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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 12 Dominical B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Rio Magnolia and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. John and Maureen are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed their company very much so (we ate 3 dinners with them). The property is stunning with hiking trail, natural waterslide, waterfall, coffee plantation etc.. We loved exploring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

What a breathtaking lodge, position, comfort, welcome and great meals !! My companion and I spent two weeks here in January and were very sad to leave . John and Maureen, our hosts went out of their way to be most welcoming and helpful . The staff were without exception so friendly and attentive and we all loved their open... More

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Rio Magnolia was our favorite place while in CR for two weeks. Upon arrival we were greeted by staff with refreshing drinks and shown to our room, El Cielo. We were taken back by how beautiful the view was and fell in love with the room. The bed was comfortable, the indoor stone shower was situated just right that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We spent for two nights here and really enjoyed our stay. It feels like you are staying in the middle of the jungle and the views across the valley as the clouds roll in are fantastic. John and Maureen were fantastic hosts, John even took us on a hike to a waterfall that forms a natural slide and it was... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We spent six lovely days at Rio Magnolia over Christmas 2013 - four adults, two teenagers, one child. Every day, coming back, we would reach the lodge and immediately relax in the wonderful atmosphere of the place. The road from San Joe to Dominical is very easy once you figure out how to leave San Jose. The Costanera (#34, along... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We just returned from three fantastic nights at Rio Magnolia. It's hard to convey just how we enjoyed ourselves there. From the wildlife, to the hikes, the pool, the rooms, and the meals, it was a wonderful experience. John and Maureen are superb hosts, who go way beyond the usual B&B norms. They even surprised our son, and another child... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Maybe it's the road getting there, maybe it's the warmth of the hosts, but when you pull up to Rio Magnolia, you feel like you've arrived at a very special place. We stayed in Mono Congo and we were the only guests in early December, at the end of the rainy season. After an adventurous drive (it takes 1/2 hour... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful 4 days (5 nights) at Rio Magnolia in April, having spent the first part of our holiday in Costa Rica travelling around the country a bit. It was the perfect place to chill out for a few days before flying home (although if you have more energetic plans there are plenty of options... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

An extraordinary place. Magical in every respect. The rooms were wonderful. My wife and I stayed in Mongo Congo for the privacy. The food was a delight. The staff perfect. Sitting by the pool in the evening watching the sun set into the Pacific was the highlight of each day. I was there primarily to bird and the grounds were... More

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Also Known As:
Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical
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
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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