First of all the setting of this hotel is spectacular. After a 20 minute boat ride from Golfito, you arrive at this wonderful lush jungle setting, the main lodge is a short walk into the jungle. Checking in is easy, and the staff are great.
Our room was a decent size with wide-open windows and doors (with bug screens) and interesting semi-open bathrooms but smallish beds. The windows allow what breezes there are to flow thru the room. However, they also allow the mega-snoring guy in the room below us to wake us up in the night.
As the lodge is very Eco-friendly, sheets are changed every three days. Normally not a problem, but as there is no air conditioning, and the electricity to the ceiling fan seem to be switched off in the night, and the very high humidity all contribute to a sweaty night.
The food was just OK, nothing special, but not to my taste, however my wife thought it was fine.
Oh, and take shampoo, they do not supply any in the rooms. Nor are there hair dryers. Apparently, if you plug one in and switch it on, it crashes the system. And be prepared to b cut off from the the world if you are used to the internet - there is none.
Would I go back? Ummm, (dramatic pause and muted drum roll), no. Sorry.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
- Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
- Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito