Nicuesa Lodge Leads the Way in Sustainable Tourism

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Sustainable tourism hotel Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

For many travelers nowadays, finding lodging that follows sustainable tourism principles is a priority. But what does sustainable tourism really mean? Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the first sustainable tourism ecolodges in Costa Rica, a world leader in pioneering eco-tourism. Located in the spectacular southern Pacific Coast rainforest by the Osa Peninsula on the gulf of Golfo Dulce, Nicuesa Lodge is built on a 165-acre private rainforest reserve. Continue reading

Golfo Dulce is a top Costa Rica wildlife spot

Now is the time to see migrating humpback whales on whale watching tours at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Golfo Dulce – a top Costa Rica wildlife spot.  

Humpback whale in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Migrating humpback whales come to Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica between July and October.

You can see an abundance of Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. The remote Osa Peninsula region is special because it holds 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet in less than a thousandth of a percent of its total surface area. Now is the time to see Pacific humpback whales as they arrive in the southern gulf of Golfo Dulce, by the Osa Peninsula, on their annual migration from July to October. Continue reading

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

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.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

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

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.


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

Nicuesa Lodge awarded highest TripAdvisor GreenLeader status

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


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. Continue reading

Recommended Playa Nicuesa tour: Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden

Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden Golfo Dulce Costa Rica
If you are a nature lover or a budding botanist, one of the most wonderful day tours you can take from Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is to Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. A short boat ride or kayak paddle around a small rocky point south of Playa Nicuesa will land you at Playa San Josecito. At the west end of the long, crescent-shaped dark sand beach is Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden. Continue reading