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Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, Kirsty, and I spent a truly amazing four nights staying at Rio Magnolia as part of our honeymoon. We happened to be the only guests due to a cancellation and so we were very spoilt and we have been mourning leaving ever since!...More

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Response from RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Philip and Kirsty- Thanks for choosing Rio Magnolia as part of your honeymoon destination... all the way from Scotland! Glad you enjoyed the hike to the waterfall!

Reviewed January 10, 2018

Over New Year’s, 2017/18, we had the great fortune to stay at Rio Magnolia with all our family for a week. What a perfect choice! With 9 of us— grandparents, sons and wives, and 3 grandkids, we felt we needed 2 vehicles, so rented 2...More

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Response from RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature LodgeResponded January 13, 2018

It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at Rio Magnolia. You are right about the drive in, especially after dark. It is important that guests plan to meet up with Eliecer our driver/worker at Abast/Soda Elizabeth in San Cristobal (Tinamaste) and get...More

Reviewed January 1, 2018

My wife and I spent a wonderful 7 nights over Christmas 2017 at Rio Magnolia. John and Maureen were great hosts, as were the entire staff, and the accommodations and meals were first class. The scenery and the peace and quiet, as well as the...More

Thank Gregory W
Response from RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature LodgeResponded January 2, 2018

It was great for us to spend time with you over the Christmas holidays!

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay at Rio Magnolia. John and Maureen (the owners) have built an idyllic spot in the mountains and are lovely people. It is isolated (must have a 4 wheel drive to reach the lodge) but it makes it amazingly peaceful. The staff...More

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Response from RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature LodgeResponded January 1, 2018

So glad you had a nice stay. We enjoyed conversation with the both of you over dinner! Thanks for the tips about diving in this area.

Reviewed December 31, 2017

My wife and I capped off our Costa Rica vacation with a 2-night stay at the Rio Magnolia, and it was the perfect way to the end our trip. John and Maureen intuitively provided the perfect balance between making sure we felt welcomed and attended...More

Thank Graham M
Response from RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature LodgeResponded January 1, 2018

We hope you will return one day! It was a pleasure meeting you.

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Breakfast included
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$193 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$193 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Mikey94510
August 28, 2016|
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Response from RioMagnolia | Property representative |
Lunch offers a small menu to choose from for $10/person. At 4 pm, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with cakes or cookies. Since we are a small establishment, we are able to design our daily set dinner menus with the... More
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Korte Y
January 2, 2015|
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Hi Korte, In general in the city it is safe to drink the water but being your first time in Central America you may be safer with bottled water which is readily available. See you tomorrow!
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"Room tip: El Cielo is spacious, comfortable and the view from the over-hanging deck is amazing."
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"The ground floor room, El Cielo, is lovely and great for watching birds from your bed!"
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