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Rio Tico Safari Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Business Centre
2 Star 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...
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Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
38.9 km to Drake Bay Airport
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

This lodge we found true internet what a nice find. Green tropical and just 4 km from the main road. The tented lodge idea works great the tents are spacious and the bathroom is clean. The owner Cees has a good eye for details and...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 19 December 2014

What a great jungle find. The level of personal attention by the owners, and the details in the rooms/ tents and the clean bathrooms makes this lodge a 4 star one. And this beautiful patch of jungle where this little lodge is makes it special...More

Thank CalloCr
Reviewed 18 December 2014

we have just spent 3 nights at the lodge and had a fantastic time. The experience of staying in the safari tents was pretty unique, they are clean, comfortable, spacious and are really well located by the river. You go to sleep and wake up...More

1  Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We spent two lovely nights at Rio Tico. The tents and the attached bathrooms are lovely - definitely Glamping, not just camping! :) Cees and his staff were wonderful. He helped us to arrange transportation and tour to the Boruca village and again to the...More

Thank otisandma
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Very friendly people, beautiful setting. A real special experience to sleep in the tent with so much comfort and luxury. You are in a very relaxed surrounding in the middle of the forrest. Nice view from the tents.

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (213)
Room & Suite (40)
Pool & Beach (13)
Dining (5)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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"tents on the river level require a bit of an up or down hill heft of luggage"
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"We didnt stay in the "tent" bungalows but they looked like a nice way to stay in the jungle. The..."
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"Tents higher up are easier to access"
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"Ask for tent next to the river,they have the best view,"
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