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Eco-Lodges in Costa Rica


Eco-Lodges in Central America are a little different than in Peru or Ecuador. They usually don't have set programs but are simply rustic lodges in remote areas that give access to nature trails which can be explored independently or with a guide. Some offer birdwatching or general nature observation hikes and some are located within their own private reserves.


Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge is situated on the Northeast area of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Ocean, an excellent location that provides direct access to the pristine beach and the canals. Nestled in the lush rainforest, this is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers and the perfect place to discover the wonders of the Tortuguero National Park. The Lodge is a 15-acre beach front property located on the right side of Tortuguero, offering nice views to the Tortuguero Lagoon and the canals. All the spacious and comfortable rooms are built in fine woods and are equipped with either 1 double and one single bed or three single beds. All feature a private bathroom with hot water and ceiling fans and offer tranquil garden views. Although this is a beachfront property the beach is unfortunately not safe for swimming. There is a pool at the lodge.
Tortuguero National Park -- 3 days/ 2 nights
Kayaking Tortuguero National Park -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge is located on a narrow strip of land, six hundred feet wide, the lodge's spacious gardens enjoy the Caribbean Sea on one side and Tortuguero Lagoon on the other. It offers 80 rooms divided in blocks of 4 or 6 rooms furnished with all the basic elements for a very comfortable stay. Private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, reading lamps, wooden benches outside your room to admire the gardens. The lodge has fifteen acres, full of trees and exotic plants, the gardens also shelter a great number of birds and butterflies.
Tortuguero National Park -- 3 days/ 2 nights
Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

The Laguna del Lagarto rainforest lodge in Northern Costa Rica offers you 1250 Acres (500 Hectares) of virgin tropical rainforest with an incredible variety of fauna and flora. 350 different species of birds have been counted, amongst them the Great Green Macaw. The Lodge is operated in harmony with nature, under ecological guidelines. A perfect place for passionate bird-watchers and rainforest lovers. More than 10 km of well marked rainforest trails make birding and exploring nature easy, no matter whether you prefer to explore nature and wildlife on your own or with a naturalist or birding guide.
Pure Nature at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge -- 3 days/2 nights
Selva Bananito Lodge

Selva Bananito Lodge

This ecologically built and managed lodge is located in the hinterland of the Caribbean coast, not far from the huge protected rainforest area of 'La Amistad International Park' and with marvelous views of the surrounding scenery. The lodge is an ideal base for many adventurous nature excursions. Birdwatching, hiking, mountain-biking, horseback riding and tours to beautiful waterfalls are offered. 10% of the income generated by the tours is donated to a conservation foundation. The restaurant serves local and international meals and drinks. The lodge does not provide electricity; dinner is enjoyed in the romantic ambiance of candlelight.
Jungle Experience at the Caribbean Coast -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Tortuguero/Selva Bananito Combination -- 5 days/ 4 nights
Green Paradise -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Golfo Dulce Lodge

Golfo Dulce Lodge

This secluded lodge is located on a gravelly beach that is safe for swimming, surrounded by jungle. Golfo Dulce Lodge is surrounded by the undisturbed primary lowland rainforest of the Piedras Blancas National Park, an extension of the Corcovado National Park and the clear waters of the Golfo Dulce. Golfo Dulce Lodge consists of more than 300 hectares (750 acres) and was bought to conserve the existing virgin rainforest, and to set up a small place for nature and animal lovers to experience the magnificent world of an almost untouched environment on an individual basis, far away from tourist crowds. It is an excellent location for birdwatching.
Jungle Adventure at Golfo Dulce Lodge -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Esquina Rainforest Lodge

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, nestled in the lush, thick forest of Piedras Blancas National Park in Costa Rica's remote southern zone, is the perfect jungle retreat for eco-tourists seeking adventure off the beaten track. It is completely integrated into its environment so the visitor can truly experience the feeling of living in a Costa Rican jungle. The Lodge has 10 rustic, but comfortable rooms with private bathroom, ceiling fan and terrace, nestled in a well-tended tropical garden. A small fresh-water swimming pool, a hammock-house and a lagoon can also be found in the garden. Esquinas Lodge provides an abundance of different full-day and half-day tours that highlight the natural biodiversity of a tropical rainforest. These include hiking, birdwatching, horseback and mountain bike tours, and boat and kayak trips in nearby Golfo Dulce.
Esquinas Rainforest Package -- 4 days/3 nights
Adventure Week at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Marenco Beach and Rainforest Resort

