Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a hidden gem nestled on the shores of Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica. This eco-friendly, luxury lodge offers a unique blend of breathtaking natural beauty, immersive rainforest experiences, and exciting water activities. What better combination than your jungle-chic stay at Nicuesa with a multisport adventure vacation that includes exploring the wonders of Golfo Dulce and the rainforest? Nicuesa´s Rainforest Multisport Escapade is perfect!
Only accessible by boat, this secluded jungle-chic lodge makes the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The lodge is surrounded by lush rainforests and beautiful beaches, and it offers a variety of activities and amenities for guests to enjoy. These unique characteristics make it a perfect place to put your sports cap on and experience nature in different and exciting ways!
The Golfo Dulce is Nicuesa´s front garden and it is a unique body of water that offers countless adventure and sports activities to enjoy. It is a big part of the Nicuesa Multisport Adventure Package, and its front and center position is well deserved.
Let´s understand a bit about this sheltered gulf that thanks to its calm conditions is called the Sweet Gulf!
The Nicuesa Wharf stretches out into the Golfo Dulce and a world of adventure!
Golfo Dulce boasts remarkable characteristics that set it apart. This pristine tropical fjord is known for its tranquil, warm waters that showcase vibrant hues of blue and green. Unlike many coastal areas, the absence of strong currents and waves creates a calm and safe environment for various water activities.
Golfo Dulce is located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It stretches approximately 27 miles from the Osa Peninsula to the mouth of the Piedras Blancas River. This secluded gulf is surrounded by lush rainforest and is accessible from nearby towns such as Puerto Jimenez and Golfito.
Fun Fact! You will drive to or fly into Puerto Jimenez or Golfito and Nicuesa will then boat you to the lodge. It is a 30-minute, scenic boat ride on the Golfo Dulce! A fantastic way to begin your adventure.
Golfo Dulce reaches impressive depths, with the maximum depth estimated to be around 700 feet (213 meters). This depth contributes to the richness of marine life found in the gulf, making it an enticing destination for divers and snorkelers.
Fun Fact: The Golfo Dulce is actually one of only 4 Tropical Fiords in the world! Unlike the most common fiords, the Golfo Dulce wasn´t carved from a glacier, but rather created by tectonic plate movement. This is a reason why it is so deep, so bio- rich.
The width of Golfo Dulce varies throughout its length, ranging from approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) at its widest point to narrower sections closer to the Osa Peninsula. This width allows for expansive views of the surrounding rainforest and creates a sense of tranquility in this pristine coastal paradise.
So, now we know a bit more about the Golfo Dulce, let´s see what fun-filled activities you can enjoy on it or in it during your stay at Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!