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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Ok, First I must make a confession... Hate camping, hate it hate it hate it... Everybody I know, knows i'm not satisfied by a hotel under 4* (i know, that's called princess behaviour) but.... Cees made this an absolute perfect stay for 3!!! Nights. The tent was spacious, clean, a nice bathroom, a fantastic view. Lovely breakfast with pancakes, fair... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a great place to stay. Owner super friendly and personable. Very helpful and answered all our questions. The grounds are so beautiful and the tent cabins are really neat. We loved feeling like we were sleeping outside without really sleeping outside! I was a little freaked by some of the bugs I found in the bathroom. But we are... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Upon arrival we got informed about all tour options by the Dutch owner Cees. One of the "free tours" we did (actually twice) was walk up the stream for 40 - 60 minutes to the hidden waterfall. Make sure you wear water-shoes or somthing alike.We also did a kayak tour in the Mangrove, guided by a local living 5 minutes... More

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Goes, The Netherlands
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Rio Tico Safari Lodge is run by a Dutchman (Cees) he is very helpful (making reservations for tours, for example to the Corcovado (terrific), he arranged a discount, we payed 85 dollars a day, not 120.) The location is on a river with great views. There are 9 tent bungalows which are fabulous. You are not "roughing it" by any... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were here 2 weeks ago, what an amazing place to stay !! The owners are very friendly, our tent was so beautiful surrounded by all the animal sounds, we just loved it !! Breakfast also really good, everything was just perfect !! Stephanie & Peter from Belgium

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Ripley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I was fortunate to stay at riotico for two nights with my sister, who had previously enjoyed a stay at this amazing jewel in the rainforest! I was thrilled that riotico more than met all of my expectations! We stayed in Tent #9 which was extremely comfortable, well-appointed and very clean! The attached bathroom was perfect, with plentiful hot water... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You can read other reviews for information on the tents. Those who have been to Afica will have experienced the same type of wonderful accommodation. My comments relate to the experience of meeting open, generous and friendly hosts and the amazing rainforest environment. My experience at Rio Tiko was so wonderful I have visited twice in two weeks. Floating in... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We traveled here in February 2014 and stayed for 3 nights. The tent cabins are awesome, they had hardwood floors, king size bed and set up above the river. They all have covered decks with chairs and a table with a view of the river. The river was beautiful we went swimming everyday and hiking. Down the road about a... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I traveled with my mom here recently and we loved it. We wish we had more time (we spent 2 nights). I used to live in Costa Rica and I travel to CR frequently. It is always changing. Now that the coastal road from Dominical to the south is paved, this area will continue to grow is my guess. I... More

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Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I am not sure we can add more than has already been said. Cees is a wonderful, friendly, helpful host, and the tents are so charming and such a cool experience, it is not to be missed. The breakfasts have loads of fruit, eggs and coffee and is a perfect start to the day. A must do if you go... More

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Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
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Number of rooms: 9
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