Corcovado National Park – one of the world’s most spectacular places

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is your gateway to Piedras Blancas National Park and Corcovado National Park, named one of the most spectacular national parks in the world.

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Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula.

Article by Shannon Farley

In recent months, Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park was ranked first of the Top 10 Best National Parks in the World by Discovery Corp., and took third place in the list of 25 Most Spectacular National Parks in the World published by the Spanish daily El Pais.

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Nicuesa Lodge Joins Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

New camera traps have been installed by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, in partnership with Osa Conservation, to record images of jaguars in the region.

Jaguar, image by John Rawnsley

Jaguar, image by John Rawnsley

Article by Shannon Farley

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has joined with the nonprofit Osa Conservation in a trailblazing project for jaguar conservation in Costa Rica around the Osa Peninsula and gulf of Golfo Dulce.

A region-wide network of camera traps has been set up to capture images of jaguars (Panthera onca) in the wild – along with other wildlife – to help determine the current population density of jaguars in Costa Rica.

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Where to go snorkeling in Costa Rica by Nicuesa Lodge

The gulf of Golfo Dulce is definitely the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica, with its warm, clear water and abundant marine life.

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Snorkeling in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

Article by Shannon Farley

Thanks to nutrient-rich waters, snorkeling in Costa Rica in the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce can be an awe-inspiring experience of wildlife encounters.

One of only four tropical fjords in the world, the Golfo Dulce’s warm and clear waters, protected from the open Pacific Ocean by the Osa Peninsula, are an extraordinary habitat for marine life. Besides being a crucial birthing spot for migrating humpback whales, Golfo Dulce is home to several kinds of dolphins, sea turtles, rays, numerous tropical fish, and big, friendly whale sharks. It’s an excellent place for swimming and snorkeling in Costa Rica.

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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.

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Why Nicuesa Lodge Should Be Your Next Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Costa Rica’s award-winning eco-lodge, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, invites yoga instructors to hold their yoga retreats in their exotic paradise.

Yoga retreats at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Yoga retreats at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

A stunning tropical escape, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica is a perfect choice for your next group yoga retreat. Located in the gorgeous, wild Osa Peninsula – Golfo Dulce region, Playa Nicuesa harmonizes jungle and sea in an ideal setting for relaxing, reconnecting and rejuvenating. Continue reading

Costa Rica Yoga Vacations in Paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Looking for a place to hold your next international yoga retreat? Want a yoga vacation in Costa Rica? Want to teach yoga in paradise? Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is your Costa Rica yoga vacation destination.

Yoga at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Costa Rica yoga vacations in paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.

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

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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How to Get to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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. Continue reading

Breathtaking Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Everyone knows Costa Rica is a beautiful and amazing place to vacation, but do you know about the lesser-traveled southern Costa Rica and its breathtaking secrets?

Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

Lesser traveled than many other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a wondrous, untouched paradise to discover. Best loved by nature-lovers and adventurers, southern Costa Rica is the place to go to for raw wilderness, exotic wildlife, prehistoric rainforest and breathtaking experiences.

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