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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great. Every single employee is nice and helpful. I was here in March 2015 by myself and then brought my two teenage sons back in August 2016 (16 and 19 yo). We loved it. Food is so-so. Tours are very good and pretty reasonable. If you are not a regular horse back rider, do yourself a favor... More 

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

Dear Rsb306, Greetings from green Costa Rica! It is a pleasure to read through such a detailed overview of your visit to Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure Center . We sincerely appreciate the time invested on writing this review. Your comments will serve as an inspiration to our team to continue working with passion, ensuring our valued guests have an... More 

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buena Vista lodge is An amazing and Large estate. They have a Free accessible 500 meter skywalk, there is a spa with Natural hotsprings, and you can enjoy one of the many trails. Visit the hotsprings on foot with a tour guide for 20$, 3 hours walk, 8km with 270 altitude meters (on the way back, the trip is 2km... More 

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

Dear Tom D, Greetings from the paradise! Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Buena Vista Lodge with the tripadvisor travelers We are happy to know your vacation was a success! I will let our team know that he contributed to your one-of-a-kind experience. We hope, even being such a frequent traveler, that we will have... More 

Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adventure for all ages! We were a large group, 6 adults and 8 kids ranging from 6 to 14 and we all had a great time! From zip lining to the super fun and thrilling water slide to horseback riding. A perfect day that ended with swimming in the natural springs during a rain shower... Highly recommend for all ages!

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

Dear Tina3334, Grettings from Buena Vista Lodge! Thank you so much for your compliments. We truly appreciate your words and are proud you have had fantastic experience from start to finish! I hope, even being such a frequent traveler, that we will have the opportunity to welcome you both again. With best regards, Aileen Ocampo Fernández General Manager More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the hanging bridges, with plenty of monkey and coati sightings, the water coaster, and the hot springs! The hot springs were a highlight of the lodge, but you can only get there with the lodge tractor at certain times of the day. They are amazing! The hotel lodging was fair. Nothing fancy. Lots of European tourists staying there.... More 

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

Dear 812BCR, Greetings from Rincón de la Vieja ! Thank you for taking the time to write and share your recent experience at Buena Vista Lodge. I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed our nice hot springs, hanging bridges, our pool, and the other items mentioned. I truly hope you can give us the opportunity to host you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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aocampo, Director General at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rachel C, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! We truly hope you can give us the opportunity to host you again in the future so we can offer you the truly remarkable experience that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact us personally prior your arrival, at Mzuniga@buenavistalodgecr.com I will be happy to assist you. Sincerely, Aileen Ocampo... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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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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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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161 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $46 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Buena Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
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