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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is definitely something I would recommend! We were taken by a personal drivers Esmir and William from the Riu Guanacaste. They took very good care of us and made sure all our needs were met! Look for them on your next trip they will make it well worth your time!!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a couple nights in June 2016, for work (EF Tours). Pros: -There is so much to do! The place used to be a ranch, and it's a sprawling property that is also really walkable. They have zip-lining, water slides, pools, etc. Also, as the name suggests - really good views of Rincon de la Vieja. The... More 

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Thank Stephanie Lynn D
aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie Lynn D, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay at Buena Vista Lodge! We are happy to know your stay was a success! I will let the staff know that they contributed to your one-of-a-kind experience. We hope, even being such a frequent traveler, that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again. Sincerely,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buena Vista Lodge is incredible. It was a former ranch and farm that now provides an incredible experience for travelers to see the "country" of Costa Rica and learn about sustainability first hand. The lodge has a lot of horses for great horseback riding adventures around the area. It also boasts a 'soap making' lab in which it recycles... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jemusser, Greetings from the exotic Costa Rica! Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments and observations following your recent stay with us at Buena Vista Lodge It’s wonderful to know you were highly satisfied with our lodge and activities. We are so terribly sorry to see you did not enjoy your roomand you were faced with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed that everything was in one place - zipline, hiking, water slide, hot springs, hanging bridges, good food, afternoon coffee, pool. Everyone was so nice. And the view from the sunset bar is on of a kind.

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christina G, Greetings from the stunning Costa Rica! Thank you for making us part of your exciting trip. I am thrilled we were able to become the adventure experience you had been looking for. Next time you have a vacation, please contact me directly at info@buenavistalodgecr.com so that I can personally coordinate a much better visit. We look forward... More 

Locust
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on a group tour and I loved the surroundings! Right outside the cabin the trees and plants were full of singing birds in the morning. Although there wasn't air conditioning, it was not needed at night because the cool breeze felt wonderful! I loved the sustainability of the entire place--they made their own soap, and grew their... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TAMLocust, Grettings from the exotic and green Costa Rica! We are glad to read that you had an amazing vacations at Buena Vist Lodge and particularly we met and exceeded your expectations during stay. We are proud to be aware that our surroundings, sustainability , the canopy and the hot springs have been part of the highlights of your... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a day trip for a great hike on the property and birding. We were quite fortunate to have Ian Orozco as our guide, which made the experience very enjoyable and special. He was quite knowledgeable and friendly and had great spotting skills. We were thrilled with all the birds we saw including three species of motmots and... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CLNYC85, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! We appreciate the time you have taken to review your vacation at Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure Center . It delights us to know that you were able to enjoy our beautiful location and the facilities in and around the lodge. I will be sure to let Ian Orozco know that their... More 

Heredia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Buena Vista Lodge only for one night. It was part of a coupon program. It is located in a wonderful place named Cañas Dulces with beautiful sightseeing. The hotel has nice rustic rooms in the middle of a farm. The pool near reception is pretty, although it has cold water and it was all closed... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mariajoaguilar, Greetings from Sunny Costa Rica! We are so sorry that your visit was not as great as we strive for. I can assure you that what you experienced at Buena Vista Lodge. I will be personally speaking with my team and the department heads to see where we fell short on this and how we can improve our... More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Grandioso lugar con bastantes actividades, las termales super relajantes y el estilo de las cabañas adorable. Loved the contact with nature, spectacular view and great staff. Accomodation simple but clean and confortable. Will be back for sure!

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Thank you for choosing Buena Vista Lodge as your host and taking the time to share your experience with us. It's our most pleasure to learn that your stay was a wonderful one while you were impressed with our rooms, staff and beautiful scenery. Please let me know at info@bunavistalodgecr.com if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed at Buena Vista for two nights. Our room had a beautiful view of the lake, was very spacious and clean. Food was great, it was fresh and authentic. All the staff members were super friendly and accommodating. We also did the combo tour which included horse back riding, thermal springs, water slide, zip lining, hanging bridges, and lunch.... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel D, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Wow! What an amazing review! It brings us great joy to know that you have enjoyed your adventure getaway with us. Thank you for noticing the little touches we put in order to offer unforgettable experiences We truly hope you can give us the opportunity to host you again in the... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had great time during our stay and I would definitely recommend for people with kids 4.5 year old and up. We have 2 children - 4.5 and 8 and we stayed at the lodge for 5 nights at the end of March. The length of our stay turned out to be perfect because we had time to do all... More 

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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mariya P, Greetings from the paradise! Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure Center with the tripadvisor travelers We are delighted to know your one day adventure your was a success! I will let the staff know that they contributed to your one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact me directly at info@buenavistalodgecr.com... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31 km. from Liberia and it borders with the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle rising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Lodge

Address: | Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $47 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Buena Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
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