The Rio Magnolia is straight out of a fairy tale! Stayed 2 weeks here in Dec/Jan for the holidays with my boyfriend and it was fantastic! The food was AMAZING! It is a luxury hotel deep inside a rainforest that guarantees an extraordinary experience for all. One thing is that you definitely need a 4 wheel drive car to drive over the bumpy and steep roads through the rainforest to reach the lodge. However, once you reach the lodge, you will be amazed to find the beautiful lodge created by John and Maureen. Thank you so much John and Maureen for taking care of us during our stay in Costa Rica! The staff was wonderful and so friendly. My bf and I stayed part of our vacation in El Cielo and La Heliconia. Both are gorgeous rooms with comfortable beds!
I loved the Rio Magnolia because you receive personalized service that is not common in many hotels/resorts nowadays. For example, John knocked down some coconuts from a tree during our hike to a waterfall in the Rio Magnolia property (a MUST do activity when you are there!) and we happily drank coconut water that John cut open with his machete.
My bf and I would also have our hilarious daily morning chats with David (staff) about our days as he tried to teach us more Spanish before breakfast. It is these little experiences that are unforgettable and make a trip unique! If you want an enriching experience in Costa Rica, I would recommend that you definitely check out Rio Magnolia or at least stop by their lodge for couple days if you're in the area and you won't regret it!!! :)
- 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