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    Rio Tico Safari Lodge

    Vergel de Punta Mala | Canton de Osa, Costa Rica
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    “tilapia” (6 reviews)
    “nice bathroom” (3 reviews)
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Some hospitality business owners are in it for the profits, some simply have a calling. These guys are the latter. I can only confirm all the positives. It's a safari lodge, not a 5 star hotel, so think waterfall swimming holes rather than jacuzzi ;)...More

    Thank Vitamin_Sea2008
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I can only echo all the positive reviews of Rio Tico. The tents are excellent which is no surprise since they are from South Africa and top notch tented accommodation is one of the joys of travel in Africa. The host, as mentioned, is amazing....More

    1  Thank Sandra K
    Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

    I was amazed beforehand to see the consistent high score on Tripadvisor of this "tent"hotel but now I understand. It is like a little piece of paradise and the fact that you sleep in tents only adds to the experience. Cees, the owner, is amazing...More

    Thank Wim V
    Reviewed 25 July 2017

    We stayed for 3 nights at Rio Tico and we are definitely coming back. My children got sick so we didn't see that much of this beautiful part of Costa Rica. Cees was amazing, he did everything he could to make our stay as comfortable...More

    Thank KatinkaDrupsteen
    Reviewed 18 February 2017

    Well the reviews speak for themselves. Once again, trip advisor hasn't disappointed. This was the first of 3 stops on our trip. We arrived after dark , about 2.5 miles from the main road. We were greeted by a very energetic and enthusiastic dutch man...More

    Thank 2freespirits
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    • US$83 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Osa Peninsula
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    Room Tips
    "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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