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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a couple of friends and I was stunned of the quality of service and facilities, being so close to the river is amazing how peaceful it can get, great machiatto ;) and even though access in rainy season can get a little tricky, is worth the drive

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is small scale resort with very nice tent. The tents are spacious are scattered around the property with nice view on Rio Tico river. The owners are very friendly and will make sure you have pleasant stay!. They serve breakfast and lunch and if needed a snack for diner. But next the lodge there is also restaurant where you... More 

Thank Patrick D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

To stay in the beautiful tents fully equipt with comfortable beds, very nice bathroom and great views from your balcony is a true paradise. In addition to this, whole place around is fantastic, everything is very well kept, taken care of and very clean. Breakfast is very nice and tasty, and the owner is a fantastic and helpful guy. Close... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

River setting is beautiful and fun to play in the river. Good for a short stay as the bed is not super comfortable and the rooms can get hot. However, a large fan is provided and we did not have issues with bugs in our room. Fun to relax on rocks in the river or be more adventurous and use... More 

Thank Laura H
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Short drive off the main paved road. Nice stay. Our host was helpful and accommodating. We stayed in one of the tents backing onto the river. Comfy bed and nice bath. Breakfast was very good. The river is a great place to hang out and there's even a small swimming hole. The near by restaurant is good and reasonably priced,... More 

Thank Greg S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed for four nights at Miranda and Cees' property. The experience was unique and I recommend it fully. The tents have all the amenities that you need and the bathrooms are very clean. Everything is kept neat and tidy and Angelika and Sadie, the Rio Tico employees, are extremely helpful and friendly. Cees was great at giving me directions... More 

Thank MuriwaiLot
Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This is s great place when you like to be in The tropical rainforest. 8 luxurious safari Tents with private bathrooms are located on The river/cascade. Great swimming in The river and opportunities to walk and spot toucans. Simpele, but good breakfast. Great stop before going into Corcovado.

Thank Minke V
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Attentive service, original concept and great layout. in front of the majority of the tents is just awesome, the constant water noise will put anyone to sleep in a heartbeat! Few minor points that we noticed: - weird smell in our tent, probably from and anti-mold treatment - no mini-fridge, we arrived with 3 grocery bags of left over from... More 

Thank Martin L
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We just enjoyed a fabulous friends-weekend at Rio Tico. Their backyard playground is all we needed to have such an enjoyable and relaxing time. The river, fresh water, rapids, waterfalls, swimming holes,slides, bubbles and more! Plus, very close to Playa Ventanas, one of our favorite Costa Rica beaches with the caves, so cool! And, also easy access to the great... More 

Thank farmoflife
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was the second time we have stayed at Rio Tico with a little shorter of a stay at only 4 days. The last time we were here was a couple of years ago and things were exactly the same...PERFECT. It was as wonderful this time as the first. This is a delightful way of getting close to nature. I... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Costa Ballena and our unique hotel, The Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Our ninge Safari Tents offer a direct experience with a Costa Rican tropical rainforest and will unite you with the natural bounty of Costa Rica. Here in the virgin rainforest, you will awaken every morning to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: $79 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Tico Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Rio Tico Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula
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