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La Cusinga Eco Lodge

3.0 of 5 200 south of km mark 166, Uvita, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Cusinga is one of the best places on the planet to enjoy nature and do so in comfort. They've done a remarkable job of protecting the forest on their property, allowing monkeys, birds, reptiles, and a myriad of other creatures to flourish. This combined with such a well-designed place (buildings made from local wood and stone), delicious local food,... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was wonderful, staff was kind and helpful, accommodations were clean and nice. Especially loved the fresh air and lovely nature sounds. At night the rain fell and made for a perfect sleep. In the morning the birds and sometimes howler monkeys could be heard. Beach was a short walk away and very secluded.

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Venice, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The La Cusinga grounds include a path to, as far as I could tell, a private beach in the Ballena Marine reserve. Beautiful. The overall grounds fit well into the landscape and the view from the breakfast area can't be beat. Also had a great time with the staff. Chef Eddie went out of his way to make a passion... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! And more so for taking your time to give us a review! I am glad you liked that room, it is the only one with a Rainforest view! The shower is nice, as you can see up and enjoy the canopy. Ice cream, home made! the team here is a great group of people that... More 

New York City
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Fiance and i spent 4 nights at La Cusinga lodge over the Christmas vacation, and we loved it! getting there from San Jose was fairly easy as we rented a car and the road is great. the lodge is nestled on a hill above the Bahia ballena national park which offers a fantastic view of green and water. there... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Hola from Costa Rica! Thank you for your visit, we are so glad that you had a good time and was able to enjoy and understand what we are about! I see that you had a great interaction with our team! Our hotel is the only hotel next to Playa Arco, and it was a direct access, it is such... More 

London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had passed below this place on a boat trip that day and I'd asked what the place was as it caught my eye. We popped in for a dinner that evening without a reservation but they kindly managed to accommodate us and it was delicious and served with charm and a smile. The place looked a little bit special.... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Fresh --- Local --- Organic what we are about, our restaurant has a team of local people that love what they do and they create menus that are in accordance with what we have fresh in the area and what the season offers! That combination with the view and great services! Is what you had and I am glad that... More 

Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently spent a week at La Cusinga. Every day brought amazing wildlife, from monkeys to scarlet macaws, to amazing insects, and even bats at night. The staff were incredibly kind and conscientious, and the meals were absolutely phenomenal. The owner, John, and his son, carefully explained the background of their business and their approach to integrating with nature. I... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Hola from Costa Rica! Thank you for taking your time to give us a review, and more so for visiting us! I am glad that you enjoyed the nature that is in our hotel and the entire preserve that we have been protecting for so many years! We are glad that we have people like you that enjoy nature and... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Cusinga is such a special place! I'm from Northern Ireland but live in Costa Rica and my Costa Rican boyfriend and I chose the Cusinga to get married last week. It was the most amazing place to bring together our N.Irish and 'Tico' families. My new husband and I love nature and La Cusinga was exactly what we hoped... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Felicidades amiga! We are glad that we could serve you and your friends and family in your special day! A great Wedding! It was fun to prepare for that day and making it happen! We are pleased that you trusted us with such important event! We wish you two the best of times! Please do come back and keep us... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. La Cusinga is a little hidden paradise set in the middle of the rainforest. The grounds and rooms are beautifully built and immaculately clean - the food is fresh and delicious - and the staff are friendly and welcoming. There is something for everyone -- plenty of toucans and birds... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias for your visit! It was great meeting you and the entire group! Thank you for taking your time to give us a review! We appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you in the near future! Pura Vida! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed as a group at la Cusinga and had an amazing time there. The lodge is nestled in the rainforest and near the beach. The cabins are quaint, comfy and functional. I stayed in the large room with bunk beds, and slept like a baby most nights. The windows have screens on them so you can enjoy the breeze... More 

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! It was fun having you all stay with us! We hope to see you back soon! Thank you so much for taking your time to give us your feedback and review! We work hard so our guest can have the best experience! As we are an ecolodge that is in the middle of the rainforest... More 

Austria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A nice lodge with a astonishing view and access to the marina balena NP. The cabins are fine, clean but all a bit on the pricy side but the view is worth a lot. You can access the NP Marina balena (=beach) via a small jungle path directly from the lodge. The food is good but rather expensive.

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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had a good stay during your vacation with us! Regarding the food, our lunch and dinner rates includes juices, coffee, tea and also local fresh organic meal that consist of lunch: salad, main course and desert.. dinner we add soup or a cream to the 3 other choices. We believe... More 

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Address: 200 south of km mark 166, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Cusinga Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
La Cusinga Eco Hotel Uvita
La Cusinga Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Uvita
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Uvita
#4 Romantic Hotel in Uvita

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