The Albergue Silencio is located in Savegre, approx. 20 km south of Quepos, and 8 km into the countryside towards the Savegre river valley. Coopesilencio R.L manages the lodge, a self-management agricultural cooperative that is dedicated to the production of oil palm, grains, reforestation, cattle rising and ecological surrounding protection. The cooperative develops conservation, environmental education and ecological tourism projects, as a means to guarantee the protection and rational use of resources. The nearest beach is 20min away. Tourists may also plan a volunteer stay with a family. Facilities: Restaurant/bar with typical food and panoramic view, a biological reserve with hiking trails as well as a wildlife rescue center for the great macaw, deer, paca, parrots and monkeys. Rooms: 10 rooms with a capacity of up to 45 people, equipped with private bathroom/hot water and single, double and/or bunk beds.
La Palapa Ecolodge Resort ***
This small eco lodge is located just 25 minutes (25km) south of Quepos / Manuel Antonio near the village of Portalon shortly after crossing the bridge over the Savegre River. The environment and the lush green rainforest is nestled idyllically close to the houses and bungalows of the hotel. It is the perfect oasis to start trips to the Manuel Antonio National Park as well as its beaches or even hiking in the Marino Ballena Reserve or the Nauyaca waterfalls a bit further south. It is a nice spot to observe the local flora and fauna! The nearest beach is the Playa Matapalo, accessible in just 5 minutes by car. Amenities: A small restaurant serves national and international cuisine, a small, Pura Vida' bar, a pool, wide gardens, and local excursions are offered. Rooms: The 13 rooms are comfortably furnished and decorated in a tropical style. The bamboo furniture enchants them with a certain exotic touch. Pool Bungalows: Here you will find comfortable beds, ceiling fan, cooling floor tiles, a spacious living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Thanks to the design, you can always feel the warm and humid breeze flowing inside. Garden Bungalows: They are equipped with one or two double beds, a ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot shower. They offer a pleasant view into the tropical hotel garden.
Las Nubes **** (Matapalo)
Las Nubes stands for an exclusive location of peace and relaxation in a perfect balance. Tropical nature makes you feel at ease from the first moment you step on its grounds. Since 2010, located on a slope above The Playa Matapalo, it has become one of the most important Eco-Hotels in the country in conjunction with first class service providing a lot of privacy. When the weather is clear, the visitor may enjoy a breathtaking view from a secluded outlook point, reaching across the 'Cordillera Central' as well as the National Park Manuel Antonio, located at just 25km. Hotel facilities: Lobby, Restaurant/Bar, swimming pool, parking lot, wide fruit- and vegetable gardens. Rooms: Bungalow/Cabin: These units are built in an elegant and simple flowing style letting fresh air come through the open sides. It reminds of an ancient indigenous culture with a roof covered with palm leaves. Inside, you can find a double bed, a bathroom with shower as well as a terrace with hammock. All rooms are scattered across the property in 50-150m distance from the main building.Honeymoon Suite: This noble and very spacious Suite is located in the upper floor of the main building. It provides a large dormitory with a private bathroom, jacuzzi and shower as well as a small adjacent dormitory with its own bathroom and shower. From the Suite's main-dormitory you can access a large, private terrace which invites you to relax, read, observe nature as well as enjoying the sun. Room categories: 4 Bungalows/Cabins and 1 Honeymoon Suite
Observation: Only accessible with a high 4-wheel car like Suzuki Jimny or a Mitsubishi Montero, also in assistance by the hotel. Closed in October and November.
Located North of Dominical beach, Hacienda Barú has more than 800 acres of privately owned National Wildlife Refuge. The 6 guest cabins offer a beautiful view to the surrounding forest and are located within walking distance from the beach. Facilities: Hacienda Baru’s Open Air Restaurant, butterfly garden, orchid garden, hiking trails, tour desk offering activities like canopy etc. Rooms: Economy Cabin: Three sleeping rooms, two with 1 double bed and one with 1 single bed, private bathroom, living room, terrace Superior Cabin: Two sleeping rooms, one with 1 king-size bed and one with 1 double and 1 single bed, ceiling fans, spacious bathroom Superior Room: Directly in front of the swimming pool, 1 king-size and 1 single bed (upon request with 4 single beds)
Dominical, Uvita , Bahia Ballena - Hotels
Dominical: This dark sanded beach borders the Barú
beach in the north and is perfect for long beach walks
and surfing. At the river mouth of the Rio Barú
there is great bird watching. A good choice for an excursion
on horseback is the Nauyaca waterfalls.
Uvita / Bahía
Ballena: The national marine park “Ballena”
protects the marine life and coastal area from Playa
Uvita till Playa Piñuelas. The park includes
some rock formations, small islands like “Isla
Ballena” and the three sisters (Las Tres Hermanas)
and some coral reefs. This is a perfect habitat for
all kinds of marine animals and plants. You have a big
chance that you will see dolphins. Even there is a possibility
to observe whales (February/ March). From the river
Terraba, which connects the biggest mangrove area of
Central America to the sea, tons of microorganisms flow
into the sea. Another big attraction is for bigger and
smaller fish and their predators. There are 5 species
of coral in the park (from the 18 existing ones in the
west Pacific ocean). The best time for snorkeling is
during the dry season (December until March) when the
water is very clear.
Kura Design Villas *****
The name stands for contemporary luxury, intransigence and casual atmosphere. The trademark of this exclusive luxury design hotel is the paw print of the already rare jaguar. It is the unique place in the South Pacific where you can be yourself, enchanted by serenity and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the offshore rock formation: the hint of a whale tail for one of the most stunning holiday photos. Thanks to its Costa Rican owners, who have delightfully designed the hotel and opened it in 2012, social commitment to the local school, their children and youth of the nearby village ‘Uvita’ have experienced a remarkable and positive support in their turn. The Manuel Antonio National Park and, Sierpe, the gateway to the Osa Peninsula can be reached in approximately 1 - 1¼ hours by car. The village of Uvita is located just 7km downhill. Facilities: Restaurant, Bar Diablos, Infinity pool with underwater sounds, Spa 'SHA', a Sky Lounge. Rooms:
All 8 rooms are equipped with elegant details, designer furniture, a Minibar, a sofa, open shower with a view, balcony, turn-down service after 06:00pm. Maximum of 2 persons per room as each is equipped with a king size bed. Suite Villa - own pool, patio and dining area. Junior Suite - for couples who love it especially romantic. Slogan: the ,sexiest' accommodation in Costa Rica. Infinity Villa - Similar to the junior suites featuring a larger balcony.
Note: Can only be reached with a 4x4 car. Greater rainfall is to be expected during the month of October. No kids or youth under 16 allowed at the hotel. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights. Private tour guides would stay in the nearby village
del Angel **** (South of Dominical)
This small boutique hotel is situated about 5 km south of Dominical Beach in the south of Costa Rica. It is surrounded by tropical vegetation and appropriate for a romantic getaway e.g. wedding or honeymoon. Facilities: International gourmet restaurant (100% gluten-free), infinity pool in the deluxe rooms area, Jacuzzi in the jungle Rooms area, Cuna del Angel Spa, Cuna beauty salon (hairstylist), wireless internet and a free parking area. Rooms: Cuna del Angel features 23 non-smoking rooms, all named after an angel, especially the angel deluxe rooms are richly decorated with angels. Jungle Room: 1 double bed or 2 single beds with balcony and a view of the rainforest - especially suitable for bird lovers. Equipped with A/C, ceiling fan, balcony, mini bar, cable TV, safe and telephone. Angel Deluxe: 1 queen-size bed or 1 queen-size and 1 double bed with partial ocean view from the terrace or the balcony. Equipped with A/C, 2 ceiling fans, cable TV, mini bar, safe, coffee maker, hairdryer and telephone.
Cristal Ballena **** (Uvita / Ballena)
The Cristal Ballena Hotel Resort is located at Playa Ballena (Ballena Beach), at the Ballena Marine National Park. Situated in a 12 hectare (30-acre) garden area on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and a rainforest covered mountain, the hotel offers 19 fully equipped and spacious suites as well as 4 adventure lodges. Among the suites are spacious, connectable junior suites, master suites and family suites, all with balcony and stunning ocean views, four-poster beds, air conditioning plus ceiling fan, satellite television, Wi-Fi, telephone, refrigerator, safe, coffee maker and private bathrooms with hairdryer. 4 charming Adventure Lodges are situated in an exotic garden, surrounded by exuberant tropical forest. Each lodge comes with a terrace, separate tiled bathroom, king-size bed and ceiling fan. Facilities: Large swimming pool (400 square meter / 4300 square foot) with magnificent panoramic views, café-style bar and restaurant "Pura Vida" featuring international and Costa Rican cuisine, multipurpose meeting room for up to 60 people, gardens and park area surrounding the hotel.
The hotel can arrange various activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, bird and whale watching, walking tours, horseback riding and boat tours. Rooms: Total of 21 rooms: Suites: All suites are featured with balcony with ocean view, A/C, ceiling fan, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, refrigerator, safe, coffee maker, hair dryer and private bathroom. Adventure Lodges: The simple lodges are situated in the garden, fully equipped with terrace, separate bathroom, king size bed, safe, TV, WiFi, telephone, a small refrigerator and a ceiling fan (no A/C).
La Cusinga Lodge *** (Uvita / Ballena)
La Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition, La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that offers the visitor with an unparalleled insight into the Costa Rican wildlife and rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 250 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest. Facilities: The hotel has its own restaurant, a little SPA area and an awesome viewpoint for all guests, where one can enjoy the enigmatic view of the Pacific Ocean, a fireplace for barbecue and a unique exposed but canopied yoga area within a natural setting fully surrounded by the tropical rainforest. Due to its hillside location, the beach can be overlooked. The Playa Arco can be reached within about 30 walking minutes: one of the most secluded beaches of the area. A beautiful natural pool in the rainforest invites to a refreshing swim. Rooms: Dorms: With bunk beds (one dorm with 11 beds - 5 bunk beds and 1 queen-size bed, one dorm with 12 beds - 6 bunk beds) Forest View: 1 queen-size bed and 1 twin bed Ocean View Superior: 1 queen-size bed, 2 queen-size bed and 1 twin bed or 2 queen-size beds Honeymoon Bungalow: 1 king-size bed, spacious bathroom Room categories: 2 Dorms, 1 Forest View, 6 Ocean View Superior, 1 Honeymoon Cabin
Rio Mar *** (Dominical)
Villas Río Mar is situated 21 miles (35 km) from the town of San Isidro del General at the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and approximately 25 miles (40 km) from Quepos, a short walk from the village of Dominical and the unspoiled beach. Set on the banks of the Barú River, located 950 meters from the beach and surrounded by impressive tropical forests, the jungle resort Villas Río Mar awaits its guests with traditional friendly hospitality. Facilities: Swimming pool with wet bar and Jacuzzi, an outside gym, a tennis court, an in-house tour agency, car rental, and Palenque style restaurant, beautiful gardens and green areas, free internet access, international telephone, free local calls, conference center, spa and nail studio, transportation services. Rooms: The 52 bungalows and suites are spread over the green gardens of the Hotel and prohibit smoking inside. Standard Bungalows: 2 single beds or 1 king-size bed, living area, refrigerator, ceiling fan, telephone, private terrace with hammock, max. 2 persons Superior Bungalows: 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed, living area, A/C, TV, refrigerator, ceiling fan, telephone, safety box, max. 3 persons Junior Suites: 2 king-size beds, A/C, TV, coffee maker, safety box, private terrace, refrigerator, ceiling fan, telephone, max. 4 persons Kitchen Suite: 2 double beds, A/C, TV, ceiling fan, telephone, kitchenette (equipped),max 4 persons.
Vista Ballena Boutique Hotel *** (former: Whales
& Dolphins Eco-Lodge) (Ballena)
The Vista Ballena Boutique Hotel is located approx. 17 km south of Playa Dominical, near the Ballena Marine National Park and offers a total of 20 rooms. Facilities: Swimming pool with nice panoramic view, an additional pool for kids, a restaurant with international cuisine, bar, gift shop as well as internet and laundry services. Among other activities, the hotel can organize boat tours with whale and dolphin observation in the nearby Ballena Marine National Park, mangrove or snorkeling tours, scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking and sport fishing. Rooms: All 20 rooms feature private bathroom/hot water, hair dryer, A/C, satellite TV, mini bar, telephone, room safe as well as a private balcony with view till the pacific ocean and to the Caño Island.
Gaia *** (Playa Tortuga)
Situated 10km south of Uvita, between the coast road “Costanera Sur” and the Playa Tortuga, hotel Villas Gaia offers 14 wooden bungalows with a lot of privacy, spread over the densely grown territory and surrounded by tropical nature. Playa Tortuga is only one of five beaches in a short distance from the hotel. The village of Ojochal is located within 1km kilometers. Day tours and excursions to Corcovado National Park, whale watching tours, Caño Island and other nearby attractions can be organized and booked directly at the reception of Villas Gaia. Dutch management. Facilities: Restaurant with European and Latin American cuisine, tour desk and reception area, swimming pool and sundeck with great ocean view, common area with reading chairs and sofas (panoramic views). Rooms: All 14 villas are separately nestled in a tropical garden and harmonize with their natural surroundings. Casitas: 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed (orthopedic mattresses), reading lamps, bedside tables, ceiling fans, built-in closets, safe deposit box, private terrace with comfortable “lazy chairs” and a table with bench. Jungle view. Each casita can accommodate up to 4 persons. Most of the casitas have air conditioning as well as ceiling fans. Casa: The Casa consists of 2 bedrooms (with A/C), a fully equipped living room, cable TV and a refrigerator. One bedroom is equipped with 1 queen-size orthopedic bed, the other bedroom with 3 single beds. The two sofas in the living room can be used as extra beds. The casa can accommodate up to 7 persons.
