We loved it! When I was planning our honeymoon trip and first read about Pacuare lodge, I decided that we absolutely must go there. We didn't regret this decision a second. We loved it from the beginning 'till the end. We chose a 3 days/2 nights option and it was just the right duration of stay for us: enough but not too long.
Getting there by rafts was fun. It was first time for both me and my husband and we enjoyed rafting on a beautiful river in what seemed a middle of nowhere. Rafting from the lodge was even more fun, because there were more serious rapids (class IV).
When we arrived to the lodge, we were upgraded from the garden to a river room in honour of our honeymoon. The room was lovely, private and comfortable. The bed was huge and really comfortable. We also had a very cozy hammock on our porch (see the picture). I loved the fact that there was no electricity and the room was lit by candles at night. I loved the noise of the river running right outside of our bungalow (my husband though didn't like it as much as I did, he is a more sensitive sleeper).
We were actually surprised by the food at the lodge. It was great and very tasty. We really enjoyed every meal we had at Pacuare.
Mu husband insisted we take a bird-watching tour that was fun which turned out to be very interesting (I never thought bird watching could be so much fun). And I did canopy tour, the highlight of which was seeing mother-sloth with the baby-sloth climbing off the tree. We also enjoyed couple SPA treatments and would like to compliment the staff performed them. It was very relaxing and soothing experience.
And the last but not the least – I absolutely have to mention lodge staff. Everyone was super attentive, super helpful and super nice to us. We specifically wanted to say thank you to our guide Luy, he is the best :)
If you go to Costa Rica, you absolutely have to go to Pacuare. It is the experience that is not to be missed. I hope we come back one day :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A visit to the Pacuare Lodge is a journey to a magical place where the beauty and diversity of tropical nature delight the senses, authentic Costa Rican hospitality makes you feel like part of the family and the outdoor adventures range from exhilarating to sublime. The lodges comfortable bungalows and elegant suites are nestled between a pristine wilderness reserve and the Pacuare River Costa Rica`s most spectacular white water route. It is surrounded by tropical rainforest where colorful birds and butterflies flit through exuberant foliage and the songs of toucans and oropendolas complement the soothing sound of flowing water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pacuare Hotel Turrialba
- Pacuare Lodge Costa Rica/Turrialba