Luxurious treetop cabins
- 20 bungalows and suites
- Restaurant and bar
- Wine cellar
- Private plunge pools
- Nature trails and hiking
- White water rafting
- Waterfalls and canopy tours
- Horseback riding
- Visit indigenous Cabercar Indian community
It could be the remote and unrivalled seclusion of Pacuare Lodge’s setting in 740 acres of primary rainforest or its luxury cabins emerging from the thick milieu of foliage that makes this a great place to stay: but the combination is what transforms it into a truly unique one.
The Pacuare Reserve is home to toucans, howler monkeys, and a large variety of birds meaning your stay here is an intimate one with nature and located on the banks of the Pacuare River the hotel has the advantage of offering a wealth of activities, such as expert wildlife and jungle expeditions all right from your canopy threshold.
Simply but sumptuously furnished with polished wood floors, local art and open-plan living, the 20 bungalows and suites are constructed with local wood timber frames and palm thatch roofs expertly embrace this tropical habitat and jungle lifestyle. The choice of rooms and suites range from luxury garden bungalows and riverside suites to tree-top honeymoon and Linda Vista suites that look out onto unparalleled views of the river and jungle. Some have their own private infinity plunge pools.
At night the lodge is lit by candlelight, creating a magical honeycomb-like effect, and delicious food is served at the main restaurant along with wines from its own cellar. There is also a beautiful new swimming pool, heated by special radiating tiles.
Pacuare Jungle Lodge is a Jacada Signature Property for excellence in personalised service and luxury.
Jacada Guests making new reservations here will receive a bottle of champagne on arrival.
The return of the Jaguar
The Lodge has partnered with Dr Eduardo Carrillo, a prominent jaguar expert, to establish a program that researches and monitors jaguars to support their conservation. The Lodge has also protected 840 acres of rainforest through a conservation agreement; this has allowed them to reintroduce howler monkeys to the surrounding forest. Natural building materials are used throughout and the Lodge runs entirely on solar and hydroelectric power.
Poacher turned protector
Owner Roberto Fernandez hired his first staff member by going to the local village and asking for the best poacher. Twenty years later, that former poacher has risen through the ranks to become the lodge’s Canopy Tour Supervisor who builds, maintains, and guides visitors through the treetops course.
Farmer knowledge key
100% of staff belong to local communities and the Lodge funds community projects. These include an environmental education program at schools in the surrounding communities, which raises awareness about the importance of protecting the rainforest and its resources. Local farmers who run a reforestation project sourced the lumber for the build and local Cabécar Indians built the traditional thatched roofs from palm leaves.
The Long Run
The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. Here at Jacada, we’ve signed The Long Run Charter – a document that advocates for a 4Cs approach to sustainability. By focusing on our impacts across the different areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce, we hope to make a positive impact across the globe with our trips. The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats are hotels and lodgings which are centres of excellence in sustainability, and Fellow Members are properties committed to achieving the highest standards in sustainability by positively impacting the conservation of nature and improving the wellbeing of local communities. At Jacada, we’re working with a number of these properties to help increase the positive impact we’re striving to create through travel. Find out more about The Long Run here.