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Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

The property is between 400 and 1200 meters above sea level, bordering the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Offering to visitors extensive areas of p
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Based on 312 reviews
Room & Rates
Hacienda Room

Hacienda Room Special Rate
Starting from
$56 $42
Per Adult Nightly
Well-appointed rooms organized into pavillions; 2 queen size beds. The hacienda style rooms are close to the reception area and the pool. The country style decor allow guests to experience a true Guanacaste style hacienda stay complete with horse motifs, hammocks and lovely garden areas.

Included on the rate:
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily Sunset Cocktail at El Mirador Restaurant
  • FREE access to Hot Springs [transportation not included]
  • FREE Access to the waterfalls La Playa and Salitral
  • FREE access to 5 trails [self guided hikes]
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Lake Cabin Room

Lake Cabin Room Special Rate
Starting from
$70 $52
Per Adult Nightly
Comfortable rooms with double beds, located in front of a serene lake with stunning view of the Pacific Ocean [Papagayo Gulf, Sante Elena Bay, among others], the lush Guanacaste praires, Cerro Canas Dulces, Gongora and San Roque, not to mention on the east side you can see the outskirts of the imposing Rincon de la Vieja Volcano that even in Summer boasts crisp green tropical forests. Each room is equipped with everything you may need, including a safety deposit box.

Included on the rate:
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily Sunset Cocktail at El Mirador Restaurant
  • FREE access to Hot Springs [transportation not included]
  • FREE Access to the waterfalls La Playa and Salitral
  • FREE access to 5 trails [self guided hikes]
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Buena Vista Lodge and Adventure
Canas Dulces, Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica Liberia

When looking for a beautiful mountain hotel in the Guanacaste region, Buena Vista Lodge is the best option. Buena Vista Lodge, with its stunning views, comfortable rooms and excellent service is a superb place to relax and enjoy the wide range of activities that they have to offer. The climate varies from month to month. Located only 40 kms, 25 miles from the coast and you can already appreciate the diverse microclimates.

Your visit to Buena Vista Lodge will be a magnificent experience that you will never forget. Since 1991 Buena Vista Lodge has offered its great service and hospitality in the traditional Guanacaste style of a rustic hacienda ambiance. Situated in a mountainous zone in which we are able to protect and maintain the native wildlife.


Its whole reserve is 2000 acres, of which 1400 acres are destined for reforestation and the remaining 600 acres are used as cow pastures which supply the hotel with 50% of the meat, milk, fruits and vegetables.


Hotel Amenities

  • Fax and telephone service
  • Laundry service
  • Wake up calls
  • Security guards
  • Spa Services
  • Massages
  • Free Internet
  • Paramedic service
  • For the enjoying of national and international liquors, cocktails and natural drinks, they offer three friendly bars with surprising views where you can enjoy national and international liquors.
  • Conference Center for meetings or any other kind of event.
  • Photograph Service for Adventure Tours and Special Events
  • Wedding planners

81 comfortable rooms, constructed in wood and stone, each one with a private bath and hot shower.
Each room has a private bathroom, hot water and a fan. The hotel is situated 700 meters above sea level which means the climate is fresh almost all year round, making the use of air conditioning unnecessary. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms. Rooms that boast a wooden structure are better suited to add extra beds, due to the additional space they offer.

Restaurants and Bars

El Horcon Restaurant
Guests will feel like they are feasting in a forest. This restaurant surrounds diners with nature`s bounty to provide a unique ambiance. El Horcn is located near the reception area and has seating for 90 people. The menu here boasts the best of Costa Rican fare and international flavors spread out on a buffet where guests can eat to their heart`s content. A snack menu is also available.
Schedule: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. 9:00 am Lunch 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm Dinner 6: 00 pm 8:00 pm.

