[Skip to Content]Privacy Policy
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, Punta Nicuesa, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula 60701
Tripadvisor
Sustainability
TripAdvisor

Exotic Resort Near Osa Peninsula - Envision Your Getaway

Here's what renown travel guides like Fodor's and Frommer's, and magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Wine Enthusiast and National Geographic - just to name a few - say about our eco resort in the Osa Peninsula-Golfo Dulce Region of Costa Rica. Experience why Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a sanctuary for the soul.

T R A V E L   G U I D E   B O O K S

Frommer's Costa Rica

Frommer's Costa Rica "The Best Ecolodges & Wilderness Resorts - This lodge is by far the best option on the Golfo Dulce. Set in deep forest, the individual bungalows here are a perfect blend of rusticity and luxury."
Read more »

Fodor's Costa Rica

Fodor's Costa Rica "From its initial construction to its daily operations, this Golfo Dulce lodge, accessible only by boat, has been committed to sustainability. Solar power, an organic septic system, composting, and a chemical-free garden attest to the owners' eco-credentials."
Read more »

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

Lonely Planet Costa Rica A spectacular addition to the Golfo Dulce. Nestled into a 65 hectare private rainforest reserve. The accommodations are all superbly decorated and maintained and feature four rooms in a guesthouse and four private cabins. All rooms are open air and beautifully appointed with indigenous textile spreads, They have private hot water bathrooms with garden shower. Electricity is proved through solar power."

The Thomas Cook Traveler To Costa Rica

The Thomas Cook Traveler To Costa Rica "This lodge combines luxury with sustainability in the rainforest of Piedras Blancas. Beautifully crafted wooden rooms and cabins with balcony and porch, open-air solar-heated bathroom, fan and mosquito net. Children aged six and over welcomed. The excellent chef caters specially for vegetarians and dietary requirements. Communal dining room and bar area. Guests are collected from Golfito or Puerto Jiménez by boat. Guided activities and tours."

Alastair Sawday's Green Places to Stay

Alastair Sawday's Green Places to Stay "The front garden is a powder blue ocean, the back yard is a tropical green rainforest. Access is by boat only. But who wants to go anywhere? This combination of adventure camp and chill-out retreat rubbing along happily with nature is totally seductive. Local woods, recycled plastic roof tiles, thatch roofs and solar energy are just the environmental starters. Wraparound louvre doors provide air conditioning and there are no TVs, radios or generator buzz. Just beautiful, relaxed surroundings of polished woods, colorful Guatemalan fabrics, jungle noises and spectacular ocean and forest views from private verandas. Retreat to a shady hammock or share jungle-adventure stories in the treetop bar. Local staff are a smiling presence while exuberant host Michael and Donna join guests for Latino-style meals. Fun, festive and under the stars "

The New Key to Costa Rica

The New Key to Costa Rica "A unique ecotourism opportunity on the Golfo Dulce… The water on this part of the gulf is protected and lake-like, good for the kids. Their dock is the perfect place to see bioluminescence at night. The fish glow as they swim by. Trails into the rainforest behind the lodge are flat and comfortable for walking. Snorkeling is good at nearby shallow reefs, and the use of kayaks is free for guests… Readers that have stayed a week say there is plenty to do."
 

Travel + Leisure - Sept '17

Travel+Leisure "Could all of this be real? Also, why hadn't we come to Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce sooner? One reason is that the place is remote, and doesn't get much press. ... We fished right up to the long dock of our base, the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, a property that's adjacent to Piedras Blancas National Park and reachable only by boat. The lodge couldn't have been more gracious or intimate."
Read the Complete Article: "Get up Close to Scarlet Macaws, Sea Turtles, and Sharks on a Costa Rican Adventure" »

Edible East End - Sept '17

"Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge takes eco-tourism to the next level... As we learned how to forage our way through the rainforest, pausing to sample native fruits like pejibaye, wild cashew, mimbro, water apples and even termites straight from a decomposing log. As we hiked to waterfalls and surfed and kayaked, swam and snorkeled and zip-lined. All the activities we enjoyed were ones that leave almost no footprint-carbon or otherwise-and combine fun, exercise and the opportunity to appreciate a special place intimately and firsthand."
Read the Complete Article: "Eco-Tourism 2.0 Takes Root in Costa Rica" »

Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure "The newest biosensitive resort on the peninsula is the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in 100,000-acre Corcovado National Park, across the Golfo Dulce from Golfito. Everything here is recycled: the four cabins and a four-bedroom house are made from farmed trees; covering the roofs are tiles made from bags that once used to protect banana stalks; and solar energy provides the electricity. Accessible only by boat, the hotel keeps guests busy with kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and, of course, naturalist-guided hikes."
Read the Complete Guide »

Fodor's Travel

Fodor's Travel Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations (and Where to Stay)
"Don't sacrifice a bit of luxury-at the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge you can have your nature and your upscale accommodations too. Activities abound (think kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and sailing) and the Edible Garden offers a tour that takes you from raw cacao beans to finished chocolate cake. Wind down from wedding excitement on the yoga deck or take a night walk to see elusive nocturnal local life. The solar-powered lodge offers private wooden cabins with open-air showers or mango-shaded rooms in the guesthouse."
Read the Complete Guide »

The UK Sunday Times UK Travel Magazine

The UK Sunday Times UK Travel Magazine Mist Opportunities 
"The Playa Nicuesa Lodge lay tucked away under trees behind a coal-dark sandy bay, hidden in a tropical garden brilliant with red heliconia, creamy orchids and the flickering flight of sapphire-blue and emerald-green hummingbirds. World-class wilderness - and not a mosquito in earshot."  
Read Full Article »

National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler Costa Rican Narnia 
"Nothing quite compares to being sung to sleep by the ocean's lapping waves while then being awoken by the deep roar of howler monkeys. Although I have now seen it for myself, I still maintain that Costa Rica is much like Narnia."  
Read Full Article » 
 
Book Now