Danta Corcovado Lodge

Adventures, Culture and Lodging in La Palma, Costa Rica

Danta Corcovado Lodge is a creatively designed, exceptional ecolodge created by visionary local community tourism entrepreneur Merlyn Oviedo. Danta offers a good homebase from which to explore much of the community tourism the Osa has to offer or simply some needed comfort in the hear of the Peninsula. For years Merlyn has been working hard to make sure his ecotourism success benefitted his local community by supporting his local school, promoting other community tourism projects around Danta Lodge, and offering mentorship to other young community members.

Right for You?

Experience

Birdwatching, Community Visit, Eco-tourism, Walking tours, Eco Lodge and Massage

Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Comfortable Stay and Time to Relax

Price

Mid-range

Location

Small Towns/Villages, Rainforest and Quiet Area

Connect with Danta Corcovado Lodge

Locally Owned Family Business
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends Danta Corcovado Lodge

Background

Family Business | Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Merlyn Oviedo grew up on the farm that his renowned ecolodge is built on, but after going to Costa Rica's capital San Jose of high school he thought he was done with his father's farm until he was contacted by a pilot youth program taking place in the Osa Peninsula to help develop a new generation of entrepreneurs in the region. Through this program Merlyn brought his vision of enticing conscious travelers to experience truly culturally immersive experience and ways of giving back to the La Palma community he grew up in by building Danta Lodge room by room with his own hands. If you build it, they will come.

"My father (Juvenal Oviedo) has worked in the community as long as I can remember. Now we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to keep up his legacy. At Danta we have groups from schools, high schools, Universities, churches or just people who wants to make a difference. We have helped to paint houses, built desks and chairs for the school, plant trees, teach music skill, build a community center and a lot more.​ On behave of Danta and Guadalupe I want to say MUCHAS GRACIAS for everyone's work, support and for having had the honor of sharing time with you all."
–Merlyn Oviedo, Community Tourism Visionary and Danta Corcovado Ecolodge Owner

Community Connection

Danta Corcovado Lodge is 100% locally run. Everyday we are thinking of ways to involve and promote the talents and culture of our small
community. Our ideal goal is to foster responsible community development by encouraging local business growth, such as: buying locally homemade bread, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, building trails to support farmers and the conservation of their forests, supporting local artisans, local nature guides, etc.

Environmental Engagement

Danta Lodge received the highest ranking of '5 Leaves' from Costa Rica's sustainable travel certification program. They've done incredible work to preserve the rainforest on their property as well as educate the community, guests, and staff on how to be better stewards of the local environment.

Verifications

Visit by Lokal Staff, Sustainable Tourism Award/Certification, Email verified and Phone verified

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