Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Only accessible by boat, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a sustainable eco-lodge built from recycled materials, and is surrounded by a 165-acre private preserve filled with toucans, monkeys, iguanas, armadillos and butterflies.
Perfect forNature lovers looking for a friendly base from which to explore the area’s amazing biodiversity.
In the knowA 30 minute boat ride leads to the best sportfishing that the Pacific Ocean can offer. Ask the hotel to organize a charter and set out in search of tuna, marlin, sailfish or dorado.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Hideaway
  • Lodge
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Where

A 20-minute boat ride from Puerto Jimenez or Golfito airports, Costa Rica.

Rooms at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Playa Nicuesa’s five private cabins and the Mango Guesthouse with four rooms have canopied beds, ceiling fans, private terraces, and private baths with hot water and an open-air garden shower. Full length louvre doors that wrap around each room allow for panoramic views of the natural surroundings. Electricity is provided by solar energy, but candles are still used throughout the lodge to maintain the natural experience.

Food and Facilities

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge serves healthy, fresh Latino-style cuisine. The hotel uses local cuisine and fresh fish, tropical fruits and vegetables. The 165 acre preserve abounds with tropical fruit trees bearing mangos, pineapple, starfruit, oranges, lemons, papayas, water apples, bananas, and of course, coconuts. The freshly squeezed juices and salsas are limitless.

Activities at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Playa Nicuesa offers both land and water based adventures and activities, including hiking, snorkeling, fishing and birdwatching on the hotel’s own preserve. Also close at hand are opportunities for horseback riding, mountain biking, sailing and surfing.

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