Costa Rica has become one of the most popular outdoor adventure destinations in the Americas- and for good reason: with features such as pristine beaches, volcanic highlands, white-water rivers, and an abundance of wildlife, the options are nearly limitless.
However, as Costa Rica’s popularity has grown, so too has the challenge of finding secret spots. With knowledge gained from our 35 years of direct, in-country experience and long-standing local partnerships, we carefully select destinations and activities that avoid the main tourist routes.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Tucked deep within 25,000 acres of pristine, protected Costa Rican rain forest the platform bungalows at Pacuare Lodge blend beautifully with the rich surroundings on the exterior, yet surprise with luxury and comfort inside. With minimal environmental impact and no electricity in the bungalows, the lodge was built to enhance the experience with nature and create an intimate, luxurious experience in the middle of the rainforest.
An intimate jungle retreat, this upscale eco resort is located in the wildest region of Costa Rica on a private nature reserve. 16 thatched bungalow-style rooms offer a magnificent combination of forest and sea views designed to preserve and highlight the area’s biodiversity.
Located in a 600 acre private reserve between two deep canyons, Rio Perdido effortlessly combines the natural surroundings of the dry topical forest with a luxurious guest experience. A modern twist on forest dwellings, each room is suspended above the ground. Through proper insulation and designed specifically for natural airflow, the lodge avoids wasting precious energy while only enhancing the sights and sounds of the surrounding forest.