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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally-friendly eco-lodge set on a 165-acre private rainforest preserve on the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. Our jungle & sea location provides a unique adventure and nature vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the backyard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment.
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Punta Nicuesa 60701 Costa Rica
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Enrique Malek Airport61 mi
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A wonderful, remote location in the rainforest, with all the comforts of a well run hotel. We stayed four nights and enjoyed every minute. The lodge and grounds are well maintained and are managed in a meticulously sustainable manner. It is a boutique lodge, with fewer than 30
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We spent 3 nights at Playa Nicuesa earlier this month, as the final part of our 9 nights in Costa Rica, and so wished we had had longer to soak up the experience at this lodge - 4 or 5 nights would have been ideal. There was so much to see and do. On arrival, the place is a
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Response from NicuesaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Responded Mar 26, 2018
Your review is stellar! Thank you!!! We really appreciate your kind generosity in taking the time to write such a detailed review to let other travelers know about Nicuesa Lodge. On your next visit, plan for 5 days like you wrote! We'll be waiting for you. :-)
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We stayed for 9 nights at this beautiful lodge, tucked in between the gulf and the rain forest. I was afraid that'd be too long, but not at all. There's much to do (hiking, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, dolphin watching, yoga, etc) either on your own or with guides. But
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My favorite trip ever. Such a beautiful resort tucked away in the jungle. Such well kept grounds at this intimate resort. We were treated like family. Yoga overlooking the ocean twice a day with Marsha was exhilarating! So many activities during the day from hiking to a
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A truly lovely remote setting with an inviting open-air lodge, good food, warm and accommodating personnel. We stayed 3 nights here and enjoyed a nighttime guided rain forest tour, hiking, and kayaking in mangroves, plus yoga and ocean swimming. Available guides are excellent
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Open air showers!
Wonderful open air bungalows tucked into the rainforest.
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The Jaguar House has a private top deck to enjoy the canopy view.
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Yes, Nicuesa Lodge is a great place for solo travelers. The way our lodge is set up with family style dining for meals and lots of opportunities for group tours and activities, you will meet other friendly travelers from all over the world. Private cabins and rooms and lots of places to just chill and relax, or go for a walk, mean you can also have plenty of alone time. Nicuesa is very safe. There are no roads where we are. The only way to get to us is by our boat transport picking you up in either Puerto Jimenez or Golfito. You will be on our property with fellow guests and our longtime hotel staff ... one big happy family! We recommend staying at least 3 nights (or longer) to take advantage of all that the area and our lodge have to offer.
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My husband and I were there at the end of July last year which was during the rainy season. Every morning we woke up early and it was sunny and by mid afternoon the clouds would roll in and there would be a brief (sometimes a few hours) shower. Then it would usually clear up by dinner time. It was extremely humid but I think it is always like that. We had no problem with the weather and liked the break from the hot sun. It did not stop us from joining in on as many activities as we could. And sometimes we had the whole resort to ourselves! Don't let the rainy season stop you from going to this amazing place! You'll love it!
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As the earlier reviewer said there are outlets. I was there in late June which is rainy season and by the night it cools down. Many evenings were warm but not uncomfortable for sleeping. I had some of the best sleeps as I fell asleep to the sound of the rain. Already planning my next trip in June. And congratulations on your wedding. I wish for you a wonderful life together.
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The 24-hour solar electricity system at Nicuesa Lodge cannot handle the surge of a blow dryer. As in all of Costa Rica, we have outlets that are compatible with U.S. standard plugs/electrical appliances, so you may charge cell phones, etc. without any problems. As for other "styling products" needing to be plugged in, if they require the same surge of electricity as a hair dryer, then they are not allowed.
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The average temperatures in June are in the high 80s F (30 C) during the day, and in the mid to low 70s F (24 C) at night. We have ceiling fans in all of our rooms, which also let in plenty of fresh air, for temperature control. Mosquitoes live in any jungle anywhere in the world, and Costa Rica is no different. They are most active at sunset, at night, and in the thick of the jungle. Out on the beach during the day they are not so bothersome. We recommend bringing and using insect repellent.
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"All of the rooms seemed nice, but staying in one of the bungalows is a special experience."
"All rooms are exquisite, have individual patios."
"Loved Jaguar House, others looked nice, too!"
"Mango House worked for our family but we were separated which wasn't ideal."
"All lodges are superbly sited in among trees"
$386 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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