SCP Corcovado Wilderness Lodge
Situated right next to the Corcovado National Park on the Osa peninsula, within a short distance of endless uninhabited beaches and small, secluded bays, SCP Corcovado Wilderness Lodge is spectacularly set atop a small bluff just back from the rocky beach.
Surrounding the lodge are acres of rainforest and fruit trees that attract many birds and animals, including the regularly seen white-faced capuchin monkey and three-toed sloth. The lodge is currently certified in two sustainable tourism platforms and holds the maximum rating within Costa Rica’s programme.
Accommodation comes in the form of 20 individual villas of varying sizes and style in the ‘Rainforest Village’, or ten ocean view forest bungalows as the ‘Luxury Treehouse’ collection. The latter have an outdoor bath tub with fantastic ocean views.
The lodge sits in its own private forest reserve with trails, and has a swimming pool and wonderful ocean views. The main building consists of a restaurant and bar as well as a communal lounge area. The Four Elements Spa offers a range of quality treatments. Excursions to the park can begin at the ranger station and end at the lodge, making a very enjoyable natural history circuit.
There is no road access to the lodge and guests must take a boat journey from the village of Sierpe, down the meandering river of the same name and along the Pacific coast to reach the lodge.
Restaurant, bar, lounge, spa, yoga classes, two swimming pools, private boat transfers
All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, mosquito-netted beds, ceiling fan, safety deposit box, hammock and ample wardrobe space.
Guests also have access to hiking and birding equipment, as well as rubber boots for exploring the trails.
Corcovado National Park has the greatest variety of wildlife to be found in Costa Rica, including the largest concentration of scarlet macaws, sloths, howler, spider and squirrel monkeys, crocodiles, jaguars, pumas, Baird’s tapirs and reptiles. It also boasts eight different habitats including true wet primary rainforest, montane forest, cloud forest and swamp forest. Because of its relatively unspoiled nature, it is one of the most important wildlife regions in all of Central America.
Hiking, sea kayaking, horseback riding, San Josecito tour, birding excursions, mangrove tour, Sirena Park station, sport fishing, guided nocturnal walks, Claro Del Bosque expedition. In partnership with the marine conservation organisation, Innoceana, guided trips to the Caño Islands are offered for scuba diving and snorkelling as well as whale and dolphin monitoring experiences. The migrating humpback whales are usually best seen between January and March.
The approach road from the beach to the lodge acts as the perfect trail through the forest: wide, quiet and backed on both sides by rainforest; a great place for independent wildlife watching between excursions. The swimming pool is a good place to find tree frogs at night.
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Both the villas and the restaurant/social spaces were great. Tors and guides were fabulous with abundant wildlife! Seeing a humpback whale and her baby at close quarters in the morning and a tapir later that day, interspersed with scarlet macaws flying overhead whilst enjoying a sunset cocktail from the lookout will remain with us as a great memory forever.