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

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.

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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

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.

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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. Continue reading

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

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.

2016 Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

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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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

Fun kayaking tours & vacations in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Kayaking on Golfo Dulce by Playa Nicuesa Lodge

At Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking in Golfo Dulce.

Kayaking in Costa Rica in the “sweet gulf” of Golfo Dulce by the Osa Peninsula – one of only four tropical fjords in the world – it is like paddling across a giant mirror to the sky. Close to shore, the clear water’s blues and grays turn to liquid jade, reflecting endless shades of green palm trees and jungle that crowd the water’s edge. Look down and you’ll probably see colorful fish swimming below your kayak. Dense green rainforest and mountains fill the horizon.
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Protecting the rainforest of the sea in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Interesting news has been happening recently at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica.

In an effort to help restore coral reefs in the Golfo Dulce, Nicuesa Lodge staff has been collaborating with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National Institute of Learning (INA) on the study project: “Ecological regeneration of coral populations present in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.” Since June 2015, they have been creating coral reef “nurseries,” transplanting fragments of coral onto artificial structures to grow coral gardens.

Coral reef restoration Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

So far, according to Nicuesa Lodge Sustainability Coordinator, Natalia Solis, coral is successfully growing and they are planning to create another structure off the beach in the small bay by the Costa Rica eco-hotel.

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