanted water and I wanted Flora and Fauna. We had no idea that we would be so lucky to get it ALL! The boat trip to the... More

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

We're delighted you found Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge to be a "Real" Costa Rica experience. We think so! We're content that our remote location on Golfo Dulce gives our guests all the nature, flora and fauna, water, jungle, rainforest, etc. that anyone could want. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your valuable comments and travel... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Accessible only by boat, this really is remote. The big cabins are comfortable, the staff are friendly and the food is OK. There is a fair bit of wildlife around, but it was not our best location. The beach is a good place to sit but the swimming is not great. Our half-day trip to the mangove swamp was excellent... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We also think the river tour in the mangroves is a great place to see wildlife. We'll be sure to pass on your kind compliments to our staff. Pura Vida! More

Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

AMAZING. Our trip was nothing short of spectacular. Peaceful, deep, best food I have ever enjoyed, eating family style with travelers from all over the world. Lifelong memories and friendships. The staff was amazing, and so knowledgeable about the region. Our guides were just amazing. One even carved out a bird from wood, for my husband. We saw more variety... More

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

Thanks for spending your honeymoon with us in August! Congratulations, and we wish you many years of happiness together! We're thrilled you loved your 9-day stay with us. Thank you for your kindness in writing your upbeat and positive review. Come back and visit us for one of your anniversaries! :-) More

Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

February was a great time to travel...no mosquitoes at all. The spot is beautiful, elegant, yet simple. Grounds well maintained. Jungle trails are easy to explore. The young staff were outstanding, friendly, very knowledgeable regarding the birds and jungle life, catering to every need, always smiling and friendly! My only disappointment was the bed size which was too small for... More

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

You came at a great time -- February is right in the middle of the dry and sunny summer season. Thank you for spending part of your vacation with us, and for taking the time to write about all that you enjoyed. We agree, Playa Nicuesa is one of the most beautiful locations in Costa Rica! We definitely recommend, like... More

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Also Known As:
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
Address: Peninsula de Osa Golfo Dulce, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Golfito
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Golfito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge 3.5*
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Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally sensitive lodge set on a 165-acre private preserve in the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Southern Costa Rica. It's jungle & sea location provides a unique multisport vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the back yard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment. ... more   less 
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally sensitive lodge set on a 165-acre private preserve in the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Southern Costa Rica. It's jungle & sea location provides a unique multisport vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the back yard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment. ... more   less 
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