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Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The somewhat harrowing drive from the main San Isidro-Dominical road requires the right vehicle and the right attitude, but is amply rewarded by the setting of this upscale, secluded yet homey lodge. Perfect for birders, hikers, sustainability fans, relaxers and gourmets, with a spectacular natural water slide for those requiring a little more adrenaline. Those in search of still more... More 

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RioMagnolia, Manager at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. The information about the road in from the highway (6 km) is extremely useful. Four wheel drive is necessary. Eliecer, our foreman, is very happy to drive guests in or lead them in from Soda Elizabeth located in San Cristobal. Also, cars can be parked there. It is best to arrive in the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we reached Rio Magnolia, we knew this was going to be a vacation to remember. Between the green vista views to the lovely ecolodge, the tasty, local food that all family members enjoyed to the hammock, we couldn't have asked for anything better. The accommodating hosts arranged two off site excursions (horseback riding to waterfalls and zip-lining... More 

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our Adventure Package. The Adventure Package is popular as it includes dinners, some lunches and a tour to Nauyaca Falls on horseback and a canopy tour at Hacienda Baru, as well as tours at Rio Magnolia. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start this review by expressing that we had a fantastic time at Rio Magnolia (we are still talking about it some months later). Going here is a life experience!! The Lodge is Beautiful with an amazing room, lovely big pool, great cooking (amazing cooking), a special private nature trail, coffee farm, the list goes on! Let's talk about... More 

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Yes the dogs are certainly characters- each have their own story :). So glad you enjoyed your stay, it was great meeting you. The coffee farm/ Toucan trail/orientation tour is something we like to do. A map is also provided so guests can explore the property on their own. More 

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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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

It was a great experience for us providing location and food for the Aerie (American Eagle) shoot here last January. Even better, having you two stay on! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
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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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the water slide! It is such a cool rock formation in the river about a 20 minute hike from the Lodge. Look forward to your return! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks MaryAnne! It was great having you and your Mom visit. More 

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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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $207 - $242 (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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