Shawandha Lodge


Located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, in the town of Puerto Viejo, Shawandha Lodge is the ideal tropical rainforest beach resort for honeymoons, relaxation getaways and wellness travel. It is famous for its strong biodiversity, eco-logical options, tranquility and the hospitality of its people. Sits on a 5 acres tract of secondary forest, 200 meters away from the pristine beach of Playa Chiquita ( a white sand and clear water beach that can only be access by trails), this lodge is preserving it’s own eco system of wildlife and offering eco-friendly accommodations in the heart of the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica since 18 years. It takes only 4 hours from San Jose and 6 kilometers from Puerto Viejo. Maho Díaz (fashion and interior design at Ibiza) and Nicolas Buffile (ethnological documentalist and restaurant owner in Cataluña), both French hosts of the lodge will try their best to make your vacation memorable.



shawandah-bungalow Shawandha Lodge has 14 tranquil jungle bungalows that, are nestled amongst the living tropical rainforest,  show off a “neo-primitive” concept with an artistic combination of noble woods, bamboo and palm. Every bungalow has its own individual character and style with handcrafted furniture, a private bathroom and a fan. While staying at the Shawandha Lodge, you will enjoy incredible surrounding nature that will help you to forget the modern stressful life. This lodge prefers to avoid using T.V. and air conditioning but the bungalows are nestled in a splendid tropical park. There is also a swimming pool with waterfalls, beautifully set in a lush tropical garden and beach environment. In each room there are a terrace with sofa and hammock where you can take rest and enjoy the incredible variety of trees, plants and flowers with so many vibrant colors and aromas as well as listen to the unique sounds from toucans or sudden howlers from the little “Congo” monkeys. 


Shawandha Lodge restaurant offers breakfast from 7:30 am to 10:00 am. Breakfast offered by the restaurant is prepared with fresh local fruits, eggs, home made bread and fresh juice or coffee. If you want to have a take away breakfast box, you will have to inform the restaurant the night before so that you can collect it before leaving for your day activities. At the evening you can enjoy a cocktail under the huge palmed roof of the Rancho that shelters the restaurant. You will also enjoy creative dinner with tropical flavors combined with french recipes. Dinner menu is offered from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This restaurant offers some of the most refined cuisine in the Puerto Viejo area.


While staying at Shawandha Lodge, you can enjoy closer look at the array of underwater species on a scuba diving excursion or snorkeling adventure. You can also visit the Cahuita National Park to further observe the unique biodiversity or glide over the coral reefs in a glass bottom boat. If you go for a canopy tour it will allow you to experience the richness and diversity of the jungle close-up from this adventure. This canopy adventure has 9 aerial platforms and 14 on land with a total of 2560 meters of cable. This adventure activity will also give you the opportunity to enjoy bird watching. You can also enjoy other activities like sea kayaking, visiting butterfly farms, botanical gardens, enjoy bird watching, iguana farms, and also visit the local Indian reservations.


Hotel Shawandha Lodge
Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo
Limón, Costa Rica
(506) 2750-0018
(506) 2750-0243
(506) 2750-0037 

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