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Buena Vista Lodge

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Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jason A Lake County, Illinois
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Lake County, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our second time staying here. This trip we stayed for three nights. Can't beat the value. A bit of a drive, but not bad once you get used to it. Food is fine. Sunset bar is really a treat... Rooms are clean...We enjoy walking the on-site hanging bridges (a bit rustic but free)...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far one of the most amazing places I have ever been! I was traveling with 3 other ladies and shared a lake view cabin. There was plenty of room for all of us, and all the stuff we packed. We were able to enjoy a night hike with Ian, definitely ask for him by name, he was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room had two full beds, adequate bathroom and a front porch with a bench. There was no TV, hair dryer, air but had a fan. So it was a bit spartan, but that was the charm. We were with a travel group and the company chose this lodge so we would not have to take a bus for our... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long, long way to get here; however, once you arrive you can enjoy horseback riding, zip-lining, thermal baths and mud, and plenty of areas to hike on suspension bridges to see monkeys and birds, or spend time watching a sunset. The winds really blow from late afternoon through the evening, but the cabins are comfortable, large and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went to the Buena Vista Lodge as part of a circuit in Costa Rica and I expect that is the case for most visitors. On the positive side the rooms are large and comfortable, the grounds are very pleasant and apart from the reception, the staff are very friendly. On the negative side we arrived at about 17h00 after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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 January 16, 2015

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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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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