My fiance and I had a perfect visit to Rio Magnolia in April 2012.
Everything said in all the other glowing reviews is true!! This is a one of a kind, magical nature lodge! Do not hesitate to book your stay here – I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
The main house is gorgeous - with mountain and valley views from every spot. We stayed in the "Mono Congo" cabin - which I highly recommend – although I am sure all rooms are lovely.
In the mornings and evenings we heard a symphony of beautiful rainforest sounds – howler monkeys, birds and insects. The days were filled with sunshine and warmth and in the evenings it cooled down and we slept peacefully.
We walked on the property trails and took the hike down to the beautiful, private waterfall! This is a must-do!
The food was out of this world delicious!!! In fact, it was the best food I have ever had while traveling! We were served breakfast on a private porch alongside beautiful mountain and rainforest views. We ate evening appetizers looking out on a beautiful sunset over the valley below. After sunset the entire home was lit with candles, which was an incredibly romantic setting for our dinner.
John and Maureen are kind and lovely. We were so relaxed throughout our entire stay. They have built a very special home and life - and it was a pleasure to be a part of it, if only for just a few days.
Visit Rio Magnolia and you will have beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Let the experiences of others assure you... Rio Magnolia is paradise found!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical