When booking a place to stay on vacation, most people want to know what the accommodations are like. Besides the fact that it affects the price, knowing what kind of rooms are available helps you plan and choose your experience.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is a sustainable tourism lodge tucked into the rainforest back from a private beach on the southern Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce. All construction is from beautiful tropical hardwoods taken from naturally fallen or farmed trees, and recycled materials.
For accommodations at the extraordinary Costa Rica eco-lodge, there are three one-bedroom cabins, one cabin suite, one two-bedroom cabin, four rooms in the two-story Mango Guesthouse, and the two-story three-bedroom Jaguar House. All beds are either queen or twin-sized.
The one-bedroom cabins are very private, surrounded by forest to give you the intimate feeling of nature all around you. The cabins are built up from the ground on stilts, and feature a wall of louvered doors that you can open completely for panoramic views, or close for more privacy and at night. Cabins have one queen bed with mosquito netting; there is a ceiling fan, lights, safe, closet, large plastic box to keep things dry, flashlight, and an oversize umbrella (handy in the rainforest!). The incredible bathrooms have an open-air garden shower surrounded by high walls. Fabulous, natural, biodegradable bath products are from Costa Rican company Raw Botanicals. Two of the cabins are near the main lodge building and one is closer to the beach.
The Cabin Suite is near the main lodge building, and offers accessible features like a paved path and ramp to get there. The Cabin Suite has all of the features of the one-bedroom cabins, but is much larger with a sitting area, and a folding partition wall that can create two separate bedrooms if needed.
The two-bedroom cabin also is similar to the single cabins, but larger with two completely separate bedrooms connected by a sitting area that can be converted to a third bedroom. There is one shared bathroom with the signature open-air shower. The two-bedroom cabin can accommodate up to five persons and is ideal for families with young children.
Located near the main lodge building, the two-story Mango Guesthouse contains two private rooms upstairs and two private rooms downstairs, each with their own private bathroom and open-air shower. Upstairs rooms have a small balcony sitting area, and downstairs rooms each have a private terrace deck. For groups of six to 10 persons, reserving the entire Mango Guesthouse is ideal.
The Jaguar House is a good fit for larger families. The two-story house near the beach has three bedrooms, a living room, two bathrooms, and a very large upper deck looking out to the forest. Listening to the waves will lull you to sleep at night.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located on a 165-acre private preserve by the Osa Peninsula on Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. The Enchanting Hotel of Costa Rica borders the Piedras Blancas National Park. To get there, drive or fly (NatureAir or Sansa Airlines) to either Puerto Jimenez or Golfito. Nicuesa Lodge will pick you up by boat and transfer you to the lodge (about 30 minutes one-way). Included in lodge rates are all meals, boat transfers, all taxes, all meals and snacks, unlimited self-guided hikes on preserve, use of kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment.
Article by Shannon Farley