Costa Rica Pledges to Expand Ocean Conservation

Costa Rica’s marine protected areas help world ocean conservation. Visit one of the most pristine ocean habitats in Costa Rica in the gulf of Golfo Dulce by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

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Dolphins in the gulf of Golfo Dulce Costa Rica, one of the country’s most pristine marine habitats.

Costa Rica this month expanded its ocean conservation in honor of World Oceans Day 2017 to now protect 15% of its marine territory. Continue reading

Why Nicuesa Lodge Should Be Your Next Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Costa Rica’s award-winning eco-lodge, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, invites yoga instructors to hold their yoga retreats in their exotic paradise.

Yoga retreats at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Yoga retreats at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

A stunning tropical escape, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica is a perfect choice for your next group yoga retreat. Located in the gorgeous, wild Osa Peninsula – Golfo Dulce region, Playa Nicuesa harmonizes jungle and sea in an ideal setting for relaxing, reconnecting and rejuvenating. Continue reading

Earth Day 2017 Celebrated at Nicuesa Lodge

Following its commitment to protect the environment, eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica plans fun and inspiring Earth Day 2017 activities.

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Get inspired on Earth Day 2017 at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

In honor of Earth Day this month, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is sowing the seeds for environmental awareness with guests and local communities with several fun activities.

On Earth Day 2017 – April 22 – Nicuesa Lodge is taking part in a reforestation campaign in the local town of Puerto Jimenez across the gulf of Golfo Dulce from the lodge on the Osa Peninsula. Lodge guests are invited to join in planting trees to help restore the environment from deforestation and the devastating effects of climate change. The Earth Day event is hosted by the National and Environmental Community Service Association, and will feature talks and other activities in addition to the tree planting. Continue reading

Best Wildlife in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge

Surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito Wildlife National Refuge, Corcovado National Park, and gulf of Golfo Dulce, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge offers wildlife in Costa Rica at its best.

Wildlife in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge

Spider monkeys are one of four kinds of monkeys you can see at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

Who wants to see wild animals in the jungle?

All of the tourists who come to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica certainly do!

That’s why Nicuesa Lodge staff does their best to keep track of the abundant Costa Rican wildlife living on Nicuesa’s 165-acre private reserve bordering the remote Piedras Blancas National Park in southern Costa Rica. Continue reading

Costa Rica Yoga Vacations in Paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Looking for a place to hold your next international yoga retreat? Want a yoga vacation in Costa Rica? Want to teach yoga in paradise? Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is your Costa Rica yoga vacation destination.

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Costa Rica yoga vacations in paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

Why not turn your next yoga retreat into a yoga vacation in paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica? Continue reading

5 Delicious homemade Costa Rican recipes of cocktails to try at home

Our bartender Melo shared with us his top 5 cocktail recipe secrets to make Nicuesa’s natural and delicious cocktails.

Selva del Golfo

  • 1 ounce of mint liquor
  • 1 1/2 ounce of Cacique Costa Rican liquor
  • 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
  • 3 ounces of orange juice

How to prepare: Mix all ingredients in shaker except orange juice. Then fill with orange juice.

 Orange cocktail

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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Now Grows Food Hydroponically

The sustainable edible garden at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is growing, and soon we’ll be serving up even more fresh produce in our delicious Costa Rican meals.

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New hydroponic garden at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

A new hydroponic garden is being developed at Nicuesa Lodge to grow fresh vegetables and herbs for our delicious, original Costa Rican meals served in our restaurant.

The concept of hydroponics or “soil-less” gardening has been around for thousands of years. The word hydroponics comes from the Greek words “hydro” meaning water, and “ponics” which means labor.

Hydroponics is known to offer several advantages over soil gardening: a 30-50 percent faster growth rate, higher yield, less water used, and fewer problems with bug infestations, fungus and disease. Hydroponic growing mediums provide extra oxygen, which helps to stimulate root growth and allow plants to absorb nutrients faster. Hydroponically-grown plants also require very little energy to find and break down food since the nutrients in a hydroponic system are mixed with water and sent directly to the root system. The plant then uses this saved energy to grow faster and to produce more. Continue reading

How to Get to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Getting to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is half the adventure of visiting the award-winning Costa Rica ecolodge near the Osa Peninsula.

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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Located in southern Costa Rica, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is only accessible by boat on the gulf of Golfo Dulce, where it borders the remote Piedras Blancas National Park. To get there, you can either drive or fly to either the towns of Puerto Jimenez or Golfito. Staff from Nicuesa Lodge will pick you up at either place and take you across the gulf by boat to the lodge on its 165-acre private reserve. Continue reading