Adventure in Nature at Pacuare Lodge

Located on the banks of the Pacuare River and nestled into Costa Rica’s richly diverse rainforest, we have the perfect setting for comfort, luxury, and beauty amid a relaxing environment. We also have all the ingredients for adventure! Whitewater Rafting the Pacuare River Our signature activity and our main reason for existing is 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 →

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 →

Indigenous Inspiration for Contemporary Designs

The Pacuare Lodge works in four areas – Culture, Conservation, Commerce and Community – to benefit local people and nature and ensure an authentic experience for our guests. Weaving these elements together in a truly sustainable manner requires constant research and learning, which includes understanding and appreciating the cultural heritage of our indigenous Cabécar neighbors.... Continue Reading →

Sowing the seeds of sustainability in Turrialba

At the Pacuare Lodge, we’ve always tried to have a positive impact on the environment and nearby communities. We recently expanded that commitment to include the largest town in our area, Turrialba, where we’ve joined the local government and business community in an initiative called Turrialba Sostenible, which is promoting sustainable practices and other improvements.... Continue Reading →

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