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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Alamitos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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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East Bethel, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We came to Buena Vista on an excursion from our beach hotel and had a fantasic day! Horseback riding, hot springs, waterfall, hiking, waterslide and ziplining! A special thanks to Joe Eric and Mano Congo, our zipline team! They were fun and very good at their jobs. Thanks again to Heiner at GeckoTico for a great day!

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We didn't have time to stay at the hotel, but we did the day package including the rafting, horseback riding, rappelling, rock climbing and zip lines. Each one of the tours lasted about 1.5 hours and included two guides. For my fiance and i to get everything done in one day was amazing and it felt like a VIP tour.... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
17 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

After a very long and bumpy ride you will arrive at a place in Costa Rica that has a great deal to offer. The room is clean and more than adequate. Ours was in a spot to see the sunrise over the pacific, although it was also a short walk to the sunset bar. Beautiful views from here, but the... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Eco lodge that succeeds In most every way. Moderate prices interesting food (most grown on premises) I liked the lasanga...big breakfast, good people clean cabins, as many volcanic hike mud bath as you want and a killer view at sunset bar.

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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
Address: Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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