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Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Central America
Country: Costa Rica

La Cusinga Lodge

La Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest ecolodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation.

In addition 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 250 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest.


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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Special Achievement:
Besta Practice of Rainforest Alliance Alastair Sawday's Green places to Stay Applying of CST (of Costa Rica)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have solar and hydro energy and our water is solar heated. Water Rating

Water Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - we have our own water springs, we are in the process of Bandera Blanca (Purity of water certification) and Bandera Azul (certification of protected areas) by AyA (our water ministry)

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have our own recycling center for the hotel (guest + staff), plus we are the promoters of the new recycling program among the hotels of the area, and soon to be part of all the communities where the hotels are.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Commitment to Sustainability The commitment that La Cusinga lodge has to sustainable development and the community is evident throughout the lodge. The buildings are made from their own reforested woods, local materials, and are nestled in naturally harmonious settings. All black and grey waters have a septic treatment that assures that no pollution ends up in the forest, river or the ocean. All of their electricity is from solar and hydro-power, and the sun heats all their water. All trails are done in a way that has the least impact on the surroundings and the least amount of erosion takes place. The food they serve is made from products from our own gardens, and local suppliers of organic products. All our waste is recycled, organic produce is used for compost and all other products are recycled or taken to the municipal waste disposal site. La Cusinga has been making a positive impact on the community since it's beginning. They hire local Costa Ricans who often stay for ten or more years. They are very active in the conservation of the park, humpback whales, the rain forest, beaches, and turtles. La Cusinga uses educational programs, such as speakers, seminars, and financial investment to conserve and preserve the surrounding resources and beauty. They host fun-days for the local schools, and make it an educational event for the students, professors and parents. Lastly, La Cusinga has been a voice for the community in the government concerning the preservation of humpback whales.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - La Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest ecolodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition 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 250 hectares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest. On Costa Rica 's still wild south-western Pacific coast, La Cusinga Lodge borders Ballena Marine National Park which was developed to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast. La Cusinga Lodge was established in order to share the unique site with Costa Ricans as well as international visitors. Besides getting exposure to rural Costa Rican culture and beautiful vistas, visitors have access to highly prolific areas of primary tropical rainforest and unspoiled coast, all conveniently accessible.

Contact Details

Name:
La Cusinga Lodge
Address:
Private Reserve
200 mts south of Km mark 166
Costanera Sur
Bahia Ballena de Osa
8000
Costa Rica.
Telephone:
506-770-2549
Website:
www.lacusingalodge.com
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