Costa Rica

Origins Lodge, Tenorio National Park

Suspended both in the mountains and in time, Origins Lodge is a reversion to simplicity. The wilds of the Costa Rican landscape shape your stay here, yet are tamed with a luxurious flourish designed to put you entirely at ease. Just seven boutique lodges speckle the 120-acre estate, creating an atmosphere of romantic seclusion as you look out over endless views from expansive terraces and an infinity pool suspended above the canopy. After a day of adventure across the estate and beyond, a holistic spa awaits to revive whilst innovative dining blending French gastronomy with homegrown produce seeks to restore.

Location

Seemingly in the wilds of nowhere, Origins Lodges can be reached by a two-hour drive from Liberia Airport. There’s also the option of a helicopter into the property’s heliport for those who simply cannot wait. Once here, it would be easy never to leave with on-property naturalists leading guided walks through the forest by day and night and 11 lagoons to try your hand at fishing on. For those who do venture further, however, the hike to Rio Celeste waterfall is not to be missed.

Your Room

With just seven lodges, the innate privacy of Origins Lodge makes it an ideal hideaway for couples. Designed to blend in with their surroundings, the lodges each feature living roofs which differ according to their particular corner of the canopy. Inside, you’ll find natural materials such as wood and stone contrasting with large potted plants and crisp linens on the canopied beds. The crowning glory has to be the private terrace however which gives way onto a wood-fire heated plunge pool, perfectly positioned to look out over the views of the volcano framed Lake Nicaragua.

Why we like it

Whilst adventures through this pristine wilderness may prove hard to resist, what we really love about Origins is its emphasis on wellbeing. Every element of a stay here is designed to create a nurturing environment that will soothe body, mind and soul. The standout spa follows holistic practices which draw both on earthly elements and the traditions and rituals of the area’s cultural heritage. Alongside hot stone and bamboo massages, you’ll also find innovative treatments such as nervous system release therapy, energy healing and biodecoding. The science however truly lies in your natural surroundings with yoga and meditation in the outdoor Koora yoga shala bringing you that step closer to nirvana.

Sustainability

Living roofs are just the start of Origins’ commitment to sustainable practices. All of the construction here has been designed to have as minimal an impact as possible, making use of purely recycled or local materials. Looking to enhance their surroundings further, Origins is also committed to reforestation efforts in the area.

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