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“The Most Beuatiful Secluded treasure in Costa Rica!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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“The Most Beuatiful Secluded treasure in Costa Rica!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My 6th Time Here, it is better every time...The Food is Fresh and Delicious the service and knowledge of the staff is impeccable, you are truly in untouched Jungle and right on the beach.
The Scuba Diving and Fishing is world Class, and i saw whales every time i was there.Larry the Owner does everything is his power to make my stay there awesome.i am an adventure junkie, so there is plenty for me to do there but if you just want to sit in a hammock and relax to the sound of the ocean this is a true paradise.It is a tent camp so be prepared to rough it a little but there is hot coffee and tea all day long 3 great meals a day and hot water showers and electricity as well , and the wildlife is abundant from monkeys ,tucans, macaws,tapiers and lots more right on the property, highly recomended

Room Tip: Tent number 1 is my personal Favorite
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Owner at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Kristian,
Thank you for your kind review. We were happy to have you again and hope to see you in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Rheinau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We have been to Corcovado 2 times before but stayed in punta marenco lodge, then. We were surprised how much better this place is! Everything is very well organised, you are never hungry and if you have any wishes or needs the stuff will take care of it immediately and they do it with a smile! Nothing got lost, we even had money in our tent! (Ok, you never know, but here they had never had any problems of this kind. The year before all kind of things would disappeare and we were told the monkeys stole them. Yes, monkeys, but on two legs, then.) You get real good basics and a real good service too, in a easy way you never feel uncomfortable about it. There is a touch of friendly family feeling / hang loose over this place. To reach this feeling it needs a lot of hard work behind the sceenes. Larry has taking care of the camp since about 3 years and he can be proud of the resault. At his side he has Tomas who will take care of your thirst in the evening as he is the barmaster and Keith, an just increadible young man, the world needs more of his kind + all the people taking care of the cooking, cleaning, guardening, great guys! We had tent No 1, next to a small river that is floating into the ocean. The bed was very comfortable, there is reasonable space inside and a small table to put things on. In the evening you have electric light. (dont forget to bring a good quality flash light, you will need it for night hike and to find your way to the toilets in the night). Outside there is a terasse with 2 chairs, a table and 2 washing lines. 2 steps away is your very own hammock. The view from the tent is breathtaking, beach and ocean just in front of you. We loved to drink our early (or late) coffey sitting in front of our tent, listening to the sounds of the jungle. (There is always coffey, tea and milk to get in the restaurant). The garden is well kept with blooming bushes, still you are in the jungle. You can swim safetly directly in front of the camp or go to the next beach, which is larger. Considering that you are in the middle of nowhere, the food is delicious! You will get a lot of fresh fish and home made bread. There is enough space in the bathroom area, even when the camp was fully booked. There are warm water showers for those who prefere this. The trip to the heart of corcovado, was beautyful, so was the trip to the island, where you can do snorkeling. You will see a lot of animals, birds and butterflys no matter in which way you move. Please, don't feed animals, don't forget you are a guest in their home and you should leave it the same way you find it. Your behavior is also part of others experience. If you want to do hiking on your own along the beaches you can take your lunch with you. A "must" for us is to walk to Rio Claro and to swim in the clear dark green water, you can even climb a small waterfall. We have been to a lot of places in CR but this is the place we will always want to come back to. We had luxury 8 nights, just enough to really soak in the beauty nature can offer you when it is at its best. Our fazit: ADTC: A friendly, payable, "rustical, but not simple" (as Tomas said) and everything you really need - place in a true paradise!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Manager at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 17, 2012
Petra,
Thank you so much for your very kind review and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We have an excellent staff here and we strive for the "family feeling". We really enjoyed having you stay with us and are looking forward to having stay with us again.

Pura Vida and Happy Travels :)
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This place was wonderful, we were very happy here, beautiful surroundings, astonishing wild life, really helpful staff. They even made me a birthday cake! Tom's cocktails were special and nothing was too much bother for the manager keith. It was remote, accessed by boat and camping with ease. With passport and money in the safe, no worries. The trips were brilliant, we were so sad to leave. Best five days of the trip.

Room Tip: Tents at the front have the best sea view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Manager at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Jan,
Thank you for your kind reply. We were very happy to share your birthday with you. And we are even happier that you enjoyed yourself so much. We would like to thank you for recommendations you have passed on to other travelers. We have had six people come since you left who said they met you and after hearing your story wanted to come.

Thank you again, we hope to have you stay with us in the future.

pura vida!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This lodge is very different. It´s located in an incredibly beautiful area. It´s a fun experience to sleep in tent and kids just loves it. The tents are kept clean and do have a nice view.