Rio Tico Safari Lodge **
Rio Tico Safari Lodge is a tent lodge located in the Southern Pacific coast, the Costa Ballena. The hotel is located 6 km (about 4 miles) from the beach and surrounded by rainforest. The Rio Tico Safari Lodge on the shores of a crystal-clear river offers nature lovers to discover the rich biological diversity and the numerous birds, frogs, monkeys and other species found in the area. Facilities: The tent bungalows are located in a tropical surrounding on wooden platforms, each offering a terrace and reclining chairs. The tents offer the unique experience of being immersed in the surrounding nature; however the lodge also offers hotel rooms. Safari Tent Bungalow: Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot water. Four bungalows are equipped with 1 king-size bed and five bungalows are equipped with 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed. Rooms: These rooms are located in the main building. Two of them are equipped with 1 queen-size bed and a terrace, the third room offers two single beds and a shared bathroom. Family Room: Two of the rooms can be connected for a family of 4.
Natuga Ecolodge & Natural Reserve ***
Natuga Ecolodge & Natural Reserve is a mountain hotel, about 6.2 miles (10 km) from Playa Dominical. Its strategic location can be reached within 10 minutes from Playa Dominical, the Marino Ballena National Park is about 25 minutes away and Manuel Antonio is reachable within half an hour as well as the Barú Reserve as well as the Nauyaca Waterfalls.
The Natuga Natural Reserve forms part of the Biological Corridor Paso de la Danta and offers 40 hectares of protected flora and fauna. Primary and secondary rainforest, hiking trails (only guided during a Safari Tropical Tour), small streams and waterfalls can be discovered. Facilities: Restaurant, event room, a swimming pool for adults with a water slide and a kid´s pool, poolside rancho with bar, outside showers and changing rooms and gardens. Rooms: Natuga Ecolodge & Natural Reserve offers a total of 9 villas in two categories: Standard and Superior Villas. Both categories are equipped with air conditioning, private bathrooms, terrace, fridge, TV, DVD player and a private parking space. Standard Villas “Montaña”, “Limón”, “Manzano”, “Aguacate”, “Alto”, “Roble”: Those are equipped with one or two bedrooms with a total of 1 double bed and 1 or 2 single beds, ideal for couples or small families with up to 4 sleeping facilities. The villas are equipped with a coffee maker offer a private parking space. Superior Villas “El Ceibo”, “Ilang”. These larger villas offer 2 bedrooms and offer sleeping capacity for up to 6 in 2 double and 2 single beds. Additionally, there is an equipped kitchen and living room, a spacious bathroom with bathtub and a private parking space.
Mamma e Papa *** (Ojochal)
Hotel Mamma e Papa is located in Ojochal in the south pacific region, one of the most beautiful and natural parts of Costa Rica.
This hotel captivates with its beautiful location within vegetated mountains and the ocean.
The facility offers an Italian restaurant and is located 1 kilometer from the ocean. Dominical is just 30 km away. In 11 km distance the National Park Marino Ballena can be found. Facilities: Italian restaurant with view of the mountains (the specialty is home-made fresh pasta), small beauty and relaxation center, pool, outside roofed area with pool table and TV area, Wi-Fi. Rooms: All rooms are surrounded by a green environment and are equipped with terrace with hammock, 1 table, chairs, orthopedic king-size beds, bedside tables, telephone, air conditioning, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, ceiling with crafts, wood closet and ceramic bath. Standard Rooms: One room for 2 guests, one for 3 guests and 2 for 4 guests.
Cerro de la Muerte / San Gerardo de Dota / Santa María de Dota
- Hotels & Lodges
de la Muerte: The Inter-American highway winds its way
through Costa Rica, it traverses a wide variety of landscapes.
From less than 300 feet above sea level at the Nicaraguan
border, to 11,500 feet on the slopes of the Talamanca
Mountain Range, and back down again to below 200 feet.
It presents the traveler with a look at several of the
many ecosystems in the country. Perhaps the most dramatic
stretch runs from Cartago, in the Central Valley, to
San Isidro de El General, as it rises from about 5,000
feet through its highest point in Costa Rica at a spot
called Cerro de la Muerte. As you wind around
Cerro de la Muerte on the Interamerican Highway, you
will see the lush vegetation become stunted and then
diminish. The turn off for San Gerardo de Dota is on
Kilometer 80, driving for 9 kilometers down on a well
maintained gravel road you reach this narrow, pristine
mountain valley at 2200 meters of altitude (7220 ft).
San Gerardo de Dota has become a paradise for birdwatchers,
hikers, and trout fishers.
Dantica Lodge & Gallery **** (Cerro de la Muerte)
The lodge is located at an altitude of 2.600 meters above sea level, just 3½ km downhill from the Interamericana driving from Cartago towards San Isidro. The picturesque valley and the gravel road winds its way downhill (left side) towards San Gerardo de Dota, surrounded by dense cloud forest vegetation.
Dantica is a small, unique Eco-Lodge (Boutique) located in the highest elevations of the Los Santos Reserve, adjacent to the Los Quetzales Nationlpark. Right here, visitors find themselves obove- right in- or below the clouds, home of the original, tropical cloud forest. Facilities: the hotel owns a private reserve of about 20 hectars and a total of 5km hiking trails through pure nature. Local guides accompany guests on early- morning Quetzal hikes. the hotel’s restaurant pampers its guets with delishious meals, containing organic ingredients from local farmers. Thanks to the owner’s and employees efforts, this place was re-certificated with the highest level of beeing an sustainable lodge, supported by the national tourism board (ICT). Part of the whole operation is also a stunning art-gallery where local and Columbian hand-craft can be purchased, too. Amenities: A private terrace and large window fronts allow you to admire stunning views over to the primary cloud forest and the ancient oak trees. All accommodations feature comfortable queen-size beds, duvets with goose-feathers which is a comfortable details up here in the mountains. By the way, find a mini-bar, coffee maker, satellite TV, Jacuzzi (not all rooms), ecological chimney, hairdryer and safe. Rooms: 10 in total. There are 7 Bungalows, 1 Junior Suite, 1 Master Suite, 1 Standard Bungalow Superior Bungalow: Offering 2 in total. Features: 1 Queen-Size bed, Satellite TV, Safe, mini-fridge, coffee maker, private terrace. 4-person Bungalow: 2 bed rooms, terrace, living room, fully equipped kitchen, jacuzzi (in one bathroom only)
Junior Suite: Larger than the Superior Bungalows, with sofa, fireplace, private patio, terrace. Master Suite: Larger than the Junior Suite with living room and dining table.
Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa **** (Cerro de la Muerte)
Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa, is located in San Gerardo de Dota, a small village in Los Quetzales National Park vicinity. It offers 50 Rooms in two different categories. Facilities: Private reserve (400 hectars), a network of trails of 30km. The reseve has a spectacularly high level of biodiversity that attracts visitors from all over the world. Spa mit Sauna und Jacuzzi Las Bromelias restaurant, parking lot, Robles bar & Lounge with a terrace-deck. Wifi Internet available. Rooms: The 50 rustic and comfortable rooms are located within the extensive gardens of the lodge with mountain views and terraces to relax, watch birds or simply enjoy the lush nature. Standard: Standard rooms are found in blocks of multiple units. Each one has a private bathroom, hot water, hair dryer, electric room heater, safe, telephone and a radio-alarm clock. Junior Suite: These suites are more spacious and are equipped with an electric room heater or fireplace. The Junior Suites are found in individual cabins and have a private bathroom with tub, hot water, hair dryer, coffee maker, safe, telephone, radio-alarm clock.
Lodge *** (Cerro de la Muerte)
Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota, near Cerro de Muerte, approximately 85 km from San José, at 7200 ft. above sea level in a well-protected hidden valley. The surrounding is distinctive because of its marvelous views of the province and valley of Cartago. Amidst dazzling flowers, showing amazing shades of colors and where centennial oak trees show their impressive roots, sits Trogon Lodge offering an ecological experience. Temperatures may drop down to mid 40s (8-10degrees Celsius) at night. Facilities: Hiking trails, ponds, restaurant, gardens, family farm, river, tour desk, bar with TV corner, own canopy tour. Rooms: 23 rustic but very comfortable rooms that are situated at a small river. They feature electric heating, private bathrooms with hot water, terrace, rocking chairs and a fan. Hair dryers are available at the reception. Standard Rooms: 10 rooms feature a matrimonial bed and a single bed. Others two or one queen bed. Standard Superior: This room features a king-size bed and in addition a hairdryer and a Jacuzzi as well as a panoramic terrace.
Lodge *** (Cerro de la Muerte)
The Suria Mountain Lodge is nestled within a peaceful cloud forest where one can enjoy trails, waterfalls, freshwater fishing, and above all the beauty of the resplendent quetzal. The Suria Lodge offers best opportunities to view multiple species of birds (collared trogon, resplendent quetzal, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, falcons, warblers and many more). The hotel is suitable for travelers wishing a personal, authentic service in a personal atmosphere. At the kilometer marker 80 of the Interamericana, it is a 10km downhill drive. The hotel is located at the most western point of the valley where the hiking trail to the waterfall begins. Facilities: Restaurant, private parking, guided walks for bird watching, transportation services, laundry service, internet service. Rooms: The lodge offers 26 rustic and comfortable bungalows. These rooms feature a private bath and comfortable beds, double beds or single beds.
Sueños del Bosque ** (San Gerardo de Dota)
This small mountain lodge is located at the extreme end of the picturesque valley of San Gerardo de Dota, near the famous Cerro de la Muerte pass, and one of the most recent National parks of the country: El Quetzal. The hotel’s property can proudly boast itself with around 70% of primary and secondary cloud forest. Typical for it are the giant oak trees naturally decorated with ferns and bromelias in a perfect symbiosis. You may chose from a large variety of activities such as horseback riding while observing apple- peach- plum and avocado plantations. There are several options to choose like hiking across the hotel’s trails while also passing by some pristine waterfalls. The hotel offers 10 wooden cabañas, some with lake view, and others with forest view. You may expect chilly temperatures during the evening and night time (altitude of over 7000 ft.). This is the home of the famous Mayan fairy tale bird: the Quetzal! Rooms: All 10 cabañas provide TV, WIFI Internet, private bathroom with hot water shower, small fridge, and coffee-maker. Facilities: At the hotel’s restaurant ‘El Bosque’ you may try a great variety of fresh meals. Most of the ingredients come from their own garden or the region as well as most of the fruits. The trout is one of their most famous plates.
Toucanet Lodge ** (Copey de Dota)
The Toucanet Lodge is located in the Copey de Dota Valley less than 2 hours from San José in the heart of the Los Santos Forest Reserve and Cerro las Vueltas Biological Reserve. The lodge is nestled into the cloud forest of the Talamanca Mountains at an altitude of 1950m above sea level where temperatures range from 8 - 20 degrees Celsius. Over 200 bird species, amongst them the famous Quetzal bird, make this area special. Rustic, but charming wooden design, a private atmosphere and spectacular natural surroundings are awaiting you. Facilities: Restaurant for guests only and common area, parking facilities, Wi-Fi internet, forest and hiking trails, daily morning quetzal tours and a wood fired hut tub (only with advanced notice). Rooms: 8 rooms in total: Standard Rooms: Private bathroom with hot water, private balcony Junior Suite: Chimney, Jacuzzi, coffee maker, mini refrigerator
Paraíso del Quetzal **
Quetzal's Paradise is located in the Masizo de La Muerte, Talamanca Mountain Range not far from the kilometer marker 70 of the Panamerican Hwy No.1 , in a very important Conservation Area of Costa Rica. It is surrounded by the Los Quetzales National Park, Los Santos Forest Reserve, Tapantí National Park and Masizo de La Muerte. Lodging at Quetzal's Paradise is especially for those who enjoy direct contact with nature, love photography, bird-watching as well as the hyper-colibries and of course the quetzal birds which can be seen year round up here. Thanks to a local family and community efforts, the local fauna has been expanded to protect local species. Also, local products are sold within the community and hotels like: trout, blackberry, cheese and vegetables. All cabins of this mountain lodge are built with cypress and pine wood, cultivated and certified, in order to guard the environment of the farm. Facilities: Reception, Parking area, bar and restaurant, fireplace, wide gardens, hiking trails and lookout point. Rooms: 14 rooms in total: Cabins: The cabins have either, double beds, bunk beds or single beds, depending if the cabin is for double, triple or quadruple occupancy. Superior: These are located about 300m from the mainbuilding, scattered between large oak trees offering fantastic outlooks. All do provide an electric heater as temperatures may drop into mid 40s during the night (5-8 degrees) on 2700m.
All the cabins have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and nature and offer a lot of privacy.
Chirripó National Park / San Gerardo de Rivas / San Vito - Lodging
Chirripó Peak is the highest mountain in the country, soaring
to a height of 3,821 meters. The paramos of this elevation
contain many varieties of stunted Andean-type woodland,
consisting of shrubs, grasslands and perennial herbaceous
plants. One of the most common species found here is
the batamba. The largest trees include oak, sweet cedar,
nargusta, elm, Poas magnolia, iera, cypress and manni.
The fauna is astonishingly varied, with 263 species
of amphibians and reptiles and about 400 types of birds
observed to date. The largest concentration of tapirs
in the country can be found here, plus the puma, jaguar,
ocelot, jaguarondi, white-lipped peccary and cacomistle.
The most noteworthy birds include the resplendent quetzal,
crested eagle, red-tailed hawk, volcano hummingbird,
black guan, crowned wren-thrush, elegant trogon, and
San Vito is a small village located on the foothills of the Pacific Talamanca mountain range, about 1 ½ hrs from Golfito, founded by Italian immigrants in the 1950s. San Vito also has a large population of Guayamí people and is located closely to the Guayamí Indigenous Reserve. The climate is mild and there is hardly any touristic infrastructure to be found yet.
