Bienvenidos al Rio Tico Safari Lodge!
Viva el placer de sumergirse en la naturaleza
Disfrute del paisaje de la selva tropical, donde se puede observar monos congos, perezosos, ranas pequeñas y coloridas y muchas diferentes aves y refrésquese en uno de los pozos naturales del río.
O relájese en una hamaca en el jardín tropical del Rio Tico Safari Lodge.
Selva tropical y playas vírgenes
El Rio Tico Safari Lodge se ubica en Vergel de Punta Mala en la costa del Pacífico Sur de Costa Rica conocida como Costa Ballena. Aquí el bosque lluvioso se encuentra con las playas bordeadas de cocoteros. A 6 km de la playa, a la orilla de un río de aguas cristalinas, rodeada de montañas y bosque, se encuentra la pequeña comunidad de Vergel de Punta Mala. En este lugar, el visitante puede disfrutar de la abundante biodiversidad de Costa Rica. Es posible observar distintas especies de aves, pizotes, osos hormigueros, ranas venenosas de vivos colores y monos. La combinación de montañas, bosque lluvioso y ríos ha propiciado la formación de cataratas de gran belleza; el paisaje perfecto para un fotógrafo. La comunidad de Vergel no es visitada por muchos turistas, lo cual da una mayor oportunidad de experimentar la hospitalidad del Tico. Vergel de Punta Mala es el lugar perfecto para descubrir el significado de pura vida.
Pura Vida in the RIo Tico Safari Lodge
Existe una gran variedad de actividades que pueden realizarse en los alrededores del Rio Tico Safari Lodge. Explorar caminando el bosque y la montaña en nuestros propios senderos o relájate en una hamaca en las orillas del río o en una de las playas espectaculares. Se puede refrescar en uno de los pozos naturales en el río; salte de una roca alta en la parte más profunda o disfrute de un hidromasaje debajo de una de las cascadas pequeñas. La experiencia Rio Tico es el placer de sumergirse en la selva tropical alrededor. ¡Pura Vida!
Impresión del Rio Tico Safari Lodge y alrededores
Ballenas, delfines y tortugas
Entre agosto y octubre y entre diciembre y abril pueden observarse ballenas jorobadas en el Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Las ballenas jorobadas migran a esta bahía para dar a luz y alimentar a sus crías durante varios meses antes de emprender el largo viaje hacia el Norte. Además se puede observar regularmente delfines y tortugas en esta área.
Corcovado Parque Nacional
Al sur de Vergel de Punta Mala está la península de Osa y el Parque Nacional Corcovado, una de las áreas más remotas e inexploradas de Costa Rica. A muchos visitantes les parece la parte más bonita de Costa Rica y según la revista National Geographic es el lugar con mayor biodiversidad del mundo.
Indígenas de Boruca
Además de la exuberante naturaleza de Costa Rica, el visitante puede disfrutar aprendiendo acerca de las tradiciones de la tribu indígena local: Los Borucas que viven al sureste de Vergel de Punta Mala en una pequeña comunidad. Durante la visita, los Borucas muestran al visitante como hacen las tradicionales máscaras de madera, el hilo de color con tintes naturales y el proceso de tejido
What visitors say about us
~ March 2020
"These large tents allow you to be as close as possible to nature. These are very well equipped and clean with a permanent shower room and a king size bed. The small balcony overlooks the river below.
Cradled by monkeys, cicadas and the sound of the river ..
The river and the waterfall just below are very nice.
The friendly owner (and a little hyperactive 🙂 welcomes you with a smile and dynamism.
Unfortunately, during the covid-19 and access road under construction which made us take an improbable track which I do not recommend and blocked a little on the spot.
The restaurant a little lower is good.
We recommend this lodge, relaxing and atypical!"
(original in French)
~ Februari 2020
"What a nice and beautiful accommodation. The tents, which are fully equipped, give you a real feeling of being in the middle of nature! The breakfast is really good and freshly made. Service is number one. With the neighbor you can take a short but beautiful walk for a small fee. Here we have really seen for toucans. You can refresh yourself in the stream directly below the accommodation. Only drawback, if you do not have your own transport, is that there are no facilities in the immediate vicinity. There are two small restaurantsi. The environment but do not expect too much. A taxi will quickly cost you $ 30 one way to the village where several restaurants can be found. "
(original in Dutch)
~ February 2020
"What an experience, this stay at the Dutch Kees, in Vergel de Punta Mala, in a beautiful safari tent. Includes a private bathroom, good beds and a lovely seat, overlooking the river in the depth.
