Pacuare (The Central highlands, Costa Rica)
A beautiful lodge on the Pacuare river best reached by white-water raft (grades 2-3). The main building is set above the river with good views, a large dining area (mostly open air), an open kitchen and upstairs bar with comfortable sofas and chairs. The lodge also has a spa.
Rafting, ziplining, hiking, birdwatching, massages, riding and mountain bikes.
A range of very comfortable and tastefully-decorated cabañas are spread throughout the grounds, all of which have a private terrace, and indoor and outdoor shower. All rooms are screened and the beds have mosquito nets. The Garden rooms have a view of the surrounding gardens and the River View rooms have a view of the river. There are also some more luxurious cabañas including the Linda Vista suites and Jaguar Villa. These categories feature a large lounge and deck area, a private plunge pool and wonderful views. There is one Canopy suite which is suited to honeymooners as it is very private, nestled on the hillside (170 steps) with access to a tree house via its own suspension bridge.
A lovely place to relax for a night or two even if you do not want do be too active. The food is a real highlight, the staff are very friendly and it has a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere.
Client comments and reviews
The rafting into Pacuare Lodge was amazing and the level of service and quality of food excellent - JW (March 2018)
What can we say apart from 10/10! - MD (January 2014)
Pacuare lodge was fantastic, great food and brilliant activities. - FA (January 2012)
Our accommodation was wonderful, some of the best we've ever stayed at. Pacuare in particular was very special. When they opened the doors to the Morpho suite I was blown away! - ES (November 2011)
We have some amazing photos taken by the Lodges? paparazzi and the rafting really was a thrill a minute. Pacuare Lodge is set in the most wonderful surroundings and well worth the pulverising ride. - CS (February 2011)
The Pacuare Lodge and the Linda Suites in particular - WOW!!!!! It was truly the highlight of the trip, what a spectacular place. We couldn?t believe it. We also met the owner's wife who was exceptional. The staff were incredible, the suite AMAZING. And the rafting full-on and fun. The whole experience is highly recommended. - JL (March 2010)