Only 6 km from San Vito the Wilson Botanical Garden, part of the Las Cruces Biological Station (founded in 1962 by an US-American couple), offers the visitor on more than 12 hectares a breathtaking variety of species such as bromeliads, orchids, palms, ferns and also medicinal plants. Wilson Botanical Gardens also offer accommodation. The project is administrated by the OTS (Organization for tropical studies). In the village center visitor could stay at the traditional hotel El Ceibo.
El Pelicano ** (Rivas / Chirripo)
This small mountain lodge can be found just 18km east of San Isidro del General, in a small valley just above the village of Rivas, in San Gerardo. It is the point of commencement for the loved trekkings up to the top of Costa Rica’s highest mountain, the Cerro Chirripó with its 3820 meters above sea level (approx 12.000 ft). Facilities: Swimming Pool, restaurant and bar, massage service, art gallery, hiking trails, WIFI Internet, parking lot, assistance with tours and excursions. Transfers are also offered to other regions of the country. Rooms: Its rustic but comfortable rooms offer a double bed and a bunk bed as well as a private bathroom with warm water in the Junior category. In their Junior Suites you may take advantage of watching satellite TV as well as a small fridge in at least one of these rooms. Suites boost with more comfort like a coffee maker, Jacuzzi, telephone and mini fridge. Just one Suite counts with a sofa bed.
Durika Lodge (Buenos Aires)
The lodge is located about 17 km from the small village Buenos Aires and is only accessibly with 4-wheel drive. The lodge is owned by the Durika community and is part of a project for self-improvement within this partly developed area. It is located at the border of the community. 10 cozy wooden cabinas are available, all with a great view over the valleys of Talamanca. All delicious meals are prepared with fresh homegrown vegetables and served in the restaurant.
Las Cruces Biological Station (OTS) ** (San Vito)
The Biological Station Las Cruces Organization for Tropical Studies offers 12 guest rooms with private bathroom/hot water shower and balcony with garden view over Wilson Botanical Gardens. Meals are served at set times in a special dining room with open terrace and view over the mountains of Talamanca. Laundry service is offered.
Golfo Dulce / Golfito / Piedras Blancas National Park - Lodging
is set on the north side of the Golfo Dulce,
at the foot of lush green mountains. The setting alone
is enough to make this one of the most attractive cities
in the country, but Golfito also has a certain charm
on its own. Sure, the areas around the Municipal Park
and public dock are kind of seedy and the "downtown"
section is quite run-down, but if you go a little bit
farther along the bay, you come to the old United Fruit
Company housing. Here you'll find well-maintained wooden
houses painted bright colors and surrounded by neatly
manicured gardens. Toucans are commonly sighted. It's
all very lush and green and clean--an altogether different
picture from that painted by most port towns in this
The Piedras Blancas National Park, formerly called
Esquinas National Park or Corcovado Section II, was
established in 1992 as an extension of the Corcovado
National Park. The park borders the Golfito Forest Reserve
in the East. In the West the park is connected with
the Corcovado National Park by a forest corridor (Rincon),
which unfortunately is highly threatened by illegal
logging. The Piedras Blancas National Park covers 30'000
acres of undisturbed humid tropical primary rainforest
and 5'000 acres of secondary forests, pasture land and
rivers consisting primarily of hills of varied steepness,
over one hundred stream valleys, a river plateau and
coastal cliffs and beaches.
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge*** (Golfo Dulce)
Playa Nicuesa Lodge is located at the coast of Golfo Dulce and offers a private rainforest of 165 hectares that is bordered by the Piedras Blanca National Park. This is an environmentally sensitive lodge with the buildings located on less than 2% of the property and 98% being private, protected areas. The lodge can accommodate a total of 28 guests in five different cabins, one 3-bedroom house and four private rooms in the Mango Guest House. The private reserve can be discovered thanks to trails that wind through the rainforest, up to the mountains and connect through the national park. Facilities: The 2-story main building has a restaurant and bar with a big terrace and wonderful view over Golfo Dulce and rainforest. The lodge is only accessible by boat from Golfito or Puerto Jimenez. All accommodations offer private, open-air bathrooms, canopied beds, ceiling fans and louver doors around the rooms, opening to private balconies with spectacular views of the rainforest. Rooms: The Lodge offers five private cabins (three 1-bedroom, one 2-bedroom and one cabin suite), one three-bedroom Jaguar House and the Mango Guesthouse with four private rooms. Mango Guest House: The guest house is a 2-storey house with 4 rooms in total, completely surrounded by mango trees. Each room offers a private entrance, private bathroom and terrace, louver doors and windows and panoramic views. The rooms are equipped with 1 queen-size bed each, twin beds upon request. For large groups or families, it is advisable to rent the entire Mango House. Max. occupancy per room: 3 guests, incl. children. One Bedroom Cabin: These cabins are the most private and set apart. Each offers a private entrance, private open-air shower/bathroom, terrace, louver doors and windows with panoramic views. Max. occupancy per room: 3 guests, incl. children. Cabin Suite: Very private and tucked away in the rainforest. Private open air shower/bathroom, private terrace, mosquito netting over the beds, ceiling fans, louver doors and windows with panoramic rainforest views. Large loft like room with a removable partition wall to add flexible space for families and groups, creating two bedrooms for 4 to 5 guests. Two Bedroom Cabin: Large with 2 bedrooms and a living area that can be converted into an additional bedroom. Private entrance, private bathroom and terrace, louver doors and windows and panoramic views. Mosquito netting over the beds, ceiling fans and one large bathroom with open-air shower. Max. occupancy: 5 guests, incl. children. Jaguar House: 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, surrounded by rainforest. On the first floor, there is a living room, bedroom and bathroom with open-air shower. The second floor is an open, loft-like space with a master bedroom, a second bedroom, bathroom and a large terrace. Max. occupancy: 6 guests, incl. children. Minimum age 6 years.
Dulce Lodge*** (Golfo Dulce)
This Swiss-owned Golfo Dulce Lodge (German/English/Spanish spoken) is surrounded by the primary lowland rainforest of the Piedras Blancas National Park an extension of the Corcovado National Park and the clear waters of the Golfo Dulce. This small bungalow settlement is located on a remote beach in the quiet bay of Playa San Josécito in the southern part of Costa Rica. The lodge is only accessible by a boat ride of about 20 to 30 minutes either from Golfito or Puerto Jiménez. The lodge is greatly committed to sustainable practices and the certification for sustainable tourism.
