Tucked away in the jungle by the Pacific Ocean, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado, a national park that includes thirteen separate ecosystems. Corcovado has been called "the most biologically intense place on earth" by the National Geographic Society. Designed and built by an American naturalist with over twenty-five years of local experience, this unique lodge blends in perfectly with its jungle environment and it provides the ideal base for an in-depth rainforest experience. The 14 rooms are artfully-appointed individual bungalows offering unpretentious comfort, with beautiful stained glass doors and handmade wooden shutters. All have safety box, hot water, ceiling fans and 24h hydro and solar electricity. Honeymoon bugalows have both indoor and outside showers, an inside seating area and hammock and a queen-sized bed. Deluxe bungalows have their own private garden, a queen bed plus two or three additional single beds ideal for accommodating families with an indoor and an outdoor garden shower. Junior Suites have a porch, a living room with sofa bed and a separate bedroom with 1 queen + 1 single bed. These suites have an indoor shower only.
Two Junior suites can interconnect via the living room areas.
There is a restaurant, bar and spring fed pool.
Most visitors stay for three nights on a full board basis including their two classic excursions: a nature walk in the adjacent Corcovado Reserve and a boat trip for snorkeling at Cano Island. Those who don't snorkel might choose to stay at the lodge and walk independently on one of the on-site trails, or perhaps pay a little more (for fuel costs) to be transferred further down the Osa Peninsula to enter the park at the La Sirena ranger station where tapir have been seen.
Note: the journey to arrive at Casa Corcovado is an exprience in its own right. From Sierpe (served by Palmar Sur airstrip) you travel by motorised boat through mangroves then the expert local boatman wait for the right wave conditions to navigate againt the surf out onto the open ocean then cruise down the Osa Peninsula. There are beautiful views of jungle at the beach as you travel down the coast passing Drake Bay and continue south to the lodge. It is a "wet landing" so shorts/skirts are ideal as you step barefoot from the boat onto the sand in shallow water. It is then an uphill path to the lodge. If you don't wish to walk there is a mini-tractor with trailor to help carry you and your luggage up to the lodge reception.