Daydreaming about snorkeling at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Posted by: PLAYA NICUESA RAINFOREST LODGE
I'm sitting at my desk, meant to be working. What Iâ€™m really doing is daydreaming about snorkeling at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Iâ€™m remembering the feel of that delicious water â€" not bath-water warm, but not cold either.
Iâ€™m thinking about how clear the Golfo Dulce water is, and how vibrantly it changes color from deep jade green next to the shoreline where it reflects the jungle, to bright blue where it mirrors the immense sky. Iâ€™m remembering the thrill at seeing wild dolphins splash and play near us. And most of all Iâ€™m thinking, I need to get back to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodgeand go swimming and snorkeling in Golfo Dulce!
When you get there, you have free use of kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment, and unlimited self-guided hikes included with your stay. Playa Nicuesa has guided half-day and full-day tours that are customized to each guest. Water clarity is best during summer season (January to May), but is wonderful any time of year. During whale-watching season in August and September in the Gulf, you might see a migrating Humpback Whale mother and her calf, or a male whale looking for a mate. Almost always you will see dolphins. One year, a guest snorkeled right along with a massive (and gentle) whale shark. Snorkeling activities include:
Snorkeling right off the Playa Nicuesa boat dock or beach to see multitudes of reef fish.
A kayaking/snorkeling tour (2-3 hours) from Playa Nicuesa along the Golfo Dulce shoreline to a secluded beach with rocky reef housing fish, eels, urchins and starfish.
A boat tour of Golfo Dulce(2-4 hours) to look for dolphins and other marine life, and snorkel in protected sites with coral reef. Marine life you may see include reef fish, schools of fish, spotted rays, starfish, dolphins and sea turtles.