My wife and I absolutely loved Rafiki Safari Lodge. I can't imagine ever returning to Costa Rica without a stay at Rafiki. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the sheer beauty of the place more than compensated for any compromise in opulence. We loved the feeling of being out in nature, listening to the intense rainstorms while sitting on our protected porch, overlooking the beautiful Savegre Valley. The staff was great and the food delicious. We participated in two activities, rafting and horseback riding, both of which were fun and educational. Our horseback ride was led by one of the owners, a biologist by training and very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and the Savegre Valley where they are located.
Rafiki felt like going back in time a bit. To a time before the internet, before cable TV and cell phones. (But not to a time before refrigeration and beer!) Rafiki felt like what Costa Rica must have been like before eco-tourism became a thing--it felt real.
Loved it. Don't miss this experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rafiki is a sustainable adventure lodge located in the Savegre Valley of Costa Rica. The lodge sits on 840 acres of tropical forest. Rafiki specializes in custom white water rafting, horseback riding and hiking trips. Guests sleep in imported luxury Safari Tents which feature hydro electric fans and lights. Each tent sits on a raised hardwood platform, has a deluxe bathroom with glass showers heated with fire. The units also have a private porch with rocking chairs looking over the Savegre Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
- Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas