Accommodation, Osa Peninsula

Luna Lodge

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Awarded the highest level of sustainability certification and abutting the vast Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica’s rich Osa peninsula, this beautiful eco-lodge is the perfect retreat for those interested in wildlife and sustainable tourism.

With over 60 acres of private tropical rainforest, the lodge already extends the protected area of the Corcovado National Park. However, the owner is also actively working with other local lodges and land owners to create wildlife corridors connecting all of the protected areas of the Osa Peninsular, improving the wildlife experience for all and creating an interconnected series of protected reserves.

The lodge is run with the lightest ecological footprint. All electricity is provided by the lodge’s own hydroelectric plant, water is heated with solar heaters and most of the produce is grown in their own organic garden with fruit trees planted around the property including mango, water apple, papaya, banana, china fruit, mandarin orange, lemon, cacao, avocado and cashew.

The main building houses the restaurant, bar, library and gift shop. Set in the lush gardens is a lovely swimming pool with panoramic views over the forest.

The best accommodation is in the eight thatched bungalows each with two double beds and private bathroom with both tub and shower and a vista deck with seating to enjoy the sensational forest views. Other options include more basic terraced rooms and safari- style tents. All the rooms have electricity and hot water.

Hundreds of bird species including scarlet macaws and the four species of monkey found in Costa Rica inhabit the surrounding forest and are frequently seen. Knowledgeable local guides are on hand to help you explore the local forest trails to nearby waterfalls and swimming holes with day trips into the national park also available.

The lodge has been awarded a Five Leaf Rating for Sustainable Tourism from the Costa Rican Tourism Board, the highest possible.

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Luna Lodge 8.448732, -83.462448 Luna LodgeView

Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, library, gift shop, swimming pool and spa with full range of treatment.

Local Wildlife

The Corcovado National Park and surrounding area has the greatest diversity of wildlife in the country. The park has the highest densities of Baird’s tapir, jaguar, puma, sloths and all four species of Costa Rica’s monkeys. Reptiles include the impressive American crocodile, eyelash pit viper and boa constrictor and there are many amphibians. Birdlife is prolific in the forest and the National Park is one the best places in the country to see scarlet macaws. Two Reef & Rainforest clients, members of the British Dragonfly Society, went there specially to see the helicopter damselfly, a large species which due to an optical illusion appears to rotate its wings.

Optional Activities

Guided walks in the rainforest and a wide range of spa treatments are available.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Costa Rica tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Simply the best way to end our holiday - absolute heaven in wonderful bungalows. Incredible food and hiking opportunities - paradise!

Ms K B - Somerset