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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 #4 of 16 hotels in Puerto Jimenez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Fairway, Kansas, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Fairway, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Orange County, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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

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
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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

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

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!

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

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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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*
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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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Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally-friendly eco-lodge set on a 165-acre private rainforest preserve on the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. Our jungle & sea location provides a unique adventure and nature vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the backyard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment. ... more   less 
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