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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Vergel de Punta Mala Canton de Osa Costa Rica
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#3 of 150 Specialty lodging in Osa Peninsula
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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Shuttle bus service
Mosquito net
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch and 1 more
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Gina M wrote a review May 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Tungaa and Darek wrote a review Dec 2018
Moab, Utah25 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Beautiful location
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Joke L wrote a review Nov 2018
Nice, France27 contributions5 helpful votes
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!!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mark wrote a review Sep 2018
Blaricum, The Netherlands75 contributions23 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
britt824 wrote a review Aug 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona42 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: we liked tent 2. This, and the other tents close down by the river are nice
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$76 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa Peninsula
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Tico Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa Ventanas (4.0 miles) and Stam Café (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Exotica, Citrus, and Heliconia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Tico Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Rio Tico Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.