The breakfast was excellent.
Beware: you are not allowed to bring food in the tent, this with an eye on vermin (including ants!) "
(original in Dutch)
~ February 2020
"Small complex surrounded by nature. The well-equipped and well-equipped tents allow you to be as close to nature as possible. An accessible river below allows you to stroll or swim.
You just have to be able to fall asleep, lulled by the sound of the river and the animals.
The service is impeccable.
(original in French)
~ November 2019
"My view of the magical place could not be below 5, jungle, waterfalls, flora and fauna change of scene. Welcome and advice from the boss. Even the tents are comfortable and the insects are present but the nights in this place will remain engraved as a superb memory of your trip."
(original in French)
~ December 2018
"Great place! My husband and I stayed there around 3 weeks ago, begging of November, and loved it! Besides it s gorgeous place, owner and stuff were very polite and helpful. Definitely recommend this place! Love to stay in the gorgeous luxury kind tents and surrounding beautiful nature. Would love to repeat again!"
~ 15 August 2018
"The tents are beautiful, and the roaring river just nearby makes for a delightful experience. The breakfast is absolutely DELICIOUS! European style, with crepes and jams and tea... we couldn't have loved it more! If you enjoy camping, as we do, these tents are super comfortable."
~ 8 July 2018
"Rio Tico Safari Lodge is a unique experience, tent camping in the rainforest. The well constructed Safari tents have attached bath and shower. The setting is absolutely lovely above a rushing stream. Sleep as if in the outdoors, to the sound of rushing water and gentle chirping of woodland fauna."
~ 1 May 2018
"On advise of our travel agency we stayed here. Instead of rooms or cabinas Rio Tico offers South African Tents with an add-on bath room. It was a completely different experience which I can recommend. The tent has a wooden floor, electricity and a nice bathroom. Breakfast is served in the main building and is good. "
~ 7 April 2018
"We stayed here for just one night over Easter Weekend (Semana Santa), the busiest time of the year in Costa Rica for traveling. It was a bit of a default that we stayed here as with our last minute trip planning the Saturday night was a night where we couldn't get into our other planned accommodations. I am so glad that it worked out that way, as this place was an amazing little interlude in our trip ...."
~ 15 January 2018
"Some hospitality business owners are in it for the profits, some simply have a calling. These guys are the latter. I can only confirm all the positives. It's a safari lodge, not a 5 star hotel, so think waterfall swimming holes rather than jacuzzi 😉 just come with the right state of mind and you'll love it. The grounds are stunning and beautifully maintained."
~ November 2018
"During our 3-night stay we enjoyed the great hospitality of Cees. He pampered us with ‘Dutch’ pancakes and delicious snacks. He also gave us very good advise about activities, restaurants and roadtrips.
Beside that the place is really wonderful. The ‘tents’ are very comfortable with kingsize beds and a nice balcony overlooking the river. In the morning we had our morning dip in the nearby waterfall. We walked the nearby trails and were surprised by the presence of many spidermonkeys.
We will be back!!"
~ September 2018
"Never liked camping? Put all your negative experiences aside and rent a fantastic jungle lodge tent at Rio Tico. 4 km inwards next to the river you find this small scale lodge. You feel part of nature and can enjoy a truly relaxing stay. Breakfast included. The luxury then has a bathroom and an covered outdoor with nice chairs and a view. Inly downside it it does not really has options for lunch or diner, so a 20 min drive to Ojochal or so is needed. But worth it. Wifi works but who needs it when you want to relax."
~ 8 July 2018
"This site is near Uvita (a $30 taxi ride - cash only) and is very very peaceful on the edge of a river. There are a number of tents and a couple of rooms in the main building. The lower tents near the river have a steep climb to the main building but are very quiet."
~ 5 April 2018
"I agree with all the other positive reviews. What a place! The owners give such care to it and their guests! We decided to go here because it sounded so different -- it was! Very clean, a breeze -- either through the windows or a fan. Comfortable bed, beautiful surroundings. "
~ 30 January 2018
"Such a stunning place! We loved everything about our stay: the beautifully located and comfortable tents with amazing views, the natural surroundings with lovely gardens, the rainforest, the swimming in the river and near the waterfall, the location close to the beach on the pacific coast and the very tasty dutch pancakes with good coffee for breakfast."
Are you ready for the Rio Tico experience?