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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 January 2016

River setting is beautiful and fun to play in the river. Good for a short stay as the bed is not super comfortable and the rooms can get hot. However, a large fan is provided and we did not have issues with bugs in our room. Fun to relax on rocks in the river or be more adventurous and use...

Thank Laura H
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Short drive off the main paved road. Nice stay. Our host was helpful and accommodating. We stayed in one of the tents backing onto the river. Comfy bed and nice bath. Breakfast was very good. The river is a great place to hang out and there's even a small swimming hole. The near by restaurant is good and reasonably priced,...

Thank Greg S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed for four nights at Miranda and Cees' property. The experience was unique and I recommend it fully. The tents have all the amenities that you need and the bathrooms are very clean. Everything is kept neat and tidy and Angelika and Sadie, the Rio Tico employees, are extremely helpful and friendly. Cees was great at giving me directions...

Thank MuriwaiLot
Marrakech, Morocco
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This is s great place when you like to be in The tropical rainforest. 8 luxurious safari Tents with private bathrooms are located on The river/cascade. Great swimming in The river and opportunities to walk and spot toucans. Simpele, but good breakfast. Great stop before going into Corcovado.

Thank Minke V
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Attentive service, original concept and great layout. in front of the majority of the tents is just awesome, the constant water noise will put anyone to sleep in a heartbeat! Few minor points that we noticed: - weird smell in our tent, probably from and anti-mold treatment - no mini-fridge, we arrived with 3 grocery bags of left over from...

Thank Martin L
Costa Rica
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We just enjoyed a fabulous friends-weekend at Rio Tico. Their backyard playground is all we needed to have such an enjoyable and relaxing time. The river, fresh water, rapids, waterfalls, swimming holes,slides, bubbles and more! Plus, very close to Playa Ventanas, one of our favorite Costa Rica beaches with the caves, so cool! And, also easy access to the great...

Thank farmoflife
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This was the second time we have stayed at Rio Tico with a little shorter of a stay at only 4 days. The last time we were here was a couple of years ago and things were exactly the same...PERFECT. It was as wonderful this time as the first. This is a delightful way of getting close to nature. I...

1Thank KimberlyB772
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Aside from the beautiful location, the high class quality of the tents, beds, etc., the resort is excellent due to the enthusiastic and extremely friendly service of Cees. And to complete of his wife and two kids. Cees and his family will turn your stay in a superb stay. For us Dutch, we were here on a group tour, the...

1Thank 14NABster
Carlsbad, California, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We had a fabulous time. The information presented on the web page for this property is extremely accurate. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary and a bit more adventurous, then this is the place for you. The property owner/proprietor, Cees, went out of his way to ensure that our vacation was excellent. He even helped change...

1Thank Sylvia G
Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed 30 December 2014

My husband and I needed to find a middle ground between camping and a luxury resort and Rio Tico totally fit the bill. We stayed 3 nights in one of the safari tents and had a comfortable, relaxed and rejuvenating stay. The tents are comfortable with everything you need at arm's distance. The view from the tent, hiking, creek and...

2Thank Neha A

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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: £63 - £65 (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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Rio Tico Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula
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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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