rafters from around the world agree the Pacuare River offers some of the
most scenic class III-IV white-water rapids anywhere. The Pacuare River
and the Pacuare Protected Zone are located between the coastal lowlands
and the country’s highest mountain range. This pristine jungle region,
considered one of the most important protected areas in Central America,
is still inhabited by the Cabecar Indians. The palm-thatched dwellings
of the Cabecar people are spaced far apart over large distances, rather
than being clustered together as was true of many indigenous tribes.
Advantageously situated inside this protected wilderness is our very special jungle getaway, the Pacuare Lodge, accessible to travelers through our overnight white-water rafting tours on the Pacuare River. The river provides an adventurous ride filled with stunning natural beauty and exciting rapids, while the lodge offers a chance to explore the surrounding forest and then relax in complete comfort.
Pacuare Lodge Cited as Exemplary Tourism Practice
The first day on the river is an exciting journey that takes just over an hour and a half. When you arrive at the Pacuare Lodge, you’ll find a unique jungle oasis nestled in a most remarkable setting. Huge trees and flowering shrubs dot the perfectly manicured rolling green lawns on the banks of the river. Modern wooden bungalows with thatched palm roofs are spaced out beneath the trees, providing both privacy and serenity. The two-story main lodge has breezy dining facilities on the first floor, and relaxing chairs and hammocks in the open-air second floor lounge. After a hearty lunch, you can try the Pacuare Canopy Adventure, take a guided hike to a waterfall in the forest, play dominoes or cards, or just relax. Shortly after, you’ll be served a gourmet dinner by candlelight. Whenever you feel ready, you can head to the comfortable bungalow that awaits you, complete with private bathroom, comfortable beds and clean linen. The special Honeymoon Suite is a spacious bungalow tucked up on a wooded knoll away from the rest of the camp. It features a large tiled bathroom with solar-heated water and giant picture windows that frame the jungle view, as well as a unique hanging bridge that leads from the balcony across to a private platform in a giant tree.
morning, you’ll awaken to a harmonious melody created by the sound
of the river rushing by and the sweet songs of the tropical birds from
the thick of the forest. After a delicious buffet breakfast, we’ll
launch the rafts again for the second day of our river expedition. Rafting
becomes even more thrilling as you begin to use the skills and experience
gained the day before. You may stop to explore side streams that lead
to striking waterfalls and pools with a natural waterslide that tempts
you to jump right in. Later on, a tasty midday meal of sandwiches, fruits
and dessert will be served on an overturned raft along the water’s
edge. The day ends with the triumph of having conquered one of the wildest
and most scenic rivers in the world. At the river take-out, you can
change into dry clothes at our private facilities before boarding the
comfortable microbus for the return to San José.
Pacuare Canopy Adventure add-on
Note: We also offer a Pacuare Three-Day Adventure with an additional day at the lodge. The Pacuare Lodge operates as a separate facility allowing you to stay extra nights. Single occupancy cannot be guaranteed. Prices are subject to change without notice.
If you want to know more about the Pacuare Lodge, please visit the following web site: www.junglelodgecostarica.com
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