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Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 13 Dominical B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A magical place! We stayed at the Inn for two nights in July, and wish we could have spent more time there. Rio Magnolia is a perfect mixture of world class accommodation and service with a comfortable, casual, and relaxed atmosphere. (It's among the best places that we've stayed in the world.) Maureen and John are lovely hosts, we thoroughly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of beautiful places in Costa Rica, but very few like this. There's not much to be said here beyond what every other reviewer has said. My only hope is that somehow Rio Magnolia can stay exactly the way it is, so that we can come back again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard in a few words to describe the tranquility of such a remote and spectacular location! We drove all over Costa Rica and chose Rio Magnolia near the end of our stay and we were simply overwhelmed with the hospitality of John and Maureen from beginning to the end of our 3 nights with them and their large... More

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here in January 2014. We read the reviews and Rio Magnolia has been described very accurately. The hotel is simply excellent with great hosts Maureen & John their extremely attentive staff and friendly dogs. The food was wonderful and the room perfect with terrific views. It was far and away the best place we stayed in Costa Rica.... More

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Fairview, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Other reviewers have rightly raved about the beauty and serenity of the surroundings, the friendliness of the owners and staff, and the comfort of the lodge itself. We agree with all of the praise - we loved our stay at Rio Magnolia. Sitting on the balcony outside our room and listening to toucans call back and forth or watching the... More

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Hampstead, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My sister and I traveled to Costa Rica last March. After doing a lot of research, I settled on Rio Magnolia for a 4 night stay, because of the location and the reviews. I gravitate towards unique places hoping that I will have a memorable experience. Rio Magnolia was the second place on our trip, the first being in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Rio Magnolia is a beautiful place in a location that will make you say Wow at every view. I live in Costa Rica and just needed to get away for a few days and found the lodge to be total perfection. It's in a stunning and tranquil location, surrounded by nature. The staff was so friendly and helpful, John and... More

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Collingwood, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you are looking for a place out of the ordinary, then Rio Magnolia is your place. Wonderful hosts, superb cuisine, and most of all, a place of serenity, beauty and a unique bond with nature. Gorgeous surroundings in the cloud forest, it's «Pura Vida» at his best! Mike and Stephanie - Clarksburg, Ontario - Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We've been to Costa Rica many times over the last 10 years and this is one of our favourites. Beautifully located, wonderful hosts, welcoming staff, great food, comfortable bed and private accommodation (Mongo Congo) and even challenging hiking on the grounds if you're up for it! (Try the hike out to main road for a beer at the Mirador! Definitely... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we could not have found a better introduction to the country. Rio Magnolia is a phenomenal find, settled high enough up in the Dominical rain forest that the round-the-clock cool breezes and breathtaking beauty will have you certain you made the right choice. As echoed in previous posts, the journey to... More

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Address: La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge 3*
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Staying at Rio Magnolia is fun, relaxing and memorable. Our property is 280 acres, which is primarily jungle; 70 acres are pasture and a beautiful river, Rio Magnolia, with several waterfalls. Located between Manuel Antonio and the Osa, we have numerous birds and interesting wildlife and plants and trees. You can hike to the waterfall and explore the property. We have hiking trails for you to enjoy and offer guides to show you the fascinating features of our primary forest. Dining at Magnolia House is a great experience! We offer daily menus for 3 meals a day, sunset appetizers daily. Rates are for 2 and include a full Breakfast. ... more   less 
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