Carate, Costa Rica

Oceanfront Tent Cabins at Corcovado National Park

Flexible Stay |

Stay in a unique tent cabin on the pristine Carate beach, just steps away from Corcovado National Park. This remote lodge can only be reached via a short hike down the beach - but don't worry, a horse cart can bring your bags. It's a great place for nature lovers to relax, disconnect and experience Costa Rica's rainforests and fascinating wildlife. Spend your days swinging in a hammock, enjoying a fresh fruit cocktail at their bar or you can arrange hiking and horseback riding adventures. Best yet, the lodge helps maintain this special place by actively preserving over 30 acres of rainforest, so you can feel great about your stay!

Right for You?


Flexible Stay

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure


Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Rainforest and Beach


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish and English


  • Stay in well-appointed tent cabins located on a stunning stretch of the Carate coast
  • No road in! You must walk along the beach for 2 km to reach the lodge (though a horse drawn cart will carry your bags)
  • It's the closest lodge to the Carate entrance to Corcovado National Park
  • Enjoy complete peace and quiet, only the sounds of the ocean and the rainforest
    **NOTE - there are no electrical outlets in your room, only in the common areas. So get ready to relax and unplug!



Flexible check in. Arrive before dark so the horse cart can bring your bags!


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Eco Lodge and Glamping


You can add on guided hikes, horseback rides and more to your stay!


Bilingual guide


Private Room, Private Bathroom, Shared Bathroom and No Electricity


All meals included
The lodge will make you 3 fresh, tasty meals each day. There are no other restaurants in the area.

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

This place really grew on me. It is a remote ecolodge which is a 45 min walk from the nearest village Carate (which is itself a very bumpy 2 hour drive from the nearest airstrip at Puerto Jimenez); it consists of tent cabins with no electricity or wifi, but which are spectacularly situated overlo...

Europamonkey, TripAdvisor

Everything about this Eco Lodge is perfect. you have to walk the beach to reach the lodge, no road to get here. Its not easy to get here but once you do, you do not want to leave. Its nothing less than amazing to have all inclusive and be in the most intense rainforest. Laying on the hammocks, wa...

WonderTrek, TripAdvisor

Your Local Host

La Leona Eco Lodge

Locally Owned Family Business

The Costa Rican Morales Polanco family welcomes you at La Leona Eco Lodge for discovering a fascinating nature, for being in close touch with local culture or, in a word, for having a Costa Rica ecotourism dream vacation. The tropical background of the Corcovado area makes the difference, makes your experience so breathtaking!

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Getting There

Transport options

Walk/hike, Bus, Drive, Bus (multiple) and Get picked up (extra $)
Make your way to the La Leona outpost in Carate (before the airstrip) by Collectivo (public bus), taxi or your own vehicle. Drop your bags with the porter who will bring them to the lodge by horse cart. Then you will walk 3 km along the beautiful Carate beach. You can't miss the lodge, as it's right on the coast.
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