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Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Costa Rica

Esqinas Jungle LodgeThanks to the assistance of the Austrian government and thousands of donors, a large piece of rainforest right next to Piedras Blancas National Park has been bought to protect it against logging. Cutting trees and hunting used to be the only sources of income of the population of La Gamba, a small village near Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. Today, the majority of the population is involved in the tourist project and a biological station helps to educate the people about the diversity of the environment. Esquinas Rainforest Lodge and "The Austrian Rainforest" is an exemplary project for the sustainable, touristic use of the jungle and it's definitely worth supporting the efforts. 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. The restaurant, bar, reception, lobby, a TV and a small library are located in the main building, an impressive rancho with a palm-leaf roof. You can explore the rainforest on various trails, rent horses or mountainbikes, book one of the excursions to Golfo Dulce, Wilson Botanical Garden or Esquinas river mangroves or just watch birds close to the lodge.

Day 1:

We pick you up at your hotel in San José and drive to the airport. On a 50 minutes flight to Golfito you enjoy breathtaking views of the south pacific coast. A representative of the lodge will pick you up at Golfito airstrip. Transfer to Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, where you arrive for lunch. The afternoon is at your leisure. We recommend informing yourself about all the interesting activities offered by the lodge. They will help you find the right excursion for you. You can relax at the fresh-water swimming pool or watch birds on the "birding trail". Dinner and overnight.
Included meals today: lunch, dinner

Day 2:

wildlife at Esquinas Rainforest LodgeToday, you will explore "The Austrian Rainforest" with a local guide who knows exactly where to find animals in deep green scenery. You will be back for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3:

You have a wide choice of optional activities, which can be booked and paid for directly at the lodge. Apart from various other jungle trails, you can book a boat trip to Golfo Dulce, where dolphins can be observed quite frequently. On this tour, you also visit a botanical garden. Mountainbikes and horses are available for rent. Overnight at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge.
Included meals today: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4:

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Golfito, fly to San José and will be transferred to your hotel in San José. Included meals today: breakfast


Low Season
01 May 10 - 31 Oct 10
High Season
01 Nov 10 - 30 Apr 11
Low Season
01 May 11 - 31 Oct 11
Single US$810 US$910 US$850
Double US$682 US$780 US$720
Triple US$600 US$705 US$640

Minimum number of participants: 2

Please note that your luggage for this excursion is limited to 12kg, including hand luggage.

NOTE: All our Costa Rica adventures can be combined to form individualized packages. Please ask if you need help creating your own itinerary. We also offer fly drive packages and some short mountain biking and white water rafting tours that are not mentioned in the index. Please ask.

For booking inquiries and further information please contact Sacred Earth Travel.

Options and Combinations:

You can book additional nights.

Option 1)
Option 1) with La Leona Eco Lodge
Instead of flying back to San José, you take the public ferry from Golfito to Puerto Jiménez, where you will be picked up by a private transfer which takes you to Carate. There you will be picked up by La Leona Eco Lodge.
Option 2) with Golfo Dulce Lodge
You will be picked up in Golfito by Golfo Dulce Lodge and continue your journey there.