The roaring Pacuare River is one of Costa Rica’s most prized natural treasures. The thrilling force of the rapids and colorful scenery that surrounds it make overnight rafting trips a unique and popular experience for visitors, who often claim it as the best part of their vacation.
On these overnight excursions, adventure-seekers raft down the Pacuare for a full day of adventure as they make their way to an eco-lodge for overnight. Before rafting their way back, they enjoy a few nights exploring one of Costa Rica’s most authentic natural settings.
So, Why Not?
Some travelers hesitate to take this adventure because they don’t know what to expect. Some fear the rafting itself, while others are cautious about spending the night in a secluded nature lodge. We understand. For these travelers, we recommend the Pacuare Jungle Lodge, an upscale eco-lodge that provides the rush of the Pacuare without compromising safety, comfort, and luxury.
The Pacuare Jungle Lodge sits on the banks of the river in the middle of pristine rainforest, far from crowded San Jose. Only when they arrive do guests realize what an oasis they have discovered. The lodge is comprised of a handful of bungalows, designed to blend into the surrounding rainforest, leaving minimal impact on the environment.
The stunning suites offer canopy king beds, private terraces, private alfresco showers, and striking rainforest views. This gives guests the unique opportunity to enjoy their remote, natural environment while maintaining a level of comfort that allows them to unwind.
For those seeking elevated levels of relaxation, the new Jawa Juu Spa is a must-visit. Organic chocolate massages, volcanic mud wraps, aromatherapies, and countless other natural treatments are available to guests who like a bit of pampering with their adrenaline.
Zip Line to Dinner!
Travelling with a foodie? If so, “The Nest” is not to be missed. Keeping with the lodge’s theme of immersion in nature, this treetop platform was designed to give visitors a dining experience unlike anything else. Guests zip down a 130 meter cable to reach the platform before enjoying dinner 60 feet above the ground.
A Natural Playground
The Pacuare Lodge property itself is its own natural playground where you can enjoy bird-watching, hiking, swimming, and fishing. Throughout the year, guests can take day trips to meet indigenous communities and explore the culture of the surrounding area.
There is nothing in Costa Rica like the Pacuare. For guests staying at the Pacuare Lodge, the combination of adventure and rejuvenation is hard to deny, and a unique journey they’ll likely never forget.
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