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New culinary fusions and flavors at Nicuesa!

Imagine yourself in the middle of the rainforest, overlooking the ocean, savoring fresh, homegrown produce from an edible garden.  This is Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!   This Enchanting Hotel property believes that when you travel, experimenting with and experiencing the local food should be a highpoint of your adventure.   So, at this magnificent property, you will have the...
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Five ways to explore the beauty of Golfo Dulce from Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

On the far southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, you will find the Golfo Dulce.  This tranquil body of water and the lush jungle that envelopes it is one of the few tropical fjords in the world. This little corner of beautiful Costa Rica is rich in wildlife and ocean adventures.  Let´s look at five...
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Earth Day 2017: Costa Rica Guides World in Environmentalism

This month’s Earth Day on April 22 calls on the world to take positive action for a clean environment. Costa Rica and eco-friendly Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge lead by example in environmentalism and sustainable tourism. Earth Day calls on everyone in the world to take action for a clean, healthy, sustainable environment. Held every April...
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Meals at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Fresh, healthy & delicious dining at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the most frequently asked questions when planning a vacation to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is: What are the meals like? Given Nicuesa Lodge’s remote location in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula, this is an important question. Everyone wants to know what they are going to eat! At Nicuesa...
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It’s an Adventure Getting to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica!

Half the adventure of visiting Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is getting to the award-winning Costa Rica ecolodge near the Osa Peninsula. Flying down the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica toward the Osa Peninsula and southern region is incredible. Morning hours give us clear visibility as we leave San Jose and the Central Valley, rising above...
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Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica

5 Best-Kept Secrets of Southern Costa Rica

Less-traveled than elsewhere in the popular country, southern Costa Rica is a beautiful and eye-opening place to vacation. But do you know its best-kept secrets? Wild, breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly bio-diverse, southern Costa Rica is not on most tourists’ itineraries. Least-explored and less-traveled than other parts of Costa Rica, the southern Pacific region is a...
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Costa Rica National Festival of the Arts goes to southern region

The beautiful southern region of Costa Rica will host the annual Costa Rica National Festival of the Arts 2016 in August. Find out here festival details and where to stay. The southern region of Costa Rica will host one of the largest festivals of the arts and music in the country over 10 days in...
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Accommodations at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Stay in tropical paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

When booking a place to stay on vacation, most people want to know what the accommodations are like. Besides the fact that it affects the price, knowing what kind of rooms are available helps you plan and choose your experience. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is a sustainable tourism lodge tucked into the...
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Explore the Costa Rica rainforest with expert scientists

What’s better than being in the rainforest? Being in the rainforest with expert scientists who can tell you fascinating stories about the animals and plants that live there. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica has invited celebrated U.S. scientists Howard Topoff, Ph.D. and Carol Simon, Ph.D. – both professors’ emeriti of The City University...
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8 Tips to Spot Rainforest Wildlife in Costa Rica

The thrill of seeing a wild animal in its natural habitat, even if only for a moment, is unparalleled. Some animals are very nice and often stick around for a while – like monkeys. Others are so fast – wild cats, for example – that many times you’re not sure if you saw it or...
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Coral reef in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Protecting the coral reefs in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Coral reefs are considered one of the most diverse and complex ecosystems that exist on the planet. Perhaps one quarter of all ocean species depend on these unique marine ecosystems, teeming with life, for food and shelter. For this reason, coral reefs are often called the “rainforests of the sea”. They grow in shallow, clear...
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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge gets top rating for sustainable tourism in Costa Rica

If eco-friendly travel and staying at sustainable tourism eco-hotels is a priority when you go on vacation, you’ll want to pay attention to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica eco-hotel was awarded the highest level rating of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program last month for the second consecutive year....
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Hammerhead shark in Costa Rica, photo by Pretoma

