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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Close encounters with a whale shark in Costa Rica

Would you love to see a monkey in the wild? Or maybe a sloth right next to you in a tree? What about getting close to wild dolphins, or a humpback whale?

Dolphins in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

When guests come to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, often they have a favorite animal they want to see in person. Maybe they have been dreaming about it their whole life. Or, they recently read up on the cool wildlife in Costa Rica. Given that Costa Rica is the eco-capital of Latin America with nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity, it is understandable. Continue reading

Whale watching in Costa Rica at Nicuesa Lodge starts in July

Just offshore Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in the warm waters of the Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica, Pacific humpback whales are about to arrive on their annual migration to mate, give birth and socialize from July to October.

Humpback whale breaching in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo

Humpback whale breaching in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo

A real-life encounter with whales and dolphins in their natural environment is an unforgettable experience. There is a spine-tingling fascination about being in close proximity to giant intelligent beings sharing the planet with us, but inhabiting the mysterious watery depths where we as humans don’t live. I Continue reading