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An isolated eco-lodge surrounded by untouched rainforest


At the end of a valley near the town of La Gamba, 3 miles. from the Interamerican Highway and 30 minutes from Golfito airport, Esquinas Lodge borders the jungle of Piedras Blancas NP.


Esquinas Lodge has it's own 30-acre private Nature Reserve, a tropical garden that attracts 220 species of birds, and a stream-fed pool. It grows its own organic fruits and vegetables.


Esquinas Lodge has 14 standard and family rooms in 7 rustic cabins, all with private bath, as well as a separate jungle villa with 2 rooms, living area, kitchen, balcony and sun deck.

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At your hotel

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is part of the non-profit project "Rainforest of the Austrians", combining ecotourism, nature conservation, tropical research, reforestation and regional social development aid. 30 acres of the property are set aside as a private nature reserve, the remaining 5 acres contain a tropical garden and an organic fruit and vegetable garden. Trails lead directly from the lodge into the secondary and primary rainforest of Piedras Blancas National Park. The chlorine-free swimming pool, fed by a jungle stream, has a year-round temperature of 80 F. More than 200 species of birds have been accounted for on the property.

  • Total number of rooms - 16
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Full board rates available
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dial-up Internet access - surcharge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Year Built 1994
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Security guard
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free parking

In your room
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Ceiling fan
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Shower only
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Individually furnished
  • Connecting / adjoining rooms available

Eat and drink

The restaurant serves three meals daily. The menu is based on modern Costa Rican gastronomy as well as typical recipes handed over from generation to generation. The lodge uses organically grown vegetable and fruits from it's own garden and natural products such as fish freshly caught in the Golfo Dulce. Meals are individually prepared and served at the table. A well-equipped bar serves cocktails from 5.30 to 10.00 p.m., a self-service fridge is stocked with water, beer, and soft drinks.


Esquinas Lodge offers guided and self-guided day and night hikes in Piedras Blancas National Park, as well as

horseback or bike tours to La Gamba and Chorro Waterfall. A full-day Adventure tour includes a hike, horseback ride, picnic lunch on a beach, swimming in Golfo Dulce, a boat trip along the coast to Golfito and a drive through Golfito Nature Reserve back to the lodge. The lodge also offers kayaking in Golfo Dulce, a dolphin-watch tour a boat trips to the mangrove swamps of Rio Coto and to Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden. Birdwatching is best in the lodge's garden and on the road to La Gamba.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Bird watching on site
  • Game viewing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
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When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 11 AM

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 9 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No cribs (infant beds) available

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We Should Mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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A Green / Sustainable Property - Third Party Certified
This property participates in Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), a third-party certification program that has been independently certified. Third-party certification measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. An objective assessment of a company's sustainable tourism practices has been performed at this property by an auditor who is independent of the third-party certification program.
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