Breathtaking Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Everyone knows Costa Rica is a beautiful and amazing place to vacation, but do you know about the lesser-traveled southern Costa Rica and its breathtaking secrets?

Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

Lesser traveled than many other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a wondrous, untouched paradise to discover. Best loved by nature-lovers and adventurers, southern Costa Rica is the place to go to for raw wilderness, exotic wildlife, prehistoric rainforest and breathtaking experiences.

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Golfo Dulce Open Water Crossing event!

In it’s 4th consecutive year, we are sponsoring one of the most important nature-sports competitions taking place in Golfo Dulce: the Open Water Competition: Sept. 3-4, 2016. The “Cruce de Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce” is a 14k route which will have its starting point at Nicuesa; then crosses the gulf and finishes at Pto. Jimenez. We are proud to host this challenging competition and be it’s starting point for the 2nd consecutive year. Inscriptions to participate end on the 25th of August. We hope to see you for the competition!!

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Southern Costa Rica to host National Festival of the Arts

Golfito by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica will host the National Festival of the Arts 2016 in August, featuring more than 600 artists of all types.

National Festival of Arts Costa Rica 2016

Costa Rica National Festival of Arts 2016

Golfito and other towns in the southern region of Costa Rica by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge will host one of the country’s largest festivals of the arts over 10 days in August.

Usually held in the capital city of San Jose, the 26th annual Costa Rica National Festival of the Arts 2016 (FNA16) will take place August 5 to 14 in Golfito and Ciudad Neily, along with eight other communities in southern Costa Rica. With over 250 events and activities featuring more than 600 artists of all kinds, it is the largest annual arts festival in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Central America.

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Close encounters with a whale shark in Costa Rica

Would you love to see a monkey in the wild? Or maybe a sloth right next to you in a tree? What about getting close to wild dolphins, or a humpback whale?

Dolphins in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

When guests come to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, often they have a favorite animal they want to see in person. Maybe they have been dreaming about it their whole life. Or, they recently read up on the cool wildlife in Costa Rica. Given that Costa Rica is the eco-capital of Latin America with nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity, it is understandable. Continue reading

Whale watching in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge starts in July

Just offshore Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in the warm waters of the Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica, Pacific humpback whales are about to arrive on their annual migration to mate, give birth and socialize from July to October.

Humpback whale breaching in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo

Humpback whale breaching in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo

A real-life encounter with whales and dolphins in their natural environment is an unforgettable experience. There is a spine-tingling fascination about being in close proximity to giant intelligent beings sharing the planet with us, but inhabiting the mysterious watery depths where we as humans don’t live. I Continue reading