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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.

Tailor made holiday

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.

Evie Oswald
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

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

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

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

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    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 London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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