Adventure in Nature at Pacuare Lodge

Because of our location on the banks of the Pacuare River, nestled into Costa Rica’s richly diverse rainforest, and off the grid, we have the perfect setting not only for comfort, luxury, and beauty amid a relaxing environment: we have all the ingredients for adventure. Here are three of our favorite adventure activities. Whitewater Rafting... Continue Reading →

Gerardo Picado: My School Was The Forest

There are few people in the world who know the forests near Pacuare Lodge better than Gerardo Picado. And we’ve been lucky to have him on our team for the last 25 years. “I’ve done a little bit of everything,” the fit, bright-eyed sextagenarian says. Gerardo also built our canopy tour. If you don’t know,... Continue Reading →

Ten Elements of a Great Spa Experience in Costa Rica

We are extremely proud of our Jawa Juü Spa at the Pacuare Lodge. In our humble opinion, our unparalleled location, passionate therapists, and sustainable lifestyle make for a great experience. But what, according to experts, makes for a great spa? According to Massage Today magazine, there are ten elements that every great spa must incorporate.... Continue Reading →

Visit one of Nat Geo’s most unique lodges of the world

Unique Destination for Your Costa Rican Vacation Costa Rica is famous for exotic wildlife, protected rainforests, adventure sports, conservation, and sustainability. For your Costa Rican vacation, make Pacuare Lodge a destination. No other place in Costa Rica embodies everything that this country has to offer. Pacuare Lodge, one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the... Continue Reading →

Kattia Picado: Magic Hands and a Big Heart

With over seven years with us at the Pacuare Lodge, Kattia has worked in many positions. She’s worked in housekeeping and as an assistant manager, giving her intimate knowledge of the entire hotel. It’s her current position, however, that elevates Kattia to an almost celebrity status: she is the director of our Jawa Juü Spa.... Continue Reading →

Representing Costa Rica at the Sustainable Hospitality Development Symposium

By Roberto Fernández, Pacuare Lodge owner Monterey Bay in California has long been at the forefront of sustainability. This past February, visionaries, public officials, policy makers, tourism professionals, and hospitality developers gathered for the first-ever Sustainable Hospitality Development Symposium in the hopes of propelling this beautiful seaside county to another level of sustainability. However, before... Continue Reading →

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