8 Ways to Get Closer to Nature on Vacation in Costa Rica

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get closer to nature, go for a nature vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

Beach at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest LodgeArticle by Shannon Farley

Spend any time in nature and you’ll probably notice that you feel happier. Go a bit further and get closer to nature on vacation, and you’ll be surprised at how great it makes you feel.

Numerous studies show that connecting with nature makes us healthier and happier. The more high-tech our lives become, it seems the more nature we need.

Taking a nature vacation in Costa Rica, one of the world’s top ecotourism destinations is an excellent solution. You can be completely immersed in nature at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

The rainforest ecolodge in Costa Rica sits on a private 165-acre coastal rainforest preserve along the breathtaking gulf of Golfo Dulce, backed by thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest in the Piedras Blancas National Park. It is a wildlife-rich destination where the jungle hangs right over the calm sea It also is one of the most unspoiled natural places in Costa Rica.

Get closer to nature at Playa Nicuesa Lodge

Get closer to nature on vacation in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

8 Ways to Get Closer to Nature on Vacation at Nicuesa Lodge

  1. Explore the lush rainforest hiking trails in Nicuesa Lodge’s private reserve. Breathe pure air and all of the rich oxygen being produced by thousands of trees.
  2. Find serenity contemplating the beauty of natural life at the meditation look-out deck high on a rainforest hill overlooking the blue ocean.
    Hiking at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

    Hiking in the rainforest at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

  3. Be active in nature with outdoor activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling, ocean swimming, and dolphin watching.
  4. Stretch and strengthen your body doing yoga in nature on their covered beachfront yoga deck.
    Yoga at Playa Nicuesa

    Yoga in nature at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

  5. Connect with the wildlife seeing how many animals you can spot. Some of the animals encountered here include white-faced capuchin, howler and spider monkeys, sloths, coatis, raccoons, peccaries, anteaters, frogs, butterflies, iguanas, snakes, spiders and lizards. In the gulf of Golfo Dulce, there are dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles, tropical fish, and even humpback whales during migration season (July to October).
  6. Notice, watch and listen to the birds. See how many different kinds you can identify. The raucous squawk of Scarlet Macaws and the piercing cry of toucans are two favorites.
    Raccoon at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

    Raccoon on one of the trails at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

  7. Simply sit on the porch or balcony of your rainforest cabin or room and listen to the amazing sounds of the jungle around you. Breathe deeply in the fresh air.
  8. Be in harmony with the planet knowing you are participating in sustainable tourism when you stay at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.
    Playa Nicuesa Lodge, photo by Andres Madrigal, Tico Times

    Playa Nicuesa Lodge, photo by Andres Madrigal, The Tico Times.

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