Did the three day package which included full board, half day trip to Cano Island and private beach, full day hike and morning bird watching. We stayed at 7 places during our 15 day trip in Costa Rica and this was overall one of our two favourite places.
If its possible to squeeze it into your itinerary and budget I would recommend staying 4 nights here - as three nights is, in effect just 2 days, given the time to travel there, and both of those are filled with organised trips - would have been nice to have a relaxing day doing our own things exploring the surroundings more.
The positives - high quality food, experienced and helpful guides Marlon who was great), lovely sunset cocktails (reasonably priced drinks), beautiful and private cabanas with 4-posters, hammocks and private gardens, very comfortable beds, good wildlife viewing (including Red Macaws and surfing crocodiles), remote and peaceful, very near to the National forest, free wifi (in some areas).
The negatives (none of these are deterants!) - the long trip getting there including a bumpy 2 hour transfer in a small boat, uninventive food for vegetarians (basically rice with beans or pasta with veg sauce), occasionally unclear or poor information, very low water pressure in the eco shower, tap water that makes your clothes smelly even when washed by hand with eco detergent.
The lodge does attract a mix of guests - older, younger, couples and families - but this works well as there are two pools (an adult only one in the rainforest) and groups for the trips are well thought out to ensure comparative abilities/interests.
For the rainforest hike into the National forest, you can do a half day ending at the ranger station or an extended full day hike (8am - 4.30am with a stop for lunch and a swim) including a swim in a waterfall and then upwards back to the lodge - medium/hard but doable for anyone of reasonable fitness and well worth it.
Overall a great experience that we would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set above a palm-fringed beach in tropical gardens, and surrounded by 170 acres of pristine rainforest, Casa Corcovado is the ultimate combination of luxurious comfort and adventure - a place where you can spot big cats on jungle trails, have an entire beach to yourselves, snorkel with manta rays, and relax with a gin and tonic by the pool. The tranquil hilltop setting means awe-inspiring views and the best of the both ocean and rainforest breezes. The lovely bungalows are spaced throughout the lush garden for maximum peace and privacy. Casa Corcovado offers the closest accommodation to Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica's extraordinary, world-renowned national park system. As the two protected areas lie side by side, guests are able to access the national park on foot via the hotel's private trails - just one of the many guided tours on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Corcovado Jungle Hotel Corcovado National Park
- Hotel Casa Corcovado Jungle