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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how long you stay you will wish it was longer. The meals are a gift, lodging wonderful, tours and amenities superb. We went very early June, avoided any crowds anywhere and this place in like a small fantasy island! Tour area in the morning to avoid weather. There are many kayaks to take advantage of and the fjord... More 

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Thank Janjan56
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We love sharing our "heaven on earth" with guests like you! Your beautifully written comments fill our hearts with satisfaction. We are so happy you loved your time at Nicuesa Lodge. Great travel tips, too! We hope you can visit us again sometime. More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I just spent two nights at Playa Nicuesa and my only regret is not staying longer. I went with a friend and although we packed a lot into 2 days, there was much more to do! We arrived in the early afternoon and were greeted at the Puerto Jimenez airport by Marcelo- the hotel manager. It's a short drive from... More 

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1 Thank Tara C
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, which actually is a private rainforest reserve. You definitely need to come back! Two days is too short for all of the fun things there are to do here, not to mention relaxing. :-) But you definitely did a lot in 2 days! Thanks for your wonderful review and... More 

Newtown, CT
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was our third trip to Playa Nicuesa. We keep coming back because we love this place, we love the setting, we love the staff, we love family style meals; it's the simple things. The location is remote, no worries about traffic, no unnatural sounds (no sounds of motor boats, lawn mowers, cars, etc), complete feeling of safety (no roads... More 

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1 Thank TLinse
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We love that you love it at Nicuesa! Your description of the complete relaxation possible here was perfect. It is a place where you really can disconnect with the regular world and reconnect with what is important to you, and to the Earth. Thank you for finding such pleasure at connecting with our staff; we also think they are quite... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I just spent five wonderful days at Nicuesa Lodge with my 10 year old daughter. We took advantage of the morning guided tours to explore the area and to learn about the local flora and fauna. We were mesmerized by how many different species of animals and birds live here. In the afternoon, we relaxed by the beach and went... More 

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2 Thank Cesaltine G
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

So nice to hear from you! Thanks for your marvelous review. We are very pleased we could provide such a special and unforgettable vacation for you and your daughter ... memories to treasure forever. Great descriptions for other future guests to know what it is like at Nicuesa Lodge, and some of the things you can do. Great room tip... More 

Ithaca, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I have stayed at both Rainbow Lodge, now known as Captiva, as well as Aguilla De Oso and I have to say the 6 nights I spent at Playa Nicuesa were most enchanting and relaxed. The staff is fabulous, food tasty, water delicious to swim and boat in.

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2 Thank Chayaspect
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, especially since you have stayed in the Osa Peninsula area twice before and know what it is like. We are very proud that you found Playa Nicuesa Lodge to be the most "enchanting and relaxing" of all. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

When I was searching for this type of adventure, one of the representatives told me "this place is magical". Although the reviews were all great, I laughed and thought to myself that "magical" may be a bit difficult to live up to ! If magical is the next level above excellent, Nicuesa achieved it. In my opinion, the thing that... More 

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1 Thank Sturwold
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us as "magical." We too think Nicuesa Lodge is pretty special, and located in such a magical setting with the rainforest and ocean still left untouched. This area of the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica really is one of the last few places of true wilderness in the country. We always try our best to ensure... More 

New Haven, CT
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. The rooms and lodge are beautiful. The natural surroundings and wildlife are incredible. The guides are knowledgeable and accomodating. The staff is lovely, helpful and genuine. Play Nicuesa is less formal than some of the high end lodges on the Osa, which makes it a much more relaxed and... More 

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for your glowing review! Our goal has always been to provide excellent and friendly service, comfortable accommodations, unique nature and adventure activities, and be in harmony with beautiful nature. We are very happy you enjoyed all of that during your stay with us. We always want our guests to relax and feel at home with us.... More 

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The lodge is surrounded by rainforest and wildlife. The staff were helpful and very knowledgeable about the area's flora and fauna. The food was delicious and the accommodations comfortable. We hope to return again.

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2 Thank Shelley A
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Nice to hear from you. We're happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to your return. More 

Fort St. John, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This Eco lodge is very nice. It's comfortable,spotless, and very secluded as the only access is by boat! The food is tastie, traditional, and as much as possible is grown locally. If you like the outdoors, with a little rustic thrown in this is the place for you. Much to see and do. Staff very welcoming and helpful. My only... More 

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2 Thank Valerie1450
NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed your stay at our lodge, and thank you for your nice review. We appreciate the comment about the trails ... trail maintenance is a constant endeavor in the middle of the jungle as you have seen. We'll get on that to improve. Good recommendation also on using water shoes or strap-on sandals for swimming at the... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

First class. Beautiful surroundings Great food Attentive staff The only suggestion I could make on leaving, was that perhaps the staff could wear Name Badges to help the old and confused traveller . . they were already on order!

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, John, for your kind and stellar review! The name tags are coming! Great suggestion. If you should venture to Costa Rica again, we hope that you visit us a second time. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: $286 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
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