Saving hammerhead sharks in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

The “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica gets a lot of attention for being a refuge for migrating endangered Pacific humpback whales. The 31-mile-long (50 km) Pacific gulf is essentially a big watery “cradle”, not only the birthplace for whales but also for dolphins and endangered hammerhead sharks.
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Open Water Swim Golfo Dulce 2015

Swimmers to cross Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica open water swim race

More than dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks will be swimming in the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica the second weekend of September 2015. The beautiful Pacific gulf in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula will receive hundreds of swimmers for the 2015 Golfo Dulce Open Water Swimming competition, called “Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo...
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10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips

Travelers can be environmentally conscious when going on vacation, and it doesn’t take much effort or time. Little things add up, and if everyone followed these sustainable travel tips, communities and the planet would benefit in amazing ways. 10 Easy & Simple Sustainable Travel Tips Re-use your hotel towels and sheets; don’t ask for new...
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Pranamar Oceanfront Villas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Small hotels in Costa Rica offer unforgettable travel experiences

When I travel I prefer staying in smaller hotels rather than large franchise chains. Small hotels in Costa Rica offer unforgettable travel experiences. They enrich your journey with something different – history, culture, remarkable architecture, outstanding surroundings, new friends or unusual charm. If you’ve ever stayed at a small boutique or family-run hotel, you understand...
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Best wildlife tour in Costa Rica Central Pacific region

If you love the idea of roaming through a rainforest looking for monkeys, snakes, exotic birds and wild cats, then this Costa Rica nature adventure tour is for you. On your next Costa Rica vacation, you definitely need to take the Bushmaster Adventures rainforest wildlife tour. This is one of your best bets in the...
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Protecting Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica on World Oceans Day 2015

Out on the calm, clear, jade green-blue water of the Golfo Dulce (“Sweet Gulf”) in southern Costa Rica, it is easy to think this must be one of the most pristine, beautiful places on Earth. And it is. This inner sea is a critical habitat for endangered migrating southern Pacific humpback whales, dolphins and sharks,...
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Find out the story behind remote Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

When I first visited Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge at the end of 2004, what struck me most was how in heaven did this amazing high-end Costa Rica eco-lodge come to exist in the middle of a jungle on the sea, with nothing else around? The question is a valid one given Nicuesa Lodge’s completely isolated...
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A liquid sky of blue stars – bioluminescence in Costa Rica

One of my absolute favorite scenes in the 2012 movie “Life of Pi” is when a huge glittering whale jumps out of a sparkling night sea behind Pi’s raft, everything around them glowing from amazing bioluminescence. Another favorite is the illuminated neon forest in the movie “Avatar.” Bioluminescence is most common in the tropics. Walking...
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Playa Nicuesa, Golfo Dulce

5 Tropical beaches you want to visit in southern Costa Rica

Tucked between the Osa Peninsula and the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, the “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure-seekers. Circling the warm blue waters of Golfo Dulce is a tropical rainforest with secluded beaches and an amazing biodiversity. Here you can encounter all four species of...
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Costa Rica eco-lodge named cleanest beach in the country

The trash problem of the world’s oceans has reached epic proportions. However, in the small Central American nation of Costa Rica, 108 beach communities have taken a stand against litter and pollution and are working to make a difference in the world predicament. The record number of Costa Rica beaches received Ecological Blue Flag Awards...
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Dine on fresh Latino-style cuisine at Nicuesa Lodge

What’s cooking at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica?

Let’s face it; we all care about what we eat. So if visiting a remote jungle eco-lodge is in your plans, you might be wondering if mealtime will resemble a Mission Survive episode with creepy-crawlies and vermin. In fact, remote  Costa Rica eco lodge   Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge gets regular rave reviews from guests...
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Dolphins in Golfo Dulce

A dolphin tale: See wild dolphins in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

The last time I was at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, I was down at the beach cooling off from the hot sun in waist-deep tranquil waters of the Golfo Dulce, when suddenly there was a splash very close behind me. I turned quickly to look out toward the Gulf and was greeted by three Bottlenose...
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