But you pay quite much for a very simple place. The food is really nothing to brag about, just basic. The place is a little bit run down.

On the good side are the tours, with very good guides and a lot to see. And the staff are nice and does their best to make your stay as good as possible.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Owner at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 17, 2012
Marty,
Thank for taking to the time to write this review for us. We really appreciate it. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to have the best guides and staff working for us. We believe this really makes the biggest impression on our guests.

We are sorry that you feel it was over priced. But if you compare us to other accommodations in the area you will find we are equally priced or in many cases cheaper than the competition. Guests need to keep in mind everything is more expensive in this area of costa rica. All food items and supplies must be brought in by boat, and carried by hand. There are no roads here :)

We are constantly doing maintenance and repairs. The jungle environment is very hard on everything here but little by little we are making this place better. We appreciate your feedback, it can only make us better. We are also in the process of adding new meals and snacks to our menu.

We thank you again and hope to see you and your family in the future.
Pura Vida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

A tent camp in the middle of an idyllic location that suffers from a lack of cleanliness and lousy food. Run by men, maybe this place needs a woman's touch as service and cleanliness is lacking. Young keith has a great attitude and tries hard to make everyone happy, but for the price, the execution should be better. Tour guides try hard but aren't as equipped as other area hotel counterparts, lunches are cheap luncheon meat and the mattresses should be wrapped in plastic to ward off the dampness that pervades the tents. A used tampon stayed in a shower stall for the duration of my stay, and at times the camp smelled like sewage. Still the nature is spectacular and since thats what you are here for, if you're not like me, expecting a level of comfort, you cant beat the proximity to sights and nature..you will see dolphins, monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles and more. and the frogs!! bring bug spray and a low expectations and you'll be fine.

Room Tip: ask for a beach front tent as the ones in back suffer from darkness. the omne with the boat in front...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Owner at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Kim,

We are sorry we could not meet your unrealistic expectations. Our staff did their best accommodate your special requests and dietary needs. All of our tents are cleaned every day and the bathroom facilities are cleaned three times per day. Despite your impression we do have a diverse staff of mixed genders, you may have thought there are only men working here but that is simply not true.

Our guides have the same equipment (high quality telescopes, and field guides) and knowledge as other guides in the area. Many of our other guests have said the food here is exceptional. We do not know what your expectations were coming to our camp but this is not the all inclusive mexican resort you may have been expecting.

Keep in mind this is the jungle, humidity is always high and as a result things are constantly moist and humid. The majority of our guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stays with us and recommended it to their friends.

Our bathrooms are cleaned three times per day, the tampon you speak of was there for 1 day and was promptly removed when you notified us. It did not stay there "for the duration of your stay". You even told our staff "most people would not see it in its location, but because you are a tall woman you could see it" . We have since put new cleaning standards in place to check these locations that are generally not visible.

Lets all keep in mind this is an Adventure Tent Camp and not an all inclusive resort. Our lodgings are not for everyone but the majority of our guests have fallen in love with this place and return year after year. Our reviews reflect that fact.

We welcome any constructive criticism, it can only help us improve our customer's experience here with us. If you have any other thoughts please do not hesitate to contact us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011 via mobile

They have probably the most luxurious tents I've ever stayed in. A very welcome alternative to camp in my own tent. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Location is very scenic. Overall everything was well organized and clean. Food was fresh and delicious. If your looking for something in between camping and a hotel this is it.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Owner at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 17, 2012
Man on the Moon,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We really strive to have a very clean, comfortable, delicious, and exiting stay for all of our guests.

We wish you happy travels and pura vida!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011 via mobile

Don't come here if you like to fly places and get a limo to a golf course hotel, but if you want to see and live amongst the best of nature, this place is amazing. The staff are super helpful and the food is excellent. Fresh fish every night. I highly recommend this place for a costa rica adventure.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CorcovadoCR, Owner at Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, responded to this review, February 17, 2012
MChammock,
Thank you very much for your review. Your review describes exactly what we are working for here. This camp is not for everyone but for those who want a little different experience in nature, this is it. We enjoy catching and cooking our fresh fish for our guests and we are happy you enjoyed it too.

Thank you again, we are looking forward to seeing you in the future.
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Address: Caletas de Osa Beach, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Drake Bay
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp offers you an affordable and comfortable opportunity to vacation on one of the most beautiful places on the planet; the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. We provide comfortable accommodations in full-size tents with wood-frame beds. Our tents are covered by a large tarp to protect them from the tropic sun and rain. Each has a front deck with chairs and a great view of the Pacific Ocean ... more   less 
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