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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 29 March 2013

The Rio Tico was a gem in the jungle. A ways down a dirt road, its well worth the trip to get there. Case, the owner, is so full of grace, assistance, and charm, its worth a visit just to talk with him. In a beautiful setting, with a lovely river that has natural water slides and soaking spots. The...

Thank BigZ5
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Reviewed 26 March 2013

My husband, myself and another couple spent a week there and loved every minute of it. WOW is the only way to describe such a place. The only complaint I could even imagine is that we didn't stay long enough. There are no tv's, no bothersom telephones. (good luck getting signal). These are called tents but you can not say...

Thank Kimberly B
Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 17 March 2013

My husband and I spent a week at the Rio Tico Safari Lodge and we were not disappointed. The lodge is truly a hidden paradise! If you want to get away from it all and be one with nature, then this place is for you. No crowds, no annoying tourists. The tents are magnificent and are immaculately well kept and...

Thank CortinoTheCat
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Spend 5 days in this place to finish our 3 week trip throught the country and by far this was the best. Beautiful place with nice spacious tentrooms with attached bathrooms. But the natural bathroom / pool in the river is even better to cool down after a nice hike or a day at one of the near beaches. The...

Thank GertenIngrid
Sao Paulo, Brazilië
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Looking back to our stay in Costa Rica, Rio Tico lodge was the most special stay! In the middle of the nature, between the sounds of a jungle, a Dutch coulpe runs this lodge. They are friendly, helpfull and very hospitable. There a a lot of things to do like watching Dolphins, visit an Indian reservation (Boruca) and visit Park...

Thank EllenRozenberg
RioTicoLodge, Propietario at Rio Tico Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in the Rio Tico Safari Lodge and that it felt as your home. We enjoyed very much having you here. Tell Thomas and Florian that Rik and Thijs miss them and hope that you´ll come back again. Regards, Cees & Miranda

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We were here for one night and we regret that! What a beautiful location! The tents were perfect. We went to the waterfall to swim. It was like in a movie. So romantic and beautiful. We ate in the restaurant a few 100 meters from the lodge. Good food for a low price. We advise to book at least two...

Thank Ineke J
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I looked this hotel up before departing to Costa Rica and I was incredibly happy to find all our expectations were met! The tents were spacious, comfortable and even luxurious with a nice seperate bathroom, a river-view terrace and a big, cozy bed. You fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle and venturing up the path to the reception...

Thank jolanda k
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Rio Tico is located just 15 minutes of road 34, inlands, surrounded with beautiful nature and very helpful hosts. We stayed for two nights and had the feeling that we could have stayed much longer. The lodge is a stunning destination with an amazing fall (La Pavon) nearby, beaches (Ballena), walking trails, wild life and nice restaurants. The luxurious safari...

Thank Rvdijk
Dalton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Rio Tico has earned its place as the best rated in the region. We stayed for a week using the lodge as a stepping off point for various day trips and adventures. That said, the lodge is a destination of itself with the river and incredible falls, walking trials, hikes, birds and other forest creatures, all from the doorstep. Our...

Thank tim c
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed at Rio Tio Safari Lodge because a traveler we met the day before highly recommended it. She told us it was "paradise on Earth". It turned out she was quite right. The tent you sleep in is next to a beautiful river and waterfall. There are beautiful flowers and butterflies everywhere. The hosts are charming and very helpful....

1Thank Andreanne4

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Costa Ballena and our unique hotel, The Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Our ninge Safari Tents offer a direct experience with a Costa Rican tropical rainforest and will unite you with the natural bounty of Costa Rica. Here in the virgin rainforest, you will awaken every morning to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Tico Safari Lodge

Address: Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
Price Range: RM359 - RM368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Tico Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We didnt stay in the "tent" bungalows but they looked like a nice way to stay in the jungle. The upstairs room is the most private.”
  • Sitting on the bed looking out.
 of 5 bubbles 2freespirits, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents higher up are easier to access”
 of 5 bubbles 569michelem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for tent next to the river,they have the best view,”
 of 5 bubbles 5PatrickD, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the riverside offer a lovely outlook but if you are not used to the sound of water outside it might keep you awake.”
 of 5 bubbles MuriwaiLot, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Yurts 1-4 are on the river front.”
 of 5 bubbles farmoflife, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
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