Playa Nicuesa is a gem. Everything about the lodge and the people address saving the planet for future generations. The rooms are lovely; hardwood floors, a garden in the shower, netting around the beds, a balcony that puts you into the rainforest, a main gathering place in the center of the lodge for birdwatching, communal meals, laying in a hammock, or having a smoothie at the bar. The beach is a short trail away with paddle boarding, boat and kayak tours, beach lounges and frogs. The staff and guides are incredible; they are knowledgeable and a delight to spend time with. Biodegradable toiletries are provided.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a hidden Costa Rican gem. Nestled beside the beach but clearly in the rainforest is an incredible resort with the most gracious and accomodating staff. The cottages are private and fun with garden like showers under the jungle canopy. There were plenty of meal choices including vegetarian selections. All of the food is fresh; obtained from small local farmers and served with flair. We loved dining with our guides; all of whom have encyclopedic knowledge about the history, flora and jungle animals of Costa Rica. The excursions were amazing. On the dolphin tour we were surrounded by at least a hundred dolphins rising and diving all around the boat. On a sunset cruise we got to see the bio phosphorescence flash as the boat motored through the water. We encountered Capuchin monkeys and Howler monkeys nearly every day. We watched scarlet mackaws fly above us and light in the trees. We could not have asked for more professional and accomodating staff. They were always on the ready to meet our every whim. It was the experience of a lifetime and we will never forget the people we encountered.…
My husband & I stayed five nights with our nineteen year old son. It was probably a couple nights too much for a nineteen year old to be with mainly retired guests. However, we loved our time here. The guides were very knowledgeable. All the staff were personable & went out of their way to be helpful. Wildlife & foliage is unbelievable. We would highly recommend Nicuesa!
It was my first trip to Costa Rica, and a friend recommended this Lodge to me and what a great choice. I had 7 nights in this well run family Lodge. The staff were always friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. My room was wonderful, spacious, clean and all one could hear, was bird sounds. There was so many different activities so enjoyed yoga, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, hiking but also just to relax and be surrounded by nature.I will definitely return one day and well recommended.
Our first visit to Costa Rica and our first stop. Both great choices. The people at the lodge - from the guides to the kitchen (and bar!) to the housekeeping to transportation to the managers and maintenance were great and informative. Between hikes, swimming, river kayaking, making tamales and generally hanging out, we had a fantastic visit. A special part of the experience was the communal meals where you really got to know the other guests. It is the rainforest with all the vegetation and animals you want to see. Highly recommend!