Pacuare Lodge

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A slick, top quality riverside lodge in the Costa Rican rainforest, base for kayaking and rafting trips.

This delightful property is a welcoming jungle lodge which sits on a bend in the Pacuare river and is shrouded by dense rainforest brought alive by rampant birdlife. Bearing in mind its remote and wild setting, the lodge is remarkably luxurious, with locally crafted wooden furnishings, hand-hewn timber beams and wrought iron chandeliers. The main two-level building accommodates the dining area and a lounge with comfy sofas. Open-walled, polished-wood guest cabins with palm thatched roofs are peppered around a lovely tropical garden. There is no electricity in the cabins which are illuminated by mellow candlelight. There is no air-conditioning – the open walls allow for a refreshing breeze to ventilate the cabins – but your shower is heated.

Other features include a ‘designer’ infinity swimming pool with a bar and seating area. The charming spa area offers massages. The kitchen is staffed by local people who have acquired their culinary skills through years of experience creating Costa Rican and fusion delicacies. You can eat under the stars beside the river at a private table if you wish; your chosen meal accompanied by a bottle of wine from the lodge’s international cellar.

You can arrive at the lodge by road or, preferably, by raft...riding some exhilarating rapids along the way.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

A truly beautiful, place, lovely rooms, charming service and excellent rafting

GA, London

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Paul Winrow Giffen
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.


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  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

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