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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reaching the resort by boat from Puerto Jimenez reminded me of Jurassic Park. The stretch of coast is steeped in thick jungle and looks deserted. The property itself is on the beach and stretches back into the jungle. We stayed in a Rancito, a small, open house with the bedroom upstairs with mosquito net (as the house is open, this...

Thank Geraint J
Central Oregon, Oregon
Reviewed 12 December 2016

....with a note that said, "I didn't want anyone on the mainland waiting for me to die to get my shirt, so I thought I'd send it to you" Every time I wore it, for 14 years, my mind, body & soul remembered how profound my experience was for those magical 10 days spent with you, Jim & Kathy. The...

Thank marvelgoddess
Reviewed 25 January 2012

I stayed at Dolphin Quest for 5 nights in late December and had a terrific vacation, very true to the description given on the DQ website. It is very natural, very environmentally in tune and very family-oriented. If this suits your desire, then definitely go to DQ. When you go there, I hope you experience the same gratitude I feel...

1Thank Ellen S
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Upon your arrival at the rocky beach of Dolphin Quest by boat, you will likely be greeted by a German shepherd with a coconut in its mouth, eager to play. Your luggage in a wheelbarrow, walk across the soccer field/main lawn, past the dining lodge to your rustic cabin, open to the air, no windows, screens and lots of gaps...

2Thank waqap
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Just spent 3 days at Dolphin Quest and loved it! The location is remote, beautiful, and unlike anything you will experience anywhere else in Costa Rica. The trip in from Golfito along the coast of the Golfo Dulce is beautiful. The grounds at Dolphin Quest are expansive with great wildlife viewing opportunities. They have the largest congregation of scarlet macaws...

1Thank m6buchalski
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 3 April 2011

We loved every minute of our stay at Dolphin Quest and our time with Rey and Jose and the german sheppards, Zuess and Rex. It was a bit of a sensory overload coming from the mountains of Colorado to the green and lush diversity of the jungle and ocean. Scarlet macaws cackled and spotted the sky with flashes of red...

Thank crundall
Reviewed 26 February 2011

We spent 4 days at DQ sleeping in an open air cabin. Fabulous bird and nature sounds. Hiking ,kayaking,swimming are available. Rey was a wonderful Host,excellent cook, and informative naturalist. We enjoyed the tranquility and the unpretentious atmosphere. Horses,chickens,turkeys and two gentle Dogs ro freely. I would Highly recommend staying here. A rich experience.

Thank Cindi S
Reviewed 27 January 2010

Ah, so much to say about Dolphin Quest Costa Rica! www.DolphinQuestCostaRica.com (DQCR) This is actually 2 reviews in one as I have just made my second venture down to this beautiful ´Garden of Eden´as it is known to many who have the luck of finding this special jungle retreat. Located near Golfito in the Golfo Dulce, Dolphin Quest Costa Rica...

1Thank DazeyCoyote

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dolphin Quest is over 750 acres of mountainous rain-forest on a mile-long beach. Teaming jungles with waterfalls and mountain streams meet lawns and blossoming gardens. This haven in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica is accessible only by boat. The warm aqua waters, always between 80 and 85°, are home to rich variety of marine life including dolphins, who share this place with us. The beach lies hundred meters from your cabin. You can snorkel, scuba dive, boat, kayak, a walk along the beach. Whether you're new at something Or have done it for years, were available to assist you in enjoying your adventure to the fullest extent. Adventures can last an afternoon or for several days according to participants interests. We can arrange kayak tours, diving trips and fishing adventures. On land, join us on horseback for a gallop along the beach or follow hours of hiking trails deep into the jungle. In the evening you can relax in your hammock, engulfed in the sounds and scents of the jungle. Enjoy tropical fruit from hundreds of trees which surround your cabin and fresh-caught fish from our ocean front yard. In our outdoor kitchen we serve three delicious home-cooked meals a day with many organic and locally-grown foods. There is also the option of just using the kitchen to cook your own meals. Life here is personal, adventuresome, and shaped by each person and group who comes. We offer a vigorous adventure for the hands-on traveler or a long overdue vacation of tranquil relaxation. ... more   less 

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Address: Playa San Josecito, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Dolphin Quest Costa Rica/Golfito
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