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Buena Vista Lodge

Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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Danville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lodge is situated in the foothills of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano where there a a lot of local trails into the tropical dry forest. The forest canopy tour (zip-line) was a first for us. After walking about 20 minutes, we had a safety talk then strapped into our harnesses to start whizzing from tree to tree. The last... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buena Vista Lodge is an amazing place. Although the rooms, located in a duplex, are very basic. No air conditioning, fans only and no in-room safe. Can get WiFi in room. There are two restaurants, and a bar with a sunset view. Food was very tasty, but basic. Lots of beans, rice, meats, fruits, and a good breakfast. I... More 

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lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Buena Vista Lodge and canopy tour is an amazing experience. We stayed for 4 nights, did the extreme canopy tour and would highly recommend it! The spa is unbelievable, there are 4 hot pools a steam room and mud wash. I would recommend you take Jungle mosquito repellant with you and wear it all the time as the bugs... More 

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Salem OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in northern Costa Rica. On site, this hacienda has two restaurants, a bar with great sunset views, horses for trail rides, areas for great nature walks in the dry tropical forest, a zipline with 11 platforms (canopy tour) and a "spa" with mud bath, hotspring pools and an outdoor massage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We drove up from Playa Flamingo and arrived for our 9:00 am appointment for horseback riding, steam room/mud bath/spa, water slide & lunch. We throughly enjoyed our day and was happy with the well kept grounds and friendly staff. We did have a problem of our prepaid reservation being made for the wrong date but thankfully the front desk representative... More 

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Tienen Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very , very basic room and bathroom. Room and bed were not comfortable. Swimming pool not well maintained. Breakfast and dinner not OK !!! Hanging bridges are really nothing special ! The way to the lodge is more than 1 hour drive on very bad road !! The only positive thing was the sunset at the mirador.

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aocampo, Owner at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Greetings from Buena Vista Lodge! We are sorry to be acknowledge that our lodge did not meet your expectations. Here at Buena Vista Lodge we daily make our very best effort to host satisfied customers and exceed expectations. In regards to your comments, yes our lodge is an hour from Liberia with a 35 minute drive on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great time in the Spa, pools, canopy and all activities. The cabins are amazing unfortunately no ac so it is hard to manage. Food also is not the best, too many people in April and they mix the turist that come for the day with the ones that stayed over night for lunch so if you are hungry go early.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you are looking for a genuine experience, this is your place. We stayed for five nights during the course of our honeymoon. We love outdoor activities and the simplistic lifestyles, this place is like summer camp for adults and families. Breakfast each day was the highlighted meal, the juice is so fresh and the coffee is amazing. Lunch and... More 

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Lake County, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been to Buena Vista many times in the past with groups for full day of activities and it's always been great. This was my first time staying in one of their accommodations. We had a lovely cabin overlooking the lake. Thought it would be difficult with no a/c or TV but we loved our two night stay. Two... More 

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Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Overall: Excellent hotel. Food however (dinerbuffet) is poor and not tasty. Better choose a la carte meal. Rooms are okay. But after replacing a fluorescent lamp there was glass all over the place.They didn't clean it by themsleves, we had to ask for it. Lot's of activities. Driving from Panam hwy is 45 minutes, a real Costarica road. Heavy storms... More 

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