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Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

3.0 of 5 La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rio Magnolia is nothing short of magical. Before we stayed at Rio Magnolia we were at Hotel Parador which was nice but a bit of a manufactured resort experience. After staying at Rio Magnolia we decided to skip future trips to the touristy areas and hang out at the Rio Magnolia instead. John and Maureen are so intuitive and kind.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners, Maureen and John, have thought of every detail of this amazing lodge. The architecture of the building is beautiful as well as the scenery and accommodations. We were amazed by the breathtaking views of the rainforest, secluded hiking trails, gorgeous views of the sunrise and sunset from the pool and the balcony of our room. Staff are very... More 

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for our honeymoon. Staff is attentive, but you feel like you have the place to yourself. Hosts are friendly and don't miss any detail. We loved the horseback riding trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls. I would not recommend too many road trips... just stay there. The road in takes a good while to get in or out, and the... More 

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Medford, New Jersey, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't have much to add to the reviews posted by others except that it is all that they say and more! Everything was perfect and I don't say that lightly or often. To emphasize a few things - getting there is difficult, almost harrowing but then again I'm a city girl. The people who work there do that drive... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good things lie tucked away off the beaten path in Costa Rica. The Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge is a spectacular place tucked into a hillside deep in the jungle. Wildlife teems all about the grounds while friendly life (doggies Palomo, Tara and Brinca) add to the warm atmosphere inside. Hosts John and Maureen couldn't be more accommodating...from answering any and... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One word to describe this place: Magical! You will experience a great deal of tranquility, nature, adventure, and so much more! Maureen & John (the owners) were great, and the staff (David, Tuco, Jonathan and the girls) so courteous and nice! they will make you feel like part of the family, even the dogs Palomo, Tara & Brinca were very... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rio Magnolia is off the beaten path but so worth it. Some people seemed to take day trips from here, but we stayed for only two nights so tried to soak in as much of the property -- its views, hiking, swimming -- as we could. John and Maureen are also incredible hosts. It's like they're inviting you into their... More 

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New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge was a spectacular place for our honeymoon. We stayed for 7 days and is was difficult to say good bye. Even though our visit coincided with the "rainy" season, we found the weather ideal for our hiking trips on and off the property. John and Maureen were the perfect hosts, providing us valuable advice and insight... More 

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your honeymoon at Rio Magnolia. It was such a pleasure sharing information about the area and time with you! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

John and Maureen have created the life and home of their dreams on this breathtaking property. During the 4 nights in March 2014 that my husband and I stayed at Rio Magnolia, we felt like we were living the dream with them. We stumbled upon this gem of a place after doing a lot of research since we had never... More 

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Palomo loves his job of guiding and misses all his guests when they leave! He is looking forward to your return :) More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed your company too and sharing some stories. Looking forward to seeing you again! 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*
Number of rooms: 5
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