Escape to an Eco-Lodge Between Rainforest and Pacific Ocean, Costa RicaGolfito, Puntarenas (Costa Rica)
Escape to an Eco-Lodge Between Rainforest and Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica
- New accommodation
If you cancel 7 days or more prior to check-in.
- Linens and pillows
- Private Lounge/Living room
The lodge actively contributes to reforestation programs and preserving the natural resources and wildlife of this amazing region.
Local Reference - The lodge employs people from the local area and provides job training including environmental education. This improves the professional qualifications and the quality of life of the people from the community. The hosts also buy the majority of their products locally and apply environmentally friendly products.
Involvement of Guests - The lodge works to raise awareness of the environmental issues of this sensitive area and the unique biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula.
Electricity - The energy is mostly produced by solar panels.
Energy Consumption - The lodge only applies energy-friendly light bulbs and asks its guests for moderate use of energy.
Waste Reduction/Recycling - Waste at the lodge is reduced by eradicating small size packaging. The hosts have changed all disposable packaging for box lunches and take-away dinners to reusable tupperware boxes. Waste is separated into paper, carton, glass and plastic packaging for recycling. Guests are asked to participate. Organic waste is composted in a nearby farm to fertilize its fruit trees.
Water Consumption Reduction - is achieved by having installed narrowings for water pipes in all showers and sinks. Plants are watered in the cooler morning and afternoon hours.
Consumption - Wherever possible and available the hosts use products reducing environmental impact, such as biodegradable soaps and detergents.
Location + Surroundings
- Horseback riding
- Scuba diving
- Wildlife watching
Corcovado National Park Tour - This jungle park is perfect for hiking. Some trails include Madrigal, Cementerio, Paraíso and El Barco: The forest trail runs mostly close to the beach. Explore the tall Kapok trees or the exotic Matapalo, Naked Indian, Balsa, Jobo trees, heliconias, lianas, fruit trees, medicinal plants, bromeliads, and epiphytes. Spot monkeys, ant eaters, scarlet macaws (the largest parrot in the world), white-nosed coati, tayras, mountain deer, and exotic birdlife such as hummingbirds, guans, currasows, trogons, tanagers, herons, and falcons.
Birdwatching Tour - The hike starts early in the morning. You don't want to miss walking on the pristine beach while watching the sun rise. You will be able to spot seedeaters, tanagers, doves, hawks, scarlet macaws, warblers, hummingbirds, flycatchers, and more. Hike up the river and you will encounter wrens, woodpeckers, wood creepers, kingfishers, egrets and trogons. Also watch out for the Central American squirrel monkey in the trees. Breakfast will be served along the Carate River. During this trip, you will be able to watch flycatchers, kingfishers, hawks, sandpipers the scarlet macaws, tanagers, honeycreepers, hummingbirds and manakins.
Madrigal River Hike - The Madrigal river lies in Convorcado National Park. You will walk through the dense rainforest of ground vegetation, bushes, lianas, ferns, plantain trees, palm trees and many almond trees – the favorite food of the scarlet macaw. You can see monkeys and various other animals like white nosed coatis, agoutis, trogons, curassows and snakes. After an exhilarating hike, you can cool off in the refreshing Madrigal River.
Night Walk - A night walk takes place before dinner (between 6-8 pm) where you will head towards the lodge's creek and experience the rainforest with its sounds and scents during the night. During this hike we watch out for various nocturnal animals such as Baird’s tapir, the biggest terrestrial mammal and the only native odd-toed ungulate in this area, exotic frogs and snakes.
Horseback Riding - On horseback you will ride along deserted beaches and lagoons such as the Pejeperro.
Sirena Rainforest Tour - The tour takes you to the heart of Corcovado National Park, to the Sirena Biological Station. You walk along a forest trail near the beach and cross two big rivers, Rio Madrigal and Rio Claro. At Sirena you can pitch a tent or stay in a dormitory. During your trip, you will spot monkeys, the tapir, poisonous dart frogs, snakes and the puma.
Rainforest Trail - You will hike on the beach until the river Carate, then you will hike up hill and pass the houses of the gold diggers, who extract gold from the river to make a living. You will pass the rainforest, then up to the mountain ridge. In the mountainous forest you will find howler monkeys, and birds like curassows, scarlet macaws, toucans, trogons, tanagers, honeycreepers, warblers, hummingbirds, and falcons. You will also see giant native trees of the area like the garlic tree, nísperos, run-ons, kabobs, and cedars.
Addionally, you might be lucky to spot the turtles on the beach lay their eggs and nest. Turtle nestling starts from September to December. If you are able and observe this rare natural wonder, the hosts are welcome to provide you with interesting facts about the different turtle species that exist in the Osa Peninsula and their importance for the ecosystem. For example, in the Pacific Ocean, there are 4 different species of turtles: the Hawksbill sea turtle (eretmochelys imbricata), the leatherback turtle (dermochelys coriacea), the green sea turtle (chelonia mydas) and the olive ridley turtle (lepidochelys olivacea). They are an endangered species so the tour focuses on educating and informing the guests on the importance of preserving these turtles.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
- Wheelchair-accessible bathroom