Diego de Nicuesa: Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge’s namesake

Playa Nicuesa in Costa Rica

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge gets its name after the picturesque little cove and beach in the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica where it is located. Playa means beach in Spanish; but what does Nicuesa mean?

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Costa Rica rainforest scientific program at Nicuesa Lodge.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica offers a unique and exotic destination for an exciting six-night educational program in March about the animals and plants of the rainforest.
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Recommended Playa Nicuesa tour: Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden

Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

If you are a nature lover or a budding botanist, one of the most wonderful day tours you can take from Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is to Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. A short boat ride or kayak paddle around a small rocky point south of Playa Nicuesa will land you at Playa San Josecito. At the west end of the long, crescent-shaped dark sand beach is Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden.

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Nicuesa Lodge welcomes guests for Christmas with fun activities

Beach at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, Golfo Dulce

Christmas holidays are nearly here! How fun it will be to spend Christmas and New Year’s on an amazing tropical beach alongside the incredible Costa Rica rainforest. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge welcomes guests who will be spending their Christmas vacation in Costa Rica with us. Our staff is looking forward to celebrating holiday festivities with you and we have lots of fun activities lined up.

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8 Wildlife Spotting Tips for the Costa Rica Rainforest

White-faced monkey at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

The Costa Rica rainforest is full of wonders and wildlife – you just need to know how to look. The thrill of seeing a wild animal in its natural habitat, even if only for a moment, is unparalleled.

Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity: 208 species of mammals, 870 kinds of birds, 1,250 kinds of butterflies and 8,000 different moths, 160 species of amphibians, 220 species of reptiles, and 34,000 types of insects. You’re certain to see something! Follow these tips to increase your chances of seeing wildlife in Costa Rica.
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