We spent 6 days at La Cucinga and enjoyed every moment. The staff are incredibly friendly yet non-intrusive. The food is fresh, delicious, served in copious amounts and accompanied by amazing fresh juices. We are both vegetarians and, given our relatively long stay, there wasn't quite as much variety in our meals as appeared in the "normal" food. But it was all so good, fresh, and homemade that it wasn't an issue. The eating area (like everywhere else on at the lodge) has great views and a casual feel. We particularly liked that, while other guests were friendly, it seemed like all were there for a true, quiet, nature retreat- none of the loud, abrasive, (generally American) conversations to disrupt a meal in nature.
The room was lovely- simple and comfortable, comfy outdoor rocking chairs, a fantastic view, plenty of airflow through the many windows. The few times we were in the room during the day, the fan was more than sufficient to keep the room at a comfortable temperature and the shaded patio made sitting outside extremely pleasant.
Between the eating area, our room, and the trails on the property, we found La Cusinga to have a higher density of wildlife then any of the parks we visited in CR!
We booked La Cusinga via a surf/yoga holiday with Bodhi Surf and were lucky enough to have 5 led yoga sessions and a few self- practice sessions at La Cusinga's amazing yoga platform. It is, by far, the most stunning place I have practiced yoga.
While in CR we saw countless places that billed themselves as "eco retreats", "eco lodges", "eco trips", etc. For a number of these places, "eco" didn't seem to mean much beyond branding. La Cusinga truly makes every effort to be truly eco- from their thoughtful land management, building practices, lack of A/C, to their support of local communities and engagement in broader conservation initiatives.