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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Last updated: 27 December, 2023

Only accessible by boat, this tranquil lodge is set on the Golfo Dulce tropical fjord between steeply-climbing rainforest ridges and a long, half-moon, black sand bay. Remote and Walden-wild, the garden is fragrant with mangoes and brilliant with the flickering flight of sapphire-blue hummingbirds; the rooms – sitting in wooden huts with hammock-strung balconies – are a touch rustic, but with a location this beautiful, few guests complain.

The excursions – hikes, kayak rides, fishing trips and whale-spotting tours are first class and the organic food served in the kitchen delicious and healthy.

Surrounding area

Staying here is a chance to really experience the Costas Rican wilderness; the lodge is only accessible by boat, and is surrounded by dense forest.

Hiking trails lead directly to unspoilt waterfalls, while whales calve and dolphins cavort in the Golfo Dulce right off the hotel beach. And aside from the handful of hotel guests, there is barely another tourist in sight.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Not available

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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Rainforests, powdery beaches, white-water rivers and towering volcanoes: this relaxed Central American country offers exceptional wilderness adventures in stunning landscapes.