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Baroda, Michigan
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was my wife and my first experience in eco-lodge tourism. This was a stretch for me because I am one for air conditioning which there is not. Once you got used to the fact you are never really going to get dry then you can enjoy the experience. The staff was fantastic and the food was unbelieveable. My wife...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, and for experiencing eco-tourism at our lodge. We are very happy you and your wife enjoyed your time with us. Welcome back anytime!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I just came home from a week at Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge with my 14 year old granddaughter. Although I knew what to expect from visiting their website, the experience, accommodations, guides, staff, food, EVERYTHING was even more superb than I had imagined. It was a joy to learn about and experience the vision of the owners when they created this...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy to have exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed our creation and vision. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff who believe in our philosophy of ecotourism and sustainability as we do. Thanks for your appreciation of them. We hope to see you and your granddaughter (and your...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Playa Nicuesa provides a really amazing experience with a combination of a great staff and an awe-inspiring location. This is a perfect destination for a group trip, especially an active and outdoorsy group - we had a group of seven. Because the lodge is both on the beach and surrounded by the rainforest, it offers a diverse range of activities,...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Your first sentence sums us up perfectly! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thank you for your honest, insightful and detailed description of your stay with us. We're very happy you and your group of friends enjoyed yourselves. Thanks also for your kind comments about our staff. We'll be here for you when you want to come back. Make...

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Honestly, I don't know what to say. Wonderful staff, so kind and thoughtful and friendly. The tours are amazing. Especially the waterfall tour. Erick is an amazing guide. The whole staff - Melo, Marcello, Nati - all are amazing. Food is fantastic. The drinks are GREAT. Would go back today if I could!

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of our lodge. We'll pass on your appreciation to our staff who you mentioned. Our waterfall is pretty special, isn't it? :-) We look forward to having you visit us again.

durham nc
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Very well run place, but it is not for everyone...if bugs, sweat and constant contact with the outdoors doesn't work for you, don't go here...but if those things fit as part of your "adventures" go here w/o hesitation. Rustic-luxury would be a good description. Fantastic food in portions that are healthy, knowledgeable guides, considerate, nearly invisible house staff, pier or...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very true description of our lodge. We are so thrilled that you saw a jaguar one morning!!! You are very lucky indeed! Thank you for doing a great job in telling other travelers what it is like at Playa Nicuesa. You'll just have to come back and visit us again to do the waterfall hike!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We left Playa Nicuesa this morning and I still feel tearful, I was so sad to leave! It is a magical place where we (2 adults and 2 children) stayed for 4 nights. There are no doors to the cabins, there is no need to lock anything away, there are no walls to the main lodge and the feeling of...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

We are very touched that you felt the essence and spirit of our Nicuesa Lodge so clearly and deeply. Being at one with nature is exactly what we are about. Thank you for your visit and your appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My husband and I had the great pleasure of staying at this extraordinary lodge. We love outdoor adventures such as hiking/camping and were really looking to experience the natural environment of Costa Rica. THIS was the spot! You must take a boat to get there and are met with a fresh fruit drink and island snacks. They then took us...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great detailed review! We are thrilled that you loved our amazing rainforest and ocean lodge as much as we do. So glad you had the wonderful experience of kayak fishing and then having our chef cook your fresh catch for dinner. Hey, and we appreciate the contribution to the menu too! :-) You gave great...

Tucson
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stayed at Playa Nicuesa for several nights on the first leg of our Costa Rica journey. The community spirit, wholesome and delicious food, excellent tour guides, and diverse experiences (kayaking among mangroves, rainforest hiking, yoga and massage on the beach...) charmed and thrilled us, and we have promised ourselves that we will go back!

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review for other travelers. We are happy our staff made your vacation wonderful -- getting you off to a good start for the rest of Costa Rica. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Boucherville, Canada
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A return trip to Nicuesa with all the family. In 2009 we had a such a wonderful time. Back then boys were 3 and 6 (now 9 and 12). Was wondering if this trip would burst my memory bubble. Well... in fact it grew. Took the multisport escapade package for 7 nights (surf and turf for a week). Too many...

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NicuesaLodge, Owner at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Welcome back! We were happy to have you with us in 2009 and even more thrilled to have you visit us again in 2015! We bet your boys had an even better time now that they are older. Fantastic that you chose the Multipsport Escapade Package -- it's a good one. We're really pleased we could grow your experience and...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We stayed at Playa Nicuesa for a few days on our honeymoon. It was a great experience overall. We chose it because of its eco facilities and choice of activities which didn't disappoint. The guides were all helpful and knowledgable; we loved the waterfall hike, mangrove kayaking tour and nature walks. There's a main lodge where everyone has their meals...

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We are so happy you stayed with us on your honeymoon. What an honor! And we are really pleased that you chose us for our commitment to ecotourism and sustainability philosophy. Thank you for your nice overview of your experience at Playa Nicuesa. It's true, in the tropics it is really humid! We offer a solar drying room for guests...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Nicuesa is an environmentally-friendly eco-lodge set on a 165-acre private rainforest preserve on the undeveloped Pacific Coast of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. Our jungle & sea location provides a unique adventure and nature vacation: the front yard is a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the backyard consists of thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Overall, the experience embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Address: Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Golfito 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Price Range: RM1,542 - RM2,981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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