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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 World, is nestled on the banks of the Pacuare River in Turrialba. Surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife, you’ll feel like you’re an extra in a live-action version of the Jungle Book.

“Roberto and Luz have created a magical place deep in the Costa Rican rainforest. They run an amazing operation while staying true to the conservation ethic. The Pacuare staff is welcoming, smart, and thoroughly rooted in the ecology of the region — representative of the Pura Vida (Pure Life) philosophy that characterizes the Costa Rican people. Pacuare is a living embodiment of everything National Geographic values: culture, conservation, and creativity.”    Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, National Geographic Society.

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You’ll arrive via raft from the Pacuare River!

Sustainable hospitality

The most impressive and important part of our vision for Pacuare Lodge has always been to put sustainability at the forefront of every decision. When it came to building the lodge, it was important not to destroy the environment. Like the thatched roof bungalows made from sourced wood, so that none of the surrounding trees would have to be cut down. Our whole lodge was designed to make it possible to live in complete harmony with nature. The only thing that may stand out is the fact that nothing stands out, rather it all blends in perfectly!

Our staff is put together from local communities who understand how to use the earth to grow the farm-to-table food that we serve at our restaurant. We use one of the nearby creeks to generate clean energy for the lodge, and we’re actively working on reforestation projects to help bring endangered wildlife back to the region. With every intention to minimize our environmental impact, Pacuare Lodge is leading the charge in sustainable hospitality, and taking it one step further -not just preserving and conserving- but regenerating what was seemingly lost.

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After a day of adventure, relax in a hot bath with an exquisite view of the jungle.

Action-packed adventure

If the thought of vacationing without leaving much of a carbon footprint behind doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, then the rafting trip to our lodge surely will. That’s right; to get to our lodge, you must brave the white waters of the Pacuare River. You cannot get here by train, you cannot get here by plane, but once you arrive on your guided raft, we promise you didn’t come in vain. Besides starting off your stay with world-class river rafting, you can zip-line to dinner, take jungle walks to natural watering holes and waterfalls, explore our treetop course, and return to the lodge to sleep in our thatched roof treetop bungalows or beautiful suites.

Sustainable luxury Pacuare Lodge
Sustainable luxury!

Book your stay at Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica

Live in sustainable luxury surrounded by the most beautiful and exclusive scenery and wildlife. Eat local cuisine prepared by our chefs and explore the jungle guided by expert guides. For travelers and adventurers who truly want to be immersed in the culture and experiences that are unique to Costa Rica, Pacuare Lodge is the complete experience!

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