Esquinas Rainforest Lodge

Hidden in the jungle of remote Piedras Blancas National Park in southern Costa Rica, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is surrounded by untouched wilderness. It is a hot spot for birdwatchers and nature lovers wishing to experience the sounds and sights of a tropical rainforest in a tranquil, undisturbed atmosphere. Arenal Observatory Lodge has a perfect location for being as close to the Arenal Volcano as it gets! nested between the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Arenal Lake beautiful views are guaranteed and with the personalized service, the lovely amenities and the comfortable guest rooms your stay in Arenal will be unforgettable.

The lodge offers 14 rooms, an exclusive jungle villa,  a restaurant, a bar and a spring-fed pool. The 37-acre private reserve and the adjoining forest of Piedras Blancas National Park attract over 300 species of birds, almost 100 species of mammals and many amphibians and reptiles.

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge offers a large variety of tours and excursions that lead through a jungle with a biodiversity equal to nearby Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and boat and kayak tours in nearby Golfo Dulce.

All stays at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge include 3 delicious meals a day.

All 14 rooms have full screening and a private bathroom with hot water shower. Each room is decorated with colorful materials woven by the Guaymi  and Boruca Indians and can be used as a single, double, triple or family room. The covered porch in front of each room is a perfect place for birdwatching. Hummingbirds, parrots, toucans and many more of the 300+ species of birds found here frequent the trees and flowers. It is also common to see coatis, raccoons, agoutis and monkeys.
Depending your wishes the bedding can be for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons. All rooms feature a terrace and a private bathroom.
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge opened its exclusive jungle villa on a hill only 200 meters from the main lodge. It has two connecting bedrooms with two separate bathrooms, sleeping a total of four guests. Each room has a private covered veranda with rocking chairs and a spacious open balcony with deck chairs offering stunning jungle views and great birdwatching. The large living area has a fully equipped kitchen (including stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and food processor), a dining table with chairs, and hammocks.
If you don’t like crowded, loud beach hotels, we recommend our isolated beach cottage on Playa Cacao, five minutes from Golfito. It is not a luxury home but a simple, open wooden house surrounded by 25 acres of jungle and only accessible by boat. It is the last house on the coast for miles. The garden with its palm trees, heliconias, hibiscus, and orchids attracts monkeys, parrots, toucans, coatis, racoons and many other animals. The virtually private, 500 meter long sand and pebble beach is reached by a short trail.  The two-story hut with open windows belongs to Michael Schnitzler, owner of Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. The living-kitchen area is equipped with refrigerator, electric stove, oven, and kitchen appliances and opens onto a covered veranda with hammocks. Rainwater tanks feed the hot-water shower and flush-toilet. A housekeeper lives on the property. The second floor has two queen beds separated by a wall, and an open balcony with spectacular views of  Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula. The downstairs living area has two additional beds.