Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

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Private beach nearby, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing
Private beach nearby, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing
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In-room safe, bed sheets

Overview of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

3.0 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Piedras Blancas National Park, Peninsula de Osa, Golfito, Puntarenas, 85-1000

Explore the area

  • AirportGolfito (GLF)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationFortunato Atencio Stadium8 min drive
  • Popular LocationGolfito Marina8 min drive
  • Popular LocationCasa Orquideas Botanical Garden23 min drive

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About this area


Located in Golfito, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is in a national park and near a private beach. While the natural beauty of Playa Cacao and Golfito National Wildlife Refuge can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Golfito Marina. Scuba diving and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the lodge's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Fortunato Atencio Stadium - 8 min drive
  • Golfito Marina - 8 min drive
  • Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden - 23 min drive
  • Playa San Josecito - 74 min drive
  • Puerto Jimenez Pier - 119 min drive

Getting around

  • Golfito (GLF) - 7 min drive


  • Bar La Pista - 7 min drive
  • Pizzeria Skylin - 8 min drive
  • Delicias del Mar - 8 min drive
  • Pollalandia - 8 min drive
  • Aldea Casa De Los Mariscos - 8 min drive

About this property

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

3-star lodge near the beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has a bar/lounge and a rooftop terrace. Continental breakfast is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, spa services and a library are on-site. All 10 rooms offer balconies, ceiling fans and safes. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge offers 10 accommodations with a safe and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Yoga classes


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Massages


  • Boats/paddles on site
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Safe

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Check-in from 9 AM - 2 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 5 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Children 5 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Nicuesa Lodge
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Playa Nicuesa
Playa Nicuesa Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Hotel Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Golfito
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Lodge Golfito

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a very magical place. It sits on the sea, yet is nestled right into the jungle. Our room faced the jungle and we loved watching fire flies at night and listening to all of nature as it awoke each morning. The staff and grounds were fantastic. The food was delicious too. We enjoyed kayaking to a fun snorkeling spot, hiking the trails in the rear, watching the macaws fly around at the beach, yoga at 6am each morning and swimming in the ocean at sunset. It was perfect.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect holiday location
3 days of being in a superb ecolodge - lovely surroundings, good food and friendly staff It's in a jungle so expect to find the odd bug and be prepared for the humidity - we loved it for it's simplicity and eco friendliness. Had some great walks around the jungle paths, spotting wildlife and even just sitting on the beach front we had 12 scarlet macaws join us one morning - just magical. Staff are very accommodating and helpful - cant wait for a second visit.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful, remote rainforest lodge
Playa Nicuesa is a beautiful, remote spot on Golfo Dulce. The site is amazing -- the only access is by boat. Snorkeling, kayaking and fishing in the bay, yoga and massage, and miles of trails in the rainforest. With a wonderful staff and interesting guests from all over the world, its the ideal spot for adventure travelers.