Costa Rica

Maquenque Eco Lodge

This family run lodge is completely off the tourist trails through Costa Rica and is a naturalist's delight. Located on the edge of lowland rainforest close to the Nicaraguan border it is comprised of a main, open-plan reception, dining and bar area looking out across the seasonal ponds to the forest beyond. However, to reach here on arrival you have to cross the San Carlos River by boat and walk through wonderful tropical gardens where agoutis and other wildlife come out in the afternoons.

Close to the lagoon and dotted beside the ponds are a number of individual chalets all quite spacious and comfortably furnished and with their own private verandah. Beyond in the rainforest are some hidden gems; treehouses, constructed around 17m above the forest floor and part-way to the canopy. Each is reached by a series of steps and on arrival at the top you have an outside sitting area and an open, screened bedroom from which you can have a completely immersive experience listening to the sounds of the night and perhaps early morning wake up calls from a local troupe of howler monkeys. These elevated rooms have the luxury of an en suite, having inside as well as outside showers.

With locally guided walks, night hikes, paddling on the lagoon and boat trips to a nearby village there is plenty to do here. Certainly one of our favourite destinations in Costa Rica.

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LocationBoca Tapada

SeasonYear round

Rooms16 Chalets, 4 Treehouses

ActivitiesGuided walks, night walks, bird watching, tree planting, community visits, canoeing, river trips

Suitable forIndividuals, couples & families. Treehouses not suitable for those who struggle climbing stairs

Prices may vary according to season, room type & special offers. Please contact us for details.

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