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5.0 out of 5

"I spent a couple of days at the Nicuesa Lodge and it was the most amazing place I've ever been to in Costa Rica. I wish I could've stay longer. This i ... " More

By SJOTraveler, from San Jose, Costa Rica on Wed 06 Jun 2012

Hotel Description

3-star beach lodge with free breakfast

Seaside stay

Within a 5-minute walk of the lodge, you'll find Golfito National Wildlife Refuge and Playa Cacao. Golfito Marina and Fortunato Atencio Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free breakfast

This lodge features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, terrace, and garden.

Balconies

The 10 guestrooms offer balconies, ceiling fans, and safes. Other amenities include showers and free toiletries.

Standard Room (Mango)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

5 out of 5

This is the place to get in touch with nature

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
I spent a couple of days at the Nicuesa Lodge and it was the most amazing place I've ever been to in Costa Rica. I wish I could've stay longer. This is the place to get in touch with nature and disconnect from the rest of the world. It's very peaceful. This is not a luxury resort, but everything is a 5 star hotel. The rooms are absolutely beautiful. The staff is amazing, very helpful. The food is incredible... I could go on and on writing about this beautiful place. Don't think twice about spending at least three nights or more and enjoy nature.

Posted by , from San Jose, Costa Rica on Jun 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Worth it!

This property is remote in location but not as complicated to get there...Local flight from San Jose to either Golfito or Puerto Jimenez, and then a 30min boat ride. Completely ecological, you can do yoga, snorkel, kayak...the flora and fauna are spectacular. I loved the food and familiy style atmosphere. Be prepared for bugs, no way around it, take repellent for sure, beds have covers to protect you at night. I saw crocodiles, macaws, heard monkeys, many different bird species...it was definitely enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone. Once there you can be as adventurous as you wish!

Posted by on May 25, 2010

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Property Features

Unwind on the lodge's private beach. Have fun in the sun at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge with summer activities like snorkeling and kayaking. Free breakfast is served daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This beach lodge also offers a rooftop terrace and a garden. This 3-star Golfito lodge is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 7 buildings
  • Built in 2005
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Transport

  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) (314 km / 195.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle

Room Amenities

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge offers 10 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Rooms open to balconies. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Boat and paddles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 9 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 5 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Nicuesa
  • Nicuesa Lodge
  • Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
  • Playa Nicuesa
  • Playa Nicuesa Lodge
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Golfito
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Lodge
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Golfito
  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Lodge Golfito

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.