La Cusinga Lodge - Ocean View in Uvita / Ballena Marine Park,  South Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-


La Cusinga Lodge - Ocean View in Uvita / Ballena Marine Park, South Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-

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La Cusinga Lodge
La Cusinga Lodge

La Cusinga Lodge

Welcome to La Cusinga Lodge, a naturalists' heaven on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica... ...a whole tropical experience.

General Information about La Cusinga Lodge


La Cusinga is named after the Fiery-billed Aracari, which can be seen in the area and it is called locally Cusinga (female) and Cusingo (male). This bird is in the toucan family. There being so many great places to visit in this beautiful country...

Why go to La Cusinga?
Ultra-tropical, virgin rainforest with monkeys and toucans, pristine coast, secluded beaches, lively reefs, among the best in Costa Rica and all close and accesible.

The rainforest-surrounded beach at La Cusinga, called "Playa de Arco" is part of Ballena (Whale) Marine National Park, created to protect its various coastal marine habitats, also endangered species like the Pacific hawksbill turtles that live and nest here, and the humpback whales that visit the park every year from both Northern and Southern hemispheres.

The electricity comes from the stream we swim in and the sun. Lots of fresh local organic food.

We are actively involved in marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. We encourage and support local culture and people as much as possible.

We gladly help make arrangements for exploring Caño Island, mangroves, dolphins & whale watching when possible, horseback riding, sea kayacking, deep sea fishing, scubadiving, Corcovado National Park, all closeby.

We enjoy sharing the richness and magic of La Cusinga with others and sincerely believe the enjoyment, education, and overall cost/benefit for visitors is as good as it gets anywhere in the Americas

At La Cusinga Lodge we offer great accommodations, ideal for your tropical vacation, breezy comfortable cabins, all with huge ocean views, made from trees planted on the same farm 20 years ago. Local craftsmanship with wood, stone, shell, and sand is unique.

Ocean View Superior

All rates are per person per night, including three meals. Private Cabins with 2-3 beds, Hot Water, a great ocean view and sorrounded by nature.
All meals are made from healthy organic ingredients. Fresh and delicious!

How to get there to La Cusinga Lodge


By bus:

The bus from San José to San Isidro leaves from the MUSOC terminal located on Calle Central/Ave. 22-24. Buses start to leave at 5:30am, from that time, one bus will leave every 30 minutes to an hour. This trip takes about 3-4 hours. To get to Uvita the same day you must leave no later than 11:30am.

Once in San Isidro you must reach the Dominical terminal. Buses to Uvita/Palmar Sur leave at 9am and 4pm daily. The 9am bus makes it final stop in the town of Uvita, from there you´ll have to take a taxi to reach the lodge (about 4 km). If you´re traveling in the 4pm bus, simply ask the driver to stop at La Cusinga. This trip takes about 2 hours.

By car:

Take the Inter-American highway from San José towards San Isidro (3 hours max). Once in San Isidro, take the road to Dominical. This road will get you on the Southern coastal highway passing by Dominical and heading south towards Uvita. The lodge is 5km south of the Uvita bridge, between the kilometers 166 and 167. This trip takes about an hour to and hour and a half.
*Please keep in mind that you are in Costa Rica. Things like weather, road conditions, public, political or religious activities can delay your trip.

Off the Southern Coast Highway (Costanera Sur), we are located:

* 22 km South from Dominical (15 - 20 min)
* 35 km North from Palmar (50 min)
* 57 km Southwest from San Isidro de El General (80 min)
* 65 km South from Quepos (120 min)

By plane:

- You can fly with Sansa or Nature Air and reach Palmar Sur.

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Tel:+(506)2771-4582 - Fax:+(506)2771-8841



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  » Facilities Includes
√ Restaurant
√ Hot Water
√ Tour Desk
√ Ocean View
√ Nature Trails
√ Horseback Riding Tours

Optional Activities in the South Pacific

-Sport Fishing
-Whales & Dolphins Tour
-Hoseback Riding
-Cowboy for a Day
-Isla del Caño Tour
-Waterfall Rappel
-Scuba Diving


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