Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge

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Rio Magnolia is a small rainforest ecolodge in  forested hills close to Costa Rica's Pacific coast.  

Río Magnolia is a rainforest eco-lodge situated above the southern Pacific surf town of Dominical with ocean, jungle and valley views. This habitat, in the Savegre Biological Reserve, is home to many species of birds, mammals and butterflies. The lodge is surrounded by forest and coffee plantations.

There is no air-conditioning in the five suites – at 800m the temperature drops at night. Each suite is different, with a rustic, even romantic ambience, most featuring four-poster beds, stone walls and tiled floors. Some have wrap around terraces with all-embracing views. Simple it may be but the restaurant serves international wines and a menu with dishes prepared using local fresh ingredients.

This is more than just a lodge: the proprietors’ commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment is reflected in a number of initiatives, including protecting the rainforest on the property, and the place is powered by its own hydro-electricity.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Very efficient with the booking process and very helpful with his service throughout. Adam was always prompt and helpful in answering all our questions prior to departure.

IR, London

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.


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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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