Need to know
19, including 17 suites.
10am; but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 12 noon.
Double rooms from $726.55, excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates include all meals and transfers from San José.
You'll find wellies available in your room for days spent traipsing through the jungle.
At the hotel
10 acres of tropical grounds, free WiFi in the lobby. In rooms: candles, flashlights and Kiö bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Nothing says decadent seclusion quite like bounding across a private suspension bridge to the Canopy Honeymoon Suite. Watch as the sun dips below the tree line, light those candles and take a dip in the spring-fed plunge pool on the private terrace. The Jungle View Suites are cosy and charming, but the least isolated.
Jawa Juü, or house of the shaman, spa is inspired by the indigenous Cabecar Indians and their use of healing medicinal jungle plants. Cure aches and pains with an aloe and guanabana body wrap or revitalize with a coconut scrub and banana leaf wrap in the thatched-roof spa bungalow.
A headlamp would be handy for evening excursions, and an eco-friendly water bottle (plastic bottled water is prohibited) to fill with the fresh, natural spring water on tap.
The hotel lobby has free WiFi (connection can be patchy) and outlets for charging electronic devices. The resort is completely non-smoking.
This remote resort is best suited for adults, however intrepid little Smiths can embark on shorter hikes or activities like canyoning – they just need to fit into the harnesses.
Pacuare Lodge is set within a protected parkland and very committed to conserving the natural resources of the surrounding Costa Rican rainforest. Having the lowest impact on the environment is a priority – from the use of natural building materials, to the solar-generated water heating systems and limited use of electricity. The restaurant sources organic, locally grown and raised ingredients, many from the resort’s own organic farm. Water is drawn from a natural spring nearby, eco-friendly bath and cleaning products are used and extensive recycling programs are in place.