On the edge of the Costa Rican rainforest bordering the Pacific Ocean on the Osa Peninsula you’ll find a casita where you can awake to the sunrise in the morning. At 5:18 three mornings in a row, the warm of the pink and orange peeking out of the clouds over the ocean was what I arose to. The pounding of the waves against the beach mixed with the sounds of the jungle lulled me to sleep each night. This is the Iguana Lodge: peaceful respite and quaint luxury in the rainforest of Costa Rica just outside of Puerto Jimenez.
Whether you want to surf, boogie board, paddle board, walk along the beach, or simply enjoy the ocean from the beach chairs, Iguana Lodge offers in your own piece of paradise among 12 acres of grounds in a sustainable environment.
The Iguana Lodge Resort allows you to feel at one with nature while offering the amenities of a resort: wifi, restaurants, laundry, excursions, the spa, yoga, and more. Everything you need in a resort is available, but you have privacy and nature at every turn.
The casitas offer about 850-square-feet of treehouse created from sustainable bamboo, beach, and forest furniture in the middle of the jungle. Natural stone showers in the bathing area complete with fresh tropical flowers. Large private decks with hammocks and a reading area offer a retreat outside of your sleeping space for relaxing.
The staff at Iguana Lodge is friendly, caring, and make your experience exactly what you want it to be. Need an excursion? They can help. Want to have fresh coconuts? They can help with that too! Their award wining food at their restaurants is all farm to table: fresh local ingredients. I certainly had some favorites while I was there, like the Caribbean Mahi Mahi and Classic Costa Rican Patacones
Walking throughout the resort you can find amazement in nature: leaf cutter ants just doing their thing in droves; a boa constrictor hanging in a tree; three-toed sloth napping; hummingbirds; scarlet macaws flying about; and iguanas in abundance.
I loved the Iguana Lodge so much I didn’t want to leave. I seriously contemplated extending my stay and skipping my conference that was backing up to my stay in Costa Rica my experience was that amazing. I could have stayed where jungle met Pacific Ocean forever.