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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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13/06/2017 14/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I have stayed at both Rainbow Lodge, now known as Captiva, as well as Aguilla De Oso and I have to say the 6 nights I spent at Playa Nicuesa were most enchanting and relaxed. The staff is fabulous, food tasty, water delicious to swim and boat in.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, especially since you have stayed in the Osa Peninsula area twice before and know what it is like. We are very proud that you found Playa Nicuesa Lodge to be the most "enchanting and relaxing" of all. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff.

Reviewed 1 April 2016

When I was searching for this type of adventure, one of the representatives told me "this place is magical". Although the reviews were all great, I laughed and thought to myself that "magical" may be a bit difficult to live up to ! If magical is the next level above excellent, Nicuesa achieved it. In my opinion, the thing that...

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

Thank you for recommending us as "magical." We too think Nicuesa Lodge is pretty special, and located in such a magical setting with the rainforest and ocean still left untouched. This area of the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica really is one of the last few places of true wilderness in the country. We always try our best to ensure...

New Haven, CT
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. The rooms and lodge are beautiful. The natural surroundings and wildlife are incredible. The guides are knowledgeable and accomodating. The staff is lovely, helpful and genuine. Play Nicuesa is less formal than some of the high end lodges on the Osa, which makes it a much more relaxed and...

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

Wow! Thanks so much for your glowing review! Our goal has always been to provide excellent and friendly service, comfortable accommodations, unique nature and adventure activities, and be in harmony with beautiful nature. We are very happy you enjoyed all of that during your stay with us. We always want our guests to relax and feel at home with us....

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The lodge is surrounded by rainforest and wildlife. The staff were helpful and very knowledgeable about the area's flora and fauna. The food was delicious and the accommodations comfortable. We hope to return again.

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

Nice to hear from you. We're happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to your return.

Fort St. John, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This Eco lodge is very nice. It's comfortable,spotless, and very secluded as the only access is by boat! The food is tastie, traditional, and as much as possible is grown locally. If you like the outdoors, with a little rustic thrown in this is the place for you. Much to see and do. Staff very welcoming and helpful. My only...

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

We're happy you enjoyed your stay at our lodge, and thank you for your nice review. We appreciate the comment about the trails ... trail maintenance is a constant endeavor in the middle of the jungle as you have seen. We'll get on that to improve. Good recommendation also on using water shoes or strap-on sandals for swimming at the...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

First class. Beautiful surroundings Great food Attentive staff The only suggestion I could make on leaving, was that perhaps the staff could wear Name Badges to help the old and confused traveller . . they were already on order!

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

Thank you, John, for your kind and stellar review! The name tags are coming! Great suggestion. If you should venture to Costa Rica again, we hope that you visit us a second time.

new york city
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is an eco lodge in the rainforest. It is beautifully built, the rooms are open and comfortable and the food is fresh and delicious. The staff is extremely accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. It is a great place to spend 4 days - hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, seeing nature. Monkeys, birds, sea turtles, dolphins abound. Travelers should...

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

Thank you for your great review letting people know how it is at Nicuesa Lodge. You covered all of the bases, and we couldn't have done better! We agree with you that 4 days is a great stay -- you don't get to do as much with less. We hope you visit us again!

Rochester
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Playa Nicuesa is a place of beauty, pride, simplicity and tranquility. You arrive and depart by boat. Cabins are simple, beautiful, open air. From our cabin, Peresozo, we heard the lapping waves of the Gulf, animal sounds from the surrounding rainforest. Meals too are simple and beautiful. All food is fresh, grown or obtained locally. Perhaps best of all is...

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

We are so proud we were able to serve you so well on your vacation with us, and that your vacation was so memorable. We are happy you and your husband enjoyed so many adventures with us and that finally you were able to see monkeys! Our staff reported that you won their hearts! Thanks for your comments and travel...

Casselberry, FL
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This small property excels in just about everything. While it is a boat ride from the nearest port, the trip is well worth it. Located in the forest, but close to the beach, it is a wonderful, quiet getaway. Nice beach, warm water, great food and staff. I can't wait to return, but it is a bit isolated.

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

Thank you for your 5-star review and kind comments! We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful getaway. It's true, we are off the beaten path. Honestly, we like it that way so our guests get the real Costa Rica rainforest experience in raw jungle and pristine ocean. We look forward to your return. :-)

Reviewed 22 January 2016

Beautiful spot with great water access on the Golfo Dulce in the Osa Peninsula. Lovely spot to enjoy water activities of swimming, snorkeling, boat tours, kayaking and paddle boarding. The staff treat you like family and make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. Meals are delicious, healthful and emphasize local ingredients and cooking style. The kitchen even baked...

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

Every guest becomes a part of our family at Nicuesa Lodge. Welcome! We're very happy you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us, and that we were able to help celebrate his birthday with you! It's not a birthday celebration without cake, and our chef was happy to whip up the gluten-free cake for you. Keep sharing our environmental...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €314 - €438 (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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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
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“secluded rooms”
scottrU2693HO, 28 May 2017 | Read review
“Stayed in the Crocodile Lodge, furthest away from the main lodge and was super private and quiet (except for the animals who started day!)”
laurarV9210RQ, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Individual lodges best for wildlife, group lodges good for socialising”
Sedgtrav1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All cabins are great. We were in Tuscan and loved it. With one shuttered door pulled closed we had total privacy.”
kyle10014, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Own cabin or room are equally gorgeous”
mrsolsson12, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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