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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Starting at $160 (USD) / night

If physical challenge is what you are looking for… Playa Nicuesa Rainforest has it. If rest and relaxation is what you need… Playa Nicuesa also has it. And everything in between! Playa Nicuesa Rainforest


Beautiful cabin bedroom
Beautiful cabin bedroom

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has lush, green vegetation as far as the eye can see, with huge tree leaves as big as elephant ears, also called Sombrilla de Pobre(poor man umbrella). Here you can find jade colored water, toucans, monkeys, iguanas, dolphins, and majestic morph butterflies.

If physical challenge is what you are looking for… Playa Nicuesa Rainforest has it. If rest and relaxation is what you need… Playa Nicuesa also has it. And everything in between! Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a destination lodge that offers kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and hammock swinging right out our doorstep.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment, and offers a perfect balance of comfort with environmental preservation. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is sensitively designed with the environment and constructed from naturally fallen trees, recycled materials and harnesses the natural energy from the sun to provide electricity.

What also makes Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge so unique and wonderful, pristine and private is that access from nearby villages is by water only. 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!

Key Features

Golfo Dulce
Golfo Dulce
  • Remote yet Accessible
  • Designed in Harmony with the Environment
  • All Meals and Activities Included in Price
  • Hiking & Wildlife Viewing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tropical Botanical Garden Tours
  • River Tours
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga Lessons
Starting at $160 (USD) / night


Beach Front Hotel
Breakfast Included
Gift Shop
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center


Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with nature, and offers a perfect blend of comfort with environmental preservation.


Beach Yoga at Playa Nicuesa
Beach Yoga at Playa Nicuesa

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.

Starting at $160 (USD) / night


Activities at Playa Nicuesa

- Daily morning & afternoon yoga classes
- Expert talk: Amphibians & Reptiles of the Osa
- Responsible Fishing Practices
- Full Moon Beach cleanup
- Expert Talk: Coral Restauration

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Cooking Classes
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Southern Costa Rica Map
Southern Costa Rica Map
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located on the Golfo Dulce connecting to Piedras Blancas National Park.


Season Date FromDate To 
High SeasonNov 16Dec 21, 2017
Green SeasonMay 1Sep 30, 2018
Holiday SeasonDec 22Jan 1, 2018
 High SeasonGreen SeasonHoliday Season
Mango Room$245 $205 $275 
One Bedroom Cabin$280 $240 $320 
Cabin Suite$325 $285 $365 
Two Bedroom Cabin$325 $285 $365 
Jaguar House$425 $385 $465 
Rates are based on double occupancy and include taxes, lodging, boat, meals.
Children between 6 and 12 years old are accepted.
Minimum stay two nights.

Customer Reviews for Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States6/4/2015
"I just wanted to let everybody know that I loved this eco lodge in Golfo Dulce. Isolated places are my favorites. Eco food, eco friendly is the best idea and the rooms are in the middle of the forest and are perfect. We saw tons of animals including monkeys, huge macaws (parrots) and one little snake. Can't wait to go back!"
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