No kids under 8! Facilities: Freshwater pool (chlorine-free), laundry, beachside rancho with hammocks, restaurant with bamboo ceiling and covered rooftop observation deck, lounge, information center with hangouts about tropical flora and fauna, history and traditions Rooms: The little complex of individual buildings is informally grouped together as a tiny village in a large landscaped garden right on the edge of the tropical rainforest and less than 300 yards (250m) away from the rocky beach. Standard Rooms: These are comfortably furnished rooms in concrete (with fan) close to the small freshwater pool. Equipped with 2 or 3 single beds. Deluxe Rooms: These are detached and spacious wooden bungalows, comfortably furnished (including fan) and private shower/toilet (warm water until sunset). Each bungalow has a large, private veranda with a hammock and a rocking chair. Equipped with 3 single beds or 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
Nestled in the lush, thick forest of Piedras Blancas National Park in Costa Rica‘s remote southern zone, Esquinas Lodge is the perfect jungle retreat for eco-tourists seeking adventure off the beaten track. The beautifully landscaped tropical garden attracts more than 200 species of birds, colorful butterflies, coatis, monkeys, iguanas, caimans and many other animals. A unique feature of the lodge is its chlorine-free swimming pool. Moreover, it features an own lake, where guests can stroll around as well as a 10-mile long network of well-marked trails, most of which lead through fascinating, untouched primary forest directly behind the lodge. Facilities: Library, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, veranda Rooms: All 14 rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and hot water shower, ceiling fan, full screening and a terrace. Each room is decorated with colorful materials woven by the Guaymi and Boruca Indians and can be used as a single, double or triple room.
Located in middle of the “Golfo Dulce Nature Reserve“, on the Osa Peninsula, the small, very personally run Suital Lodge is surrounded by a private rainforest and borders the Golfo Dulce. A network of hiking trails (about 5 km) leads through the 28 acres of property and invites visitors to explore the flora and fauna of the constantly humid rainforest. Rooms: The lodge offers 2 rooms and 3 bungalows. In their small restaurant breakfast and dinner is served, a variety of local and international meals with a lot of fruits and vegetables as well as their special home-made bread. Kayak and horse-back riding tours are offered in the hilly and green sourroundings of the Osa Peninsula. With some luck you could see dolphins! Standard Rooms: These are located inside the house of the proprietors. Each cabin has one double and two single beds, bath with tails, hot water, ceiling fan, mosquito net and veranda. Bungalow/ Cabinas: The lodge offers 3 rustic, wooden bungalows that are equipped with 2 beds (one double, one single), private bath room/hot shower, fan, mosquito nets, and an own veranda.
Finca Köbö ** (Golfo Dulce)
A little organic ranch between the primary rainforest and the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce (just 2km away), located on the wild Osa Peninsula in the very south of the country. Visitors may take advantage of over 30 different species of fruits and vegetables that are grown here, hereunder, the cocoa tree. There are hiking trails winding through the forest, passing giant trees where always birds and mammals can be observed.
Rooms: 6 rustic and cozy accommodations, a small restaurant as well as an interesting variety of tours like the chocolate tour and kayak tour on the Golfo Dulce. At the hotel restaurant, ingredients from their own garden find its way onto the table.
Drake Bay / Osa Peninsula- Hotels & Lodges
Drake Bay: This pristine bay, lined by palm trees and
named after the pirate Sir Francis Drake, is located
in the north of Osa Peninsula, at about 12 miles distance
from the San Pedrillo entrance to Corcovado National
Park. Here, time seems to have no meaning; it is here
that you are taken into a world of pure rainforest,
magnificent beaches, and adventurous boat trips. The
lodges in Drake Bay offer day trips to Corcovado National
Park and Caño Island.
Corcovado Jungle Lodge ***
Located on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica, Corcovado is the "crown jewel" of a world-renowned national park system. Casa Corcovado Lodge is located in a 170-acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park and is only accessible by boat. Guests arrive at a tropical, secluded bay and continue with an internal transport uphill. The hotel lies in midst of the rainforest at an altitude of about 150m above the ocean. Facilities: Observatory bar and sunset lookout point, a-la-carte dining and lounge area, restaurant, 2 spring-fed swimming pools, salon Corcovado & Rainforest conference center, gift shop, laundry, private beach area with small waterfalls. Rooms: Accommodations at this "lost world" are artfully-appointed individual bungalows offering first-class comfort, mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fan, tiled floors, lounge area, dry mini bar, safety deposit box, hammock and ample closets. The rooms’ private bathrooms have hot water showers and designer fixtures. The lodge offers a total of 14 rooms: Deluxe Bungalows: 1 or 2 queen-size beds, desk, wardrobe, Junior Suites: 1 queen-size bed and 1 sofa-bed living room area, connecting door, hammocks. Honeymoon Suites: 1 queen-size bed, living room area, wardrobe, relax sofas.
Copa de Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort ****
Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxury beachfront eco-resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. The resort is located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park in an area known as “Caletas” (small coves). This area of the Osa Peninsula is accessible by boat only and is one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s entire Pacific coastline. Facilities: Copa De Arbol offers ocean and rainforest views from the beachfront restaurant and full bar. Rooms: All 10 individually designed cabinas blend into the natural backdrop. Constructed using recycled materials and reforested wood, all accommodations feature ocean and rainforest views, balconies with seating areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans. #1 Coco: 2 queen-size beds. Coco is a spacious, one-story, luxury cabina, located closer to the beach and offering easy access to the restaurant. #2 Mango: 1 queen-size and 2 twin beds. Mango is the largest one-story cabina with easy access to the beach, it is located closer to the restaurant than all other cabinas. #5 Palm: 2 queen-size beds. Palm is the largest luxury cabina, with two stories, two bedrooms and panoramic jungle view with partial ocean view. #7 Bamboo: 2 queen-size beds. Two levels built with post construction. The lower level is a large deck with two hammocks, and the upper level features a spacious room and balcony. #8 Sable, #9 Balsa: 1 queen-size bed. Two levels, the lower level has a deck with a hammock and the upper level a balcony with an ocean view. #10 Amargo, #11 Teka: 1 king-size bed. Large balcony with a seating area and a hammock. Reached by crossing a footbridge, it is a little more removed from the center of the property.
de Osa Inn ***(*)
Among Osa Peninsula’s delights are its remoteness and undeveloped, primitive state. Accessible only by boat, Drake Bay area is free of roads, cars, and even electricity (we supply our own power 24 hours a day). However, the area has been made surprisingly accessible for the save adventurer. Facilities: A well maintained cement trail connects the rooms with the hotel's restaurant/office area, which during the evening hours is well lit to ensure safe passage to and from your room. Rooms: Aguila de Osa Inn comes complete with 1 Junior and 1 Master Suite and 11 Standard Rooms, all of which are nestled neatly into the surrounding hillside. Hardly visible from a distance, the rooms are separated into three distinct clusters, each offering spectacular views of the lush, tropical jungle that surrounds the hotel. Resting high above the water's edge, the rooms are open and spacious; with mesh windows to ensure a tropical breeze to pass through your room. All rooms feature large tiled bathrooms, stylish ceilings, hot water, ceiling fans, 24 hour electricity, hand-crafted decor, in addition to drinkable well water that is UV treated with a micro-filtered system.
