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Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

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Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My girlfriend and I shot at this amazing costa rican mountain getaway this past winter. What an amazing property Maureen and John have. They were great hosts and were able take care of our large production group. We were so impressed that we stayed after the job for a few days and had a blast. Great views, great coffee, and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We had a simply fantastic time at Rio Magnolia. Between the magical jungle location, exquisite food, and delightful hosts, this place couldn't be more peaceful or relaxing. John and Maureen have created a truly special experience for their guests, whether its touring the coffee plantation, hiking on the trails surrounding the property, bird watching, swimming in the river and natural... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Rio Magnolia is a magical experience. In the middle of the jungle, amazing views, our beautiful room, cool pool, delicious food, lots of wildlife and most of all our wonderful hosts, this all made our stay one never to forget. Many thanks to Maureen and John who made our our holiday very special. Hope to visit RM soon again.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Maureen and John have built a very special place that they love sharing with small groups of guests. One really feels like one is staying with family. The food is very good and the staff are gracious and attentive to every need. It is comfortable without removing the sense of rugged remoteness that is part of the Costa Rican jungle... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was easily our favorite lodge we stayed in during our 17-day Costa Rican road trip, and seems the country’s best-kept secret. Wish we had spend twice as long as we did. After a paved 30-some-minute drive up the hill from Dominical, you are met at a small market by the driver to take you 25 more minutes on a... More 

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

4 times to Panama. 6 times to Costa Rica with stays at some 30 lodgings, Rio M was one of the best, and certainly the most enjoyable. An idealic setting. Great owners, staff, food, view & accommodations. Had birding right off the balcony. Room was very large, great view, quiet & everything worked. With few guests we all dined with... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This was our ninth trip here, and it was amazing as always. Service is impeccable...they will do anything to make your stay better. I never get tired of the view. Absolutely beautiful. You can do day trips from here, but we don't do many. The lodge itself is the destination. Best place ever to completely unwind. No road noise....only the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We stayed here last week for three glorious nights. If you'd like somewhere for a memorable stay as a couple, or a family with children, Rio is a fabulous choice. The food was nothing less than spectacular. Some of the best fine dining we've had anywhere, much less at a remote location! The location is breathtaking. From the rain-forest, to... More 

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ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day here as a break from the beach. We toured the coffee plantations and waterfall. Had a swim in the pool and lunch. The hosts were extremely nice and friendly. Fantastic food. We didn't stay in the lodge but it was stunning. Gorgeous design and views are amazing. Great off the tourist path place if you really... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The many previous good reviews have set out in great detail why this is a fabulous place to include on any tour of Costa Rica. We just spent a couple of nights here but recognise and endorse all the points made below. The location is lovely - the rough, steep 5 kilometre track before you arrive was definitely worth it.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at Rio Magnolia is fun, relaxing and memorable. Our property is 280 acres, which is primarily jungle; 70 acres are pasture and a beautiful river, Rio Magnolia, with several waterfalls. Located between Manuel Antonio and the Osa, we have numerous birds and interesting wildlife and plants and trees. You can hike to the waterfall and explore the property. We have hiking trails for you to enjoy and offer guides to show you the fascinating features of our primary forest. Dining at Magnolia House is a great experience! We offer daily menus for 3 meals a day, sunset appetizers daily. Rates are for 2 and include a full Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

Address: La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $195 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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