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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
snooper West Sacramento, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms remind you of summer camp cabins, wood, tin roofs, fans that move hot air around, holes in the screens.No safes in the room. Nice towels. Drinks at sunset bar are fun, beautiful view. Food is very basic, No wi fi in rooms. Horses are very skinny. Dining room very hot, not a great ambiance.

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Mamer, Luxembourg
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From a hotel point of view, it is average. Rooms are clean but quiet far from the lobby and not all the ways are lit, food is ok but nothing special....BUT: The lodge has a bar with a unique panorama view. You will be able to see a fantastic sunset (if you are lucky with the weather) where you can... More

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North Bellmore, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time at the Buena Vista lodge. The staff was very nice and helpful. Very clean rooms and the included breakfast was very good. The sunset bar had the most beautiful view. Had a lot of fun riding horses, soaking in the thermal waters, and the canopy tour. Safe equipment and helpful guides.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Secluded! Plenty of space in the rooms. Beautiful scenery everywhere! The thermal waters are not to be missed! Breakfast was included and very good. You have to pay for your other meals. It was a slow time and we were about the only people there so the meal options got limited. You can do many outdoor things or just sit... More

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aocampo, Director of Sales at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! We are glad to read that we have accomplished most of your expectations. Comments like yours make us keep smiling and serving with all the pleasure we always do. ... And we want to tell you that next time you visit us, we promise to have you more meal options and a faster service. Every day we work to... More

Los Alamitos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic day at buena vista lodge, we went just for a day trip from flamingo beach..about 2 hour drive. We did the mega combo plus Tarzan swing with 4 teen daughters. Everyone LOVED just about everything, the horse ride was more than expected, the zip lines and guides were fun and safe, and volcano mud, monkeys, iguanas... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We booked this hotel because of the Mega tour that they advertise. Upon arriving we were less that thrilled. It took an hour of waiting to check in because there was a large tour group that arrived just before us. Once checked in we went to our room which was an individual cabin. The beds were comfortable and room clean... More

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virginia beach, va
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a group traveling with Jonas (Adventure Tours CR out of Playa Flamingo) to Buena Vista Lodge. This day was jam packed with adventure, nature, authentic food, and fun. Highly recommend a day here!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay with lots of activities, this is the place for you. The hot springs and mud bath were my favorites but there is zip lining, horse back riding, a lovely pool, hiking, and the sunset bar. The rooms were clean and well kept and the staff was helpful. There was a problem... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Not a luxury hotel by any stretch but it won our affection somewhat to our surprise. The rooms are spartan with slightly dodgy plumbing, and mealtimes a regime rather than a gourmet experience. However the setting is lovely, feels remote and genuine, and the wildlife is astonishing ( even for Costa Rica); we saw monkeys and coati as well as... More

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Liberia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Everything like i said in the tittle review was amazing. Of all of the things i have done in my visits i have to say that my favorite is the water slide. The food, canopy, horse ridding, pools is perfect. You need to go, if you come to Costa Rica, you need to go to this place, is just the... More

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Address: Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Buena Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja

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Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31kms from Liberia and it borders with the National Park Rincon de la Vieja. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle raising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes. ... more   less 
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