Named one of National Geographic’s “unique lodges of the world,” the Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica is a once in a lifetime rainforest experience for adventure-seeking travelers. Overlooking the Pacuare River and nestled in a rainforest, Pacuare is an eco-lodge where guests arrive and depart as part of a multi-day rafting tour on the river. There is no electricity at this lodge; guests must rely on lanterns and candles. And no trees were cut to build the bungalows or main lodge in an effort to preserve the natural wildlife of the area.
Perched 60 feet high up in the treetops is “The Nest,” where guests can enjoy authentic local cuisine. But be warned! The Nest is only accessible via gliding down a 425-foot cable to the high platform in the branches of a Ceiba (a tree sacred to the ancient Mayans). Once there, you’ll be rewarded with the freshest, locally grown ingredients from the lodge’s very own organic farm, Las Nubes de Tuis.
From the luxury bungalows and range of activities, including canyoning and horseback riding, Pacuare Lodge is a fun getaway with beautiful scenery and a friendly staff.