Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Jungle hideaway for nature lovers
- Five cabins and a four-roomed guest house
- Restaurant and bar
- Reading and board game area
- Yoga deck
- Rainforest and ocean eco-adventures
- Bird watching
Nicuesa is a true ecolodge: set in a remote 165-acre preserve on the east coast of the Osa Peninsula, accessible only by boat, and built in harmony with its surroundings, with a wide range of eco-adventures and sustainable initiatives.
More importantly Nicuesa wants its guests to purposefully ‘lose themselves’ in the hotel’s seclusion and closeness with nature. This is no better illustrated than by its design, which is all open-air and constructed simply and stylishly from warm native woods and stone; very approachable to the odd toucan or majestic blue butterfly.
The five private canopy-level cabins have open yet shuttered sides allowing for the boundaries of indoor and outdoor to again pleasantly merge. Wooden floors and furniture, beds draped with sheer awnings, ceiling fans, private bathrooms with hot water, and private terraces with privileged views across the jade-coloured Dulce gulf make up every cabin. The Mango guest house has f our rooms and is good for families.
Nicuesa is a fantastic option for those who are very comfortable with being this close to nature, and perhaps willing to forego more luxurious amenities in favour of the experience in hand.
There are yoga classes from the hotel’s splendid yoga deck, a range of eco activities and adventure excursions are available and the staff are wonderfully enthusiastic about you getting the most out of your favourably remote surroundings.
The food served at the restaurant is quite fantastic too. And at night it is all lit by cosy candlelight as you dine with the other guests on an array of local cuisine options from fresh fish to tropical fruits straight from the preserve.