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Casa Corcovado
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Casa Corcovado

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Tucked away in a remote part of the Osa Peninsula, Casa Corcovado is set in its own private rainforest reserve bordering a national park.

Price level: Upper range

Customer rating 96%

(Average for Costa Rica 91%)

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3 nights from £1125pp

Casa Corcovado, Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado is a remote, but well-tended, rainforest wildlife lodge set by the Pacific ocean on the Osa Peninsula in south-west Costa Rica. It has been a favourite of ours for many years and is well worth the extra effort required to reach it.

The lodge stands in its own 170 acre private reserve that continues into Corcovado national park, which protects the largest area of primary forest on the Pacific seaboard anywhere in the Americas.

Created by a naturalist with over 25 years of local experience, Casa Corcovado was designed to blend in well with its jungle surroundings. It is run on sustainable principles with minimal impact on its delicate natural environment.

The lodge stands on raised ground to take advantage of cooling breezes and giving awe-inspiring ocean views.

Accommodation is in bungalows set in gardens, nicely spaced from each other. They offer unpretentious comfort, with beautiful stained glass doors and handmade wooden shutters. Some offer discrete open-air showers for a wonderful natural experience.

There is a restaurant, a bar, a main swimming pool by the lodge and a secluded pool fed by spring water.

The journey to Casa Corcovado is an experience in itself. It is reached by motorboat, first through mangroves, then out on to the open sea, arriving at a beach for a wet landing on the shore below the lodge.

The Osa Peninsula receives a lot of rain at the height of the green season - so much that the lodge closes to visitors in September and re-opens in mid-November.

Things to do

Guests normally stay at Casa Corcovado on a package basis. Activities include hiking, bird watching, horse riding, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and a boat tour to Cano Island with snorkelling. Equipment such as binoculars are available to rent from the lodge - we can reserve these for you in advance.

Accommodation

Casa Corcovado has 6 deluxe bungalows tucked away with private gardens, with either one queen bed or a single bed draped with mosquito net, ceiling fan, private bathroom with hot water and a mini-bar.

Its 4 Junior suites have a screened porch, fold-out sofa bed, mini-bar, private bathroom, ceiling fans and hammocks. Each Junior suite is inter-connected with another one making them ideal for families.

Casa Corcovado's 4 honeymoon suites are more secluded with a queen bed draped with a mosquito net, overhead ceiling fan, pillowed benches, mini-bar, hammocks and private bathrooms with hot water. Perfect peace.

Food

Guests stay at Casa Corcovado on a full-board basis. The lodge's 'jungle' dining room offers a good selection of options, well-prepared (especially given the remoteness of the location) using fresh local ingredients.

Facilities

At the lodge there is a swimming pool, a more secluded natural spring-fed forest swimming pool, a bar, restaurant, lounge area and a gift shop.

Services

This is true nature. There is no wi-fi, internet, or tv. There is limited mobile phone signal at the lodge.

Childcare

Because of its remote location, Casa Corcovado would not suit every family, especially with lively young children, but teens with an interest in nature love it.

Reviews of Casa Corcovado, Costa Rica

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Wow - what a find!

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This was a wonderful experience in every way including the flights and boat trip. Thanks for recommending it

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We would have liked another day at Corcovado, as there is so much to do. There were several walks we could have done. We loved the Pina Coladas and sunset view.

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Our guide was good. The snorkelling was excellent. The day long trek was somewhat tiring but very good.

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Food not quite as good as last time and lighting in rooms was not good.

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Cynthia the guide went out of her way to be helpful. She was very knowledgable and really enjoyed her work.

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Boat ride to get there was a highlight in itself. We loved the resort and area.

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Fantastic and beautifully run.

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Casa Corcovado - exceptional

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Fantastic experience

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Very hot and humid!

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A lovely place to end our holiday. Saw less birds and animals than other places.

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Found the evening regime a bit rigid. Suggested they got 1 more bar/waiting staff so bar was open in pm/evening + meal didn’t take so long. Also teenage children got hungry in pm and no snacks were served

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A fantastic place - we would strongly recommend it. Thanks for you advice on our choice of lodge.

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The staff were excellent. Jacob our guide was brilliant , very pleasant and knowledgeable. Overall it was excellent.

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Our guide was excellent. He lead 6am bird walks in addition to the scheduled trips. A beautiful place - three nights was not enough.

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Poor manager - lacked English.

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The room was excellent and choice of pools a bonus. The food was very good and staff friendly.

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We loved it here and were lucky enough to get the excursions to ourselves.

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Our original schedule included a trip to Cano island, which we understood could be cancelled or swapped for another trip. The trip as described on our itinerary did not correspond to that of the hotel's. We cancelled but the hotel manager was not prepared to offer us another boat trip. He eventually agreed that we could take a boat out 2 days later to a local beach for snorkelling and a picnic. There were a number of management issues with meal provision and facilities. Not a 4 star experience. Our transport back to Sierpe was a rushed experience.

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Groups of mixed abilities for tours which limited where and how far we could go. Perhaps tour groupign should be broken down into physical abilities of participants

LOCATION

Casa Corcovado is in the South Pacific & Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica.

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