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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just enjoyed a fabulous friends-weekend at Rio Tico. Their backyard playground is all we needed to have such an enjoyable and relaxing time. The river, fresh water, rapids, waterfalls, swimming holes,slides, bubbles and more! Plus, very close to Playa Ventanas, one of our favorite Costa Rica beaches with the caves, so cool! And, also easy access to the great... More 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was the second time we have stayed at Rio Tico with a little shorter of a stay at only 4 days. The last time we were here was a couple of years ago and things were exactly the same...PERFECT. It was as wonderful this time as the first. This is a delightful way of getting close to nature. I... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Aside from the beautiful location, the high class quality of the tents, beds, etc., the resort is excellent due to the enthusiastic and extremely friendly service of Cees. And to complete of his wife and two kids. Cees and his family will turn your stay in a superb stay. For us Dutch, we were here on a group tour, the... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a fabulous time. The information presented on the web page for this property is extremely accurate. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary and a bit more adventurous, then this is the place for you. The property owner/proprietor, Cees, went out of his way to ensure that our vacation was excellent. He even helped change... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I needed to find a middle ground between camping and a luxury resort and Rio Tico totally fit the bill. We stayed 3 nights in one of the safari tents and had a comfortable, relaxed and rejuvenating stay. The tents are comfortable with everything you need at arm's distance. The view from the tent, hiking, creek and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This lodge we found true internet what a nice find. Green tropical and just 4 km from the main road. The tented lodge idea works great the tents are spacious and the bathroom is clean. The owner Cees has a good eye for details and checked our tents that everything was well set before we entered. Flowers and hand towel... More 

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San Jose Costa rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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 December 17, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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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