Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge’s location is amazingly unique which is pristine, private, and beautiful! It is a perfect example of why Costa Rica is world renowned for adventure and ecotourism travel. 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.
It is an undeveloped, roadless mecca for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts of all levels.
We invite you to journey to a place where many local people still get about by hand carved wooden boats, fish for their dinner with handlines, and always take the time to smile and greet friends and visitors with the customary “Pura Vida”!
The small size of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge allows for a more intimate experience with nature. The cabins, guestrooms and the main house are uniquely designed to create a seamless and enjoyable transition between the indoors and outdoors.
The open-air main house rises up to the level of the surrounding jungle canopy, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest even as you relax or dine. The main house has a terrace bar that overlooks the jungle and the sea, and provides the perfect respite after a long day of challenging activities. At night, enjoy stargazing from the dining terrace.
Three exceptional meals are prepared each day by our chefs. Emphasis is on local cuisine and fresh fish, tropical fruits and vegetables. The 165 acre preserve abounds with tropical fruit trees bearing mangos, pineapple, starfruit, oranges, lemons, papayas, water apples, bananas, and of course, coconuts. The fresh squeezed juices and salsas are limitless!
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge’s four private cabins (three 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom) and the Mango Guesthouse with four rooms offer privacy and comfort in a natural setting. All cabins and rooms have canopied beds, ceiling fans, private terraces, and private baths with hot water and open-air garden shower. The full length louvre doors that wrap around your room and private verandas afford panoramic views of your natural surroundings.
Electricity is provided by solar energy. However, candles are still used throughout the lodge to maintain the natural experience. Candlelit pathways and dinners are reminders of our efforts and commitment towards conservation, and sensitivity to the natural environment.