Tucked away deep in the heart of Costa Rica's most pristine rainforest environment, on the banks of the Pacuare River, lies the Pacuare Jungle Lodge. Surrounded by nature in its purest and most primitive state, here you will experience that most coveted of travelers' rewards, an opportunity to savor the spirit of a place.
The Pacuare Lodge was designed and constructed to blend with the surrounding environment, affecting minimal impact, and has been recognized by the World Tourism Organization as one of only sixty-five examples throughout the world of good practice in sustainability and ecotourism.
Overlooking the Pacuare River, the palm-thatched, two-story structure boasts solid teak floors, tropical flowers and plenty of fresh air, enticing guests to come in and admire the timeless beauty of the swift-flowing river and millennial rainforest.
On the ground floor an open-air restaurant and kitchen are always bustling with activity as local chefs prepare delicious gourmet dishes, whole grain breads and fresh baked desserts. Freshly brewed coffee and an assortment of organic teas are available throughout the day and evening.
Upstairs a spacious yet cozy open-sided lounge with a small bar invites guests to kick back and recount the day's adventures in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Locally crafted wood furnishings, hand-hewn timber beams and wrought iron chandeliers create a warm ambiance of rustic splendor as gentle breezes drift off the Pacuare river.
The lodge and bungalows are completely surrounded by tropical rainforest. Enormous trees and rainforest inhabitants live in natural harmony alongside the lodge itself. The Pacuare Lodge's philosophy of simplistic luxury and oneness with nature is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity. The distinctive palm-thatched bungalows and suites are carefully designed to blend into the surrounding forest.
Getting there and back from this rainforest setting was once only via an exciting rafting trip through class III and IV rapids. While this is still a splendid way to experience the Pacuare Lodge and its surrounds, you can now also choose from a range of options that include entry and departure by land, as well as a combination of land and river transport.