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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our group spent 3 nights here and had the best time. The staff is small, friendly, and very helpful. Our excursions (snorkeling and hiking to the waterfall) went off without a hitch. We stayed in the Mango Guesthouse and enjoyed the closeness of the rainforest. A wonderful property that I highly recommend!

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

Thank you very much for your great review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We always recommend that people spend 3 or more days with us to really get into the experience. We hope you can come back and visit us again sometime.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Playa Nicuesa is spectacular. The staff are kind, attentive, friendly, and speak both English and Spanish. The food is outstanding and Nicuesa may have a cookbook available for purchase later this year- according to the manager. Meals are eaten at a community table with both guests and staff. It creates a wonderful community atmosphere and allows you to get to...

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

Wow! We're excited to be one of the best places you have ever stayed! Thanks so much for your glowing review, and especially for helping future guests with your fantastic "insider" information. We appreciate your travel tips. We're working on that cookbook and hope to have it done by the end of the year. We welcome you and your husband...

Reviewed 3 May 2014

I vacationed here with my girlfriend all the way back around September 2006 and it was a blast! We went hiking, kayaking, saw dolphins, and enjoyed great food. The owners are wonderful, classy people who know how to entertain. Highly recommend!!! I'm planning on making a return trip very soon

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

Thanks for your review! We see you are planning to visit us again soon ... we look forward to it! You'll enjoy a lot of new things to see and do, new delicious meals to enjoy, and of course all of the things that you loved about Nicuesa from before. :-)

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We travelled with our 2 teenage sons and we all had the best holiday. We were looking for something off the grid, authentic. We found it! Playa Nicuesa is nestled in the Rainforest surrounded by nature and wildlife. Arriving to Nicuesa (by boat only) is like arriving at Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs! Huge ferns, moss covered trees and vines,...

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

Thank you both for your fantastic review of Playa Nicuesa! We're really happy that you and your sons enjoyed the best of our lodge, the rainforest and Golfo Dulce area. And we are especially pleased that you loved our eco-friendly way of life. From what you wrote we see that you understand the special beauty of our location and philosophy....

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

What a special place! If you want a vacation steeped in nature and authenticity, this is the spot for you. Our family spent a week here before Christmas. It's hard to say what was better: the rainforest setting or the waterfront location! An abundance of wildlife (both land and sea). Remote setting is really "away from it all". Bungalows were...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We love hearing from our guests, no matter when you stayed with us. We're thrilled that you and your family -- and even your 90-year-old grandfather! -- had a magical time with us. Thank you for sharing with people how your experience was with us, and...

Villach, Austria
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My experiences in Nicuesa Lodge belong to my best. The nature-orientated, really ecologically conducted lodge, the cozy accommodation, the home-made light and tasteful meals, the helpful, friendly and qualified stuff are the best you can imagine. And not only many species of birds, snakes, basilisks, frogs, insects, monkeys, racoons can be seen there, you can watch anytime the charming Coaties...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review, full of your favorite memories and wonderfully descriptive imagery. Your photos of the whale shark are top-notch! What an amazing experience! You are welcome back in our paradise anytime you want! :-)

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This past March marked my second trip to Nicuesa in the past two years, each time as part of a yoga retreat. I absolutely LOVE Nicuesa and can't wait to go back again! The lush jungle setting is both tranquil and adventurous; it is by far the most perfect setting for a yoga retreat and the large yoga deck overlooking...

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

It was great having you back with us for the yoga retreat! We are so appreciative of your fantastic review. You told people exactly what it's like at Nicuesa Lodge. Thanks! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Friendswood, Texas
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband and I wanted a true rainforest experience while visiting Costa Rica. We found it here. Awesome staff, good food and absolutely beautiful property. They treat you like family here and it really makes you feel at home. Our cabin was tucked away in the jungle surrounded by beauty. We discovered many animals near our cabins front porch. Every...

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

Hi! We really enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review! You are welcome as part of our large family anytime ... thanks for being open to all of our members, even the bats! :-) Next time, definitely bring your kids; they'll have an adventure to...

MD
Reviewed 18 March 2014

First of all the setting of this hotel is spectacular. After a 20 minute boat ride from Golfito, you arrive at this wonderful lush jungle setting, the main lodge is a short walk into the jungle. Checking in is easy, and the staff are great. Our room was a decent size with wide-open windows and doors (with bug screens) and...

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

Thank you for your review and thoughtful comments. We really do appreciate them. We are always striving to improve our services and make sure our guests’ experiences are the best possible. We apologize if there was no shampoo in your room; normally all of our rooms are stocked with hand and body soap, and shampoo. We always regret to hear...

Menlo Par
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Gorgeous, untouched location enabled us to feel like we truly experienced Cost Rica with our boys (ages 8 & 10). We were VERY glad we chose to spend 4 nights there. Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. This is NOT a luxury destination but a simple, clean, well run lodge. It's very hot, the gulf water is very warm and...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and travel tips, and are very pleased you felt you had a true Costa Rica experience with your family. It's true, the jungle can be loud if you are not used to it. We sleep right through it nowadays. :-) We're glad you enjoyed your...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM1,449 - RM2,319 (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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