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La Cusinga Eco Lodge
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Reviewed 20 March 2010

Lovely rooms, beautiful sunsets, great walks, lonely beach with wild sea was beautiful, and the animal noises were so exciting they kept me awake, despite the comfortable beds. I hope we can go back. Our hosts looked after us well were generous with their breakfasts and cooked fresh wholesome and tasty food. Great breakfasts.

Rooms were private, gardens and surroundings a delight.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank brillandhen
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Reviewed 19 March 2010

this is so far one of the best places we stayed in costa rica. Stuff is nice and will do everything in their power to make stay as good as posible. lodge is nice , clean with gorgeous views. Food is unbelivable.
Much thanks to stuff and owner.
Alex & Anna NYC

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank alex123nyc
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

We choose La Cusinga based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor. Our expecations were definitely surpassed. La Cusinga sits on the most amazing piece of rain forest making it the most special place we've ever stayed. It offers trails to Arco beach (amazing), into the thick of the rain forest (breath taking) and a few others.

The staff at La Cusinga were wonderful, knowledgable and always had a smile on thier face. Diego especially went above and beyond each day to make sure our vacation was the best it could be. Oh and David, La Cusinga's amazing chef takes pride in each dish he serves. I don't think I've eaten that well and healthy for so many consecutive days. It was a common theme that all the guests hurried back from their adventures to make sure not to miss one of his amazing meals.

The room was clean, airy and comfortable with an a beautiful ocean view from our relaxing deck. It kept true to it's mission of being a "Ecolodge" - so no air conditioner, TV, phone, but we didn't miss it at all given we had the rainforest and ocean outside our door.

To top it all off, we saw monkeys, coatis, toucans and abundant other wildlike without leaving the property. If you are looking for a true rain forest eco-adventure you will not be disappointed here. We are definitely going back.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank iverhaegen
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

I am conflicted in this review as when we came the owners were away and we had bought the food option. The food wasn't good, here is an email that I sent to the owners after

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Hi

We just came back from 4 days at Cusinga. It was a beautiful time. Had great fun with the views and the beach. The Howlers were amazing :). One problem we had was with the food, I wanted to send you a note before doing a tripadvisor report. The first night was good fish with a salsa cover (server to us). The desert was a oatmeal cookie. The next day we had pancakes and cut-up pineapple, melon and watemellon for breakfast. Lunch was a caserole rice dish (which was good but I couldn't help but feel if I was at a soda I would have gotten chicken or fish with the rice. Dinner was a carne which was unedible. The meat was so tough we eventualy gave-up trying to cut it. It was served with some cut tomatoes and bolied potatoes. Next morning we were all given a plate of scrabled eggs for breakfast. The following dinner was really bad. Dry spaggati and dry mince, no sauce, no salad, no bread (it was accopanied by guacamole and (you guessed it sliced tomatoes). It was a self service and the second largly unedible meal. Next morning we got old cornflakes for breakfast, evening was a self service pan of fish and sliced tomatoes. We had taken the food option after reading the great reviews

http://www.uvita.biz/restaurants/lacusinga

"Dinner seating is at 6:30 they will cook and serve a three course meal of what is freshest and best that day. Recent offerings have included a Brazilian-style Shrimp Soup with coconut milk, lemon grass, ginger and pineapple; seared Ahi Tuna with basil infused tomato sorbet; and Pargo a la plancha in a papaya-fresh mint sauce served over culantro rice. Deserts are housemade and may be anything from a macadamia-coconut pie to almond-orange cake with two housemade sorbets."

We could have had much better (and natural) food from a local soda. Mark me down as disappointed."

The owners were very concerned on this email and offered a refund (which I refused) and then sent me some very nice wooden bowls :). So I am guessing i was unlucky and even though the food wasn't great the location is. We had an amazing time at the private local beach (we had boogie boards). It's a stiff walk to the beach and could be an issue for seniors. The rooms were magnificent, we ended up going into dominical to get some food and thats a fun town too. It's pretty far away and the drive from MA is one of the worst I have ever been on. So recommended if you want to get away from it all in a paradise like surrounds.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2010

We discovered La Cusinga Restaurant in May 2009 advertised in Uvita. The restaurant introduced a 4 course set meal to the public four days a week. The restaurant just opened to the public, matter of fact we were one of the first customers. We went earlier to dinner see the sunset from the lodge. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful, the owner who is ecologist has reforested the grounds over the past couple of decades and planted trees that attract the wildlife. When sitting in the main area where the splendid sunset can be viewed, the experience is accompanied with the fragrance of the blooming plants and flowers.

All this was only enhanced by the wonderful food we were served. The ingredients were used from organic local farms and the fish came from the local market. The quality, taste and presentation was absolutely great. Just a couple of examples the goat cheese on the salad was smooth and delicious, the home made roasted peppers enhanced greatly the salad, the large piece of fish served with different chutneys was the freshest, the homemade ice cream made from local cocoa beans with incredible. Dave is very creative, goes out of his way to gather the freshest ingredients form the region and takes great pride in his creations. He also made a point on going to the tables to interact with the guest and follow up on the dinner. This was very unusual for us and it made it even more special. We went back every single open night. We visited Uvita again this year and the place influenced us on going back to Uvita , once again we went back four nights during our 8 day trip.

Additionally the management follows sustainable policies which is crucial, after all, most people go to Costa Rica for the flora and fauna.

It was one of our most memorable nights. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a romantic haute cuisine dinner. The price is right ($22/person with tax and service) and all of the staff is very nice and attentive.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colibri_10
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