The best New Year holiday to start 2019 refreshed and relaxed

Everyone needs a New Year holiday with a lot of peace and positive energy. The best way to start 2019 refreshed and relaxed is with a New Year holiday at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica.

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

The perfect place for a New Year holiday: Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge on Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica.

Article by Shannon Farley

At the end of the year, everyone needs a little peace. And then, a new year holiday that lets you relax and restart.

The new year is a good time to reflect on the past, live in the present, and make plans for the future. It is a new page in the book of our lives.

A perfect place to restart the new year is Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica.

Continue reading

The Perfect Place for a Costa Rica Multisport Vacation

Exciting outdoor adventures and luxury lodging in the rainforest by the sea are what’s in store on a Costa Rica multisport vacation package at Nicuesa Lodge.

mangrove kayaking costa rica

Explore rainforest rivers by kayak on a Multisport Vacation Package in Costa Rica.

Article by Shannon Farley

Celebrate the end of the year and kick off 2019 in a big way with a multisport vacation in Costa Rica.

Imagine hiking through the Costa Rican jungle to a remote waterfall, and along the way spotting exotic wildlife with your naturalist guide. Explore a rainforest river and mangrove forest by kayak, where you can glide silently up close to rainforest animals like monkeys, birds, sloths, and iguanas.

Continue reading

Where to See a Sloth in Costa Rica

where to see sloths in costa rica

Where to see sloths in Costa Rica? At Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica.

Article by Shannon Farley

Want to know where to see a sloth in Costa Rica?

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in the southern coastal rainforest is a perfect spot with plenty of wild spaces around. The sustainable ecolodge has a 165-acre protected private rainforest reserve, and is located next to the large Piedras Blancas National Park and close to the Corcovado National Park and Golfito Wildlife Refuge.

Continue reading

See Why Guests Love Dining at Nicuesa Lodge

Dining at Nicuesa Lodge – besides indulging in delicious cuisine, it is an opportunity for guests to relax together, share their experiences and make new friends.

Dining at Nicuesa Lodge

It’s always a fun time dining at Nicuesa Lodge, where you enjoy delicious cuisine and the engaging company of other guests.

Article by Shannon Farley

One of the things guests love most is dining at Nicuesa Lodge.

As part of every guest’s stay at the lodge, all meals and snacks and drinks (natural juices, water, coffee and tea) are included. Guests dine together for all meals in the open-air main lodge building, masterfully designed like a treehouse. Most people prefer this, even if they are unsure about the concept before they arrive.

Gathering together around the beautifully hand-carved, long wooden table lets guests share experiences and make new friends. Guests also are free to dine at their own table apart from the group, if they request it.

Continue reading

Reconnect on a Digital Detox Vacation at Nicuesa Lodge

Reclaim your life, slow down and reconnect on a digital detox vacation at Nicuesa Lodge in Costa Rica.

Reclaim your life, slow down and reconnect on a digital detox vacation at Nicuesa Lodge in Costa Rica.

Take a digital detox vacation at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

Article by Shannon Farley

It’s no secret that we are spending more time than ever on our digital devices. While being globally connected is great, all of this screen time affects us, experts say, and we may be desperately in need of a digital detox vacation.

Continue reading

It’s Time for Humpback Whales in Costa Rica in Golfo Dulce

It’s whale watching season in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge when hundreds of humpback whales in Costa Rica return to the gulf of Golfo Dulce from July through September.

Article by Shannon Farley

Humpback Whales, photo courtesy of Teletica


To the delight of our guests at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, hundreds of humpback whales in Costa Rica are now returning to the remote and pristine southern gulf of Golfo Dulce.

Humpback whales from the Southern Pacific spend their winter months breeding, giving birth, and caring for their young in the warm waters of Costa Rica’s southern region.

The Golfo Dulce – among the 10 deepest gulfs in the world and one of only four tropical fjords on Earth – is one of the few places on the planet visited by both Northern and Southern humpback whales. During Costa Rica whale watching season in July, August and September in the gulf, you might see a visiting humpback whale mother and her calf, or a male whale looking for a mate.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading