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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I have been visiting Costa Rica every year since 1990 and Rio Magnolia Lodge is up there with the best, possibly the best. The place is well-appointed, very comfortable with excellent rooms, food, owners, staff, views, and interesting guests. It is a really restful place and will be placed at the top of our list of places for a return...

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Parrish, Florida, United States
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Rio Magnolia was definitely a high point of our vacation. The drive in was a little scary as it had just began to rain so the roads were a little slippery. Four wheel drive is a must, but it is a beautiful trip! We were immediately greeting with a fresh fruit drink and shown to our amazing room, El...

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My husband and I spent the first couple of nights of our honeymoon here and it was the perfect start! John and Maureen were the most gracious and welcoming hosts. We got there a little late in the evening (and it gets dark very quickly for those of you traveling to Costa Rico for the first time) and they sent...

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1Thank Jules A
Shreveport, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We were lucky enough to have stayed at Rio Magnolia for 5 nights in June. Our stay was perfect from start to end. Very private and the perfect seclusion away from our everyday lives. The owners as well as the staff were all fantastic. We enjoyed getting to know each one of them. All meals were excellent. I cannot say...

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1Thank Sandy S
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I went to Rio Magnolia with my family for Christmas 2013. Although I was apprehensive about spending Christmas with people I didn't know, John and Maureen and their staff were very welcoming and kind. The hotel and facilities were well designed to give everyone privacy and comfort, but still had a personal and even intimate feel. The food was excellent,...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hope you and your daughters will come visit again! We really enjoyed spending Christmas with you. Love the Queen's mug! It has a special place on the shelf at the bar.

Bermuda
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Just lovely from start to finish. Owner managed ....helpful and sociable but in no way intrusive.loved their company. We had Ciele room...fantastic..porch overlooked jungle. Lots of bird sightings Staff terrific. We had our binoculars stolen early in the trip....no,problem...they found us a pair immediatley( the next part of our trip was to a more expensive place on the Osa Peninsula...

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RioMagnolia, Owner at Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Look forward to your return (and so does your hiking buddy Palomo!).

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We had a wonderful stay in Rio Magnolia. The place is simply beautiful, surraunded by the rainforest. We were visited by plenty of tropical birds, they just loved a tree in front of our balcony. The owners of the place are wonderful people, welcoming, intelligent, and caring. We loved the dogs, they accompanied us for our walks in the forest....

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1Thank Valerie K
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Rio Magnolia Lodge and it was one of the highlights of our 18 night trip to Costa Rica. John, Maureen and staff all friendly and super-helpful. The Lodge is in a fantastic setting deep in rainforest. We left our car in San Cristobal and had a lift up to the Lodge with Elicir. This worked...

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1Thank Steve R
St. Charles, IL
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This true eco lodge is a beautiful and luxurious place. The lodge is absolutely stunning with décor that represents quality and at the same time, comfort. We were greeted with such hospitality from the owners John and Maureen that we felt instantly this was a wonderful place. The quests were also welcoming. From the minute we tasted the dinner appetizer,...

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1Thank orchids08
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Rio Magnolia really is a slice of heaven. My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay there for 5 nights at the end of our two week trip to Costa Rica and it was definitely the highlight for both of us. John and Maureen are incredibly gracious hosts and their staff are some of the best we have ever...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Staying at Rio Magnolia is fun, relaxing and memorable. Our property is 280 acres, which is primarily jungle; 70 acres are pasture and a beautiful river, Rio Magnolia, with several waterfalls. Located between Manuel Antonio and the Osa, we have numerous birds and interesting wildlife and plants and trees. You can hike to the waterfall and explore the property. We have hiking trails for you to enjoy and offer guides to show you the fascinating features of our primary forest. Dining at Magnolia House is a great experience! We offer daily menus for 3 meals a day, sunset appetizers daily. Rates are for 2 and include a full Breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

Address: La Alfombra de Baru | 25 km east of Dominical, Dominical 11901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $273 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Loved the El Cielo room! It definitely was "perched" over the valley with exceptional vistas!”
 of 5 bubbles charlieh190, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Mono Congo cabin which is apart from the main lodge and felt like being in a luxury tree-house.”
 of 5 bubbles indy_harpswell, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the main home. Not in the bungalows. Unplug, try it. John and Maureen can help you arrange transportation etc. Plan ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles K6849GMnickl, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved El Cielo! A little more private and amazing view!”
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“Every room has its own charm. They are all beautiful.”
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