$345 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 8, 2015 Check-out: May 10, 2015

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

4 stars
View map of Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Peninsula de Osa, Puntarenas,

Hotel Overview

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Lush, green vegetation as far as the eye can see, with leaves as big as elephant ears. Jade colored water. Toucans, monkeys, iguanas, dolphins, majestic blue butterflies - all are here at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. If physical challenge is what you want it's here. If rest and relaxation is what you need it's here. And everything in between! The hotel is a destination lodge that offers kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and hammock swinging right out the doorstep.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment, and offers a perfect blend of comfort with environmental preservation. This wilderness lodge is sensitively designed with the environment and constructed from naturally fallen trees, recycled materials and harnesses the natural energy from the sun to provide electricity. What also makes Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge so unique, pristine and private is that access from nearby villages is by water only. Dramatic views of the mountains surrounding the Pacific Coast gulf welcome you to the lodge as you approach by boat. Once you arrive at the lodge, lose yourself in the tropical paradise that surrounds you, and let the adventure begin!

Hotel refers to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge as the "Selva y Mar" (jungle and sea) location because the front yard is literally a gulf right off the Pacific Ocean, and the back yard is literally thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest. Adventure and nature activities are unlimited! The Front Door leads to the Golfo Dulce's 80 degree blue green waters. Kayak the Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) right off the beach front. Jump in! The water is calm and perfect for swimming.

Spend a relaxing hour or a challenging day kayaking and exploring along the coastline and through nearby mangroves. Stop and snorkel along the way! In-shore and off-shore fishing guarantee a fresh fish dinner. And, from the Golfo Dulce hotel can also access several rivers and the Pacific Ocean leading to a variety of marine environments that make this area so unique. The Back Door of the 165-acre preserve is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest, full of fruit trees and tropical flowering plants. Explore the jungle by hiking the labyrinth of trails that wind through the rainforest canopy, up the mountainside, and connect through the National Park. Listen to the howler monkeys, watch and hear the calls of any one of the 250 species of birds, and end up at a waterfall. OR, just relax in a hammock under the almond tree by the sea and take in the ocean and mountain views while listening to the rhythmic waves.

The hotel also provides reception in amenity.

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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Rooms

Mango Guest House
Mango Guest House offers one queen bed and one twin bed with balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, ceiling fan, non-smoking rooms and safe in room. The Mango Guest House is a 2 story accommodation that has 4 private rooms. Set in a beautiful jungle garden area with mango trees on all sides and open views of the surrounding rainforest. Each room has private entrance, beautiful hardwood floors, private terrace, louver doors and windows that wrap around the room to afford panoramic views. Rooms have mosquito netting and ceiling fans. The Mango Guest House is separate from the Main Lodge. The mango house is great for all types of travelers. Especially a good choice for friends or families that want to be close, but also have the privacy of your own room with private bathroom. Also great for single travelers or those who are a bit nervous about staying in the jungle, as the mango rooms are more in an open area then the private cabins that are tucked into the rainforest.


  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
In-Room Safe
Airport shuttle


Three exceptional meals are prepared each day. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge serves healthy, fresh Latino-style cuisine. Emphasis is on local cuisine and fresh fish, tropical fruits and vegetables. The 165 acre preserve abounds with tropical fruit trees bearing mangos, pineapple, starfruit, oranges, lemons, papayas, water apples, bananas, and of course, coconuts. The fresh squeezed juices and salsas are limitless! Hotel even bakes its own breads and desserts! Hotel can also tailor the menu to "children friendly" foods, and vegetarians. And, yes... the water at Playa Nicuesa is drinkable right from the tap. A natural spring supplies the lodge all its water, and hotel have a UV and sediment filtration system, as well. All meals are served family style in the canopy level open air lodge dining area (or, you may dine at a separate table upon request).

Hotel Policies

12:00 PM
9:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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