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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Puerto Jimenez 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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England
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience. Breathtakingly beautiful location..... The natural beauty of this place is what makes it special. The lodge is completley isolated and cut off from everything which makes this place unique. Only the sounds of the rainforest and the ocean can be heard. The staff are amazing and cater for your every need. The food was delicious, fresh and well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 girlfriends and I were blessed to visit Playa Nicuesa, located in one of the most "virgin" places left in our beautiful country. We are all ex-pats but have lived in Costa Rica full time for many years. We were here for a 3 night get away, flew Nature Air from San Jose and live in Atenas. The staff was... More

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

Thank you for your positive, upbeat review! We'll be sure to pass on your kind compliments to our staff. You're right, September is the less crowded season and also the time for Humpback Whales! Since you live in Costa Rica, come back and visit us again soon! More

Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The minute you land in Puerto Jimenez and take the boat across the magical Golfo Dulce, you'll notice that your stresses melt away. Only to be replaced by the exhilarating anticipation for the 'dock on the bay'. Arriving at Nicuesa, starting with the first sight of the dock on the bay, is the most peaceful, relaxing and inspiring destination that... More

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

We're just as happy having you visit us!!! Thanks for coming on our yoga retreats and for considering Nicuesa and Costa Rica your "happy place"! We feel the same way every time we get to the lodge. :-) We look forward to seeing you again next year! More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved every minute of our week this past March at Nicuesa. I went, single-parenting, with two boys 13 and 15, and they had plenty to do and see. The fresh food was great, the other guests were interesting, the site itself has to be seen to be believed, and the folks who run the place are dedicated and caring.... More

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

Thanks for your review. We're really glad that you and your boys had a great time with us. Thanks for giving us your positive comments and good tips for other travelers. Welcome back! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful 4-night stay at Nicuesa. We loved the hiking trails, the kayaking, and seeming to have the entire Golfo Dulce to ourselves! The food was plentiful and really excellent and we really enjoyed the staff. We found plenty to do without purchasing any of the excursions that Nicuesa offers, including just relaxing by the... More

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

Thank you for your great review and really useful travel tips to other future guests! It's true, it is wet in the rainforest, especially at this time of year. Our solar drying room works pretty efficiently and we're happy you were pleased with that service. Relaxing at our lodge is a perfect vacation, and there is so much to do... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at Nicuesa. From the moment we were picked up at the airstrip until the time of departure we had a fantastic time. As we approached the lodge by boat, we were surrounded by dolphins greeting us. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Even those who did not speak English were keen to point out... More

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

Wow! What a review! Thank you! Your detailed description and appreciation of all of the wildlife you saw, activities you did, and our staff's service is fantastic. Tell your daughter that we are sorry about the scorpion, but very happy she is all right and has a great adventure story to tell! We welcome you back next year and every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Being from busy new york city, it took a a few days to get use to the different sounds at night. The main lodge and my private cabin was beautiful. The mangrove tour and and the waterfall hike was awesome. Wildlife watching can sometimes be difficult, as the animals do hide, however there is the wildlife sanctuary close by where... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, and your very kind mention of our staff. We agree; they are the heart and soul of our operation. We're thrilled you enjoyed your 2 weeks with us! You got to experience so much more than the average traveler. Our doors are open anytime you want to return. More

Halifax, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Eco Friendly eco tourism lodge, located across from Puerto Jimenez. Fantastic place, with a tree fort feel. Friendly staff, and a very much at home feeling - in the sense that it is like going to a family cottage. You have the run of the place, and are made to feel like home. (IE if you want a drink when... More

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

You captured our concept of Nicuesa Lodge perfectly, thank you. We want our guests to feel relaxed, like they are visiting their family's vacation home, while being completely immersed in the rainforest with all of its vibrant wildlife. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our chef. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing... More

Fairway, Kansas, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family spent four nights at Playa Nicuesa - and from the moment we arrived we were captivated. A Coati greeted us as we arrived at the lodge - and throughout our visit, we saw dozens of animals - White faced monkeys, three toed sloths, leaf-cutter ants, golden orb weaver spiders... I went on the briefest of fishing excursions and... More

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

We are truly pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time at Nicuesa Lodge. You gave just enough detail in your review to inform and entice other travelers ... thank you! Thanks also for catching dinner one night for everyone! We are most grateful for your sincere appreciation of the "essence" of Nicuesa. We look forward to having you... More

Fairway, Kansas
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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

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Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Puerto Jimenez 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
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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Also Known As:
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez

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