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Rio Tico Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Spend 5 days in this place to finish our 3 week trip throught the country and by far this was the best. Beautiful place with nice spacious tentrooms with attached bathrooms. But the natural bathroom / pool in the river is even better to cool down after a nice hike or a day at one of the near beaches. The Dutch couple runing tihis lodge is very friendly, helpfull and has a lot of information about the surrounding and the rest of the country. Perfect place to crash for a while before exploring more of the country.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Looking back to our stay in Costa Rica, Rio Tico lodge was the most special stay!
In the middle of the nature, between the sounds of a jungle, a Dutch coulpe runs this lodge.
They are friendly, helpfull and very hospitable.
There a a lot of things to do like watching Dolphins, visit an Indian reservation (Boruca) and visit Park Manuel Antonio.
It takes a few minutes by car to go to a very beautiful beach.
Close to the lodge, you can do a beautiful hike, also with small kids.
And my kids loved the natural pool.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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RioTicoLodge, Propietario at Rio Tico Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Dear Ellen,
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in the Rio Tico Safari Lodge and that it felt as your home. We enjoyed very much having you here. Tell Thomas and Florian that Rik and Thijs miss them and hope that you´ll come back again.
Regards,
Cees & Miranda

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We were here for one night and we regret that! What a beautiful location! The tents were perfect. We went to the waterfall to swim. It was like in a movie. So romantic and beautiful. We ate in the restaurant a few 100 meters from the lodge. Good food for a low price. We advise to book at least two nights when you go there. You can make beautiful hikes there.
Kees, the dutch owner, is more then guest-free. We had to leave at 6 AM and he made us breakfast at 5.30!!!!!

Room Tip: If you love nature, this is a place to be!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

I looked this hotel up before departing to Costa Rica and I was incredibly happy to find all our expectations were met! The tents were spacious, comfortable and even luxurious with a nice seperate bathroom, a river-view terrace and a big, cozy bed. You fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle and venturing up the path to the reception is an adventure at itself. What we liked best was the river; we played in it the entire afternoon like kids, climbing up and down the streams and waterfalls while looking up at the wildlife around us. It was incredibly active and romantic; outdoorsy yet comfortable! Our compliments to the kind, serviceable and down to earth management!

Room Tip: There are one or two tents that don't border the river; the owner himself in fact recommended us...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Rio Tico is located just 15 minutes of road 34, inlands, surrounded with beautiful nature and very helpful hosts. We stayed for two nights and had the feeling that we could have stayed much longer. The lodge is a stunning destination with an amazing fall (La Pavon) nearby, beaches (Ballena), walking trails, wild life and nice restaurants.

The luxurious safari tents are very comfortable, have a nice place to sit outside and a spacial bathroom. The tents keep bugs out, stayed dry, cool off at night and are made clean every day. Just perfect.

During the day you hear all kinds of nature sounds, such as the nearby river, birds and monkeys. You totally feel one with nature.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rvdijk
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Rio Tico has earned its place as the best rated in the region. We stayed for a week using the lodge as a stepping off point for various day trips and adventures. That said, the lodge is a destination of itself with the river and incredible falls, walking trials, hikes, birds and other forest creatures, all from the doorstep.

Our hosts/owners are are fun, energetic and ready to help organize your day or solve any issue. Breakfast is excellent as are the surprising choices of places to eat within a few kilometers.

The tents are an engineering marvel. They keep out bugs, stay cool for sleeping, are roomy, comfortable, and water tight (and that aspect was well tested during our week stay). And, immaculately cleaned by the staff. We highly recommend it!

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

We stayed at Rio Tio Safari Lodge because a traveler we met the day before highly recommended it. She told us it was "paradise on Earth".
It turned out she was quite right.

The tent you sleep in is next to a beautiful river and waterfall.
There are beautiful flowers and butterflies everywhere.

The hosts are charming and very helpful.
In fact, they give you a flashlight so you can walk around at night, a reusable bottle of water and tell you where are the best restaurants and beaches in the area.

At this place, you experience both the comfort of a classy hotel and Costa Rica's wildlife thanks to its setting.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 112 Speciality Lodging in Osa Peninsula
Price Range: £60 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Tico Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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