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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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    5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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We thoroughly enjoyed your company too and sharing some stories. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Looking forward to your return! Best, Maureen and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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It was a pleasure having you as our guests and thanks for posting the great photos! More 

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
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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
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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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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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