Hidden in the hilltops overlooking the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's still-virgin South pacific, where the ocean crashes into the jungle, sits La Cusinga, an eco lodge dedicated to conservation and environmental education. It is located on the South-Western Pacific coast and it borders Ballena Marine National Park, which was established to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast.
In addition La Cusinga is part of a Private Nature Reserve protecting 200 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest. The hotel offers breezy comfortable rooms made from reforested wood and a great panoramic view.
There is also a secluded bungalow ideal for honeymooners. This suite features a beautiful, hand-laid stone bathroom and shower. The Gecko Restaurant creates delicious, mostly organic food using entirely local ingredients, grown and sourced for organic and sustainable practices. Fruits come from the trees on the property and fish is locally caught, and in most cases, bought directly from the fishermen themselves.
La Cusinga is also ideal for a yoga retreat: the beautiful yoga platform is a place of tranquility and complete balance with nature. The open-air design with panoramic ocean views and tropical breezes creates a refreshing, inspirational atmosphere perfect for individual exploration and personal growth for beginners and advanced practicioners alike.
Guests can also enjoy several types of massages and beauty treatments in the Spa. La Cusinga is also ideal for birdwatching and hiking. There are several different trails in the property, both through secondary and primary forests, including a short walk to arrive to Playa de Arco. Other possible activities are: whales watching and snorkeling at Marino Ballena National Park, Caño Island tour and a one day visit to Corcovado National Park.
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