Pacuare Lodge, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Pacuare Lodge is tucked away in a steep river gorge, deep in the rainforest-covered Talamanca Mountains, on the banks of one of Costa Rica's best whitewater rivers; the Pacuare.
The lodge is unique; designed to blend in with the surrounding environment, with the main palm-thatched lodge overlooking the river, boasting solid teak floors and candlelit by night. The bungalows and suites offer simplistic luxury; with hardwood flooring and spacious bathrooms. The larger River View cabins have a private veranda, king sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and a balcony; while the Linda Vista suites and secluded Canopy Honeymoon Suite are incredibly spacious; with private plunge pools and decks with hammocks. The Canopy Honeymoon Suite even has a hanging bridge leading to an observation platform. Hot water is provided by solar power, so be prepared for a slight delay, and at night the cabins (like the main lodge) are all lit by candles.
During your stay, you can choose to partake in two on-site activities a day that are included in the package such as hikes, canyoning or visiting local indigenous communities to name a couple. There is also an open air restaurant on site where you can enjoy excellent meals while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest and river.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the dramatic Puente Vigas Canyon with an experienced climber and guide. Rappel down cascading waterfalls, climb down vertical canyon walls, zip line through verdant forest canopies and witness the raw natural beauty of the Turrialba region.
Enjoy a guided tour of CATIE, one of the leading tropical and agricultural research stations in the world. Walk the winding paths, spotting many tropical bird, insect and reptile species along the way, and learn about the cutting-edge research and techniques being used by the centre.