If you’re looking for an extraordinary Costa Rica family vacation amid the magic of the rainforest and tropical beaches, then you will love it at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Choose something different from the typical all-inclusive resort for your Costa Rica family vacation. Nicuesa Lodge gives you adventure, nature, and real authentic experiences that let you learn, have fun, and enjoy quality family time together. Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is one of the highest ranking ecolodges in Costa Rica, a world pioneer in ecotourism. The lodge is located on a 165-acre private rainforest reserve on the gulf of Golfo Dulce in the spectacular southern Pacific Coastal region by the Osa Peninsula.
As a family, you will learn together about the rainforest, tropical marine environment, conservation and sustainability. Your kids won’t even know they’re having an educational experience because they will be having too much fun! Learn how to open coconuts, find out how pineapples grow, learn how to make chocolate from cacao seeds, discover exciting tropical wildlife, and even eat sweet tasting termites! The gulf of Golfo Dulce – one of only four tropical fjords in the world – brings you to the lodge, which is only accessible by boat. Its calm, warm waters are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. Nicuesa Lodge’s private reserve borders the Piedras Blancas National Park, providing you with incredible rainforest adventures.
Things to do on your Costa Rica family vacation at Nicuesa Lodge: kayak in a jungle river and mangrove estuary, hike to rainforest waterfalls, catch fish for that night’s dinner, look for monkeys and coatis and other wildlife, tour a nearby animal sanctuary and release program, practice yoga together, have a “jumping off the dock” competition into the warm ocean, go snorkeling, tour the sustainable edible garden, and much more. You have plenty of options to choose from between self-guided activities and guided tours. Choose the Family Adventure Package and custom tailor your activities. It is important to note that only children ages 6 years and older can come to Nicuesa Lodge due to the remote jungle environment and no babysitting service available.
Family accommodations at Nicuesa Lodge include the three-bedroom Jaguar House, a two-bedroom cabin, the Mango Guesthouse with four separate rooms, and individual cabins. You can also rent the entire lodge and bring your whole family and friends on a big Costa Rica family vacation! Dining at Nicuesa Lodge is a fresh and delicious experience with savory tropical cuisine. The lodge grows a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, catches fresh fish, and locally sources all other food.
Comments from family guests who visited Nicuesa Lodge this year: “My family had a fantastic 3 nights at Nicuesa. Our room was surrounded by dense jungle and every evening felt like an adventure as we listened to the noises of the rainforest. The eco-lodge made my family really appreciate the natural environment away from the comforts of the city. The communal area is a beautiful building and we spent many happy hours chatting to other families, swinging in hammocks and spotting wildlife. We used the kayaks and snorkels provided and explored the nearby Botanical Gardens. Our whole stay was a unique experience,” said a family from London who stayed at the lodge in August 2017. “The family adventure package was a great addition. It allowed us to have an activity planned for each day, yet we had the flexibility to pick and choose what activity to do and when. The food was out of this world amazing! My family is vegan, and we were so appreciative of the variety and choice of options available to us,” noted a family from California who visited in July 2017. Article by Shannon Farley