- Name of Organization: La Cusinga
- Location: Pacific Coast, Uvita, Costa Rica
- Website: www.lacusingalodge.com
- Phone: +506 2770-2549
- Price range: $118 - $176
- Google map coordinates: 9°9’35”N 83°44’50”W
A place of tranquility, unparalleled beauty, and harmony with nature, La Cusinga Rainforest Lodge is the ideal Costa Rican escape.
This coastal rainforest eco-lodge provides guests with sweeping ocean views of turquoise waters, an authentic look at rural Costa Rican culture, and a memorable jungle adventure. Through guided hikes and exploration, La Cusinga creates an opportunity for environmental education in the breathtaking rainforest eco-system, home to wildlife including parrots, tree frogs, dolphins, howler monkeys and humpback whales. Guests can indulge their senses in the on-site spa, or simply lounge on the undisturbed beaches to unwind. A stay at La Cusinga means immersion in a tropical jungle paradise, sure to be a memorable experience.
Making a Difference:La Cusinga Ecolodge demonstrates a commitment to sustainable development and the community through a variety of property-wide practices. Each building is consciously designed using local and natural materials, minimizing impact to the surrounding environment. A well-planned septic system eliminates waste pollution, and all of the lodge's energy comes from solar and hydropower. La Cusinga Ecolodge has an on-site organic garden, practices composting, and recycling. The lodge is also provides environmental education and preservation, implementing efforts to conserve the area's humpback whales, rain forest, beaches, and turtles. In addition to the lodge's dedication to nature, La Cusinga is a leader in the community, employing local Costa Ricans and sponsoring educational programs. The lodge's earth-friendly practices have been recognized by earning 4 out of 5 leafs in the CST certification in 2010.