La Cusinga Eco Lodge

An eco lodge tucked away in a private reserve in Uvita de Osa, Costa Rica, this rainforest escape provides guests with sweeping Pacific Ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of Costa Rica's most famous ecosystem- the Osa. The lodge offers a variety of comfortable private rooms and bungalows, as well as an onsite restaurant and spa to make sure you are well taken care of for your entire stay.

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Connect with Nature, Family Friendly, Off the Beaten Path and Time to Relax


$144-204 /night
Approximate price for 2 travelers sharing a room


Rainforest, Beach and Ocean

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Locally Owned Family Business
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends La Cusinga Eco Lodge


Family Business started in 1996| Locally Owned

A Unique Story

La Cusinga’s history began around 1971, when owner John Tresemer came down to Costa Rica as a young sociologist student. Finding that the deeply-rooted, agriculturally based community set in the still virgin jungles of the south-pacific represented much of what was lacking in an increasingly modernized American society.
John decided that here he would struggle to fulfill his dream of sustainable living: a balance between a respect for the area’s natural wealth with the need to harvest a living off of its capital. Since the lodge opened in 1996, this family operation has developed into a truly sustainable business model; finding financial viability by combining a stewardship of the local ecosystems with a deep understanding of the need for continued human development 

Community Connection

La Cusinga Eco Lodge is located in Costa Rica’s still wild south-western Pacific coast and borders Ballena Marine National Park. The “Parque Nacional Marino Ballena” was developed to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast. La Cusinga’s founder John Tresemer was instrumental in the foundation of the park along with efforts by the Cousteau Society and the President of Costa Rica.

Environmental Engagement

La Cusinga prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and conservation. By practicing numerous initiatives such as designing its own reforestation program and a trash cleaning beach preservation program, La Cusinga has obtained all 5 levels of The Certifcation for Sustainable Toursim Program (CST). CST is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board which ranks companies on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural, and social resource management.

La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visitor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 200 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest.


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