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Welcome to Shawandha Lodge - in harmony with nature The welcoming entrance to your bungalow Comfortable accommodations in your private bungalow Private en suite bath facilities Lodge accommodations Experience Costa Rica from the comfort of your private balcony The sounds of the jungle entertain you while you relax Take a bike and explore Manzanillo Beach Relax by the pool at Shawandha Lodge Tropical beauty around the pool Experience the best of Costa Rica Relax with friends in the thatched roof lounge Fresh, delicious meals are served in the restaurant Enjoy an abundance of fresh tropical fruit Shawandha Lodge
Costa Rica as a whole offers an amazing diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna. However, the southern Caribbean coast is simply unique! Its wilderness plays with ecological options and adventure activities, and is a perfect place to explore on a Costa Rica trip.

All this, without the overwhelming crowds found in other tourist destinations... After a four hour drive from San José, you will discover the "Pura Vida" of these Caribbean gorgeous beaches bordered by rich jungle. Depending on your mood, you will surf the "Salsa Brava" wave, dream endlessly in your hammock, delight yourself with a grilled lobster or enjoy Puerto Viejo nights with rhythm of Reggae.

Bungalows
Shawandha Lodge, located on the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, communicates with an incredible surrounding nature that helps to forget modern stressful life. For example, the hotel prefers to avoid using T.V and air conditioning but offers spacious bungalows nestled in a splendid tropical park. These show off a "neo-primitive" concept with an artistic combination of noble woods, bamboo and palm, as well as unique ceramic designs in each bathroom. Every bungalow has its own individual character and style. The traveler is invited to rest in the terrace hammock while contemplating the impressive vegetation: incredible variety of trees, plants and flowers with so many vibrant colors and aromas, while listening to unique sounds from toucans or sudden howlers from the little "Congo" monkeys.

Shawandha's hosts, Maho Díaz (fashion and interior design at Ibiza) and Nicolas Buffile (ethnological documentary maker and restaurant owner in Cataluña), both French, will make your vacation memorable.

Restaurant
Start with a cocktail under the huge palmed roof of the Rancho that shelters the hotel restaurant. Follow this with a creative dinner that combines tropical flavors with French recipes.

Activities
Guests will enjoy the swimming pool on the property, set in the lush tropical gardens. In addition, the lodge boasts excellent beach access. Relaxing under the coconut trees at the beach, let your eyes flow upon the different blues of the Caribbean Sea.

You can choose to relax on the beach, go for a bicycle ride to Manzanillo or take a boat for dolphin watching.

Take a guided tour through indigenous reserves or explore the Cahuita National Park. Be fascinated by its bio-diversity, such as the fantastic coral reef barrier that protects an amazing variety of fish. Fulfill your dream of horseback riding along deserted beaches, surfing Caribbean waves, or delight in scuba diving or snorkeling in the tranquil and majestic bay of Punta Uva.

There are many more activities: you can kayak on the river and ocean, explore the canopy at the top of the trees, take a quad across the forests of Talamanca or visit butterfly or iguana farms, botanical gardens, the museum of Caribbean culture and the ecological cacao workshop And why not? After an exciting day enjoy an aromatic massage in the privacy of your bungalow's terrace.
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  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Snorkel a large coral reef system
  • Hike through the rainforest
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple of relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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Beaches & Rainforest

9 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Snorkel and kayak in the Caribbean
  • Raft the Pacuare River
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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  • Plunge through the Pacuare's rapids
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  • Hike lowland tropical forest
Explore Costa Rica from coast to coast! This active 10-day itinerary has it all, from river rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, and canyoning to relaxation time. Enjoy all Costa Rica has to offer while seeking adventure and staying in sustainable lodges.
Activities: Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, Rafiki Safari Lodge, San Jose
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Activities: Beach Time, Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Hotel La Quinta Sarapiqui, La Paz Waterfall Gardens Park, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Sarapiqui, Tiskita Jungle Lodge, Turrialba
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