A slick, top quality riverside lodge in the Costa Rican rainforest offering rafting, zip-lining, wildlife and bird watching.
Pacuare Lodge sits on a bend in the river in truly breathtaking surroundings and has a real magic of its own. Shrouded by dense rainforest brought alive by rampant birdlife and the constant roar of the river, this is one of the most special places to stay in Costa Rica. Bearing in mind the remote and wild setting, the lodge is remarkably stylish and luxurious, with attention to detail at every stage and harnessing solar and hydroelectric power.
Open-walled, polished-wood guest cabins are peppered amidst tropical gardens. River Suites are a fine choice for seclusion and privacy. Or treat yourself to a Linda Vista Suite and enjoy your own pool. Top of the line Canopy Suites are reached by hanging bridges. Facilities include a swimming pool where you can take a dip under the watchful eye of howler monkeys and toucans. There's a spa and even a brewery. The kitchen is staffed by local people who have acquired their culinary skills through years of experience creating Costa Rican and fusion delicacies.
To get here is an adventure in itself: a thrilling and exhilarating rafting journey along the pristine river under the full supervision of expert guides (you can also arrive at the lodge by 4x4). Once here, spend your days birding or following forest trails accompanied by naturalist guides, or opt for adrenaline activities such as zip-lining and canyoning.
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Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert
Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.