Playa Nicuesa’s location is amazing and unique: Pristine, private, and beautiful! Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a 165-acre private preserve located within the Golfo Dulce/Osa Peninsula region, which has been called one of the most biologically diverse places on the earth. This area contains Central America’s largest remaining Pacific coast rainforest.
Playa Nicuesa’s location is amazing and unique: Pristine, private, and beautiful! Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a 165-acre private preserve located within the Golfo Dulce/Osa Peninsula region which has been called one of the most biologically diverse places on the earth. This area contains Central America’s largest remaining Pacific coast rainforest.
Playa Nicuesa is a roadless mecca for nature-lovers and adventure-sports enthusiasts of all levels.
In this unique adventure travel destination, there is lush, green vegetation as far as the eye can see, with leaves as big as elephant ears and jade coloured water. Toucans, monkeys, iguanas, dolphins, and majestic blue butterflies – all are here at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a real Costa Rican eco-lodge in Golfo Dulce.
If physical challenge is what you want, it’s here. If rest and relaxation is what you need, it’s here. And everything in between! This is a destination lodge that offers kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, rainforest hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback-riding, and yoga practice right outside its doorstep.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with nature and offers a perfect blend of comfort with environmental preservation.
This unique Costa Rica eco-lodge is sensitively designed with the environment and constructed from naturally-fallen trees and recycled materials, and it harnesses the natural energy from the sun to provide electricity.
After a day of playing hard, stretch out with a yoga class and enjoy the rainforest from a hammock in a uniquely-designed tree-top level lodge; or retreat to the private terrace of your deluxe cabin. Before savoring the fabulous tropical-Latino inspired dinner menu (children’s menu available), join others for appetizers under the thatch-roofed candlelit bar.
What also makes Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge so unique and private is that the lodge is accessible only by boat. Dramatic views of the mountains surrounding the Pacific coast gulf welcome you to the lodge as you approach by boat. Once you arrive at the lodge, lose yourself in the tropical paradise that surrounds you, and let the adventure begin!
Breathtakingly beautiful location. The natural beauty of this place is what makes it special. The lodge is completely isolated from everything, which makes this place unique. Only the sounds of the rainforest and the ocean can be heard. The staff is amazing and caters to your every need. The food is delicious, fresh and well presented. The day-tours are well worth it. Expect to be actually living among nature, constantly; even in your room you won’t feel alone! Would highly recommend a visit.
Mango Guest House
The Mango Guest House is a two-building accommodation with four private rooms. Set in a beautiful tropical garden with open views of the surrounding rainforest. Each room has a private entrance, stunning hardwood floors, secret open-air shower and bathroom, private terrace, mosquito-netting over the beds, ceiling fans, and panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. Accommodations have queen-sized beds (or twin beds upon request). The Mango House is great choice for friends or families that want to be close but also have the privacy of their own room with private bathroom. Also great for single travelers or those who are a bit worried about staying in the jungle, as the Mango rooms are more in an open area than the private cabins that are nestled into the rainforest. Also fantastic for parties about 6-10 that want to rent all four rooms at once.
One bedroom Cabin
The One Bedroom Cabin, settled into the rainforest, provides you with an exclusive feeling of being in an incredible natural setting. Very private and set apart from all other accommodations, it features elegant design and comfort details. Each cabin has its exclusive entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private open-air shower and bathroom, private terrace, and louver doors and windows which afford panoramic views. Cabins consist of queen-sized beds (or twin beds upon request) with mosquito-netting and ceiling fans. The garden open-air shower is within the cabin’s bathroom but allows a view of the surrounding nature.
The Cabin Suite is very private and set apart from all other accommodations. The cabin has a private access, stunning hardwood floors, secret open-air shower and bathroom, private terrace, mosquito-netting over the beds, ceiling fans, and panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. The Cabin Suite has two large bedrooms that can accommodate four to five guests in a variety of bedding options. The Cabin Suite is also great for couples seeking more room and the luxury of a relaxed sitting area, set up with a couch and chairs.
Two Bedroom Cabin
This is a private larger cabin with two bedrooms and a common den that can also be transformed in an extra bedroom. This is a great option for families or friends. The cabin is set at the border of the jungle but only a few steps from the main lodge building. The cabin has a private access, stunning hardwood floors, secret open-air shower and bathroom, private terrace, mosquito-netting over the beds, ceiling fans, and panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. The cabin can lodge up to five people.
The Jaguar house consists of two-story, three-bedroom accommodation surrounded by lush jungle. The first floor has a living room, bedroom and full bath with gorgeous open-air shower. The second floor has a master bedroom, second bedroom, full bath and large open terrace.
Restaurant with organic food
Free kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment
- Year-round rotational resident yoga instructor-massage therapist program
- Yoga classes $15 per person in group sessions and $30.00 individually.
- Therapeutic massage $105.00
- Three exceptional meals prepared each day by professional chefs
- Local tours on spot
Lodge is closed from October 1st through November 15th
Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum stay required regularly. Four night minimum stay required during Christmas/New Years weeks.
Prices & Facts
High Season valid from: 11/16/17 – 12/21/17
Holiday Season valid from: 12/22/17 – 01/01/18
High Season valid from: 01/02/18 – 04/30/18
Green Season valid from: 05/01/18 – 09/30/18
Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum stay required regularly. Four night minimum stay required during Christmas/New Years weeks
Single room supplement: USD
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a 165-acre private preserve located in an exotic destination within the Golfo Dulce/Osa Peninsula region
– Boat pick-up and drop-off from town of arrival and departure (Golfito/Puerto Jimenez)
– Three daily meals
– Unlimited self-guided hikes on preserve
– Use of kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment
– Local flight tickets
– Prepared fruit drinks, carbonated and alcoholic beverages
– Guided tours and optional activities
– Yoga classes or massages
– Tipping (optional)
– Items of personal nature
Special for you
- Four nights at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Private Rainforest Cabin. Cabin features private terrace, canopied bed, private hot water open-air garden shower, ceiling fan and full-length louvre doors that envelope the entire cabin and allow for panoramic views of the natural surroundings.
- Three delicious meals daily; snacks and natural juices. Prepared fruit, carbonated and alcoholic beverages are not included
- Unlimited self-guided hiking on Lodge Preserve trails
- Unlimited use of kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment
- Boat pick-up and drop-off from town of arrival/departure (Golfito / Puerto Jiménez).
- Private guided rainforest hike to the waterfall and swimming hole
- Rainforest aromatherapy massage in the privacy of your own cabin
- Private candlelit dinner on lodge terrace with bottle of champagne or Jungle Love cocktails.
- Golfo Dulce boat / snorkeling tour
- Rio Esquinas Mangrove jungle river tour
- Rainforest and waterfall hiking tours in Piedras Blancas National Park
Prices from: $1445.00 per person taxes included
Local Flight: From San Jose, the best way to get to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is to fly to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez. Nicuesa’s staff will meet you at one of these airports and take you to the lodge. Flight time is approximately 50 minutes
Car Rental: Drive your car to Golfito. It is recommended that you park your car in a secured lot at the Fish Hook Marina. Nicuesa’s staff will meet you at the marina. Driving from San Jose is approximately five hours.
Private transfer: Takes about five hours from San José to Golfito