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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 January 2011

We stayed at Rio Tico for 3 nights, and we had a hard time leaving. Cees was so kind and friendly...he loaned our son boogie boards and tubes for swimming. Breakfast was magnificent. We swam in the waterfall, took jungle hikes, and ate dinner every night at the tilapia restaurant just a 5-minute walk away. Sleeping was great with the...

1Thank Otis0867
Reviewed 21 September 2010

We arrived at Rio Tico Safari Lodge after dark, and I have to admit that I was convinced we had taken a wrong turn and were driving into the middle of nowhere. When we finally reached Rio Tico we were greeted by the very polite and helpful Dutch owner and shown to our "room". The tent was absolutely amazing! Despite...

1Thank beentherefromboston
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2010

Rio Tico is an accomodation which is an example of a luxuries lean and mean lodge, a small tropical paradise. Everything you want for a proper and comfortable stay is available (hot shower, very comfortable big bed, nice terras to relax, and very clean). The garden with the 'safari tents' is very nice located and with a nice touch desinged....

2Thank Koen_Renske
Los Angeles CA
Reviewed 19 July 2010

This is my fourth trip to the Rico Tico Safari Lodge, and I love it! This place is really different from what I have experienced in the average hotel in Costa Rica. Our rooms were really safari tents adapted to a rain forest environment. The tents give you the feel of an old fashioned camping trip, with the comfort of...

1Thank RndtheWorldTraveler
Amsterdam, Nederland
Reviewed 13 June 2010

Rio Tico is a safari lodge.... this means they have safaritents in the middle of the forrest. The tents are terriffic!!! They are very clean, spacious, with private toilet and (hot) shower. We didn't find bugs at all in the tents due to the well closing "windows and doors". So go to bed or waking up with the sounds of...

1Thank janneman42
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 June 2010

This was the best night of our trip! We didn't want to fall asleep since the nature sounds surrounding us were so amazing. You are perched in a lovely "tent" (more like an open air classy hotel room--they are very well made, almost brand new, and covered by TWO extra rain flaps) on a sturdy deck above a mountain stream...

1Thank tkpirate21
Reviewed 2 June 2010

We returned from a 9 trip to Costa Rica last weekend and without a doubt our time at Rio Tico was the highlight! We orginally planned on staying 2 nights but ended up changing our schedule and staying for four nights because we loved it so much. Upon arrival we immediately felt relaxed and that feeling continued throughout our stay....

Thank LynsieJC
Reviewed 12 April 2010

We spend 2 nights in these Safari tents, it was the most relaxing night we had. The owner is very helpfull and we love the restaurant Tilapia right next to the hotel. france and normand from Quebec

Thank aloxe
Bath, UK
Reviewed 21 March 2010

We spent three nights at Rio Tico at the end of our trip in Costa Rica and it was an amazing place - so unique and special. It is a safari lodge in the middle of the jungle, so you stay in tents next to a river. But these are really boutique style tents - incredibly comfortable and very stylish....

Thank Penguinis
Reviewed 16 February 2010

My girlfriend and I just got back from Costa Rica and we can honestly say that staying at Rio Tico was the highlight of our trip. A true diamond in the rough. The safari tents were very clever and comfortable. We enjoyed spending time by the river reading and relaxing in the cool, refreshing waterfalls; and on our deck doing...

Thank ScottPGH

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  • Breakfast included
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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: €72 - €74 (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.
2freespirits, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents higher up are easier to access”
569michelem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for tent next to the river,they have the best view,”
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.”
MuriwaiLot, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Yurts 1-4 are on the river front.”
farmoflife, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
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