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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

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Esquinas Lodge in southern Costa Rica, only 3 miles off the Interamerican Highway and 30 minutes from Golfito airport, is part of a model project combining conservation, ecotourism, research, reforestation and community aid. The lodge is 100% carbon-neutral and has 19 rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a pool. The 35-acre private reserve, surrounded by 2500 acres of untouched rainforest, attracts many mammals and over 200 species of birds. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and boat and kayak tours in nearby Golfo Dulce.
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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The welcome was warm when we dived and the staff continued to be great. Thank you, Michael Schnitzler for your vision in making the park and lodge happen. The food was excellent and always made with interesting local ingredients (and no gluten), the hikes are good and
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The lodge is in a seemingly idyllic location surrounded by rainforest and in its own garden that blends so well with the wild surroundings. The lodge offers guided walks and we went for a night-time walk around the gardens. Our guide Andrey was very well informed and found so
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Response from robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Andy, Thanks so much for your friendly and positive report. I am glad you were able to enjoy your 2 days at Esquinas and appreciated the location, the staff and the food. Esquinas is a special place, of the sort that is getting harder and harder to find in Costa Rica. Good luck and come again! Michael Schnitzler, owner
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Staff and accommodations were excellent. Even gave us a doggy bag to take with us for bfast when we had an early check out. Doing a night tour was a great highlight of the trip as well. Along with making tamales on Christmas Eve
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This stunning lodge is in an amazing location adjoining Piedras Blancas National Park. The grounds are beautiful, with plenty of wildlife and paths to walk around. They even supply wellies and walking sticks if, like us, it rains a lot while you’re there!! I stayed for two
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Even though staying at esquinas costs a lot of money, it is definitely worth it.. There is a high responisibility for people and nature, the lodge is beautiful, the food very good and the guides know their business
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Im Garten der Lodge nahe unseres Bungalows.
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Hello Anthony, you can look at the facilities and our menu on our website. A visit to Esquinas is a genuine nature experience. Don't expect high life, music or dancing. We find that observing the nature and the animals and listening to the sounds of the rainforest offer enough entertainment. As an ecolodge in the middle of the jungle, we offer day and night hikes, horseback tours and boat tours in the area. We have one bar that is open from 5.30 to 10.00, and an honour system fridge from which you can serve yourself.
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There is power in the lodges, although these are very basic. Best to contact the manager regarding how to get there. Marilyn
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"Try to get the villa which is very private with a fantastic view day and night. "
"Best birding was near the bar and in front of my cabin! I got my most birds in those two places."
"find another hotel"
"Golfito is not the best place for wildlife : consider a lodge in Puerto Jimenez"
"All rooms small chalets and positions great."
$257 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
esquinas rainforest hotel golfito
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaGolfito
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