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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
kml00 San Francisco, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of six enjoyed our one night stay in side by side cabins. A local fried recommended it on our way from Monteverde to Tamarindo. The ziplines were very fun (nothing like sky trek in Monteverde). None of them very long but still fun. We all did the waterslide ONCE (you can do it up to 5 times). It... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at Buena Vista Lodge for a couple of days. There is horseback riding, watersliding, zip-lining, visiting the hot spring pools, hiking in the dry forest and just hanging out at the Sunset Bar to check out the fireflies. The ziplining was fun. there is a section where you can zipline upside down. The hot springs were nice -... More

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West Sacramento, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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aocampo, Director Comercial at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay. Unfortunately during your visit we have problems with two of our routers, which affected the WiFi service. We are also taking into consideration your comments regarding you dining experience and are working in order to improve the service in that area. We hired a new Restaurant Supervisor to make... More

Mamer, Luxembourg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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