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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Massachusetts
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A wonderful place to stay. The room was neat and clean and the food was very good, but the setting was fantastic -- lots of beautiful scenery and interesting wildlife. A caiman peered out from the water lilies in the pond by the main lodge, and a coatimundi came out of the forest to feed on bananas. Loads of hummingbirds...

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Northern England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a "waterfall package" staying for 3 nights.Originally for the first night we were allocated a room in part of the Villa.The room was small,hot and claustrophobic.It was also remote and not positioned in the beautiful central garden area.We managed to change our room for the remaining two nights and we found that one much better,a lot more...

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Danville, California, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and foremost, the staff at this Lodge are just wonderful. Though they are always professional, there is a comfortable, familial feel to the place and the people. We were first greeted by our Hostess, Karla, who was friendly, kind and so helpful throughout our three night visit. We are birders and our guide during our stay was Nelson, who...

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robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and detailed report about our lodge and staff. It is always nice to receive positive feedback from guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! I will forward your comments to our staff and we hope you will recommend us to friends.

Mainburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice lodge in the middle of the jungle with several trails, which you can use. The bungalows are clean and have sufficient space for two to three people. They serve good food and the staff is very friendly, especially the bar keeper, who also worked as a guide and took us to an interesting night tour....

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Rooms were nice, food-3 meals a day- was excellent-especially for vegetarians, beautiful grounds and plenty of opportunity to explore with or without guides. Nice to have a pool. 2-3 nights max though as there isn't much to do other than birding and seeing the jungle. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved our stay.

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Thank RomaRyan
Hyeres, France
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great lodge in magnificient place, beautifull garden, personal very kind and professional, good food, everything was perfect in a such amazing place, in the deep south of The country but well indicated on The main road

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Logsden, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This lodge and cabins are extremely comfortable and clean, with three meals a day, a pool, and excellent guides and field trips abailable. The creek and grounds are wonderful. Memorable night walk and Birding trip by boat among the mangroves and up the estuary.

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robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, Robert, for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the rainforest. And you are right: the night walk and our boat trips are a highlight. Please recommend Esquinas to friends who may be coming to Costa Rica! Regards to beautiful Oregon, Michael Schnitzler

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Surrounded by beautiful rain forest with animals and birds. Lots of option for guided walks and rides or just head out yourself on one of the well marked trails. We were able to sit at the breakfast table and see a range birds and animals enjoying food provided on the other side of a lily pond. Food good and cabins...

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Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

4 nights here and The location photograph on the Lodge's website shows clearly your immediate surroundings and as the windows of your accommodation contain no glass (first class anti insect etc. netting) the sounds around are to be heard 24/7 - you are a part of that delightful environment. FOOD - Meal times are primarily set and all cooked food...

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Princeton, NJ
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I second all the positive comments about this unique jungle hideaway, established, amazingly, by an Austrian violinist and the University of Vienna. We arrived two minutes before a three-hour tropical downpour. When the power failed candles were brought out, and work in the kitchen went on. Everyone cheered when the lights came back after a couple of hours, but we...

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robinwood2, Inhaber at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. I am the Austrian violinist and owner of Esquinas Lodge whom you mentioned, and it is always nice to hear from guests who seem to understand our concept. We see Esquinas as an ecolodge that is there to protect the environment and provide employment to the local people. Due to our isolated situation and our...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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 

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
Price Range: $316 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esquinas Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Don't stay in the Villa”
GraceNorthernEngland, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“All the bungalos are nice and quiet. There are just one or two just next to a little pond with frogs.”
434willim, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you're next to the little pond the frogs may keep you up if you don't sleep soundly.”
RomaRyan, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I loved my cabin, which joined one other, at the top of the cabin area, adjacent to the jungle. I watched two Toucans feeding and courting directly above my cabin. Looking out my door or from my porch I watched the sunrise over the main lodge and tall trees.”
L9282DWrobertl, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All lodges were the same - lower numbers closer to the central area.”
martinbrasher, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
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