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort ***
Oceanfront location and bordering the pristine, tropical river "Agujitas", Drake Bay Resort offers a very desirable location in the area. Since the hotel is located at sea level, there are no steep steps or difficult beach landings. We have our own private dock for easy access to the hotel. To the village of Drake bay it is just a 5min boat ride. Facilities: Safe wet-landing (no pier), pool, bar and restaurant. Swimming pool with ocean view, warm ocean water fills the pool located right at the ocean's edge. Lunch is available at the poolside restaurant. Rooms: Drake Bay Wilderness Lodge offers 20 bungalows with hot water showers, bathrooms, porches, and a ceiling fan some do have A/C and one is good for families up to 5 people. All have a view of the bay, mountains and rain forest. From the cabins, guests can directly enjoy a refreshing swim in the Pacific Ocean or go kayaking. Various jungle trails invite you to discover the surrounding rainforest.
Marenco Lodge (**)
Punta Marenco Lodge is located at the southern end of Drake Bay, close to the ranger station San Pedrillo of the National Park Corcovado.
In front of a pristine tropical Playa Danta beach and surrounded by the Punta Rio Claro National Wildlife Refuge, the Punta Marenco Lodge offers rustic yet comfortable accommodations for travelers interested in enjoying the natural beauty of this region. Thanks to its location on a small hill, guests enjoy wonderful panoramic views.
Unspoiled wilderness abounds and the lodge commits to conserve this unique tropical ecosystem. Electricity is provided through a small generator and is available from 6 pm till 10 pm. The nearby Corcovado National Park is one of the last refuges for various animals threatened of extinction, Caño Island and its surrounding area offers protection to a vast diversity of sea life including: humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles etc. Facilities: The small restaurant with ocean view and vistas of the surrounding rain forest offers typical, traditional meals. There are also a bar, extensive green areas and a trail system of about five miles.
The arrival of the small transfer and leisure boats at the landing stage is not always easy; depending on the swell it might be a good idea to have shorts and sandals handy. From the beach, a short but steep path leads to the lodge (about 150 m/500 feet). On site, different tours to close-by attractions are offered, for example visits of the Caño Island, the Corcovado National Park and the Punta Río Claro Wildlife Refuge. Also diving tours and horseback riding trips can be organized. Rooms: Punta Marenco offers 20 rustic bungalows. All of them offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rain forest, a private deck and mosquito nets. Each bungalow has a private bathroom (cold water). It is recommendable to bring a flash light as electricity is generated only in the evening hours.
Las Caletas Lodge **
Las Caletas Lodge are located on a hill just beside the ocean and rain forest. Their location at the Playa Las Caletas in Drake Bay offers a convenient starting point for excursions into the Corcovado National Park or the Caño Island. The small hotel offers wood buildings, electricity 24 hours a day, panoramic views of the ocean and the rain forest as well as restaurant service. Facilities: The swiss-costarican owners, offer in their restaurant international and local meals. Several day tours can be organized, for example to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park. Use of kayaks and snorkel equipment is included in the room price, as well as internet and local calls. Electricity is partially generated with solar energy. The room rates also include the use of kayak and snorkel equipment, Internet and local telephone calls are also free of charge. Rooms: All rooms offer hot water showers, ceiling fan, windows with mosquito nets, a balcony with chairs and a hammock. Every bed has a mosquito net and one room is in the main building. All cabins use solar energy. All rooms are equipped with at least one double bed, some rooms can also be equipped with additional single beds. Standard Rooms: Single-story rooms, balcony with hammock, ceiling fans and bathroom. Equipped with 1 double and 1 single bed. Duplex Rooms: 2 two-story “duplex” rooms are located in the same building with separate entries and a divided balcony. Each unit has 1 bedroom upstairs and another one downstairs (divided by the stairs) and features 1 double and 1 single bed upstairs and 2 single beds downstairs, ocean and garden view. These rooms are a good choice for families or small groups. Maximal occupancy: 2-5 guests. Honeymoon Suite: Private, two-story bungalow with a bedroom upstairs and a lounging area and bathroom downstairs. Forest, garden and ocean views, ceiling fan and with 1 double and 1 single bed. Tent Cabins: Private tents for the most adventurous guests, set on an elevated platform and with a spacious front porch with a couple of armchairs. Three tents features one full-size bed (one tent has an additional twin-bed), ocean and garden views and fans. All tents 2 bathrooms and showers, which are located close to the platform.
Pirate Cove **
The hotel is located close to Drake Bay, on the peninsula Osa. A real advantage: the beach is right in front of the hotel which is offering kayaks as well. Part of the tropical adventure is the wet-landing by boat on the beach upon arrival. Facilities: Restaurant. Cabinas: The spacious cabinas are suitable for couples or smaller families who are searching for more privacy and space. All are featured with 1 double and 3 single beds, a private bathroom with hot water/ shower, ceiling fan, electricity and a terrace with hammock and view over the Pacific Ocean and the river Drake. Bungalows: All bungalows have a private bathroom with hot water/ shower, ceiling fan, electricity, 1 double or 2 single beds and a terrace with hammock. AC Rooms: Located on the second floor with air conditioning and private bathroom. Neither terrace nor sea view. Equipped with 1 double bed and 1 or 2 single beds. Deluxe: a little bit larger than the cabinas, same amenities but with air-condition.
Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp *
Located just southwest of Drake Bay on the western side of the Osa Peninsula. The camp is close to Corcovado National Park and the Caño Island Biological Reserve. This paradise is a combination of tropical wilderness and beaches, catalogued by the National Geographic Society as "one of the most biologically intense places on earth!" Facilities: Individual trails lead from each tent to the gathering area, a "rancho" that serves as a dining hall and a place to meet for adventure planning sessions, afternoon coffee, reading, or simply a snooze in a hammock. Meals are served family-style at long wooden tables. The kitchen serves three meals a day and offers a truly international cuisine. Communal bathhouses are located on a rise behind the dining hall, connected by paved paths. Roomy showers and changing areas are clean and comfortable with a separate area devoted to laundry. A mountain spring nearby provides plenty of refreshing water. Located just southwest of Drake Bay on the western side of the Osa Peninsula; the Camp is close to Corcovado National Park. Rooms/ tents: The 24 tents are facing the ocean, backed by the jungle…this is as close to nature as real comfort will allow. Tarp-roofed shelters keep your tent cool and dry, and an elevated wooden palette gets you well off the ground while affording a spacious front porch for a couple of armchairs. Outfitted with full-size beds, bedding and night tables; each tent is strategically positioned to provide privacy and a spectacular Pacific view.
Corcovado / Osa Peninsula - Hotels & Lodges
Nationalpark: Often called the “biological
most intense place on earth” because of its stunning
variety of flora and fauna, the park protects major
habitats including a mountain forest, which covers more
than half the park; a cloud forest, located in the highest
region, richly populated by oaks and tree ferns; swamp
forests, flooded practically all year-round; a holillo
forest, predominated by palms; a mangrove swamp, located
on the estuaries of the Llorona, Corcovado and Sirena
Rivers; and a freshwater herbaceous swamp. The park
is home to some 500 species of trees -equivalent to
a quarter of all the tree species in Costa Rica. Some
of the larger trees include the purple heart, poponjoche,
nargusta, banak, cow tree, espave and crab wood.
