Shannon & I really enjoyed are stay at the Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Owner Kes(might of misspelled his name) is a first rate fella. Great breakfast’s. Kes helped us with a flat tire on our rental SUV. The Spare was bad too. Removed down trees on your road. He also was our translator with National Rent a Car & provided a rental SUV replacement, We could not enjoy or expect anything more. God bless you & your family. Thank you for everything.
This is the perfect place to enjoy nature and disconnect from the every day life. If you love camping but also love being comfortable, this is the place. The tents are spacious, beautiful and very fresh. The sound of the river that crosses the property is very pleasant. We enjoyed the breakfast but specially the home made bread! There are plenty of things to do in the area, from walking, to bird watching to multiple tour options, including Whale Watching. We will definitely go back and stay longer.
Great place! My husband and I stayed there around 3 weeks ago, begging of November, and loved it! Besides it s gorgeous place, owner and stuff were very polite and helpful. Definitely recommend this place! Love to stay in the gorgeous luxury kind tents and surrounding beautiful nature. Would love to repeat again!
During our 3-night stay we enjoyed the great hospitality of Cees. He pampered us with ‘Dutch’ pancakes and delicious snacks. He also gave us very good advise about activities, restaurants and roadtrips. Beside that the place is really wonderful. The ‘tents’ are very comfortable with kingsize beds and a nice balcony overlooking the river. In the morning we had our morning dip in the nearby waterfall. We walked the nearby trails and were surprised by the presence of many spidermonkeys. We will be back!!
Never liked camping? Put all your negative experiences aside and rent a fantastic jungle lodge tent at Rio Tico. 4 km inwards next to the river you find this small scale lodge. You feel part of nature and can enjoy a truly relaxing stay. Breakfast included. The luxury then has a bathroom and an covered outdoor with nice chairs and a view. Inly downside it it does not really has options for lunch or diner, so a 20 min drive to Ojochal or so is needed. But worth it. Wifi works but who needs it when you want to relax.
The tents are beautiful, and the roaring river just nearby makes for a delightful experience. The breakfast is absolutely DELICIOUS! European style, with crepes and jams and tea... we couldn't have loved it more! If you enjoy camping, as we do, these tents are super comfortable. Oh, and on the drive in, your GPS will tell you you've arrived about a quarter mile before you actually have. Keep going! We got a little concerned and uncertain during the drive, so thought I'd mention it here! The road is fine,just dirt and a ways back. We recommend.
Rio Tico Safari Lodge is a unique experience, tent camping in the rainforest. The well constructed Safari tents have attached bath and shower. The setting is absolutely lovely above a rushing stream. Sleep as if in the outdoors, to the sound of rushing water and gentle chirping of woodland fauna. Substantial breakfast is available is available at an added low cost. There is a local restaurant nearby where one can feast on farm grown tilapia. El Pavon waterfall is just a short walk down the road. Friendly service from the Dutch proprietor.
This site is near Uvita (a $30 taxi ride - cash only) and is very very peaceful on the edge of a river. There are a number of tents and a couple of rooms in the main building. The lower tents near the river have a steep climb to the main building but are very quiet. We started off in a tent but I found the insect life a little too much in the bathroom and was already suffering from a lot of insect bites (despite insect repellent ). However the owner who was very nice upgraded us to one of the house rooms which was lovely. A word of caution - we went without a car and the local restaurants that are in walking distance only take cash. As the taxi that brought us there cost $30 we rapidly ran out of cash!
On advise of our travel agency we stayed here. Instead of rooms or cabinas Rio Tico offers South African Tents with an add-on bath room. It was a completely different experience which I can recommend. The tent has a wooden floor, electricity and a nice bathroom. Breakfast is served in the main building and is good. Kees, the owner, welcomes you with a nice refreshing drink and explains briefly what you can do in the near surroundings. The tents are close to a small river where you can refresh yourself. You can also go to a nice waterfall 150 meters away. For a small amount you can also use the (short) hike trail in the forest that belongs to the neighbours. For other activities you have to drive back to the beach (approx 6-7 km)
We stayed here for just one night over Easter Weekend (Semana Santa), the busiest time of the year in Costa Rica for traveling. It was a bit of a default that we stayed here as with our last minute trip planning the Saturday night was a night where we couldn't get into our other planned accommodations. I am so glad that it worked out that way, as this place was an amazing little interlude in our trip which otherwise was at more resort type places as well as a home rental. I'm more of a basics traveler and my husband likes more upscale but this place appealed to both of us. The tents were very well appointed... Glamping for sure. The thing I loved most about this place though was how peaceful it was. Right in nature, incredibly serene and beautiful, peaceful and lovely. I was able to unwind here more than any of the other places we stayed at and felt truly rested and recharged even after only one night...a feeling that you only get when you truly immerse yourself in nature, and that's not completely possible (for me at least) at even the nicest 5 star resorts or even eco lodges. The grounds of this place are really nice and it's a short stroll to one of the most popular waterfalls in the area. One of the best parts about it is the owners. The gentleman (Caas, but I'm probably butchering the spelling) is very welcoming and helpful and a great host. There for anything you need but not too in your face like happens on occasion at smaller places. And his breakfast is amazing! Try the crepes. In all, by far the best value of all the places we stayed. I would 110% return, but next time for much longer. …