La Cusinga Eco Lodge
San José, Costa Rica
Accommodations ( Hotel ) | Hidden Gem, Romantic, Eco Friendly
#1 recommended Hidden Gem Hotel in San José, Costa Rica (view list)
Hidden in the hilltops overlooking pristine beachesHidden 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 rustic cabins 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.
La Cusinga includes eight open-air rustic "cabinas" designed to guarantee complete relaxation and comfort in this tropical paradise with refreshing ocean breezes and unparalleled views of Ballena Marine National Park. Each room holds one to three beds to accommodate a maximum of five adults. Consistent with our general commitment to sustainability, the cabins were constructed with sustainably-harvested native and exotic woods from our own reforested wood lot. Solar water heaters provide guests with hot water, while our unique La Cusinga craftsmanship flawlessly combines a concrete base with local stones and shells to create beautiful designs that wind throughout the cabin.