La Montana Restaurant
The Guanacaste vibe here is palpable. Traditional costal culture can be seen throughout the restaurant from old kitchen utensils to the clothing used by the waiters. This is a place where guest can savor local creole cuisine and get a feel for the flavor of the region. Located near the mountain primary forest and 100 meters from our water slide, this restaurant offers 2 main dining rooms.
Schedule: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Coati Bar and Restaurant
Located close to the reception area. It offers a casual ambiance in a traditional ranch setting. This is the only dining facility with a television. Guests can enjoy the indigenous decor, board games, an extensive beverage menu and snack options.
Schedule: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.

El Mirador Bar and Restaurant
Restaurant service is only available for special or private events. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset because its position 500 meters away from the reception area leads you to a breathtaking lookout point. Guests can admire the Papagayo gulf, Santa Elena bay and the Guanacaste prairie. Grab a beer or refreshing fruit drink and watch the birds find their final roost for the evening. This tropical themed restaurant is great for special lunches or dinners for incentive groups, corporate events, weddings or retreats.
Schedule: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Ficus Cafe and Bar
The space here is divided into the bar area which is close to 3 thermal water pools and 2 ranchitos that surround a robust strangler fig tree which creates a natural umbrella for the swimming pools. The cafeteria offers seating for 24 people at natural stone and wood tables were they can sample an array of coffee based beverages, smoothies, refreshing fruit drinks and a snack menu.
Schedule: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

On-site Optional Activities [$]
There are various options, so you will be able to get to know and appreciate the tropical humid forest`s nature and wildlife. You can hike through the trails, ride horses, explore the waterfalls, relax in the hot spring spa, travel above the canopy on zip lines as well as in hanging bridges; or slide through the forest in its 425 meters water slide.

  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Full Breakfast
  • Guest Activity Desk (+)
  • Handicap Services
  • Horseback Riding (+)
  • Indoor Pool
  • Lake View
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Mountain View
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Sauna (+)
  • Shopping (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Theme Pool
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 312 reviews
from Parksville, Canada
Submitted on 26-03-2016
We did a day trip to Buena Vista lodge to finalize our family vacation to Costa Rica. We did not have transportation but through email they arranged it all for us. This lodge has organization to a tee, imfeel like Dsneymcould lewrn a bit from them. There were over 400 people there the day we were there and you would not have known that. We horse road, did a steam room, mud bath, mineral pool, tractor ride to water slides & zip lined. One person innthe party did not want to zip which is why... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 31-03-2016
Stayed at Buena Vista Lodge for two nights last week and also did the Buena Vista Xtreme Combo adventure package. Stayed in one of the cabins along the lake (well worth the extra few dollars!!). Spacious, comfy beds, and very clean! The property was beautiful and well maintained. The sunset from here is amazing. The hotel staff was very helpful and assisting us with our tour. They allowed us to split up the xtreme combo adventure between two days anyway we pleased. Also, all our tours were pr... Read more
Submitted on 15-04-2016
Be prepared, every single tour or ride costs at least $20. The food has no taste and is expensive. There are frogs swimming in the pool at night and it says is open 24hrs but it doesn't have lights inside. Hot springs pool are good, but again, you have to pay $20 per person to get there. I do not recommend this place. It's better to pay a little more and go to another hotel.
Submitted on 23-04-2016
Reaching the hotel is a long ride from the panamerica over a poor road. There is not much you will find there. So you will almost need to stay at the hotel property, for example rincon np is a 3hr roundtrip by car. We had a cabin at the lake which gave a nice view and we did visit the hanging bridges twice (at different times during the day). We spotted some monkeys and birds which was nice. However the park clearly focuses on adventure and not on wildlife watching. As a result spotting animal... Read more
from Arvada, Colorado
Submitted on 28-04-2016
After a long, bumpy ride up a winding road, we reached the Buena Vista Lodge. Its secluded location adds to its ambience. If you're looking for offsite dining experiences, you're out of luck. Instead come to stay put and to enjoy what this mountain region has to offer—wonderful adventures in a natural setting. We arrived in the late afternoon, so we were treated to a relaxing sunset at the bar. During our 2 night stay, we thoroughly enjoyed a horseback ride uphill to the spa which included a... Read more