Pacuare Lodge

The Pacuare Lodge is nestled in a rainforest overlooking the Pacuare River, which National Geographic has listed as one of the worlds top ten scenic rivers. Getting to this exquisite eco-lodge is half the adventure, since you arrive and depart as part of a multi-day rafting tour on the Pacuare River. The luxuriant rainforest that surrounds the Pacuare Lodge is a private reserve that forms part of the largest network of protected areas in Central America, covering more than 1.2 million acres of tropical wilderness.

Guests have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable meal in the Nest: a platform 60 feet above the jungle floor in the branches of century-old Kapok tree – considered a sacred tree by the ancient Mayans. All of the staff at the Pacuare Lodge are from local communities, and the friendly, casual atmosphere has been cited by guests as one of the most pleasant aspects of their stay.

The Pacuare Lodge is nestled in a rainforest overlooking the Pacuare River, which National Geographic has listed as one of the worlds top ten scenic rivers. All suites will give you a truly unique experience with breath taking view…

The Pacuare Lodge Adventure is sold as a package trip that includes:

Transportation from San José, bilingual guide, typical Costa Rican breakfast in route, Pacuare River rafting tour or ground transportation to / from the lodge (depending on preference), professional river guides and equipment, 3 exquisite daily meals, bungalow stay, hot beverages and non mixed drinks, lunch along the river, use of private installations at river take-out, return transportation to San José with guide.

*Pick-ups, transfers & drop-offs may also be arranged to and from almost anywhere in the country for an additional rate.

Not Included in the price: Alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks, spa treatments, optional experiences and activities, incidentals.

Perched on a bank of the Pacuare River with a privileged view of that pristine waterway and the surrounding tropical foliage, the Jaguar Villa is our most luxurious suite. It was designed to give guests the experience of being in a tropical rain forest without sacrificing comfort. A simple yet elegant ambiance combines tasteful details such as hardwood floors and teak furniture with ample open areas for admiring the surrounding nature, including a terrace complete with a spring-fed pool, outdoor showers and spacious bathrooms. The sounds of running water and the songs of birds and tree frogs mix with the colors and aromas of the rain forest to create the unforgettable sensory experience of a stay in the Jaguar Villa!
The bungalow has a high, thatched roof, plantation teak floors and wide screened windows that let the breeze through and provide a 180-degree rainforest view. It is elegantly furnished and holds a king-size, canopy bed. The adjacent covered deck has a hammock and a rattan sofa, whereas the entire suite opens onto a sundeck with a small stone swimming pool fed by spring water.

A private suspension bridge leads from the deck to a platform high in a massive rainforest tree that affords a vertiginous view of the Pacuare River and surrounding jungle. On any given morning or evening, you can spot dozens of bird species in the nearby treetops from that aerial perch.

Tropical greenery surrounds the suite and a tiny stream flows through a channel behind it, so the soothing sound of running water complements the birdsong and tree frog chirps. The spacious bathroom has a solar heated shower and hand-painted ceramic sinks set in a marble counter, whereas the nearby alfresco shower is ensconced in luxuriant vegetation and seems to cascade out of the mountainside.

Perched on a ridge amidst exuberant tropical greenery, the four Linda Vista Suites offer unforgettable views of the Pacuare River and surrounding rain forest. Those bright and spacious (230-square-meter) suites are the Pacuare Lodge’s premier accommodations, with a simple, natural design and exquisite décor that perfectly complement the verdure and profusion of the surrounding jungle. The suites offer a level of luxury that belies their remote location – a king-size bed with Simmons Beauty Rest mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, leather chairs, a spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and a long deck and a private dipping pool fed by spring water. Each bungalow was built with special attention to the hillside’s topography so that guests enjoy gorgeous views of the river and forest from every area – the bedroom, living room, bathroom, deck and pool.

Each Linda Vista Suite also has a room safe, bathrobes and a telephone to communicate with the main building, as well as an innovative Eco-Concierge, who helps guest with tour reservations, general information and any specific needs. We are certain that the comfort of the Linda Vista Suites, coupled with the lodge’s excellent food and service, offer the most luxurious lodging experience available in the heart of a tropical rain forest.

Retreat into tranquil luxury and design. Your spacious palm-thatched River View Deluxe suite includes a private terrace that opens on to stunning views of the Pacuare River and the surrounding jungle. Your suite features a canopy king size bed with crisp 300-thread Egyptian cotton linens and superior Beautyrest mattress, exquisite décor, natural design with hardwood flooring, open terrace with hammock and a waterfront deck . A fully tiled ensuite bathroom offers a nearly 180 degree view of the rainforest and the Pacuare river. Nearby, a alfresco heated shower lets you experience the seclusion and beauty of the rainforest.
Your spacious (670 sq ft./ 62sq. meters ) palm-thatched river suite includes a private terrace that opens on to landscaped native bush gardens and a stunning view of a massive wall of thick rainforest that cascades down a mountainside opposite the Pacuare River.

A luxuriously appointed canopy king size bed or two canopy full size beds with crisp 300-thread Egyptian cotton linens, and superior Beautyrest mattress caters to a serene, restful night’s sleep.

A fully tiled ensuite bathroom offers a nearly 360º view of the jungle. Nearby, a private alfresco heated shower lets you soak up the quiet sounds and invigorating scents of the rainforest. Take a deep breath. Relax. Unwind.