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.
Spider monkeys are one of four kinds of monkeys you can see at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.
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 →
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.
A Dolphin leaps in joy at the 2016 Golfo Dulce open water swimming race in Costa Rica