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The best Eco Lodges in Costa Rica

With 6% of the world's biodiversity, Costa Rica is home to some of the most incredible wildlife, along with unique flora and fauna in the national parks. Finding accommodation that encapsulates the nature around and the essence of luxury are key elements to the best stay possible in Costa Rica and we have some of the best eco lodges that tick both of those boxes.

We have outlined some of our favourite eco lodges below, for both wildlife spotting and luxury. Any of these can be included in a fully-bespoke itinerary and our knowledgeable Destination Specialists can also guide you with their most up-to-date knowledge and feedback to ensure that you pick the right lodges for your Costa Rica safari.


Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica

Arenas Del Mar

Uniquely combining nature and beaches, Arenas del Mar caters for those looking for more than just a luxury getaway. Just a short walk from Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast, this is where the jungle meets the sea, resulting in an eccentric, yet very sustainable place to stay.

Elegant and sophisticated, the buildings are made to fit around the existing trees which climb around the outside as if reclaiming it. Inside, the walls are peppered with Costa Rican artwork by local artists and there is a real authentic and spacious feel. 

This lodge is the perfect place to stay for anyone with a love for the natural world. 

Casa Corcovado, Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado Lodge

If you are looking for a real experience in the depths of the Costa Rican jungle, Casa Corcovado Lodge is the perfect base. The accommodation is sprawled out for exclusivity and privacy in Spanish colonial style bungalows, each surrounded by nature and wildlife. Activities are abundant and a real sense of adventure and excitement surrounds you at all times.

Casa Corcovado is the closest lodge to Corcovado National Park and great for responsible travel. 

Kasiiya Papagayo LT3 From the Jungle

Kasiiya Papagayo 

Set in magnificent isolation - 123 acres of dry tropical forest dropping down to pristine beaches - yet just 45 minutes from Liberia international airport, Kasiiya Papagayo opened in 2019, an exclusive and unique property in Costa Rica.

Kasiiya enjoys two pristine Pacific coast beaches - where whales and dolphins pass - and is set within biodiverse, dry tropical forest home to monkeys, rare birds and thousands of other species. With seven extraordinary eco-friendly tent suites, it gives guests total comfort and privacy. 

Hotel Belmar, Costa Rica

Hotel Belmar

Located high for incredible views, Hotel Belmar offers spectacular views and personalised service in a comfortable and rustic atmosphere. After an exciting day hiking in the cloud forest, there is nothing better than soaking up in the Jacuzzi with a panoramic view of the forest and Nicoya Gulf. The lovely rooms overlook either the Nicoya Gulf and Peninsula, or the rainforest. 

At Hotel Belmar, you'll find yourself nestled in the serenity of nature, providing unparalleled tranquillity. 


Lapa Rios, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios

With spectacular views over the last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica and on to the glistening ocean, it is hard to imagine paradise as anything but this. Built using locally sourced materials, the individual huts of Lapa Rios are built over 350 foot above sea level to catch the ocean breeze, overlooking where the Pacific Ocean meets Golfo Dulce.

Harmoniously blending with the jungle and beach habitats surrounding it, Lapa Rios Lodge has won numerous awards worldwide recognising it for environmental and social excellence. 


Nayara Gardens

Providing luxurious amenities and an incredible personalised service, Nayara Gardens is the perfect oasis from which to abandon your urban lifestyle. During your stay, the emphasis is on you, and you will be pampered head to toe from your arrival to departure. Nestled amongst lush rainforest, close to the spectacular Arenal volcano, it boasts amazing views and complete immersion in nature.

Nayara Gardens was voted 'Best Resort in Central America' in Travel + Leisure in 2019.

Origins, Costa Rica

Origins Lodge

In the high jungle valleys of Costa Rica lies Origins Lodge - remote, unique and luxurious. This stunning lodge looks out over an expansive valley from its mountainside perch, nestled in the tranquil surroundings of a private estate, but close enough to the jungle for an adventure, Origins has it all. As the owners say – this is the vacation you have always dreamed of taking! 

This lodge is great for adventure activities including horseback riding, lagoon fishing, wildlife night walks and yoga.


Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

A unique jungle lodge surrounded by tropical rainforest, where exotic birds sing and colourful butterflies flit between the trees. Named as one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, at Pacuare Lodge even your journey is an adventure, as most access it via a day rafting on the Pacuare River (although it can be also be reached by car!).

A truly beautiful lodge on the Pacuare River, renowned for its activities that inspire an enjoyment for nature whilst protecting and preserving the pristine environment.

Playa Cativo Lodge, Costa Rica

Playa Cativo Lodge

Playa Cativo offers an immersive experience right in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest. This luxury lodge is accessible only by boat, and offers stunning beachfront accommodation in a relaxed setting, while also allowing adventurers to explore the many waterways and winding paths through the lush grounds. Accommodation is in spacious open-air guest rooms with spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding tropical gardens.

The lodge is surrounded by biologically diverse and unspoiled rainforest, while the staff run a number of research programs right on site within 1,000 acres of private land, surrounded by the 35,000 acres of Piedras Blancas National Park. 


Tortuga Lodge

Tortunga Lodge

Sitting on the northeastern shore of a canal in Tortuguero National Park, Tortunga Lodge is isolated from modern-day life with access only possible by boat. Providing guests with endless miles of private trails through the Costa Rican rainforest, this is a wonderful location for someone looking to really immerse themselves in nature.

It is great for a combination of nature, luxury and good food.

Rio Celeste, Costa Rica

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View our Costa Rica safaris, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to Costa Rica. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.