Hotels: South Pacific

Golfito

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. Come experience the beauty and tranquility of a tropical paradise in the remote jungle of southern Costa Rica, surrounded by the untouched wilderness of Piedras Blancas National Park. Private and selcuded, this spectacular setting offers ten rooms, natural stream fed pool, over ten miles of nature trails abundant with wildlife, spectacular birdwatching, waterfalls, horseback riding, mountain bikes, kayaks, full bar and wonderful food.
Website: www.esquinaslodge.com

Playa Zancudo

Cabinas Los Cocos
Playa Zancudo is a remote southern Costa Rica beach, miles and miles of pure sand, meeting the surf that rolls in along a 6 mile narrow peninsula. These lovely beachfront cabins are beautifully landscaped, surrounded by coconut palms, bamboo, flowers, and almond trees. The only things separating these cabins from the beach are the beautiful gardens…they are right on the beacc. On the large decks you can sit at a table or swing on a hammock, watch the waves roll in, and the sun set. Each cabin is screened, with fan and hot showers. They each have a kitchen, with all that is needed for morning coffee or cooking your own meals, and a fridge for fruit and drinks. Only a two minute walk down the beach is the excellent restaurant Sol y Mar. There are also several other local restaurants, from Tico to Italian, within walking distance. Two of these cabins are quaintly restored Banana Company houses, from the days of the fruit company in Golfito. We moved them to Zancudo and reconstructed them to give the ambience of bygone days. They sleep three persons each, with a double and single bed, they are very spacious. One cabin is a jewel, with a palm frond roof, and gorgeous hardwood floors. It sleeps four, with a double bed downstairs and a double bed up in the open loft. Our fourth cabin is as beautiful as the jewel. It sleeps two, with one double bed.
Website: www.loscocos.com

Osa Peninsula

Casa Corcovado
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. Carefully designed and built by an American naturalist with over twenty years of local experience, this unique lodge offers accommodations constructed with the highest concern for conservation in harmony with the landscape and the environment. The lodge provides the ideal base for your in-depth rainforest experience. There are no roads to Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, access is only by motor launch from the remote town of Sierpe, located on a wide winding river of the same name. The adventure begins two hours before your arrival as the launch leaves the river and follows the Pacific coast. Since the fishing is usually quite good, don’t be surprised if your first meal at the lodge is one you might have caught yourself. Your accommodations at this “Lost World” are artfully-appointed individual bungalows offering tiled floors, hot showers and ceiling fans. The lodge has ten deluxe bungalows with tiled ceramic floors, ceiling fans, hot water and electricity 24 hours a day, which is provided by our hydroelectric and solar systems.
Website: www.casacorcovado.com

El Remanso
El Remanso (Oasis of Peace) rainforest beach lodge is a naturalist’s paradise. Located on the Pacific side of Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula you experience the wonders of primary rainforest, sandy beaches, rivers and waterfalls. World class wildlife and birdwatching while enjoying the total comfort and delicious meals. Our on site tours can include tree climbing, canopy tours, waterfall rappelling, and trails with viewsto explore. The tide pools and waterfalls must be seen.
Website: www.elremanso.com

Iguana Lodge
A rustic but very comfortable setting, Iguana Lodge is located just outside the town of Puerto Jimenez. The beach is all sand, stretches for miles and is virtually deserted. Great for swimming, beach combing, kayaking and surf fishing. The private two story bungalows are only steps from the beach. They are set on pillars and are built with indigenous hardwoods and local materials. The upstairs is the master bedroom with two beds and an outer deck overlooking the magnificent Golfo Dulce. The screened in upper level has wooden louvers to control ventilation and protection from the rain. On the ground level, there is a private bath with beautifully tiled showers. The lower level also has two additional beds to accommodate extra guests. Solar power provides energy for fans and lights. The main lodge building is a large two story structure with a lower veranda where breakfast and lunch are served. Inside the lower story is a large kitchen and reception area. the upper story deck has an ocean view and is a classic tropical setting under the massive palm thatched roof.
Website: www.iguanalodge.com

Costa Rica Travel: Travel Information & Tips

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