La Cusinga Lodge is located in the small town of Uvita, along Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast. Laying 11 miles (17 km) south of Dominical, Uvita is less crowded than other beach destinations, but just as charming.
Uvita's palm-lined, white sand beach provides visitors with an excellent place to relax and enjoy the day. The waters off the coast are cool, calm, and perfect for both swimming and snorkeling. Farther out, good diving can be had, and during the months between December and April, humpback whales may be spotted cruising through the ocean. The Marino Ballena National Park offers visitors a good place hike, and during the months from May to October, both olive ridley and hawksbill sea turtles can be spotted laying eggs on some of the park's beaches.
La Cusinga Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge dedicated to the satisfaction of its guests and the conservation of the natural environment. Steadfastly committed to sustainable development, the buildings at La Cusinga are made from reforested woods and local materials, and are nestled harmoniously into the surrounding area. All electricity is generated from solar and hydroelectric power, and the food served in the restaurant is supplied by both local organic growers and the lodge's own garden.
Set on a private nature reserve, La Cusinga protects more than 250 hectares of virgin rainforest, with an extensive network of trails that wind through lush vegetation and lead to pristine beaches. While hiking, guests may spot howler monkeys swinging through the trees or toucans soaring through the air. Naturalist guides are available for those desiring more informative hikes through the reserve. La Cusinga also offers a variety of other activities, including trips to national parks, surfing lessons, sport fishing, whale-watching tours and more. Guests seeking relaxation can enjoy cleansing yoga courses or trips to the lodge's spa, which offers massages, haircuts, pedicures and manicures.
Accommodations consist of private cabins that are elegantly designed with hardwood furnishings and decorated with local artwork. The cabins can sleep 1-3 people, have private bathrooms with hot water showers, and are set amongst tropical gardens that give awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge's restaurant, which serves up a variety of meals made from local produce and fresh seafood.
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Feedback from Travelers
The property of the lodge is amazing and so calm, beautiful garden, forest and beach, full of animals and birds to observe. Every single person who worked there were so kind and helpful!
Fantastic! Great views, relaxing vibe, quiet, secluded, delicious food, super friendly staff, tons of wildlife!
This was probably the most beautiful place we stayed. Staff were exceptional. Birding was great and trails challenging but wonderful
- Trevor S.
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