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“Rinconcito Recommended for some” 4 of 5 stars
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Rinconcito Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   San Jorge, Rincon de la Vieja, Bagaces, Costa Rica   |  
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“Rinconcito Recommended for some”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2006

I can highly recommend this homely "lodge" for the budget traveler but it might not fit the bill for folks looking for elite accommodations.
The rooms are slightly overpriced for what they are (we paid $30USD for a double) and we did hear our neighbors both nights we stayed. Our shower delivered hot water. The rooms are basic and clean. The compound is a working farm setting but well landscaped with lounging options.

Getting there is possible with a passenger car but will take at least 1 hr from Liberia. They will come get you for a price. We backpacked into the park from the lodge and they held our room and stuff for our return 3 days later. Very cool.

The food was typical Tico and outstanding! Spanish is mainly spoken but one or two individuals are good with English as well. Staff was very friendly.

Canopy tour was fun, with horseback ride to the site; we also rented very newish mountain bikes for a fun afternoon on the local roads.

Have fun.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

We have had a wonderful time at the Rinconcito Lodge. It is a working farm with 9 bungalows for guests next to the Rincon de la Vieja park. It is run by a very nice costarican family. Dinner is served family style and very tasteful. The views are fantastic and the lodge is located in the tiny village of San Jorge next to the park entrance St Maria station. The lodge organized a wonderful horseback ride for us to many of the park's highlights. The horses were very nice and calm and also were very well taken care of. The accommodation was simple but clean with hot water and your own private veranda.

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Address: San Jorge, Rincon de la Vieja, Bagaces, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Bagaces
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Bagaces
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rinconcito Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A mountain lodge with an enchanting rustic and family atmosphere. Located between Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Miravalles Volcano in Guanacaste. At 600 meters above sea level, it has become the ideal starting point to visit all of the natural marvels that this world-renowned destination has to offer. Come to Rinconcito Lodge and enjoy an unforgettable vacation mixing nature, fresh air, rest and lots of fun! The Lodge Rinconcito Lodge is set in the middle of beautifully landscapes grounds, close to rainforests and mountainous terrain. Rinconcito Lodge, once lush farm land, is now an ecotourism site. Some farm activities still take place at the Lodge and it is not uncommon to see farm animals grazing in the lush hills.. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rinconcito Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Rinconcito Lodge Costa Rica/Bagaces

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