From the moment we were met from our plane at Palma Sur airport to the moment we were returned there 3 days later we were treated like royalty. (25 - 28 January).
The journey to the lodge is an experience all of its own. A 20 minute bus ride through plantations followed by a 2 and a half hour boat ride along the Sierpe river and around the headland in the open sea. The beach landing was not without excitiment because the sea was quite rough on our arrival! You are greated by the almost deafening noise and the intense heat of the rainforest.
Nothing prepares you for your first sight of the lodge buildings when you arrive at the top of the steep hill on a trailer pulled by a tractor. It really is paradise in the rainforest. Beautiful gardens, swimming pool, hospitality buildings and further into the clearance the bungalows where you stay.
The accommodation (Bungalow 2) was a round building within its own grounds with a hammock and outdoor furniture. Inside the room was most tastefully furnished and decorated and the outdoor shower was just perfect.
The sunset bar had amazing views and the sunset was second to none. The margueritas merely enhanced the ambiance.
The activities provided were adventurous and energetic. The guide, Roberto, was very knowledgeable, and the wildlife second to none. We were as much a novelty to the monkeys as they were to us! Instead of going on the snorkelling trip to Cano Island we stayed at the lodge and had the whole place almost to ourselves. We had lunch served to us on the beach and were made to feel so special.
Overall the service was excellent and the food, considering everything was brought by boat, was very good. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
We would recommend a visit to this lodge to anyone who is fit enough to enjoy the physically demanding activities but who also want to be made to feel special, we certainly did.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Casa Corcovado Jungle Hotel Corcovado National Park
- Hotel Casa Corcovado Jungle