Sustainable Tourism in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
I recently returned from a two week trip to Costa Rica where I was lucky enough to spend some time in Corcovado National Park. It was here as I lay in a hammock on a deserted beach, Playa Corcovado in the Osa Peninsula, that I started to understand the meaning of the commonly used phrase in Costa Rica – Pura Vida, which means ‘Pure Life’. With the sound of the waves rolling on to the shore and the rustling palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze, lulling me into a state of bliss, I could not think of a better place to be.
Corcovado National Park
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
The closest accommodation to Corcovado National Park, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is situated above palm-fringed beach within tropical gardens and surrounded by 170 acres of rainforest. The lodge is perfect for those looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure.The lodge was built with the landscape in mind, the hilltop setting means guests can enjoy fantastic views of the rainforest and the ocean. The bungalows are dotted throughout the grounds allowing guests privacy and escapism.
The lodge is a fantastic example of responsible tourism and has been recognised by the Ancient Forests Foundation as a 2013 finalist in this years award programme which acknowledges the property as a leader in conservation tourism.