My girlfriend and I had been up in Arenal at a very nice Casita-style resort and then we went down to Casa Corcovado. Every step of the adventure to Corcovado became more and more fantastical. From the small plane we took from San Jose to the boat ride from Sierpe, everything was like from an Indiana Jones movie. On the boat ride alone, we saw howler, spider, and squirrel monkeys. On the tractor ride up the hill, we saw a spider monkey.
Upon arrival at the facility itself, we were amazed. Our casita (#7) was spacious and very clean. The staff was very friendly. The tours guides were well informed, polite, and personable. We went snorkeling, hiking with a guide, on our own jungle walk, and also down to the private beach. On our hikes, we saw countless birds, lizards, and monkeys, a couple of snakes, agoutis, and coatis, and a crocodile. On our snorkeling trip, we saw dolphins, sea turtles, and a good amount of fish. The swimming pools were well kept and good temperatures. The "Margarita" Sunset bar was a great way to end our adventure-filled days. The food was delicious and you could count on three delicious meals a day.
There are only two things I could try to complain about, it was hot and humid and the shower had limited temperature control. However, when you take in to consideration that you are in the middle of the JUNGLE, you realize those two complaints are silly.
This place is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone looking to be pampered in the middle of the jungle, miles from civilization.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set above a palm-fringed beach in tropical gardens, and surrounded by 170 acres of pristine rainforest, Casa Corcovado is the ultimate combination of luxurious comfort and adventure - a place where you can spot big cats on jungle trails, have an entire beach to yourselves, snorkel with manta rays, and relax with a gin and tonic by the pool. The tranquil hilltop setting means awe-inspiring views and the best of the both ocean and rainforest breezes. The lovely bungalows are spaced throughout the lush garden for maximum peace and privacy. Casa Corcovado offers the closest accommodation to Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica's extraordinary, world-renowned national park system. As the two protected areas lie side by side, guests are able to access the national park on foot via the hotel's private trails - just one of the many guided tours on offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Corcovado Jungle Hotel Corcovado National Park
- Hotel Casa Corcovado Jungle