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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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San Jose Costa rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great jungle find. The level of personal attention by the owners, and the details in the rooms/ tents and the clean bathrooms makes this lodge a 4 star one. And this beautiful patch of jungle where this little lodge is makes it special place. Of course the tented lodge idea makes the whole outdoors jungle experience complete. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have just spent 3 nights at the lodge and had a fantastic time. The experience of staying in the safari tents was pretty unique, they are clean, comfortable, spacious and are really well located by the river. You go to sleep and wake up to a cachopony of the sounds of nature. What a great way to experience the... More 

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Acton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two lovely nights at Rio Tico. The tents and the attached bathrooms are lovely - definitely Glamping, not just camping! :) Cees and his staff were wonderful. He helped us to arrange transportation and tour to the Boruca village and again to the airport when we headed back to San Jose. Food - breakfasts were lovely, neighbouring restaurant... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly people, beautiful setting. A real special experience to sleep in the tent with so much comfort and luxury. You are in a very relaxed surrounding in the middle of the forrest. Nice view from the tents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is only one bad review on trip advisor and it shoudnt be there. There is absolutely nothing wrong to say about this wonderful place. I've been staying for 2 nights at the rio tico last year in rain season. A real "Coup de coeur"..! The place is amazing, the tent are comfortable, clean and so well designed! The balcony... More 

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife we spent our honeymoon here. I can truly say that I was in heaven.. I mean there isn't more awesome place in the world. We loved everything about the place and of course one major bonus - I have seen some good hosts an excellent if you will but Cees - he's just the best I... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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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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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76 helpful votes 76 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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Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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