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This place offers pretty much everything other area lodges offer except the long drive. Just 8km from Liberia on the paved road to Curubandé, Cañon de la Vieja (owned by the same Ocampo family that has the more remote Buena Vista Lodge) offers whitewater rafting and tubing on the Río Colorado, ziplining, rappelling, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot springs, and a mud bath. When you’re done, relax at the swim-up bar in the pool, set amid attractive gardens with lots of trees. Rooms are in duplexes along a U-shaped road around the pool and have a/c but no TV or Internet, though there’s Wi-Fi in common areas.