El Chontal Ecolodge

in Rincon, Costa Rica

El Chontal Ecolodge is an endearing waterfront property in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, perfect for quiet, relaxing stays in the midst of pure nature teaming with exotic birds. The lodges are set in a lush tropical environment directly connecting the beautiful Golfo Dulce--the home of thousands of dolphins. They serve up delicious home-cooked meals and specialize in kayaking adventures!

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Connect with Nature, Off the Beaten Path, Time to Relax, Comfortable Stay and Active Adventure


$60 /night
Approximate price for 2 travelers sharing a cabin with breakfast.


Rural Communities, Rainforest and Quiet Area

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Locally Owned Family Business
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends El Chontal Ecolodge


Family Business | Locally Owned with 95% local staff

A Unique Story

El Chontal is a small Ecolodge, owned and operated by a local family of four. Doña Azucena, the chef-owner, her husband Don Jorge, and their sons Eric and David.
Eric manages the property together with his father while marine biologist David focuses on keeping track of the Gulf’s dolphin population and monitoring the state of their habitat by means of amphibian biological indicators. To learn more about David’s project, he will be happy to take you on a hiking tour to teach you all about the interconnection between the local ecosystems.

Environmental Engagement

El Chontal hosts a nonprofit biological research center dedicated to protecting marine life, especially dolphins and whales. This area within Golfo Dulce is incredibly diverse, and the researchers working there make remarkable efforts to conserve the land. Additionally, El Chontal’s cabins are carved out from the surrounding mangrove forest, using fallen trees and sustainable wood species.


El Chontal Ecolodge is located in the tiny community of Rincon, in the Osa Peninsula, along the dead end road (Route 245) which leads to Puerto Jimenez and eventually to Corcovado National Park (see map below). The “Costa Rican style” address is: 300 meters south of the School of Rincon.
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