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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 July 17, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fairway, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is increasingly popular these days to attach the title "Eco-lodge" to boutique hotels. Playa Nicuesa is the real deal--walking the walk and talking the talk--with a hard-working on-site Sustainibility Coordinator and top to bottom dedication to preserving the incredible beauty of the surrounding beach and rainforest. It is paradise without sacrificing your principles. It is so beautiful, peaceful and... More

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

Thank you for your marvelous review! We feel blessed to have found our little paradise at Playa Nicuesa, and do our best to preserve it sustainably in harmony with the Earth. Thank you for appreciating our hard work. We'll be sure to let our staff know you mentioned them honorably. Please visit us again! More

Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are looking to experience the Costa Rican rainforest and all its natural beauty with gracious hospitality and attentive service- then look no further! Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is the place for you! We apologize that our review is long overdue since our family visited Nicuesa in August, 2012. Were were traveling as a family of 4 with our two... More

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

Wow! We really appreciate your fantastic review of Nicuesa Lodge! We're thrilled that your family's trip with us was so memorable that the experiences are fresh in your mind, even 2 years later. Thanks a lot for writing about us on TripAdvisor. You are always welcome back any time. More

Orange County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am not the typical outdoor type, however my recent visit to the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was a very pleasant experience. The boat ride from Golfito , where we parked the car, to the lodge by boat was done very efficiently and we had the added pleasure of seeing a few dolphins along the way. Our cabin set in... More

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

Thank you for visiting us at Playa Nicuesa, and for taking the time to write about us on TripAdvisor! We really appreciate your detailed travel tips for future guests; they let others know what to expect from a firsthand traveler. Invaluable information! We welcome you back to Playa Nicuesa anytime you want! More

Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I have been married for 4 years and since I have been in school and working full time pretty much since we got married, so this was our graduation celebration trip! After saving for a vacation and building a great deal of anticipation, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge still exceeded our expectations! My favorite aspect is simply that... More

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

We are truly honored to be the destination you chose for your graduation celebration trip! And we are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations! Your review is so thorough -- we couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thank you for taking the time to write your memories so that other future guests know what it is like at Playa Nicuesa.... More

Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We spent three nights at Nicuesa and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Starting with the landing in Golfito and boat ride up the coast to the lodge - a great way to get acclimated. Accomodations were very nice, staff were all very friendly, the nature guides were very knowledgeable and the pace was very relaxing. We did one activity each of... More

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

Thank you for visiting Nicuesa with your family. We're happy to give you a great Costa Rica experience. Thank you too for your kind comments ... we'll pass on your compliments to our staff. We welcome you back! More

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our group spent 3 nights here and had the best time. The staff is small, friendly, and very helpful. Our excursions (snorkeling and hiking to the waterfall) went off without a hitch. We stayed in the Mango Guesthouse and enjoyed the closeness of the rainforest. A wonderful property that I highly recommend!

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

Thank you very much for your great review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We always recommend that people spend 3 or more days with us to really get into the experience. We hope you can come back and visit us again sometime. More

Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Playa Nicuesa is spectacular. The staff are kind, attentive, friendly, and speak both English and Spanish. The food is outstanding and Nicuesa may have a cookbook available for purchase later this year- according to the manager. Meals are eaten at a community table with both guests and staff. It creates a wonderful community atmosphere and allows you to get to... More

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

Wow! We're excited to be one of the best places you have ever stayed! Thanks so much for your glowing review, and especially for helping future guests with your fantastic "insider" information. We appreciate your travel tips. We're working on that cookbook and hope to have it done by the end of the year. We welcome you and your husband... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I vacationed here with my girlfriend all the way back around September 2006 and it was a blast! We went hiking, kayaking, saw dolphins, and enjoyed great food. The owners are wonderful, classy people who know how to entertain. Highly recommend!!! I'm planning on making a return trip very soon

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

Thanks for your review! We see you are planning to visit us again soon ... we look forward to it! You'll enjoy a lot of new things to see and do, new delicious meals to enjoy, and of course all of the things that you loved about Nicuesa from before. :-) More

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We travelled with our 2 teenage sons and we all had the best holiday. We were looking for something off the grid, authentic. We found it! Playa Nicuesa is nestled in the Rainforest surrounded by nature and wildlife. Arriving to Nicuesa (by boat only) is like arriving at Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs! Huge ferns, moss covered trees and vines,... More

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

Thank you both for your fantastic review of Playa Nicuesa! We're really happy that you and your sons enjoyed the best of our lodge, the rainforest and Golfo Dulce area. And we are especially pleased that you loved our eco-friendly way of life. From what you wrote we see that you understand the special beauty of our location and philosophy.... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We love hearing from our guests, no matter when you stayed with us. We're thrilled that you and your family -- and even your 90-year-old grandfather! -- had a magical time with us. Thank you for sharing with people how your experience was with us, and... 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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