We are happy to offer a few different options for those interested in kayaking. You can brave the open waters of Ballena Marine National Park, paddling out to - Isla Ballena –enjoying the large flocks of Magnificent Frigate Birds and white Egrets
Raices Trail to Arco Beach
Take the Raices Trail to get to the hidden gem of the Marino Ballena National Park. It is a beautiful dark sand beach with a distinctive sea cave at the south. Best visited at low tide, this beach offers opportunities for wildlife viewing in the
Duration: 3-4 hours
Includes: Experienced and unexperienced riders will enjoy horseback riding in La Merced (near the lodge). Our horses are carefully trained for you to have a nice experience while you cross
Hidden in the hilltops overlooking the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's still-virgin south pacific, where the ocean crashes into the jungle sits La Cusinga. Tucked away in a private reserve of over 600 acres, this rainforest lodge provides guests with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of the country's most famous ecosystem - OSA. The hotel offers ten rustic cabins
La Cusinga Eco Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation.
In addition La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visitor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 200 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest.
On Costa Rica's still wild south-western Pacific coast,
La Cusinga and the CST:
La Cusinga's history began around 40 years ago, when owner John Tresemer came down to Costa Rica as a young sociologist student. Finding that the deeply-rooted, agriculturally based community set in the still virgin jungles of the south-pacific represented much of what was lacking in an increasingly modernized American society, John decided that here he would struggle to fulfill his dream of sustainable living: a balance between a respect for the area's natural wealth with the need to harvest a living off of its capital. Since the lodge opened 15 years ago, this family operation has developed into a truly
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Great coffee in a traditional style
A good coffee is done in the traditional style, one of the so many traditions that we try to conserve, as Costa Rican that we are.
They say that the traditions are something that you experience yourself and that are preserved over generations, and in the La Cusinga Eco Lodge, we have not only preserved our natural