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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Golfito
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I very much enjoyed my time at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. The lodgings were comfortable and nicely decorated. The food was great and the scenery beautiful. Definitely a paradise for birds and amphibians. The combination of rain and tink frogs provided the soundtrack to one of the best nights sleep I had in Costa Rica. Also loved the bats in the reception area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Esquinas on a Road Scholar birding trip and found it delightful: a real rainforest experience, despite the fact that it was in the dry season. We were sorry to leave and would have liked to stay longer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. Lodge area was excellent and wildlife seen on the trails leading from lodge was prolific. Meals were good. Conservation and sustainability were top of their priority and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Especially the bats roosting behind the bar.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Lush vegetation. There are several path to admire the various types of plants and trees: when you arrive they give you a map of the walking trails that are available to guests. In the night you can hear the call of the frogs. Simple but clean housing; bring lotion to shower and hair. Meals of poor quality. The menu is fixed, the price is high, but some is reinvested in the conservation area. The staff is friendly.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Stayed one night at esquinas. Beautiful location and nice villa. Stil the price was too high for what we got. The food was average. Food was served at fixed times and the service was very machine like/unpersonal :). The room was ok but very moist and sheets not that clean. Concluding very nice location but too pricy! Average - Good

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great stay at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. We went looking for frogs on our first night there with our guide. We didn't expect to come across a caiman living in the frog pond! Lots of other wildlife live very close by. It did rain a bit but it is in a rainforest. No glass in the windows for the rooms, but it is not really needed, the screens keep most of the insects out. When it did rain the kitchen staff showed us all how to make tortillas the Costa Rican way! Lots of spare wellies and umbrellas at the reception area for when you get caught in a bit of a storm. Overall a great stay in a fantastic lodge with really nice staff and plenty of wildlife very close by.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Stayed here as part of a tour for 2 nights. The setting is in the rainforest, the cabins are rustic but all the plugs worked, there was hot water for showers. There is no fridge or coffee making bits in the room , also no shower gel or hair dryer . Bring your own !!!

Fantastic to sit outside in the evening, wifi works in bar area but not in high up rooms. Staff were really friendly. You put your drinks on a list , so they put trust in you not to cheat the system. Beer was $3 so not expensive .

The food was delicious , simple dishes, well prepared and well presented.

Good walks with things to see, there is a pool too but did not use this.

Things felt damp but I think this is the area you are in really and nothing is going to dry !!!

Very relaxing as I was not looking forward to this being a bit of a city girl and not a "basic " room lover.

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Additional Information about Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

Address: Piedras Blancas National Park | La Gamba, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Golfito
Price Range: £206 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esquinas Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Esquinas Lodge in southern Costa Rica, only 3 miles off the Interamerican Highway and 30 minutes from Golfito airport, is part of a model project combining conservation, ecotourism, research, reforestation and community aid. The lodge is 100% carbon-neutral and has 16 rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a pool. The 35-acre private reserve, surrounded by 2500 acres of untouched rainforest, attracts many mammals and over 200 species of birds. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and boat and kayak tours in nearby Golfo Dulce. ... more   less 
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Esquinas Rainforest Hotel Golfito
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