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Pacuare Lodge - A Remote Lodge in Costa Rica's Rain Forest

You Reach This Jungle Lodge by Rafting Down a River

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Honeymoon suite at Pacuare Lodge in a rainforest in Costa Rica.

The honeymoon suite at Pacuare Lodge in a rainforest in Costa Rica.

Pacuare Lodge
You can hear and see the monkeys swinging in the trees, while sitting on the terrace of your bungalow at the Pacuare Lodge. And who knows which animals you might see on the river below. The Pacuare Lodge is located on the boundaries of Limón Province in Costa Rica's Caribbean region and Turrialba. It lies alongside the banks of the Pacuare River, officially designated a "Wild and Scenic River," river.

Pacuare Lodge packages focus on adventure - starting with the 1 1/2-hour rafting trip to reach the lodges. (If you don't want to arrive or leave by river raft, the Lodge has cleared a trail enough so 4X4 vehicles can bring you to the river, where you'll cross on a gondola suspended on steel hawsers, then take a short walk to the Lodge.)

During your stay, you can go on hikes through the emerald-hued rain forest led by a naturalist, spend a day on horseback, go canyoneering, or take a canopy tour riding on zip lines. You're situated in a mountainous region, with deep canyons and river tributaries. The rainforest's thick undergrowth provides shelter to jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, and numerous other species of mammals and birds.

Staying here is for the adventuresome traveler. The canopied king beds are comfortable and the windows are screened, but there's no electricity - lanterns and candles provide the light at night. After a day of exploring, clean up in a solar-heated shower. All of the bungalows and suites, and the main lodge, have been made from wood purchased from a sustainable reforestation project operated by and benefiting small local farmers.

Visiting Pacuare Lodge

For more information about staying here, visit Pacuare Lodge. You can book two- to five-day adventure packages, and packages that include a stay at the lodge plus overnights to visit Manuel Antonio National Park the Arenal Volcano area.More Isolated Lodges

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