Marenco Lodge

Marenco Beach & Rainforest Lodge is a Costa Rica Hotel with a privately-owned nature reserve and lodge located in what is probably Costa Rica's greatest natural endowment, the rain forest and scenic coastal regions and beaches of the Osa Peninsula. Marenco's breathtaking, exotic coastal location provides unlimited opportunities for adventure, family recreation, nature study, research and yes..even some rest and relaxation, in one of the world's classic wilderness areas. Marenco used to be a biological station and is now open for tourism as well. The rooms are quite rustic, but comfortable and offer a private bathroom and a terrace. The restaurant serves local and international dishes. Built on a hill overlooking the Pacific coast, you need to climb many steps from the beach to the main building.
Excursions to Caño Island, located in front of the peninsula are part of the Corcovado National Park package. This small island is covered by jungle, too, and used to be a famous place for pirates long before our time. Caño Island offers excellent snorkeling and diving, thanks to the protected reefs. Diving packages, including instructional packages can be arranged individually. Prices on request.
Corcovado National Park -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn, located in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, is situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay. National Geographic once described this area as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Encompassing Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, two of Costa Rica's most precious protected areas, the Osa Peninsula is a priceless natural treasure with an abundance of tropical plants, mammals, insects and over 350 species of birds. The Aguila de Osa Inn offers visitors to the region a comfortable and private refuge from which to explore the magic and beauty of mother nature in all her glory and complexity. A wide range of activities are offered at this lodge, including hiking and wildlife observation tours into Corcovado National Park, snorkeling and hiking expeditions to Caño Island, Scuba diving tours, whale and dolphin observation tours, zip-line Canopy exploration, night walks in the jungle, horseback riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, river and ocean kayaking tours and mangrove exploration tours. We offer a standard Corcovado package with this hotel, but the package can be customized or extended according to your specifications.
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Cabinas las Caletas

Cabinas las Caletas

This small family hotel under Swiss / "tico" management is located amidst a beautiful tropical garden. It only provides 3 spacious, rustic rooms with private bathroom and mosquito nets. All of them are in a two-story duplex close to the main building and offer a balcony with hammock and a wonderful ocean view. The third one is located far above the main building, especially suitable for people looking for more privacy. The lodge provides warm water. Electricity is generated by solar panels and a water-driven turbine. The delicious meals are a blend of European and local cuisine with many fresh vegetables and fruits, and homemade bread. In a familiar atmosphere everybody eats together at a long table. The personalized care will make your stay a very special experience.
Corcovado National Park -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Pirate Cove Lodge

Pirate Cove Lodge

This small, comfortable lodge is also under Swiss management. It is located near the village of Drake and the estuary of Río Drake into the Pacific Ocean. It offers 7 rooms in 3 different categories, for our package we arrange the bigger Deluxe Cabinas or Bungalows. Each of them has a double bed and two or three single beds, each with an orthopedic matress. Every room has a private bathroom with warm water in the shower a an own terrace with hammock and view to the Pacific Ocean. The Deluxe Cabinas have a strong construction, the walls of the bungalows are constructed with a strong tentlike, but thicker and stronger material, and each has a door and windows. The meals are served in the open restaurant, and you also get homemade bread. Don't forget to bring a flashlight, because also here only solar energy is used, and the rooms are just illuminated by romantic candlelight.
Corcovado National Park -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge is set on a hill about 40 m above sea level and offers a wonderful view of the coastline of Ostional, the mountains, the river mouth from Rio Nosara and also over the forest, which belongs to the Reserva Biológica Nosara. The beautiful beach is only a 10 minute walk away. The lodge has 7 comfortable rooms with restaurant, bar and swimming pool, located on a hill and overlooking the entire Nosara region. The lodge owns a 50ha private nature reserve, where you have good chances to see many different species of birds and other wildlife. At the lodge you can choose optional tours such tours to Ostional (turtle nesting site), boat ride into the Nosara River (guided), horseback riding in and around Nosara (from 2 hour to half a day), surfing, etc.
Nosara package -- 4 days/ 3 nights
Rara Avis

Rara Avis

Rara Avis is a biological station and a lodge, protecting a large part of the rainforest close to Braulio Carillo National Park. The rustic lodge was built in the middle of the jungle, where you can explore the trails and visit a beautiful waterfall. The transfers from Horquetas are operated by Jeep, and that's the only way to reach Rara Avis. 16 rustic rooms and a restaurant belong to the lodge. Please be aware, that you cannot expect much comfort in such a remote paradise. This is a real 'close to nature' experience.
Rara Avis Expeditions -- 3 days/ 2 nights

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