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

December 30th, 2016

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

December 30th, 2016

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. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

November 16th, 2016

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nicuesa Lodge awarded highest TripAdvisor GreenLeader status

October 28th, 2016

The 5-Leaf Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism hotel Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is awarded TripAdvisor’s highest GreenLeader status for being eco-friendly.

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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is a TripAdvisor GreenLeader.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is proud to announce it has been awarded the highest level Platinum in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, which helps travelers make greener travel choices at environmentally-friendly accommodations around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Swimmers race with dolphins and whales in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

October 7th, 2016

In southern Costa Rica, Golfo Dulce’s extraordinary beauty and pristine habitat made it easy for swimmers in the 2016 Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce to be joined by dolphins and humpback whales as they swam across the gulf.

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A Dolphin leaps in joy at the 2016 Golfo Dulce open water swimming race in Costa Rica

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge once again hosted the launch of the 2016 Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce (Golfo Dulce Open Water Swimming) at the beginning of September.

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