La Cusinga Rainforest & Eco Lodge, Costa Rica
This rainforest eco lodge, tucked away in a private reserve of over 600 acres in Uvita and next to the Ballena Marine National Park, provides eco friendly travellers with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the opportunity to experience the rainforest and astonishing wildlife of the country’s most famous ecosystem – OSA. This eco hotel of over 15 years includes ten rustic cabins designed with sustainably-harvested wood and local materials to maximize comfort and minimize impact on the environment.
Bird watching in the morning and listening to the sound of howlers monkeys…walking on the private beach and relax in the hanging hammocks surrounded by an amazing and blooming wildlife!
Eco Friendly Highlights:
La Cusinga Eco Lodge took root in southern Costa Rica in 1972 when owner John Tresemer bought a parcel of land to prevent the devastating effects that slash-and-burn agriculture was having on the area’s pristine primary forests and its incredibly complicated and integrated systems. Since the lodge opened 15 years ago, this family business has developed into a truly sustainable business model, achieving financial viability as stewards of the forest and proud participants in the community’s healthy economic expansion.
La Cusinga Eco Lodge has designed the lodge’s structures with wood sustainably harvested from their property, they use organic composting and have an organic garden. The eco lodge harvest the sun’s energy for hot water and electricity. Additionally, the eco lodge joins together employees, visitors, and guests in activities ranging from monthly beach clean-ups and supporting local recycling efforts to carbon offsetting through reforestation. This eco lodge is also proud to have collaborated with the national government in the consolidation of its marine conservation policy, accompanying the country’s leaders during the formation of the Cano Island Biological Reserve, Ballena Marine National Park, and the world famous Cocos Island.
La Cusinga eco lodge has some special water tanks designed for gray and black water treatment in order to reduce the environmental impact. They also have a rain water channeling plan where they constantly monitor river flows to help with the water conservation campaign.
From $149 per night double room with breakfast and tax included.