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Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort

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Drake Bay 60101, Costa Rica
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our family vacation to Costa Rica was truly a trip of a lifetime! We've always wanted to see the rainforest and this very last minute trip was perfect. After traveling south for many hours, (we started our trip in Monteverde) we finally ended up in the beautiful Copa De Arbol Rainforest Resort, it was like living in paradise! We were... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It’s nice when people notice little details. We try very hard to provide a total immersion type experience here at Copa, and offering cold “agua de pipa” straight from the coconut is part of that. The Osa peninsula is more than just wildlife and nature. We feel it is important to expose people to the local culture and regional foods... More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our last stop on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica and we definitely feel like we saved the best for last. The area in and unto to itself is amazing and Mike and his staff at the Copa de Arbol make it even better. The wet landings on the beach are really quite unique and reinforce the fact... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

The best we could hope for is to achieve the goals we had in mind when planning Copa De Arbol. Your review confirms that we are on the right path as it reflects the type of experience we hope to provide for our guests. I am very proud of our staff and their commitment to providing our guests the best... More 

Granite Bay, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place may be expensive, but has large private clean bathrooms, good solid food[made even better by the fish we caught on Reel Escape], and air conditioning[mandatory during a hot and humid jungle stay]. The naturalist on site,Jose, is very knowledgeable and the dive trip to Cano, the horseback ride on the beach, the night hike, and the jungle hike... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. I feel it is accurate and provides good advice to future travelers considering Copa De Arbol. This dream took us ten years to build; its our life’s work and it wasn’t easy. Being located in this environment means we must maintain the property much like a ship, maintenance never stops. We close the hotel... More 

Cherrylog, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate, especially in a small country like Costa Rica. Copa De Arbol is in the middle of Corcovado National Park, the only real rainforest in Costa Rica. Choose one of the cabinas with a hammock so you can just lie out in the middle of the day and enjoy the sounds of the... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this short but sweet review. If you want to visit a true tropical coastal wilderness, the Osa Peninsula is second to none in this part of the world. From the California border to the Darien Gap, there is no place as untouched as the Osa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank... More 

Boston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Thought it would be our favorite of three places we stayed but was least favorite. Most importantly food is dreadful. I actually selected it based on review of food and was shocked. First lunch when we arrived was a bowl of pasta with stale bread on the side, no choice. I don't eat a lot of carbs. There were generally... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Positive feedback is reaffirming. It reassures you that you’re on the right path. Negative feedback is even more valuable because it helps you to grow and improve. People are naturally drawn to negative news…it’s human nature, which means our 4 average reviews are read by everyone leaving the 120 excellent reviews mostly only casually glanced at. It makes sense; our... More 

Birmingham Al
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Copa de Arbol offers luxurious accommodations in an exotic location with amazing wildlife experiences. We spent three nights there and we really didn't want to leave when it was time to depart. The resort is nestled on the Pacific Ocean, in a beautiful cove filled with beautiful plants, lush flowers, tropical birds, and interesting animals. Each cabana is perfectly positioned... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure meeting the four of you and sharing stories while watching all the nature happen around us. I always enjoy the company of enthusiastic people and all of you had such a pleasant energy to be around. Your group’s passion for birding was contagious and has me looking a little deeper into the trees even after... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a five night stay at Copa de Arbol. I can't say enough good things about the location, the staff and the owners. When we wanted to relax, the pool and open air bar/restaurant made for the perfect refuge overlooking a stunning view down a rainforest hill to the beach and deep blue Pacific.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Copa de Arbol for the middle 4 nights of our honeymoon. We transferred by boat via river and sea. It was a great trip with a detour to see spider monkeys, crocodiles and other wild delights. The lodge is as pretty as it looks in the pictures with a wonderful location in the beach... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure to have you both stay here. You were our first guests from Botswana. I really enjoyed hearing stories about Africa and its wildlife; so don’t be surprised if you see me there someday! We were happy to change your room from #1 to #5, but I feel it’s best for future guests to be very... More 

Washington, D.C.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Copa de Arbol definitely helped make this vacation the best one my husband and I have experienced. We stayed for 5 days in April 2014 for our wedding anniversary. When we made a reservation in January the only cabins available for our stay were 4 person capacity, so we booked #7 - Bamboo. It's a little further back from the... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Of all the fantastic informative reviews we’ve received, this has to top the list. Reading it I learned things about Copa De Arbol that I didn’t know and I own the place!! It was great to meet you both and have you choose us as the place to spend your time here on the Osa! Thank you both from the... More 

Woodmere, New York, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My whole family was so happy at the Copa de Arbol . Everything was so peaceful and calm. The staff was very accommodating. The grounds were beautiful, the guides were so informative and the food was great. From the boat ride to the resort to the last good bye, we were impressed. The AC was a real plus.

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad you were pleased with your stay here at Copa. Thanks for choosing us. More 

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