La Cusinga is an Eco-Lodge, dedicated to the environmental education and located at the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Driving from San Jose can take up to 4 hours and there are also daily flights that land at Palmar Sur local airport.
It is recommended for those travelers who enjoy wild nature, magnificent ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation.
The lodge is part of a private nature reserve that consists primarily of 250 hectares of virgin rainforest and thousands of more acres of privately protected forest.
In addition, La Cusinga borders Ballena Marine National Park, which was created in order to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast.
Services and facilities at the lodge include meeting room, gift shop, parking area, beautiful gardens, laundry service, and a restaurant that works with organic products mainly cultivated at the lodge.
All the 9 guest rooms or cabins in the lodge are equipped with private bathroom, hot water, and ceiling fan. Rooms are crafted from trees grown on the property and are decorated with all local crafts and arts.
The Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program – CST – is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and it is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission. The certification is based on an accreditation of a scale of 5 “levels” of sustainable tourism achievement.
CST gives you reliable information regarding companies that make efforts to improve their management and operations to offer a sustainable product. It is also a good tool to differentiate those companies that are truly engaged with sustainable practices, from others that claim to be sustainable but are inconsistent in their actions.
The range of prices scale is based on the following criteria:
$ Refers to Budget accommodation: ranging from $70-100
$$ Medium: $100 – 150
$$$ Upscale: $150 – 200
$$$$ Premium: $200+
These measures are meant to be used as a reference only and they are calculated on double occupancy, standard room, quoted in U.S. Dollars and include a 13% sales tax; on both high and low seasons.
You can always refer to these prices as selection criteria.