- Eco-friendly, hilltop lodge
- Access to a private beach
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Superb jungle wildlife, varied activities
Casa Corcovado is a secluded, eco-friendly lodge perched majestically on a hilltop in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions just outside Corcovado National Park on the south-western pacific coast of Costa Rica’s renowned Osa Peninsula. This charming, high-end property boasts amazing views and sits on its own reserve which spans some 170 acres, encompassing an abundance of unspoiled rainforest, a pristine stretch of beach and some fabulous wildlife to boot. The lodge was established some 35 years ago by an American who has since continued work on a number of conservation projects to protect the area’s extremely rich flora and fauna, and there is no doubt that sustainability is top of the agenda here.
There are three different accommodation types to choose from: Junior Suites, which are suitable for groups of friends or families; the even more spacious Deluxe Bungalows; and the luxurious Honeymoon Suites. Children of all ages are welcome, with some special rate arrangements for under 12s. All suites and bungalows are set amongst lush, unspoiled rainforest greenery and are well spaced out for plenty of privacy. The decor is simple yet stylish, drawing inspiration from the lodge’s natural surroundings. Packages range from two to seven nights, all including transport between the lodge and San Jose, all meals, access to hiking trails and a tour of the magnificent Corcovado National Park which veritably teems with wildlife from scarlet macaws to jaguars.
The activities on offer are many and varied and they naturally centre around the national park. Birdwatching walks, horseback riding, hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty, mangrove tours and night-time trips to spot some of the park’s nocturnal wildlife are all possible. There are also activities to enjoy outside of the park such as scuba diving and snorkelling around nearby Caño Island, and chilled out sea kayaking excursions.
Back at base there are two swimming pools: one is solar-powered, while the other is tucked away in the forest and fed by a natural stream. The bar is open-air and is a great spot for socialising or even wildlife spotting, while the lounge has some games and a small library, along with information on the aforementioned sizeable line-up of activities. The restaurant, Los Vitrales, specialises in traditional and local dishes, while Margarita Sunset Point is a well-positioned outdoor lounge area with spectacular ocean views. There’s also a gift shop and a spa with a good range of treatments.
- Excellent midrange choice
- Stunning Osa Peninsula location
- Kayaking, diving, snorkelling
- Fishing, rainforest zip wires, horse riding
- Simple tented cabins, great value
- Idyllic beachside eco-lodge
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Birdwatching, night hikes, turtle watching
- Luxurious Ecolodge
- Rainforest & Ocean Wildlife Activities
- Gorgeous Swimming Pool
- Complimentary SUP & Kayaks
- Tranquil rainforest eco-lodge
- Restaurant, bar, yoga, massages
- Dolphin watching, deep-sea fishng
- Zip wiring, horse riding, kayaking
- Eco-friendly rainforest lodge
- Great midrange option
- Water and land-based adventure activities
- Plenty of accommodation options
- Remote rainforest location
- Complete immersion in nature
- Superb luxury accommodation
- Waterfalls, hiking, surfing, kayaking
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
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Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
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