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Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra

3-star3 stars
20 Km East of Playa DominicalAlfombraSan Jose11901Costa Rica

3-star lodge in Alfombra with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Absolutely delightful - great facility, beautiful location, wonderful hosts. Could not…Dec 21, 2017
  • Great hotel, great dining, wonderful people, amazing sunsets and property filled with…Feb 9, 2017
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Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra

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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details. Check-in after 6 PM is only allowed if guests have reserved the hotel shuttle. Access to Río Magnolia Nature Lodge requires a 4x4 vehicle. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle during limited hours *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 2008
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Magnolia - This poolside fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra’s small print

Also known as

  • Río Magnolia Nature
  • Río Magnolia Nature Alfombra
  • Río Magnolia Nature Lodge
  • Río Magnolia Nature Lodge Alfombra


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 20000 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 130000 per vehicle (one-way)

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 Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra


  • Marino Ballena National Park - 24.5 mi / 39.5 km
  • Punta Uvita Whale Tail - 24.9 mi / 40.1 km
  • Arco Beach - 26.1 mi / 42.1 km
  • Pinuela Beach - 29 mi / 46.7 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 30.3 mi / 48.8 km
  • Tortuga Beach - 31.2 mi / 50.1 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 176 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 6 reviews

Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra
Very romantic and private
Very romantic and private. Beautiful sunsets, ocean and green mountain views, hiking, drinks and great pool. This is an amazing remote 5-room hotel in a mountain jungle setting, you need a 4x4 to get there off the 243 highway, longitude and latitude for Google maps is 9.309196,-83.777718 a very small sign on North-side of the road, then a right turn down at 9.309429,-83.779363 straight on dirt road for about 4km. GOOGLE MAPS is WRONG BTW, this is correct. Once your there is no need to leave as the fresh local food the chef prepares is perfect and delicious. The owners are wonderful people from Canada originally and Maureen emailed us in advance to ask about all our food preference. I want to go back just to eat. I believe all three meals were included in the room price, breakfast for sure. I am still in Costa Rica while writing this and did not see my bill yet. We loved it.
Jonathan, us2 night romance trip
Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra
The road was well marked with comforting signs along the way,  steep in places but not too bad, although the end section definately needed a 4x4 .But wow! This place is so worth the effort.  The views are totally stunning! We were met by a Louis, who showed us around and then later we had afternoon tea and homemade cakes, over looking the infinity pool we were thrilled to be joined by both types of toucan! The bird life is fantastic and our room had the most amazing view over the far reaching views but also directly looking onto one of the magical cecropia tress which all the birds love!! The room was very comfortable with a four poster bed and great bathroom with the most amazing complimentary hair products. . The Canadian owners, John and Maureen are absolutely delightful! We were fascinated by how they built the property and installed the hydo power system, their enthusiasm was infectious. They joined us for pre dinner drinks and apperetifs, a lovely personal touch. The delicious dinner was specially prepared and we had 3 courses for $30. The wine was also very reasonable priced. Once again we were treated to a stunning sunset surrounded by jungle noises and howler monkeys in the distance. In the morning we had the best breakfasts of our entire stay, simply yummy!!! It is beautiful just walking around absorbing the magical atmosphere surrounded by humming birds, butterflies and a real taste of the true Costa Rica.
gill, gb3 night trip

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Río Magnolia Nature Lodge, Alfombra

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