It is truly an honor to write this review of our 10-day stay in December 2006, at the La Cusinga Lodge in Uvita, Costa Rica. Enough cannot be said of how warmly we were welcomed at the lodge nor of how comfortable every employee made us feel. Our cabina was maintained spotlessly every day and fresh, fragrant flowers were left in our room daily. The relaxing times we spent on our covered veranda watching each day end in a blaze of color just before supper are among our most enduring memories. At supper, we enjoyed visits with other guests or with the property owners who shared their experiences and interesting tit-bits about the local area...a great source of information about life in Costa Rica. If you have an interest in this area, a "must read" is Gringo's Hawk, written by Jon Maranon, one of the owners and long time resident in the area. Our meals were, frankly, out of this world and more than we expected. The dining area overlooks the Osa Peninsula and Pacific vistas and while being served wonderful home-cooked meals, it is all quite spectacular. Speaking of things "spectacular," the private beach at La Cusinga is by far one of the most special places we have ever visited in Costa Rica....don't miss it.
Our next trip to Costa Rica isn't until February 2008 - but we will return to La Cusinga...our home away from home.
Ross & Gayle Gould / Prince George BC Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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