Ecolodges in Costa Rica on the Water

Maquenque Eco Lodge

Blue-River-Resort Blue River Resort and Hot Springs

Located in the cool lush rainforest of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, surrounded by  wonderful waterfalls, blue volcanic rivers, and amazing natural beauty, Blue River Resort and Hot Springs is just like an untouched paradise. This resort is featured with botanical gardens, hot springs and 4 amazing swimming pools. From Liberia, Guanacaste, you can reach the resort within an hour drive. Alongside 600 meters of amazing blue river, this ecolodge is surrounded by green tropical hills that make this place more pleasant. In this resort guests will find hot springs, 5 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a waterslide. Accommodation facilities of the resort include 20 air-conditioned guestrooms equipped with safes and coffee/tea makers, beds (have pillowtop mattresses, down comforters, and premium bedding), TV, ceiling fan, bathroom with showers, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. While staying at the resort, guests will be able to enjoy Zip Lining and Tarzan Swing, Hiking Rincon de la Vieja, Blue River Adventure and many more. 

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from-the-dinning-room Hotel Gavilán Río Sarapiquí

Hotel Gavilán Río Sarapiquí is an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing splash in the river. This hotel is located in the northern zone of Costa Rica on the river bank of the Sarapiqui River. Hotel environment is just like own home which will make the guest to feel ease and enjoy the green surroundings and exotic vegetation. This place is just like a paradise for the nature lovers and the bird watchers. This is home to about 450 species of birds which attract many of the bird watchers to visit the place and stay at the hotel. Hotel Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui offers 20 rooms including private bathroom, fans, and hot water and all rooms have a hallway facing the gardens. It also offers  trails with tropical plantation, a Jacuzzi with natural water facility comes from a deep well. This ecolodge also has a private dock for the boat tours. Guests can enjoy a range of activities including rafting, bird watching, horseback riding and also can enjoy many types of tours such as Pepper Tour, Coffee Tour, Chocolate tours, Banana tours and Pineapple tour.

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maquenque-ecolodge Maquenque Eco Lodge

Nestled prettily towards the Northern side of Boca Tapanda in San Carlos, Maquenque Eco Lodge is a lush 60 hectare nature reserve. This lodge is perfect for the people who want to enjoy their vacation in a simple, comfortable accommodations set within the heart of nature. This eco lodge is surrounded by the placid San Carlos River and also at the forefront of initiating a multitude of sustainable tourism, trying to protect the region’s enviable bio-diversity. While staying at this lodge guests can enjoy exciting horseback rides through the rainforest paths or take a boat trip down the River San Carlos or can go for thrilling night wildlife watching tour. Surrounding of this lodge is excellent for wildlife observation, bird watching and adrenaline soaring adventure activities. There are 14 unassuming yet well-furnished and airy bungalows made from native wood, which are neatly sprinkled around the periphery of a large pond. Guests also will enjoy delicious meals at the on-site cozy looking open-air restaurant from where they can also enjoy the beautiful view of surrounding countryside.

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Pacuare--Jungle-Lodge Pacuare  Jungle Lodge

People who love to stay closer to the nature as well as adventure activities, they will find Pacuare Jungle Lodge as a Paradise, nestled along the banks of the beautiful Pacuare River-one of the best white-water rivers in Central America. The best thrilling way to reach the lodge is by rafting the river. Accommodation facilities of this lodge suit all types of vacationers. While staying at this lodge guests will enjoy several sustainable practices such as solar-heating, reforestation and others that are aimed at conserving the region’s natural resources. Several activities including exploring the region’s labyrinth hiking trails to rafting on the popular Pacuare River to going wildlife spotting through the dense primordial rainforest also arranged by the lodge. The lodge also offers many other optional activities like acuare canopy tour, an adventure river tour, a tropical canyon tour, a day break activity tour and the One World Expedition “Plant a Tree” program.

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Rara-Avis Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge & Reserve

Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge and Reserve is surrounded by deep rainforest and the lodge can only be reached by three hours tractor-pulled cart ride from Las Horquetas de Sarapiqui, a 90 min drive from San José. This lodge was developed in 1983 to prove that it is possible to make a rain forest economically productive and can be protected from damage. People who love stay in pure nature as well as like to enjoy clean and comfortable lodging, they will find this lodge perfect.  Rara Avis set in a remote pristine jungle bordering the Zona Protectora La Selva and Braulio Carrillo National Park. This lodge provides home like environment, home style Costa Rican meals. There is no electricity in this lodge which make the environment more adventurous and make it different from ordinary tourism. It offers accommodation facilities including riverside cabin with two rooms and a lodge with eight room, rustic rooms each with a hot water bath tub and balcony. Surrounding of the lodge is home to more than 340 species of birds which attracts many bird watchers to visit the place.

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