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La Cusinga Eco Lodge
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Uvita
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

La Cusinga Eco Lodge is hands down one of the best places I have stayed. It offers a balance of comfort and sustainability. The staff is very friendly, hospitable, and the reception speaks English fluently. We stayed in the room above reception and it was great. The bathroom is made with rock walls and has an opening between the wall and the roof, I personally loved this, it gave me such an authentic feeling that I was in nature. The howler monkeys will wake you and swing around the trees while you eat your breakfast, all the while enjoying the beautiful view from your breakfast table. The meals were delicious.
We didn't have time to explore the whole property, but we did hike to the beach (about 15 minutes). The beach was private with a sea cave at the end. Bananas lined the trees where the jungle began from the beach. You can hear howler monkeys as you sat on the beach in the jungle behind you.
They have a couple honey moon suites that we got to tour, they were beautiful, I definitely want to go back and stay in those rooms.
I highly recommend La Cusinga Ecolodge and cannot wait to find myself there again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2013

Thank you for your kind words!

Each room has something unique, and the Manakin room is no exception. "We stayed in the room above reception and it was great. The bathroom is made with rock walls and has an opening between the wall and the roof, I personally loved this, it gave me such an authentic feeling that I was in nature."

The entire place was build to make you feel part of nature, as we should be, it is great to be at the beach... the only one that has Rainforest all the way down to the beach, no houses, no cars, no human intervention. The trails are also full of life, something to do the next time you visit!

Gracias!

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

La Cusinga Eco Lodge in Costa Rica is a beautiful and special spot. I surfed, swam and hiked. I highly recommend La Cusinga Eco Lodge. Sitting in the look out area we saw humpback whales breach. It was a very special holiday.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2013

beingLuLu,

Than you from our team for taking your time to give us your review! The Terrace, or Mirador, is a great place to enjoy nature, a cup of coffee, a great sunset, or as you put it: "Sitting in the look out area we saw humpback whales breach." To me is the best spot for whale watching and birding!

again thank you and we look forward to your next visit!

Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

They say that location is everything and the location of this Eco-lodge is second to none: nestled in primary rainforest with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The terrace of the communal room and dining rooms inspired our name "Terrace of Dreams". Although we are fairly adventurous and often spent almost all of our time in some Costa Rican lodges hiking in the rainforest to observe and experience nature, here we also spent considerable time relaxing on the terrace and watching the canopy wildlife put on a show (Howler and Capuchin Monkeys, toucans and Chacalacas, hummingbirds galore!, bats, etc.). With excellent food and friendly staff, clean rooms, beach access, and a network of rainforest trails for all levels of fitness and enthusiasm, it would be hard to imagine a better place in Cost Rica for your holiday no matter what your primary interests whil on vacation.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2013

Muchas Gracias Barry D,

Thank you for taking your time to give us your review and for sharing your experience at our place. We love your title "Terrace of Dreams", it sums it up in such a cool way! That Terrace is a great place to just sit en enjoy the day! And we also agree with you: " it would be hard to imagine a better place in Cost Rica."

Again thank you and we do hope to see you back soon!

From all of us at La Cusinga, Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I like the venue, it is beautiful location in Costa Rica, overlooking the Pacific Ocean The staff were friendly and gracious. The food was delicious. There is a private access to the beach on the property (it take 10 mins to go down). Also there is an incredible natural water pool that is near by.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Jchirazi,

We are glad that you explorer Arco Beach and that you discovered the Poza (incredible natural water pool). Our place is full of great places that one finds every day! From every sunset, to the walks to the beach, the Poza, the trails, or just your walk from the room to the restaurant! Our team are all local people that love what we do, and we love having people that love our place!

Thank you for taking your time to share with us and the world your experience, and thank you for your visit! We hope to see you in the near future!

Gracias!

The Entire Team of La Cusinga.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Out of all the places we stayed in Costa Rica, this was by far the nicest and cleanest ;)
It had everything we were hoping for when we envisioned our trip: Amazing views, open verandas with rocking chairs, comfortable and clean lodging. The food was delish and the staff was very accommodating. Two days here wasn't enough :)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

rainlily99,

Thank you for taking your time to give us a review! We take each one to heart and it so great to get reviews with comments like yours: " Out of all the places we stayed in Costa Rica, this was by far the nicest and cleanest ;)"

We are glad that you found all that you expected! Thank you for your visit and for sharing it with the world!

Pura Vida from the entire Team!

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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

This place was awesome. The view from the main patio area was unbelievably gorgeous. The staff was super friendly and helpful and the food healthy and amazing. The natural pool was super cool and the beach was almost empty both times we went.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good time at our place, we are diferent from a typical hotel! We want you to feel as part of our family and to enjoy our place! Our team thanks you!

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I was part of a group. We stayed for 1 night in the group rooms, which contained bunk beds. I found the accommodations comfortable. Small issue with the shower valve, but otherwise good. Amazing view of the Pacific coast, easy to sit and watch the coastline around the "whale tail" peninsula. The hostess, Anna, was excellent with great English. No lunch service without reservations, but I was hungry and they took care of me. Group meals were buffet style. Food was very good, well seasoned, nice selection for us, and plentiful. I would return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Geinier, General Manager at La Cusinga Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We are big in looking into the positive and what we can improve! We have taking note in each point. We are glad you had a good time! We look forward to your next visit! Enjoy the summer!

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Additional Information about La Cusinga Eco Lodge

Address: 200 South Of Km Mark 166 | 5 KM south of Uvita Bridge, between KM Mark 166 & 1677, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Uvita
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Uvita
#4 Spa Hotel in Uvita
#5 Romantic Hotel in Uvita
Price Range: £109 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Cusinga Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden in the hilltops overlooking the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's still-virgin south pacific, where the ocean crashes into the jungle sits La Cusinga. Tucked away in a private reserve of over 600 acres, this rainforest lodge provides guests with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of the country's most famous ecosystem - OSA. The hotel offers ten rooms designed with sustainably-harvested wood and local materials to maximize comfort while minimizing impact on the environment. The open-air restaurant creates an ideal setting for couples and families alike to enjoy delicious tropical dishes made with fresh produce grown on our farm. The lodge's genuine commitment to sustainable practices along with our first-hand experience in local and national conservation efforts enrich our guests' appreciation of these ecosystems and the importance of their continued preservation. This unique insight enhances the exploration of the natural surroundings while the beautiful location offers the tranquility of fresh ocean breezes and breathtaking sunsets that make for the perfect tropical escape. ... more   less 
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