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Address: 13 Kms East of the Catholic Church in Buena Vista de Canas Dulces, Liberia, Guanacaste., Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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+506 2690 1414
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Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity...

Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31kms from Liberia and it borders with the National Park Rincón de la Vieja. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle raising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes.

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Great day excursion with lots of activities

We had a group of 9 people traveling together and this seemed like a great day adventure. It was a full day by the time we got picked up at our hotel. The day included a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Darci B
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Nipomo, California

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Nipomo, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a group of 9 people traveling together and this seemed like a great day adventure. It was a full day by the time we got picked up at our hotel. The day included a horseback ride down to the thermal hot springs. Then a mud bath and time to enjoy the thermal hot springs. Followed by lunch and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

DO NOT GO!!!!! I usually don't write bad reviews on a place unless it really really warrants it. I signed up with my two kids (12&19) to do the MegaCombo Tour that most of the local tour guide agencies offer. The zip lining was fun but not like in the USA. The equipment they used was fair to good, but... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked the Buena Vista Mega Combo package through our Thomson rep, and had a brilliant day! It took around 1.5 hours to get there from the Riu hotel in Guanacaste, but worth the journey. When we arrived we started with the zip-lining. I was a little nervous at the start, but it is all very safe and the guides... More 

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 2 night stay at this lodge because they offer a couple of nice adventure activities, like canopy, hanging bridges or the big water slide. All on their own premises. Do not forget about the hot springs. Our standard room was very easy - no high standard, but absolutely suitable for us - but only for 2 nights.... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Client: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you found your room suitable for your family. Great to hear that you enjoyed the water slide, the sunset and the meals. Hope you can come back any time soon! Cordially. Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager More 

De Pere
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had such a good day here. Experienced a mud bath for 1st time, super fun water slide and a canopy tour. The canopy tour was not our favorite, but did see a lot of monkeys. They offered an authentic snack, lunch and coffee(which we loved all of). Ian was our tour guide and did such an... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Hello dear Sam: Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. I will share your lovely review with all the staff especially with Ian. Best regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager More 

Stayner, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 4 of us aged 52-62 who booked the combo bueno vista package from Tamarindo which included zip line, waterslide, mud bath, hot springs, horse back riding and lunch. The drive from Tamarindo was approx 1 1/2 hours or more and the driver was a little erratic to say the least. I expect driving in the islands to be... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Hello dear Lisa: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and it was great. I will advise “Huberto” about your comments. Great also to hear that our lunch was better that in your resort. These comments encourage us to always do the best!... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a day at Buena Vista Adventures which began with a 10 line zip line ride down the mountain. I am afraid of heights but the tour guides were great making me completely comfortable with the adventure. There were even monkeys walking on one of the lines! The scenery was great and following the zip lining, we were able... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Hello: Thank you very much for your review. We take great pride in ensuring that each of our guests are made to feel very welcome and safe, and it is also lovely to read. I really am incredibly lucky to have such an amazing team caring for our guests, and so I am thrilled to see their hospitality recognized! Great... More 

Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent adventure! Booked through Tamarindo Shuttle, etc and Tours (Andrea) Travelled with my 22 yr old. I saw many families but kids under 10 may not enjoy all the activities We zip lined, (David amazing) did the water slide, horseback riding and got off to walk to the beautiful falls. We also did the mud bath and the hot springs... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Anna: On behalf of Buena Vista Lodge Team, I would like to thank you for your visit during your holiday in Costa Rica. We appreciate your wonderful comments about the zip lining, water slide, hiking to the waterfall, mud bath, our jungle hot springs and all the services we provide to our guests. We look forward to welcome you... More 

Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mega combo tour was great! I definitely recommend it to anyone! We started with the zip lining and that was great! The views are wonderful, so don't forget to look around! Than we did the water slide. I was a little scared, our bartender at our hotel told us it was a little scary but we should definitely do... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Hello dear Traci: It is great to hear you enjoyed our Buena Vista Mega Combo One Day Tour. We are very proud of our day tour full of adventure and relaxation that is enjoyed by the many guests who tell us of the wonderful value that this adds to their trip. Thank you for your detailed review. Regards, Aileen Ocampo... More 

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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

This trip was an action packed day of fun that left us exhausted and full of great memories. We began the day horseback riding up and down some very steep hills, it was a difficult ride but the guide (Chris) and cowboys were great. Chris was an awesome guide he told us all about the nature around us and was... More 

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Michelle: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. It is very touching to know that you had an “awesome day trip”, and wanted to thank you for taking the time to share this lovely comment with us. It is wonderful to read that you also found Chris and other cowboys to be great. I... More 

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