The park protects
several endangered species including cats and large
reptiles. Moreover, it is home to several species of
birds, which are either endemic or whose distribution
is very restricted. There are 140 species of mammals,
367 birds, 117 amphibians and reptiles, 40 types of
freshwater fish, and it is estimated that there are
some 6,000 types of insects. It is common to see large
herds of white-lipped peccary, as well as howler and
spider monkeys, and squirrels. The park is sanctuary
to the largest population of scarlet macaws in the country.
Other species of birds found here are the vulture, white
hawk, short-billed pigeon, tovi parakeet and bronze-tailed
Located on the Osa Peninsula, south of Puerto Jiménez and built 350 feet above the sea, Lapa Rios offers 17 luxurious bungalows and 1000 acres of private reserve including a sandy stretch of virgin beach. Lapa Rios is built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges connected by walking paths and steps.
The main lodge, housing the restaurant and bar, soars 50 feet and is built of local, natural materials. Palm thatched roofs meet a three-story hardwood circular stairway. Climb a hardwood circular stairway to overlook the forest canopy and breathtaking ocean views. Facilities: Swimming pool and sundeck, a terraced restaurant with view of the sea, 1000 acres of private reserve and access to a sandy stretch of virgin beaches. There is 24-hour electricity available for battery charges, computers and razors. Daily laundry service available at extra cost.
*No Internet nor landline phone access on the Lapa Rios property, Cell phones may be used discreetly in your rooms if your carrier provides international coverage, although coverage is unreliable due to remoteness. Rooms:Deluxe Bungalows: The 17 luxurious reed- thatched bungalows are open-air with screens that allow you to experience the sounds, sights and smells of the rainforest and the ocean. All bungalows feature ceiling fans (no air-conditioning), private outdoor deck with rain head shower, hammock and lounge chairs and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean or Golfo Dulce. All bungalow access requires stair and path walking.
El Remanso Rainforest & Beach Lodge ****
The Remanso Rainforest Lodge is situated in the very southern part of the Osa Peninsula, one of the world’s greatest ecologically diverse areas. Over 700 species of trees and more than 400 different species of birds as well as over a hundred different mammels and insects are part of this area. Facilities: The lodge offers a restaurant, bar and a spacious pool area. A variety of activities are offered: sea kayaking, waterfall rappelling, canopy, guided hikes and yoga are only a few of them.El Remanso is producing its own renewable “clean energy” with two own hydroelectric plants. Therefore they do not offer air conditioning in their cabins. Rooms: All the rooms are integrated in the surrounding flora and fauna of the region. Standard Rooms: Insgesamt 4 mit 1 king-size with a max of 2 single beds, terrace. Part of Casa Poniente, ground floor. Classic Cabin: 1 king-size and 2 single beds max. Deluxe Cabin: 1 king-size or 2 single beds max. One- (2 people) or 2-story building (La Vainilla, 4 people). Deluxe Suite: 1 king-size bed and 2 single beds max. Ocean View. Part of Casa Poniente. First floor. Casa Osa: 1 sleeping room with 1 queen-size bed and 2 single beds and 1 sleeping room with 1 queen-size bed, 2 bathrooms, up to 7 persons
Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge **(*)
The Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge in the South of Osa peninsula, on the coast of Matapalo, where the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean meet. The lodge offers different rooms in different categories, either with ocean or with jungle view. There are a lot of trails all around the lodge which lead to the beaches of Golfo Dulce. Numerous activities are offered, like hiking tours, snorkeling, dolphin watching, kayaking, etc. Facilities: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, hiking trails in order to observe animals and birds. Rooms: All of the bungalows have private bathrooms, outdoor garden showers, and porches with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. Mosquito netting is also available.
Clasic Cabinas (Bambu & Sol): 2 double beds, writing taqble and chair, indoor bathroom, outdoor garden shower, hammock and folding doors.
Deluxe Cabinas (Mariposa, Congo, Lapa, La Palma, Manglillo, Gecko, Tucan & Pizote): 1 king-bed except Pizote: 2 queens.
La Leona Eco Lodge & Tent Camp **
La Leona Eco Lodge is a Project that is 100 percent Costa Rican, developed by a local family. The Morales Polanco family began to build La Leona in 1999, within the privileged location of 500 acres of private reserve that borders with the Corcovado National park. Because of the distinctive location, it is a strategic point for hikes in and out of Corcovado. Guests enjoy a unique experience of ‘Glamping’, where they have the oportunity of relaxation combined with the inimate exposure of nature, while enjoying all the commodities on site. Facilities: Restaurant, gardens and self guided trail. Rooms: The accommodation types are tents overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean with strong currents. Tents: In total there are 21 tents, 10 of them are located in front of the Ocean and have a private outside garden bathroom (Ocean View). 5 are located behind the ocean front row and share an outside bathroom house with 4 showers and 4 toilets (shared bath). And the other 6 tents with a private outside garden bathroom, are located in the primary forest, 5 minutes walking distance from the main lodge (Monkey Camp).
Danta Corcovado Lodge **(*)
The lodge is located in Guadalupe (La Palma). It is 8 kilometers away from Los Patos, a part of the Corcovado national park which is very close to the Gyami indigenous reserve. The lodge is the perfect starting point to get to know the Osa Peninsula. We recommend bringing a torch as some bungalows are located up to 400m from the reception in the jungle. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi (only at the mainbuilding, restaurant and bar) Rooms: The lodge offers a total of 8 rooms: Standard Rooms: Ceiling fan, located in the main building Bungalow: 1 queen-size bed, garden-bathroom, 200 - 400 meters away from the main building 1 House: 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other one with a single and a bunk bed, living room area and small kitchen.
La Sirena Ranger Station
Sirena Biological Station is the headquarters of Corcovado National Park located within the Corcovado Basin. It has extensive facilities for the support of academic research, park improvement and protection activities, and for camping, overnight lodging and meals preparation. It is served by both charter air and boat access. It is connected to all the other ranger stations by well maintained trails and there are also a number of wildlife trails that are maintained in the Sirena area providing a variety of options of day excursions for visitors. Sirena Ranger Station is and boasts an unparalleled abundance of wildlife of all types. Rooms: Sirena is the only ranger station that offers overnight lodging in dorm style accommodations for up to 20 dormitory guests. Some rooms have mosquito nets for individual beds. It is also possible to camp at the Ranger station, but tents have to be provided by the guests themselves (max. 15 people) Bunk Room: Each bunkroom has two bunk beds plus an additional single bed. Each two to three rooms share a common restroom that includes a shower, sink, and toilet. Group Rooms: Groups are berthed together in individual rooms and are not expected to share rooms with other groups unless by advance request. The bunk rooms are very basic, containing only bunk beds and mattresses. There is no way to ensure in advance that you will get one with mosquito netting. The dorm lodging does not include sheets, so overnight guests should bring sheets to ensure their own comfort.
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