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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Golfito
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Wished I could have stayed longer in this rainforest lodge with it,s birds, caimans, exotic plants, frogs, spring fed pool, walks and good food. The staff were very helpful. Charged for big bag of washing rather than per item. Honesty bar good too.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

If you like to be in the middle of nature - it is here. Comfortable sleeping accomodations yet you are in the middle of the rainforest, the sound of birds in the morning, taking a solitary walk in the forest, seeing lots of birds. It is not for those unaccustomed to nature: leaf cutter ants and a bat corner share the eating/lounging area. It is very, very humid but worth the discomfort to experience this paradise. We had an interesting talk from the owner who explained his goals of protecting and reforesting the area to create a continuous green corridor through CR and with quite a small budget.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

it's a very unique experience - to be clear, it is not a luxury hotel and it doesn't pretend to be one - if you're somebody who likes nature, rain forests, trails, boat trips through mangroves and great and friendly service - go there! the history behind the place is amazing itself - built by an Austrian violin professor from Vienna it has now the sponsorship of the Biology department from the University of Vienna and it hosts all sorts of groups from Europe, the US and a few of us from Latin America - we truly enjoyed our stay and our gracious hosts, who promise to have much better internet service (not against the ecological nature of the place :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We liked very much this wunderful place!In the middle of rainforest Nature,you might just wonder about all the species of plants and animals you can encounter,if you are sharpening your senses and be lucky at the same time..An absolute Must is a walk in the dark,with a guide of course:bring your own small light along!
Beside the fact of discovering so much,you may apreciate the scientific work there and the way the organization tries to include local people into the project.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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.

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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.

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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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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 #3 of 12 Hotels in Golfito
Price Range: £195 - £256 (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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