This place is remote, but worth it!
Posted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels
Rìo Magnolia is down a loooong (30-45 minutes) 4-wheel drive "road" and you need to know that before you book. This is not a pop-in, pop-out destination. It IS a destination on its own: for quiet, jungle sounds, bird-watching, reading, swimming, relaxing, hiking, and sleeping in beautiful accommodations in an absolutely stunning location. John and Maureen are superb hosts and will bend over backwards to make sure that their guests are well cared for. Maureen's cooking is fabulous but, although there are no options to go anywhere else, the cost for dinners, lunches, and all drinks (other than water) is an additional charge commensurate with $$$ dining. A splendid breakfast every morning is included. Also, be aware that the internet is neither reliable, nor available in all areas of the hotel, so if that is a necessity, this is not the place for you. Actually, it is hard to think of Rìo Magnolia as a hotel; rather it is more like the home we all wish we had! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would absolutely return.