La Cusinga is more than a hotel, it is a place where ecological responsibility is practiced. Its owners and managers are really model citizens of the planet, and if you get a chance to talk to them and meet them, it's a real treat. Get the owner's book, The Gringo's Hawk, and read it before you come - it will enrich the experience. There is a strip of beach like no other I've ever seen, and it's worth the long walk through a primary rainforest to get there - you might see species you haven't seen before every day and night you're there. Go out in a boat and you've got a good chance of seeing dolphins very close. Or just sit in the front lounge and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views you'll ever experience. Food is delicious, the rooms are simple luxury, there are howler monkeys just hanging out and you'll hear them in the morning. Just go, you will not regret it. I will come back here every chance I can for the rest of my life.
- Also Known As:
- La Cusinga Eco Hotel Uvita
- La Cusinga Eco Hotel
- La Cusinga Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Uvita
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden in the hilltops overlooking the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's still-virgin south pacific, where the ocean crashes into the jungle sits La Cusinga. Tucked away in a private reserve of over 600 acres, this rainforest lodge provides guests with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of the country's most famous ecosystem - OSA. The hotel offers ten rooms designed with sustainably-harvested wood and local materials to maximize comfort while minimizing impact on the environment. The open-air restaurant creates an ideal setting for couples and families alike to enjoy delicious tropical dishes made with fresh produce grown on our farm. In addition to the hundreds of acres of privately-owned primary and secondary forest, the lodge borders the Ballena Marine National Park, one of only two nationally-protected marine zones in the whole country. The lodge's genuine commitment to sustainable practices along with our first-hand experience in local and national conservation efforts enrich our guests' appreciation of these ecosystems and the importance of their continued preservation. This unique insight enhances the exploration of the natural surroundings while the beautiful location offers the tranquility of fresh ocean breezes and breathtaking sunsets that make for the perfect tropical escape. ... more less