If true immersion into the tropical Central American rainforest is what you’re after, Pacuare Lodge has it covered. An eco-friendly and sustainable lodge sat on a bend in the Pacuare River, your adventure starts before you have even made it to your accommodation – reachable only by raft or man-powered cable car, prepare to feel well and truly refreshed after your flight. The lodge offers unique, enriching and – if you so desire – exhilarating experiences as you explore the rain-forest and its wildlife, with countless activities to get your heart pumping such as zip lining, canopy walks and kayaking, as well as opportunities to meet indigenous people.
The mere mention of Pacuare Lodge being accessible only by raft or cable car illustrates the remoteness of this bespoke eco-lodge. Surrounded on all sides by tropical rainforest and just over 110 kilometres due east of San Jose, rest assured you are off the tourist trail and in for a real treat. The Pacuare River is a world famous white water rafting spot, so once you’ve settled we would definitely recommend taking advantage of these foaming rapids.
Pacuare Lodge provides superb accommodation – even the standard suites make you feel like an honorary guest whilst also ensuring you are enveloped by your jungle surroundings. The suites have private decks (treat yourself to one with a plunge pool overlooking the jungle canopy), and all come with outdoor, solar-heated showers and the soothing sounds of the river which will send you into a deep slumber come day’s end.
Why we like it
Pacuare Lodge’s eco-lodge status and remote location allows guests to really switch off – don’t expect to be able to check your emails while you’re away. Numerous activities are available to fill the daylight hours: horseback trails, canopy walks, zip line tours, white water rafting, we could go on. By night, Pacuare Lodge is lit by candlelight, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere. Needless to say, this hotel will leave you with high expectations for your future adventures.