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Natuga Villas and Natural Reserve

Platanillo de Baru, Perez Zeledon | Located 10 km (6.2 miles) from Playa Dominical road to San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón, Platanillo, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at Natuga when we hiked up to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. The hotel is located right by where you buy tickets to go to the waterfalls. It is quite a hike to the waterfalls from there though! You have to go down a HUGE hill to get to the start of the trail, but there is a... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We found this wonderful retreat through Expedia. Already having a house booked for most of our stay in Quepos, we needed somewhere to stay for a night. Though we stayed only one night, we made the most of it. Caesar and his wife were so welcoming to us - they truly were happy to have us there. We arrived after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My friends and I were at a music festival in Costa Rica and needed a break from camping one night. We stumbled am upon natuga online and were so happy we chose this hotel. Located in the jungle natuga has a smaller but beautiful pool with a water slide! The villas are nothing fancy, great little showers and comfortably fit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Natuga Ecolodge Villas was a godsend! We were stuck without a place to stay because of a local festival. When we found Natuga we did not know what to expect but booked it anyway. It ended up being one of the cutest and nicest places we stayed in Costa Rica! Family owned and operated, our hosts could have not have... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'm really surprised this hotel has gotten so many good reviews - it was the reason I booked. We were so incredibly disappointed! First of all, there is absolutely nothing to do on the property, as advertised. If you want to go to the waterfalls, you have to either book their safari, which is not cheap or you can walk... More 

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CEGOSO, Gerente at Natuga Villas and Natural Reserve, responded to this review

This comment was already notified to T.Advisor as an extortion, because you clearly demand us if we do not “refund your money you will post very bad reviews”. In reply to your comments: Yes the waterfall is not in the lodge property, we never say that, and yes it's sold as an apart activity like all the hotels do with... More 

Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is not a 5 star hotel, but the villas are clean, the breakfast was very good and it is close to San Isidro del General, Playa Dominical, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, we used it just for sleep because we had tours, one is the safari tour that the hotel offers and is excellent, Cesar is very nice, and you'll... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We did not stay at Natuga but we used their Safari ride through the jungle. From the moment we called them to make the reservation to the end of the ride we received superior quality service. Cesar was our guide and our driver. He is a very knowledgeable young man and it was a pleasure to have him as our... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Guys this is a great place to be, I been there many times and is amazing, good food, good attention and super clean, equipped, comfortable, you actually get in touch with the Nature, you will get more that what you are paying for. They got they own restaurant, actually if you want something that is not in the menu, you... More 

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