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16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre Costa Rica
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#17 of 977 Speciality lodging in Province of Puntarenas
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Rafiki is a sustainable adventure lodge located in the Savegre Valley of Costa Rica. The lodge sits on 840 acres of tropical forest. Rafiki specializes in custom white water rafting, horseback riding and hiking trips. Guests sleep in imported luxury Safari Tents which feature hydro electric fans and lights. Each tent sits on a raised hardwood platform, has a deluxe bathroom with glass showers heated with fire. The units also have a private porch with rocking chairs looking over the Savegre Valley.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport66 kmSee all flights
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leverage1234 wrote a review Feb 2021
Rapid City, South Dakota6 contributions
What can I say, a truly amazing experience! The owner and team of staff know how to give a luxury experience. The food was the best we had in all of C.R. that beat out the likes of the Four Seasons and Andaz. The difference between this place and all the others we stayed at, is the mere fact that all the adventure awaits you right out the door....Seriously. No Transport, just simply walk out and your guide awaits you. Pro Tip - sign up for the white water rafting, horseback ride, MTB Tour, and don't forget the couples massage on the patio of your room. The pool, spa, and waterslide are awesome. The wildlife is abundant. The adventure is real. The beer is COLD. Enjoy. - Homeschool Family of Five.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Tents 1 & 2 have the pond and expansive view, Tent 7 has an abundance of Fireflys and views...
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Phil wrote a review Feb 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic time in rafiki safari in February 21. Rafting was a blast, our kids (daughters of 8 and 3) were floating in the river and bathing in the waterfalls. The slides was awesome the hot pool had a fantastic view. The whole place was just so relaxed we totally loved it. And everybody was so nice. Horse riding was great too. And traveling in the pandemic was no problem, everybody keeps to the protocols!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
MandyWitucki wrote a review Dec 2020
Kuna, Idaho4 contributions2 helpful votes
Oh. M. Gee. This place is so unique and relaxing you won’t ever want to leave! The food and drinks were on point. The staff were some of the nicest people we’ve ever met. The views, the crazy slide, the tents, everything was perfect! I highly recommend the horse back and rafting tour! This was my husbands favorite part of the whole 10 day stay in the country. You will not regret this stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Keep exploring wrote a review Dec 2020
Mississauga, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved our time at Rafiki so much, we wish we could have stayed longer! The staff were attentive and helpful, the cabins were clean and comfy, the views were breathtaking, the pool was cold but clean and fun, the food was fantastic, trails were groomed leading to waterfalls and springs... Take any tour you can! The guides are teeming with knowledge of the ecosystems around the lodge. We enjoyed our kayak trip down the river and through the mangroves to matapalo to enjoy an epic sunset and watch rays play in the surf. Highly reccomend all age groups visit and enjoy this this experience!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Cabins 1 and 2 get the best wifi and are closest to the pool.
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Janet L wrote a review Apr 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri611 contributions218 helpful votes
We have stayed in safari lodges in Africa. This was the most luxurious we have encountered. Our tent had 3 beds (a queen, 2 twins) and a huge bathroom with dressing area, closet, and space for luggage. Our deck had two rockers and a rustic table. The dining hall is large and looks out over a pond. We enjoyed the meals. Dinner was plated, the others were buffet. We went on the raft trip. In March it was class 2 and 3 rapids. Our raftsmen were very knowledgable about the birds and other wildlife. Before you leave home acquire a disposable waterproof camera or two (we got ours from Amazon). Save photos for the waterfall walk near the end, we wished we had. These grounds might be difficult to negotiate for a person with mobility issues.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$139 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rafiki Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rafiki Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices (7.9 km) and Los Campesinos Reserve (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rafiki Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rafiki Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rafiki Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rafiki Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rafiki Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rafiki Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.