Unique Lodges of Costa Rica

Visit two of the National Geographic's 'Unique Lodges of the World' in One Trip!



7 Nights /
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‘Unique Lodges of Costa Rica’ is perfect for:

Nature-loving families with teens in search of private, exclusive adventure.

This is a great experience full of excitement in two of Costa Rica’s award-winning luxury eco-lodges, Pacuare and Lapa Rios. Both are part of National Geographic’s prestigious ‘Unique lodges of the World’ collection. Travel from one side of the country to the other in a private helicopter and discover your love for the jungle without taking away from your fun. These places offer a world-renown combination of sustainable luxury, nature, and delight, particularly good for families with teens who want to completely disconnect and enjoy adventures each day!

Pacuare Lodge: Off-the-Grid Luxury

Pacuare Lodge sits comfortably next to the Pacuare river in Costa Rica’s east coast. Built with minimum environmental impact, this hotel combines the best of civilization and wilderness. National Geographic has featured it as one of its Unique Lodges of the World, highlighting its remarkable work in sustainable tourism. It definitely is an experience!

Adventure All Day, Every Day

Part of the adventure is arriving to the area. A helicopter transports you from the airport to the heart of the Caribbean rainforest for a three-night stay. Here you can immerse yourself in the sounds and textures of nature as you hike through the trees or relax in first-class facilities.

Pacuare Lodge also offers a large variety of exciting experiences during your stay. There are two activities included per day, all of them reflecting the love for the local community and the river itself, giving you further insight into this incredible location. You can choose between tours and hikes focused on culture and sustainability, or go for much more action-packed adventures like canopy and canyoning.

Leaving the resort is also an adventure in itself. Float in a whitewater rafting journey out of your rooms and onto a helicopter, ready for the next stage of your vacations.

Lapa Rios: Award-Winning Views

Your private helicopter takes you to Lapa Rios, located in the unique Osa Peninsula on the Pacific coast, where you stay for four more nights. This extraordinary luxury eco-lodge takes its dedication to guests and nature to a whole different level, and it’s been listed in National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World as well.  

Unique Location, Unique Experience

Staying at this hotel is a truly ecological feat. Lapa Rios offers access to some unique tropical rainforests with all the comforts of modern luxury and privacy. The hotel’s location allows you to disconnect from the world in an immersive experience into both the protected forest and the ocean. Adventures are also plentiful if you want them!

The resort offers many commodities for all the family to enjoy. There is everything from a wonderful restaurant to a spa and pool to relax. The views, however, encourage exploration and discovery. A stunning forest and ocean are just the beginning. There are trails for multiple hiking experiences that lead into waterfalls and beaches, with chances of animal spotting!

The exciting activities you can do never run out. As in Pacuare, there are tours to learn about the unique local culture, but there’s also chance for you to ride horses, surf, and go into secluded areas either at day or night. There is also opportunity to seek adventure not too far away from the property, so be ready to explore!

Return to San Jose by helicopter again, and return home after a week of thrilling, environmentally-friendly adventure and luxury.

What’s included in ‘Unique Lodges of Costa Rica’ vacation?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 3 nights at Pacuare Lodge—three meals daily.
  • 4 nights at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge—three meals daily.

Private Transportation by Helicopter:

  • From San Jose airport to Pacuare Lodge (app. 20min)
  • From Pacuare Lodge to Lapa Rios (app. 30 min)
  • From Lapa Rios to San Jose airport (app. 40 min)

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

Pacuare Lodge offers a variety of options for you to enjoy each day!

  • A canopy adventure at treetop level (app. 2hr)
  • Canyoning along a local creek. Guide & gear included!  (app. 2.5hr)
  • Whitewater rafting experience as you leave the lodge (app. 5hr)
  • Guided birdwatching experience around the property (app. 1.5hr)
  • Advanced hike through an ancient indigenous trail to a hidden waterfall (app. 6-7hr)
  • And more!

In Lapa Rios excitement abounds. Select your favorite activities for each day and ride on!

  • Hike to waterfalls in the heart of the jungle (app. 3hr)
  • Horseback riding OR surfing lessons (tide and swell dependant)
  • Night walk through the forest to spot fauna (app. 1.45hr)
  • Guided birdwatching tours at sunrise or sunset (app. 2hr)
  • Indigenous medicine tour through primary rainforest (app. 2hr)
  • And more!

All Costa Rica Vacations luxury itineraries include:

  • Rescheduling Coverage*
  • Dedicated 24/7 in-country concierge line
  • VIP Airport Meet & Greet Service, we meet you as you get off the plane
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Changes up to two weeks before arrival, no change fee*

* Restrictions may apply.

You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.