Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure, Rincon de La Vieja

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  • Amazing... the place is huge and staying one night can not enjoy the entire experience. The attention is great and the truth... one is disconnected from the city. Pros: Excellent service to the client all at the location/Excellent customer service from everyone on site a variety of things to do / Variety of activities to do. (All ages) Cleaning and toilet on the entire complex / cleanningless all over the place. Even for a place with so many horses. ☺ free wifi / Free wifi (who needs wifi in to place like this) Cons: dinner seemed expensive for what the buffet offered. / I think the dinner was expensive for what they offered (buffet option) the sound of the wind you wake up constanteme NTE (but is part of the adventure) The sound of the wind hitting the room is a little annoying at night. Sorry no time for pictres haha
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  • Our family of 4 (youngest is almost 6yo) booked a Mega Combo Tour through our hotel. Swiss travel provided the transportation and a guide. Canopy/Zipline - my youngest traveled with a guide or my husb...  more »
  • So much fun! We did not stay at the lodge, but we took a bus from our hotel to attend the all day adventure. Something for everyone! Zip lines, horseback riding, a waterslide, a waterfall, and mud bat...  more »
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  • We didn't stay at the resort, but we did go an adventure excursion with them. We went on a 3-hour horseback riding tour to 3 waterfalls. It was beautiful. Just keep in mind that it's really helpful if you are in shape so since it 's not just horseback riding, but also a bit of hiking to get to the waterfalls. It also helps if you speak Spanish. Our guide spoke very little English, but he was very nice.
  • We had an fantastic time at the Buena Vista Lodge. (June 2017). This place is beautiful located in the middle of the rain forest. A lot of monkeys, birds and butterflies around. We stayed for two days at the Buena Vista Lodge and did a lot of activities. The zip line and the hanging bridges are fantastic. The service is very kind and helpful. The food was good, the roams are a little bit dark but okay. We loved every minute of our time there.
  • This is a luxury lodge as far as I am concerned. The paved roads, impeccable service, well signed trails, and rustic rooms were perfect for our stay. The lodge employs ~60 people and they work very hard. The food was pretty standard and the restaurant prices were about what you pay in the USA at a reasonable hotel. Given the remote nature of this place, I was happy to pay fair prices. The only draw back was several of us were bitten by insects either in our beds or during excursions; This is hardly the hotel's fault. We did see a lot of tour groups come through from the beaches. They all looked tired from what must be a long day. I don't know why anyone would make a day trip here; You should stay a couple nights, enjoy the view, and do the excursions a la carte for a much better experience.
  • We had a fantastic guide! He was extremely nice and funny-also spoke great English. We had so much fun!! I would highly recommend the mega combo. Best bang for your buck, completely worth it!!
  • PLEASE AVOID ANY AND ALL EXCURSIONS HOSTED OR PLANNED BY BUENA VISTA. We traveled 2 hours on an excursion with them on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from DREAMS Costa Rica and saw person after person almost lose their life or get seriously injured. Just within my party of 19 people, we had a few people flip over in the water slide, one of them seriously injuring her head when it smacked up against the concrete slide as she flipped uncontrollably. The worst and most horrible site was the woman who was allowed to move from one platform to the next on the zip line before the person in front of her had been detached properly. They almost collided in midair, but she instead collided into a tree and seriously injured her back and had to be rushed to a local hospital for care. Both she and her 12-year old daughter left the resort absolutely traumatized by the experience. I also witnessed a man from another party come out of the water slide with a bloody mouth and a missing front tooth. He said his experience on the slide was similar to what we witnessed within our party. Our guide was really nice and informative. However, he claimed that in all of years he had never seen any serious accidents happen during the excursions. I find that hard to believe after witnessing so many of them in such a short period of time. Avoid them if you want your life.
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