Nicuesa Lodge and Insectopia Join in Preserving Costa Rica Insects

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is partnering with Insectopia Insect Museum to study and preserve amazing Costa Rica insects.

Insect project Costa Rican beetle

See amazing Costa Rica insects like this beetle at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Image by Insectopia.

Article by Shannon Farley

Covering an area of just 700 square miles, the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica packs an unparalleled amount of land and marine species in an incredibly small area – including more than 10,000 insects. In fact, the area is estimated to contain 2.5 percent of all the biodiversity in the world, while covering less than a thousandth of a percent of the planet’s total surface area.

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Learn how to make chocolate at Nicuesa Lodge

If you are a cacao lover and ever wanted to make your own chocolate, the Organic Chocolate Making Tour at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is waiting for you. Here is what to expect from the tour:

  1. First, you will discover all the secrets behind the cacao tree and why this prodigious fruit was considered “the food of the gods” in pre-hispanic America.

 

  1. Then the preparation of your own chocolate begins! You will go to the kitchen and roast the already dry seeds.

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Meet our Guides at Nicuesa Lodge

Meet our guides at Nicuesa Lodge, who make all of our adventures in the Costa Rica rainforest and on the gulf of Golfo Dulce fun and exciting!

guides at nicuesa lodge

Hiking through the Costa Rica rainforest with a naturalist guide, like Valeria Roman, can make all the difference between just getting some exercise or seeing wildlife and learning about nature.

Article by Shannon Farley

Our guides at Nicuesa Lodge can help make your experience in the Costa Rica rainforest extraordinary.

They spend every day in the coastal rainforest of southern Costa Rica by the gulf of Golfo Dulce, and value the opportunity to share this pristine place with you – where breathtaking nature still exists.

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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.

Snorkeling in Costa Rica

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