Ave Sol River Sanctuary is deep in the jungle that crowds the banks of the Pacuare River. This reserve offers rustic, comfortable cabin accommodations in the Pacuare River Basin. Come here to spend a few days enveloped in a serene rainforest.
- 3:00 p.m. check in
- 12:00 p.m. check out
- No children allowed
Ave Sol River Sanctuary covers 120 acres (48.5 ha) of unspoiled, mature rainforest. This land protects tribes of indigenous people and there are facilities on the grounds that aid in scientific research into local wildlife. Hikes take you to visits to the Cabecar people, who are happy to show you how they manage to live off the land. People also visit this part of Costa Rica for the chance to go whitewater rafting on the swift-moving Pacuare River — the lodge will provide all of your rafting equipment. Nature guides will show you around reserve’s trails to see some of the area’s most interesting wildlife.
This lodge aims to work in harmony with nature and runs without the use of any electricity. You’ll find your cabin outfitted with a comfortable bed, a mosquito net, and an incredible view. There are two shared bathrooms on the grounds.
Ave Sol is arranged to allow you to spend all of your downtime taking in the incredible jungle views — there's an open-air dining room with a bar, as well as a patio where you can relax in a hammock.
Meals are included in your stay. The lodge also provides all of your towels and linens.
You should come equipped with the following items:
- Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet
- Water bottle
- Quick-drying short-sleeve shirt, shorts, and long-sleeve pants.
- Sunscreen (water resistant, SPF 30+)
- Insect repellent
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Strap/ croakies to secure glasses
- Prescription medication
- Clothes, toiletries, and anything else you may need for a stay in the jungle
- Cash for souvenirs and drinks at the bar
- Waterproof camera with a strap