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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Pacuare lodge. We made a roundtrip in Costa Rica and this lodge is one out of the absolute top. We arrived at the lodge while rafting, what an experience. One can’t imagine how, in the middle of a tropical rainforest, such a luxury lodge can be built and exploited. Every single aspect is at the highest quality level. Rooms...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. There are so many aspects of Pacuare Lodge that makes it unique but I agree that it is difficult to imagine all the planning involved in building and operating a jungle lodge in such a remote location. We are glad to hear that you felt comfortable and welcomed by our fantastic hosts...

Solana Beach, San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were recommended this place by our Latin Expert in Scott Dunn. We were their with our children to celebrate my wife's 50th Birthday. Rafting into this beautiful remote location set the tone. The staff were as fantastic as the location, rooms, activities and food and general service. Ten out of ten.

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review - you really have surmised what Pacuare Lodge is all about, exciting experiences , breathtaking views , delicious food and authentic hospitality ! It is very rewarding to hear that your wife and family enjoyed so much her birthday celebration and we look forward to having you all back for future commemorations ! Again,...

Whissendine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The lodge itself is an amazing structure. A high quality build with fantastic views over the Pacuare River. The extensive grounds are home to almost boundless wildlife with an amazing variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Our afternoon walk with Edgar was an amazing experience, his encyclopaedic knowledge of the flora and fauna was truly awesome and his people skills...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dr. John Poyser, It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay . We are always so excited when guests' expectations have been exceeded and appreciate your kind words about our hosts . We will certainly pass them on to Edgar and all the staff that looked after you. Our culinary team take great pride in using only the...

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is one of the most incredible places we have visited. We had 200 degree views over the rain forest from our room which was lit by candles at night. Delicious food. They try really hard to be eco friendly with hydro power ,solar panels and locally sourced foot. Excellent tours to local indigenous village, bird watching and night tours...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah D , Thank you for your fantastic review and thrilled to read that you ranked Pacuare Lodge as one of your favorites places to visit. Guests do love the sense of remoteness , candle lit ambiance and to learn about our sustainable actions which add so much to your overall experience . We always strive to ensure that...

Devon
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I should have arrived at the Lodge by raft but due to unusual weather conditions this was not possible so we arrived by road - a 35 min 'Costa Rican massage' of a drive but worth every bump/pothole/fallen tree; an idyllic spot by the river, beautifully maintained and attention paid to every detail. Our room was spacious...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maggiemac, It was an absolute pleasure having you both to stay . Thank you for this heartfelt review . We are glad to know that the atypical weather conditions did not limit you to enjoy some of the best activities we offer. I cannot agree more that our core strength lies in the people of Pacuare Lodge . I...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I love this amazing place. I love the people who are so kind, professional and they make you feel at home. It is the greatest place I have been too for so many reasons. They are very focused on supporting their communities and collaborate in a way I have never seen in my life. They truly care about not only...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

A sincere thank you for sharing your fantastic comments about your stay with us. We are thrilled to know that your experience at Pacuare Lodge was enriching and that you enjoyed the gentle nature and hospitality of our hosts. I will pass on your comments to our culinary team about the amazing food. Again thanks for staying with us and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We found this paradise on the internet and my husband wanted to go to Costa Rica just for this lodge. We decided to stay for 5 days. They are not cheap but trust me you will love it. Travel time was December 2014. The hotel forgot to pick us when we arrived at the airport but a kind hearted taxi...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much for your incredible feedback and kind words. I am glad to hear that Pacuare Lodge was a highlight during your visit to Costa Rica two years ago . Guest do love the remoteness & activities at our lodge & we are happy to learn that you had the opportunity to dine in The Nest ....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Adventure,action combined with luxury accomodation,excellent food & staff that cater to your every need in an effortless manner. A unique experience from whitewater rafting in & out to zip lining to dining in a tree house & suites that are lit by candlelight it is a perfect combination of relaxation & action all carried out by happy,professional staff that you...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

What a pleasure to read your review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it and share with future guests. We are very glad to hear that your adventure experience at Pacuare Loge was memorable and that our hospitality and services contributed towards an unforgettable stay. I and all our hosts hope to welcome you back in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A had great 3 days stay at Pacuare. We were picked up promptly from our hotel at 6:15am and made our way to River raft into the the lodge (u can also Come by car) with a really nice and informative guide Henry. Be prepared as you do not have electricity in your rooms/ Villas. We had our first night...

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PacuareLodge, Manager at Pacuare Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. It is very nice to hear that you found our hosts and river guides hospitable and professional. Your food experience is very important to us and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed it although you found it a bit repetitive. Since most of our...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In the rainy season the river gets more exiting and a bit muddy. This was the highlight of our "Man's Trip" to Costa Rica. Getting to the river takes about two hours from San Jose and another four hours to the lodge by raft or kayak. Four of our group took the raft and one rented a kayak. Normally the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A visit to the Pacuare Lodge is a journey to a magical place where the beauty and diversity of tropical nature delight the senses, authentic Costa Rican hospitality makes you feel like part of the family and the outdoor adventures range from exhilarating to sublime. The lodges comfortable bungalows and elegant suites are nestled between a pristine wilderness reserve and the Pacuare River Costa Rica`s most spectacular white water route. It is surrounded by tropical rainforest where colorful birds and butterflies flit through exuberant foliage and the songs of toucans and oropendolas complement the soothing sound of flowing water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacuare Lodge

Address: Pacuare River, Pacuare River 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Pacuare River
Price Range: €729 - €1,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacuare Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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