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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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06/05/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ellington, Connecticut
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

My one week stay at Nicuesa was unbelievable..it was so many things..relaxing, challenging, peaceful, invigorating, inspiring, therapeutic, soul strengthening, magical. The boat ride in was like something out of a book. On the boat ride in, you'd never even know there was anything there. The native tropical flowers & greenery were awe inspiring as soon as you set foot out...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and attentive review of Playa Nicuesa. To know that we lived up to and exceeded your expectations gives us contentment and peace. We're glad we could be the place for your soul searching and yoga. Thanks also for the compliments about our staff -- we'll be sure to pass on your comments to them. Let...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the most environmentally friendly place we have ever stayed! The commitment of the staff to environmental and social issues was genuine and pervasive. We stayed for 6 nights on the honeymoon package, and it was the best week of our lives! Our cabin was charming, the rainforest was enchanting, and we loved every meal. The cooks prepared wonderfully...

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

Congratulations on your marriage, and thank you for choosing Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge to celebrate your honeymoon! We wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss together! Thank you for all of your excellent recommendations to future guests. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us....

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed July 14, 2013

My week long stay at Play Nicuesa lodge was a trip to remember. My cottage accomodations were spacious and so very comfortable and literally in the midst of the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica. The lodge itself was like a Robinson Crusoe tree house, surrounded by trees, glorious nature, and calling maccaws and toucans. Go! Just do it. The food...

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

We loved your description about our lodge as being a Robinson Crusoe tree house! Thank you for visiting us at Playa Nicuesa, and for your 5-star review. We really appreciate your words. Please come back and visit us again soon! P.S. Jumping off the pier is my favorite thing to do too!

Madrid
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Located in one of the wildest areas of Costa Rica, only it's accessible by sea. the hotel offers many different activities in additon to the famous whales & dolphins tours in the area. We really enjoyed hikking a trail along the river until reaching a beautiful waterfall where we took a natural massage. Also, we did a Tour of Sustainability...

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

We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, and our activities. We developed our sustainability tour after so many of our guests were curious about our environmentally-friendly operations. We are deeply committed to protecting this natural paradise of tropical rainforest and Pacific Ocean. Thank you for taking part in our passion. Welcome back...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Super cool place to go. My first time in a Green Hotel like this and it was awesome. The place is amazing, the food could not be better, and the best of all, the people that works here are the BEST. They really make you feel special :)

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

Thanks to you and your family for visiting Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are proud to be a "Green Hotel" that consistently delivers quality, excellent cuisine, and great service. Your visit with us was just as special! See you again soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was privileged to host a wonderful "Alive With Yoga" Yoga Vacation here. It was all, plus more, than I could have hoped for. It truly did feel like our home in the jungle. Beautiful location, accommodation, food, staff and Yoga deck between surf and jungle. Nobody left untouched by the experience. Joe, the manager, who got me hooked to...

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

Thank you for coming to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and hosting your yoga vacation with us. All of our staff greatly enjoyed having your group visit. Yoga retreats are one of our passions! We look forward to receiving you and your groups again. Thank you for sharing the magic of Playa Nicuesa and yoga with others. :-)

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I recently had the wonderful opportunity of spending 5 nights with a yoga group at the beautiful Nicuesa Lodge. Only accessible by boat, it's very remote. You are IN THE JUNGLE! No wifi or cell service. We were met at the airstrip in Puerto Jimenez by Daniel - such a kind and gentle soul. He put it perfectly: "We may...

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your yoga retreat with us. Thank you for your detailed and appreciative review of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We'll be sure to pass on all of your lovely acknowledgments to our dedicated staff members. So happy you had an amazing, relaxing and inspiring stay with us. Please come back any time you want! We'll be...

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed May 25, 2013

The most beautiful place on earth, second only to the lovely people that care for you while staying at Playa Nicuesa. The rainforest in the Oso is a magical place and the Costa Ricans are the most Incredible human beings on the planet. Not only are they committed to conserving the natural environment but also restoring balance in human nature....

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely and heartfelt review of our Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. We are pretty passionate about protecting and conserving this magical natural world -- thanks for joining us! You are welcome back any time, and we look forward to seeing you soon! :-)

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place is absolutely magical. Amazing adventure with so many great activities, guided and unguided. The people are absolutely amazing. Everything was beautiful and special. From the food to the fantastic guides, we felt so taken care of. It was really like being at camp as kids because everything was so exciting and everyone was so much fun. We made...

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

We've always liked adventure and nature camp too! Our goal is to provide every guest with an experience that they will always remember fondly. Thank you for letting us know so thoughtfully that we're doing a good job! :-) We really do try our best to customize each guest's travel experience -- whether diet, special physical needs, likes, dislikes, wishes,...

Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was my husband's and my first trip to Costa Rica (or anywhere tropical). It was my bucket-list trip - I felt I needed to experience tropical nature at some point in my life and living in Alberta all my life meant that Costa Rica might best be described as a fantasy. Research about the country, the lodge and the...

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

We are so thrilled to hear that your trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was a dream come true! We hope your "bucket list" continues to grow and you are able to experience more of the world's fabulous natural places ... we also hope you come back to Nicuesa! :-) It was our dream to create a special place where...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $351 - $490 (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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“All cabins are great. We were in Tuscan and loved it. With one shuttered door pulled closed we had total privacy.”
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“Own cabin or room are equally gorgeous”
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“Jaguar is large for a family or two couples with children”
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