Approaching on a guided raft after white water rafting along the Pacuare River, Pacuare Lodge makes an unforgettable impact before you even step foot in the surrounding rainforest. Named one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, you’ll find this eco-lodge hidden away amongst 25,000 acres of protected Costa Rican rainforest, just north of the soaring Talamanca Mountains.
We can’t help but be impressed with all the steps Pacuare Lodge has made to ensure they remain sustainable and help the local community and wildlife. The indigenous Cabécar Indians helped to build the thatched roofs that match their traditional architecture, whilst all the farm-to-table cuisine is cooked by talented local youths rather than an in-house chef. Farmers even sourced the lumber so that they wouldn’t need to use Pacuare’s protected trees. The acres of lush, untouched rainforest offer refuge for Costa Rica’s incredible animals, including jaguars, sloths and monkeys, and they’ve even protected 840 acres specifically to reintroduce howler monkeys to the forest.
The accommodation is clearly influenced by the lodge’s desire to stay as eco as possible. From the secluded Garden Suites all the way to the luxurious Jaguar Suite, all 20 of the bungalows are built with local materials, and have no electricity. We love how this incites travellers to truly connect to the Costa Rican rainforest, listening out for alluring animal calls and the calming sound of the winding river. The Canopy Villa is one of our favourite options – located high in the treetops, the villa features a private bridge that connects to a secluded terrace. The Jaguar Villa is just as fabulous with its private boardwalk jutting over the river.
Adventure is at the heart of Pacuare Lodge, and there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the rainforest. Enjoy more white-water rafting, or embark on a canopy tour and a full day of canyoning. There’s also jungle hikes, birdwatching tours and inflatable kayaks for those who prefer a more laidback experience.
Dining is a magical experience here, too. Sit by the riverbank and enjoy a candlelit dinner created with fruits, vegetables and cheeses from the lodge’s own farm. We love the unique canopy dining experience too – you just need to zipwire through the treetops to get to the platform.
Staying here is a truly unforgettable experience, and it’s perfect for those who seek sustainability, adventure and serenity.
Please note: the minimum age of stay at this property is 12 years and above.
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
- Hassle-free - book direct quickly and easily
- Choice of airlines and the option to switch
- A friendly, family run business with a wealth of experience.
- Great deals on offer for multiple destinations
- No amendment fees
- Low deposits