The Pacuare Lodge is nestled in a rainforest overlooking the Pacuare River, which National Geographic has listed as one of the worlds top ten scenic rivers. Getting to this exquisite eco-lodge is half the adventure, since you arrive and depart as part of a multi-day rafting tour on the Pacuare River. The spacious bungalows on-site contain the following amenities: a canopy king size bed, futon couch, hardwood flooring, private terrace, and a spacious private bathroom adorned with copper fixtures, private alfresco shower with solar heated water, and a nearly 360º rainforest view—all within an area seemingly removed from time and the worries of the outside world, yet just two and a half hours from San José, Costa Rica’s capital city. This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.
Your spacious palm-thatched river-view suite includes a private terrace that opens on to landscaped native bush gardens and towering vine-draped trees. A stunning view of a massive wall of thick rainforest that cascades down a mountainside opposite the Pacuare River. A luxuriously appointed canopy king size bed or two canopy full size beds with crisp 300-thread Egyptian cotton linens, and superior Beautyrest mattress® caters to a serene, restful night’s sleep. A fully tiled ensuite bathroom offers a nearly 360º view of the jungle. Nearby, a private alfresco heated shower lets you soak up the quiet sounds and invigorating scents of the rainforest. Amenities include: One king-size bed or two full size beds with Simmons Beautyrest mattress® Spacious private bathroom with heated shower, outside heated shower, private terrace with hammock, sustainable design and materials. Includes accommodation, meals, guide, transportation by River.
The bungalow has a high, thatched roof, plantation teak floors and wide screened windows that let the breeze through and provide a 180-degree rainforest view. It is elegantly furnished and holds a king-size, canopy bed. The adjacent covered deck has a hammock and a rattan sofa, whereas the entire suite opens onto a sundeck with a small stone swimming pool fed by spring water. The spacious bathroom has a solar heated shower and hand-painted ceramic sinks set in a marble counter, whereas the nearby alfresco shower is ensconced in luxuriant vegetation and seems to cascade out of the mountainside. Includes accommodation, meals, guide, transportation by River.
This charming bungalow is perched on a lushly forested ridge with a view of the Pacuare River and rainforest. It has an elegant décor that complements its exuberant natural surroundings, with polished hardwood floors and sloping cane ceilings, while its screened windows and sliding doors let in plenty of light and tropical breezes. It is sumptuously furnished, with couches, armchairs and a king-sized canopy bed complete with a Simmons Beauty Rest mattress and 300-thread Egyptian cotton sheets. The airy bathroom has both an indoor and al fresco shower that overlooks the forest, and the entire suite opens onto a wooden deck with a private dipping pool fed by spring water. The Linda Vista Honeymoon Suite has a room safe, bathrobes and a telephone to communicate with the main building, as well as an Eco-Concierge to help with tour reservations, general information and specific needs. Features 1 King bed, 1 private bathroom, 2 solar heated showers, 2 private terraces with hammocks, private dipping pool. Includes accommodation, meals, guide, transportation by River.
The Pacuare Lodge’s kitchen staff is made up of young people from nearby communities. There is no chef, but the lodge simply developed the talent of local people and taught them the secrets of great food. Enjoy the combinations of flavors, local ingredients, innovative recipes and presentations. It isn’t fancy, but it’s delicious enough to warrant opening a bottle of good wine, which is why the cellar is well stocked with vintages from around the world. As food enthusiasts, Pacuare Lodge makes it a priority to purchase fresh and quality ingredients and to do innovative things with them, so it is not uncommon to see a fusion of Costa Rican and exotic dishes. The menu is constantly evolving to reflect the influences of other countries and cultures but it will always be based on culinary roots.
Pacuare Lodge offers a wide range of activities such as canopy, canyoning, or canyoneering, which combines hiking, climbing and rappelling, horseback riding, hiking trails to Cabecar Indians . Enjoy the spread of color and life throughout the forest as you observe a variety of native plant and animal species begin their day in the rainforest. Experience the energy of a tropical paradise with deep tissue Therapeutic Rainforest Massage and Yoga retreat. Actively support the “Bajo del Tigre” elementary school and at the same time contribute to reforestation by participating in the The One World Expedition “Plant a tree program”.
At the Pacuare Lodge´s Jawa Juü Spa, enjoy the soothing power of the rainforest, rhythmic massages and spa treatments with local, natural products to create a blissful sensory experience for the body and the mind. As the swift flowing Pacuare River murmurs in the background and birdsong drifts down from the branches, let the colors, scents and sounds of the tropics lull you into a state of peace and deep relaxation as the spa professionals work their magic.