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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From Tamarindo at the Pacific we travelled to the Buena Vista Lodge, at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica. The lodge appaered to be a park of quite a few lodges. We had two lodges at the end of a row of lodges. The lodge itself has more than enough space and has two twin beds each. The hotel offers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cabins were rustic and simple but windows do not close tightly and there are gaps in the walls. The winds were wild and howling during our two night stay at the lodge. The wind sounds came right through the walls along with the sounds of branches from bushes banging against the walls. Activities were also impacted by the wild... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great lodge which offers plenty of activities. Most of the staff were quite good, but the reception desk was the worst I have ever seen and I'm comparing the reception desk to that of much much cheaper places. We tried to call them 3 times, leaving 3 messages prior to our visit, we sent them emails, facebook... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very difficult to reach, staff isn't helpfull at all! Transport from Liberia could be arranged for 70$ by the lodge, way to expensive! We arranged it with a local for 30$ The apartment was great but no warm water shower and full of bugs! Restaurant and food is good but expensive! All outdoor activities are great :-) we did the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent the last two nights at the Buena Vista Lodge. Nice rustic rooms, well cared for grounds and friendly staff. The food is very good and there are a lot of activities. It is somewhat remote so there are not quick trips into town. The sunset is spectacular. Downside for this time of year, it is very windy so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights as part of our 12 days touring around Costa Rica. This was my favourite place as it was the rustic, cultural experience I was looking for. The grounds were very well kept, the food was basic but VERY delicious and fresh. There is a variety of wildlife everywhere around you, and they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose Buena Vista because it was supposed to be near to Richon de la Veija park. The hotel is up a mountain road about an hour away from the park, so do not stay here if you want to explore the park. You will not want to go up and down that road! Rooms were clean and simple. Food... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We regret that there was a misunderstanding regarding our location. Our website clearly indicates our location, description and condition of the road. Within the information we provide are the coordinates and we clearly indicate that we are at Rincón de la Vieja National Park slopes. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning grounds and views all around this hotel! Free wi-fi but only in the reception area and bar area. Great food in the restaurant (both breakfast and dinner were good!). Hot springs were wonderful we rode he horses to and from the hot springs, some of the group decided to take the tractor though, it is a decent ways away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 days for our honeymoon, and they were wonderful, the attention of the staff, food and location are excellent. definitely worth going back. Nosotros estuvimos 3 días para nuestra luna de miel, y fue maravillosa la atención, la comida y el lugar. Definitivamente volveremos a ir!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Relax with sunset views, massage, mud & warm water pools or zip line over a forest canopy. I rode horses along a winding trail to the warm water pools on the property. Loved the pools. Not super hot but hot enough and enough variety to suit water lovers and day trippers alike. Bar, showers and changing room with towels available... 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 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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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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