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Buena Vista Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The hotel is about a 30 minutes from the highway but it's worth the drive. It's the perfect place to relaxe and enjoy the nature. We did the trip with the horses to the three waterfalls and we had an amazing experience. You should definitely go to the spa (it's free) and get a massage (1$ per minute). Further, you...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra: Thank you for visiting us during your vacations in Costa Rica! So happy you were able to relax and enjoyed nature and the sunset. We are thrilled that we fulfilled your expectations. I would like to thank you for your feedback and hope you can come back. Sincerely, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Kew Gardens, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We booked this as a tour to do the ziplining, waterslide, horseback riding and hot springs. I really enjoyed my time at this property. The staff are very well trained. They are funny informative and make you feel very comfortable when doing each activity. It was my first time on a horse and ziplining and I felt very safe. The...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello: On behalf of all the staff at Buena Vista Lodge, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the ziplining, waterslide, horseback riding, hot springs and meals. It is also wonderful to read that you found everyone at the hotel to be well trained, funny...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The drive from Liberia was great in our SUV. Cowboys. Rural. Arrival was a bit of a shock at first it appeared busy with tours but it was actually quiet and relaxing. I loved the hanging bridges. Go slow on them or you will miss the wildlife. you can see white faced monkeys and howlers plus lots of birds. I...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello: We also would have liked for you to stay longer with us! Thank you for sharing your experience. Being a medium sized property, we do like to offer as many different activities as possible and I was pleased to hear during your stay that you were happy with the quality and choice of tours, and different services as accommodations...

Colmar, France
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Loved all the activities! Did the zip line waterside horseback ride and hot thermal pools with volcanic mud. They thought of everything. And had a great lunch buffet too. Also had hanging bridges and lots of wildlife like coati and toucans

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear Patty: On behalf of all the staff at Buena Vista Lodge, I want to thank you for your visit and review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you and regards, Aileen Ocampo Administrative Manager

Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many activities you can do at Buena Vista. We did horseback riding and went to see an amazing waterfall, after that we went to the spring waters. Lunch is served between 12 to 2 pm. The buffet is really typical food, well prepare and you can eat as much as you want. They have a little coffee...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear Gaby: Thank you for choosing us and this wonderful review. Happy to read that you and your family had such a great time with us and enjoyed the horseback riding, hot springs, lunch, La Fonda where you tasted the real Guanacaste flavor, and the massage. Thank you also for acknowledging the service provided by our staff, especially by...

BARCELONA
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hello Here are the strong and weak points of this hotel : Strong points : - there are a lot of ecological activities (horse, visit of mais factory, etc...) - the termal pools were nice - the bungalow was ok, the shower was good, aminities also were good - the breakfast was very good - the place is very clean...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and that you found the ecological activities, hot springs, room, and breakfast as strong points. However, I am also sorry to learn that you qualified as weak points the options for dinner, the access and...

Bermuda
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are wonderful! We had a great time with all the activities and adventures that the lodge offers. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It was a great mix between relaxing yet adventurous.

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tarissa: Thank you for visiting and sharing your impressions. We are glad to know that you were able to experience all in just one place: adventure and relaxation. I was pleased to hear that you also did appreciate the service provided by my team. You summarized quite well the essence of our lodge! Thank you and looking forward to...

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We wished we could have stayed here longer! The hotsprings were wonderful, and included in the price of the room. Our room was basic but spotlessly clean and the shower was incredible - the best anywhere we stayed in Costa Rica! This is a working ranch and watching the horses turned out to pasture at the end of the day...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Buena Vista Lodge. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and specially that you found your bedroom very clean, an incredible shower and that the hot springs were wonderful. We take great pride in ensuring that each of our guests are made to...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Buena Vista Lodge is off the beaten track situated around 10 km from the coast. We had a very rustic cottage with a fan - no ac. Clean, basic standard. They have a good adventure program. We did the ziplining and rode horses to the hotsprings( 4 km). We also walked the skywalk and watched the sunset from the Sunset...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Hello dear G G: On behalf of Buena Vista Lodge Team, I would like to thank you for your visit during your holiday in Costa Rica. We appreciate your wonderful comments about the room, adventure program (zip lining, horseback riding and hanging bridges), the sunset bar, meals and our jungle hot springs. We look very much forward to welcome you...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for three days two nights, they have very nice environment in the countryside on the slope of volcano, have a great views of sunset. Our room was nice and big with two queen beds, but the bathroom a little too small and the waste bin without a cover made the smell to came out, I had to...

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aocampo, Propietario at Buena Vista Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Andy for visiting and let us know about your stay! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the environment, your room, the activities and that you are thanking the animation team staff. We will review with our housekeeping department your comment regarding the bathroom. We are also reviewing with our Operation Manager your report about the information...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista is a cattle raising Hacienda that changed part of its activity to dedicate itself to ecologic tourism in a rustic environment conserving the idiosyncrasy and culture of the zone. It is located 31 km. from Liberia and it borders with the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It has an area of approximately 2,000 acres, 1,400 of which are intended to regenerate the forest and where adventure activities take place, always protecting the environment. The remaining 600 acres are dedicated to cattle rising and the ranch produces the majority of the products that the Lodge consumes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Lodge

Address: | De Liberia 12 km hasta la entrada a Cañas Dulces, 5 km hasta el pueblo y 18 km hasta el Albergue, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Rincon de La Vieja
Price Range: $73 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vista Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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Buena Vista Hotel Rincon De La Vieja
Buena Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Rincon De La Vieja
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“Note that the rooms are not air conditioned but the fans work wonders.”
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“Stay in Liberia.”
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“any room is good, is just depend how much you want to pay, but this place is lovely!!!”
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