Authentically charming hideaway

Facilities & services
  • 14 bungalows
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • White water rafting
  • Sea and river kayaking
  • Canopy zip line trips
  • Snorkelling and hiking in Cahuita National Park
  • Manzanillo Rainforest treks
  • Sloth sanctuary, waterfalls and indigenous cacao making
  • Bird watching
  • Turtle watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing expeditions
  • Visits to Bri Bri and Kekoldi indigenous reserves

Shawandha Lodge is one of those hotels that strives to incorporate authenticity with comfort, something its owners have accomplished with style.

Its 14 jungle bungalows built with natural materials are set in a magnificent old cocoa plantation. Simple interiors in rich, earthy tones with bamboo furniture, palm-thatch, wood floors, artisanal pottery and colourfully tiled bathrooms uphold the spirit and culture of Costa Rica’s indigenous heritage with stacks of Caribbean character to boot. The owners, in an effort to ensure a more genuine experience for guests within the lodge’s secluded and biodiverse setting, maintains a ‘neo-primitive’ concept and there are no televisions or air-conditioning in the villas.

Start the evening with a cocktail under the palmed roof of the Rancho before sitting down to a dinner of tropical flavours and French-inspired recipes at the restaurant.

There is a wide variety of tailored expeditions to choose from, providing guests with plenty to keep them energised and occupied during their stay. Cool off at the hotel’s swimming pool, or head down to the pristine Playa Chiquita, one of the best beaches in Puerto Viejo with crystalline waters and palms arching like natural parasols over its white sands.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.