There are few things in life like taking an outdoor shower, especially if surrounded by a fantastic rainforest out in the open!
In Costa Rica, some hotels can have a bathtub or even a shower with a view of the outside. Or a window as high as needed for you to enjoy the sight in privacy, but the feeling of a nice outside shower, open skies, breeze flowing, rainforest or waves sounds. It is a magical trip that will give wings to your imagination and a sense of adventure to something as routinary as taking a shower.
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It is even better if it is raining, as the combination of warm tropical rains and hot water from the shower is an experience. However, for this “adventure feeling” to be fun and free, the bathroom has to be set in a very private way so that if someone is watching, it would be a curious monkey or a sleepy sloth.
The bath amenities have to be organic and biodegradable, so we encourage you not to use your shampoo and conditioner or anything similar that is not biodegradable. As well, the shower experience has to be as sustainable as possible. Share the experience with a loved one and create a great memory! And, of course, save water.
The outdoor shower experiences in some of the finest hotels in Costa Rica:
At Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, the outside shower experience is part of a complete outdoor bathroom experience. A garden wall provides complete privacy. Look up and see the rainforest canopy above you with monkeys looking down at you. And you are just a step away from a secluded tropical beach. This experience is as outside as it is going to get
At Lapa Rios Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula, the postcard-perfect view of the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean is the main attraction while showering on the large deck of your private bungalow. Wildlife is everywhere. Monkeys or sloths in the trees around you, Toucans or Scarlet Macaws flying by, and maybe even whales in the distance.
A few years ago, Cayuga Hotels came up with the term “operation butt naked” at the Harmony Hotel in Nosara when they created wooden walls around the outside garden patios next to the rooms and bungalows. It was crucial to be designed for maximum privacy. We placed showers there and have noted that very few people ever use the “inside” shower in their room. Why would you?
At Kura Design Villas in Uvita, the outsides come inside during the shower experience. The double rain shower is set next to the balcony of your room and opening the sliding glass doors provides the feeling of floating above the ground when showering. Make sure you don’t get soap in your eyes, so you can enjoy the incredible view of the “whale’s tale”.
While we don’t have outside showers at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio, they have Jacuzzi tubs that provide views of the Pacific Ocean and the National Park.
And of course! We have to talk about the outside experiences of the amazing Pacuare Lodge, that have private plunge pools and external showers totally secluded, yet in the open.
While the outdoor shower experience certainly is certainly a highlight of any honeymoon or romantic hotel experience, we have found that children also really enjoy the freedom of showering outside and feeling. Who wouldn’t? Interested in learning more?
Source: Cayuga Hotels