Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge is a secluded luxury rainforest experience perched alongside one of the world’s most beautiful rivers amidst 25,000 protected acres of exuberant tropical vegetation (of which 340 acres belong to the lodge). The very highest levels of comfort blend flawlessly with impressive core sustainability credentials, a community of highly trained staff and knowledgeable local guides, and more than a touch of adventure, including rafting in and out! Add in delicious farm to table cuisine, stir these ingredients together - with love and care - and you have something very special.

Pacuare Lodge has 20 stunning suites – from 62 to 350 square metres each, see below - situated overlooking the world renowned white water Pacuare River of Costa Rica. This wonderful location offers a scenic backdrop to adventure, romance and wellness.

All bookings include San Jose return transfers, full board and a choice of 8 activities. Arrival and departure is by river rafting or in four wheel drive vehicles. Activities include a variety of graded hikes in the forest - including the option to meet the Cabecar indigenous group or visit hidden waterfalls - bird watching in the lush gardens, a thrilling canopy zipline, canyoning and sustainability tour. After activities guests can choose to relax at the amazing swimming pool or indulge at the Spa.

Pacuare Lodge are proud members of National Geographic Unique Lodges.

In June 2019 the owners of Pacuare Lodge aquired another renowned high end ecolodge, Lapa Rios on the amazing wildlife-rich Osa Peninsula, and in January 2021 they announced they have acquired Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and Tortuga Lodge & Gardens. Respectively located in Monteverde and Tortuguero National Park, these two pioneering lodges have served as adventure outposts in some of Costa Rica’s most emblematic wilderness destinations since they first opened their doors in 1990.

Accommodation at Pacuare Lodge:
Jaguar Villa (1) - 350 sq metres
Unique and the largest and most luxurious of all the suites, top of the food chain Jaguar Villa includes a terrace complete with spring-fed pool, outdoor showers and spacious bathrooms.
Linda Vista Villas (of which there are 7) each 230 sq metres
Pacuare Lodge’s premier accommodations. A king-size bed, leather chairs, a spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub, a large deck with private spring fed plunge pool. Gorgeous views of the river and forest from every angle.
Canopy Suite (1)
This secluded and romantic hideaway offers an incomparable view of the rainforest canopy and the river valley. Elegantly refurnished recently with a king-size, canopy bed, the adjacent covered deck has a hammock and a rattan sofa, opening onto a sundeck with a small stone, spring fed swimming pool. A private suspension bridge leads from the deck to high up in a rainforest tree with incredible views of the river and surrounding jungle, where dozens of bird species can be spotted.
River View Suite (of which there are 4) each 91 sq meters
River View Deluxe suites include a private terrace that opens on to stunning views of the Pacuare River and the surrounding jungle. Canopy king size bed with 300-thread Egyptian cotton linens and superior Beautyrest mattress®, natural design with hardwood flooring, open terrace with hammock and a waterfront deck. A fully tiled en suite bathroom offers a nearly 180 degree view of the rainforest and the Pacuare River. Alfresco heated shower.
Garden Suites (of which there are 7) each 62 sq metres
Spacious River Suites include a private terrace that opens on to landscaped native gardens and towering vine-draped trees. A luxuriously appointed canopy king-size bed, and the tiled ensuite bathroom features burnished copper fixtures and a nearly 360º view of the jungle. Additionally each has a heated outdoor shower.


**Latest News**

New Aug 2019 - Newly remodelled Canopy Suite: The iconic suite set up above the rest of the rooms with it's own canopy bridge over to a tree platform is now even more spacious - the same size as the Linda Vista Suites - with a larger plunge pool and updated decor. Professional images to follow soon.

New Jan 2019 - Dinner Menu: The Lodge have changed dinner menu from 2 options per night for main courses to 7 different set options. Their cuisine is sustainable gourmet style, not an easy feat considering the isolated location but reflecting their true commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

New Jan 2019 - Pacuare Lodge is now offering 8 experiences in the adventure package at no extra cost. The included experiences include: Canopy Tour, Tropical Canyoning Tour, Bird-Watching, Cabécar Indigenous Hike, Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike, Sustainability Tour, Rural Experience, and The Loop. For detailed descriptions of these please visit our media centre or their website:

New from Dec 2018 - It’s worth stressing how impressive Pacuare’s solar energy system now is. They recently installed 120 solar panels recently to support all their energy consumption which includes all lights in the rooms, plugs sockets and fans. (Please note that their voltage still can’t support hair dryers or high consumption devices)

Iconic Infinity Pool - Simon is a connoisseur of fine swimming pools and insists it’s is one of the most beautiful that he has ever swum in. Built with special Italian tiles that radiate heat (no need for a heating system) and keep the temperature at a delicious 26C all year round, the stunning design and remote rainforest setting are sure to create the perfect post-activity environment. Consider recommending to your clients a 3 night instead of 2 night stay here to make the most of all the activities as well as having time for remote rainforest relaxation!