Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Golfito, Costa Rica

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with nature and the place for yoga retreats and lots of activities.

Surf Camps 3

8 Days Joyous Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Sep | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$3,410
from US$3,410
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

6 Days Marvelous Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Sep | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$2,470
from US$2,470
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

7 Days Exhilarating Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Sep | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$2,940
from US$2,940
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Testimonials 9

  • Gilles Lyon

    TripAdvisor Website

    Had spend 4 nights over there, in the middle of the rain forest.. so beautiful, so remote, so calm. A very conscious place about environment also delivering messages about the planet. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and many activities can be organized (don't miss the river/mangrove tour) ; the food is excellent, in real harmony with the country and the place you stay. The comfort is very good, as long as you can accept to sleep in a cabin fully open (in fact not totally) over the rainforest.

  • Goodwin D Washington

    TripAdvisor Website

    This is a beautiful eco-lodge on the shore of Golfo Dulce, across from the Oso Peninsula. You get there by a half-hour boat ride--the hotel staff picks you up from Golfito. All the staff are knowledgable and highly attentive. The lodge has beautiful gardens and miles of hiking trails, full of wildlife, including a herd of coatimundis and a trio of Currasows (large turkey-like birds) that prowl the gardens.

    The rooms are open to the rainforest on one side, so there's no air conditioning and you sleep under mosquito nets. There is a garden in the bathroom, with bats hanging from the eaves. All night long you hear the howler monkeys, frogs, insects, and birds keep up a non-stop chorus of night music. In the morning you are awakened by the raucous voices of scarlet macaws flying overhead. You can sit on the deck just outside your room and feel part of the jungle.

    Meals are served in a beautiful central hall with more fabulous views of the rainforest and passing birds. The bar serves excellent, creative tropical drinks.

    All kinds of excursions are available. We went on hikes with a guide and without, a tour of edible plants (followed by the chance to help cook the dinner), and a wonderful kayaking excursion up a river where we saw many birds and a boa. You can do yoga next to the beach, or get a massage. You can also swim and snorkle off the dock.

    I should note that several of my family members were less enthusiastic than I. My son was freaked out by the bugs and by sleeping in an open room protected only by mosquito netting. (The bugs weren't that bad, actually, so long as you used insect repellent. Caution: Bring plenty of your own--you can't buy it at the lodge.) My husband couldn't sleep because of the heat and humidity. My daughter was upset because her books and her iPad case were damaged by the humidity. But I loved it because it felt like sleeping in the rainforest without the inconveniences of camping. I would love to go back.

  • Jan Colorado

    TripAdvisor Website

    No matter how long you stay you will wish it was longer. The meals are a gift, lodging wonderful, tours and amenities superb. We went very early June, avoided any crowds anywhere and this place in like a small fantasy island!

    Tour area in the morning to avoid weather. There are many kayaks to take advantage of and the fjord is like being on a lake. Dolphin, turtles, whales - everything you can imagine depending on season. Swimming is wonderful here with a great pier to jump off off. One tip- the "waterfall hike is fairly strenuous and involves climbing. Wear GOOD water shoes and make sure you have a water proof camera or case.

    be prepared for mosquitos - this is Costa Rica, so there are spiders, a few snakes, bugs, all the things that make Costa Rica wonderful. Bring bug spray and sunblock!

  • Katherine Rochester

    Trip Advisor website

    Playa Nicuesa is a place of beauty, pride, simplicity and tranquility. You arrive and depart by boat. Cabins are simple, beautiful, open air. From our cabin, Peresozo, we heard the lapping waves of the Gulf, animal sounds from the surrounding rainforest. Meals too are simple and beautiful. All food is fresh, grown or obtained locally. Perhaps best of all is the staff. Each member of the staff is committed to your positive experience of Costa Rica. The philosophy of sustainability includes relationships with local people, and for your stay, you are a local. Staff and guides share themselves with you and go out of their way to customize your stay to your unique interests. The guides are deeply educated and idealistic. Not only do they lead satisfying and memorable excursions on land and Gulf, but they run to find you if they sight an animal of interest to you. Tropical animals, fish, dolphins, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, yoga, or "hammock tour," it's all waiting for you.

  • a traveller Costa Rica

    Trip Advisor website

    This place is just amazing!! Had the most wonderful time to relax, disconnect, harmonize with nature! It takes some time get to this remote place, you need to go to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez and then by boat to the lodge, crossing the Golfo Dulce Bay. The lodge is made out of wood, rustic style, rooms are open, so no windows to close as well is the shower. Open air shower. From your bed you look into the rainforest. You may spot some spiders or snakes (I had a snake wanting to get into my open bathroom), but a small one, not poisonous, this is pure nature! I recommend to do yoga classes (deck is close to the beach) use the trails of the lodge to discover the rainforest and go for a swim! The kayak tour is nice as well, if you are lucky, you see some dolphins!! I absolutely loved this lodge!!

  • Annette Switzerland

    Trip Advisor website

    We only had limited time after a business trip to busy Miami, and we feel so fortunate that we chose a four day stay at the Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. The lodge is run by wonderfully attentive, fun and helpful staff and guides, who tirelessly pointed out the wonders of the rainforest to us. Snorkeling, a river trip, a waterfall hike, yoga, making our own chocolate and rounding things off with learning how to stand-up paddle (the newest addition to the many, many activities offered at Nicuesa) made our short stay exciting and relaxing. We definitely recommend staying at this sustainable lodge! Thanks to all!

  • Ago United States

    Trip Advisor website

    My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of spending an entire week at this magical place. Words cannot capture our amazing experience. The resident yogi at the time, Thais, is gentle and soulful. She conducted classes in Spanish or English and was superb. The yoga platform is on the beach, beautifully situated, and the classes I had with her there touched me deeply. Both of us, very experienced travelers, cried when we left. When we die, we hope heaven is a little like Playa Nicuesa.

  • Jim and Anna Sullivan Switzerland

    Trip Advisor website

    Hey you guys. First thank you all for helping me after my little accident in the bar. The walking stick saved my life for the following 5 days, glad to say I got home ok, but without the help of any wheelchairs. The message did not get through to the airlines. Anyway I have a great piece of art which will remind me of you all and in particular the great guide that made it for me. Thank You. We had a great time with you, we love your country and even more, we love the people. Maybe we will return sometime, we will definitely recommend your lodge. Thank you for the offers. Our best wishes to you all.

  • a yoga instructor United States

    Trip Advisor website

    A fabulous place to be in the Osa! Playa Nicuesa has it all, from lovely accommodations, gorgeous location, great food, great staff and so much to do in one of the most pristine places left on this planet! A real life changing experience. I am a yoga instructor and will be leading my 3rd yoga retreat at Nicuesa in February 2013!

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