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Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja

3-star3 stars
De semáforos Liberia 13 km NorteEntrada de Cañas Dulces 18 km Oeste, Rincon de la ViejaGuanacaste373-50101Costa Rica

3-star resort in Rincon de la Vieja with 6 restaurants, 6 outdoor pools
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja

from $56
  • Superior Room
  • Standard Room, Accessible, Poolside

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 8 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Sauna
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1991
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja’s small print

Also known as

  • Buena Vista Lodge
  • Buena Vista Lodge Rincon de la Vieja
  • Buena Vista Rincon de la Vieja


For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC $10 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC $90.00 per room (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 11 costs CRC $20.00 (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja


  • Liberia Parque Central - 21.3 mi / 34.3 km
  • Church of La Ermita La Agonia - 21.5 mi / 34.6 km
  • Africa Mia - 26.7 mi / 42.9 km
  • Santa Rosa National Park - 29.1 mi / 46.8 km
  • Hidden Garden Art Gallery - 29.9 mi / 48.2 km

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 61 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 123 reviews

Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja
Very Good8.0
Highly Recommend
This hotel has a lot to offer. The mud bath and hot spring pools were amazing. We had a massage as well and they did a very good job. The little typical Guanacasteca kitchen is well done. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and the Atardecer bar where we caught glimpses of the majestic Pacific view - clouds kept rolling in. It is about a 45 minute drive to the entrance of the national park. The WIFI was spotty in our room so I sat outside on a bench and it was much better. After we left, I drove around and checked out a couple of the other hotels in the area. I decided that I would come back here with my family because it felt so much more authentic and not as commercial as some of the others in the area.
Karen, us1 night family trip
Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja
When we arrived the front desk treated us like we were an inconvenience. The first night at dinner the service was horrific! The next day the service was better. Our room was supposed to be two full beds, pool side , handicap accessible. We were on the far side of the property in the middle of the farm. No pool, three single beds and not handicap accessible!!!! No one at the lodge cared to help at all. Icing on the cake. I paid for the shuttle to the airport the night before we left at the front desk. Then at the airport the shuttle driver freaked out on me and I had to pay again! I have still not gotten any response from Buena Vista about this problem. I love Costa Rica and in five trips this is the only time I have ever experienced such poor service and over all treatment! Surprisingly this lodge was recommended by family and friends. Huge disappointment!!!
Rebecca, us2 night trip with friends
Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja
Stayed two nights and enjoyed it. Thermo mud pools included, spent the day at the pools and had frosty tropical drink. Food was good they tried to balance both healthy and delicious options. We eat mainly a plant based diet and we never went away feeling hungry. If you understand that you are in Coasta Rica and the standards may not be on par with what you experience in your own country. Such as do not flush the toilet paper, dim lighting, camp style beds, ect. I came to experience Costa Rica and have no complaints. People were lovely and enjoyed my stay here. Roads are rough!!! NO wifi in room.
Michael, us2 night romance trip
Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja
Very bad
The road is in the worst conditions, I would not recommend anyone to visit the hotel.
José Alfredo, us1 night romance trip
Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja
Nice but overpriced for food and drinks
This place was fine. Nice scenery. Food and drinks are very expensive.
A Traveler, usRomance trip

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Buena Vista Lodge, Rincon de la Vieja

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