This impressive ecolodge is the loving (and intense) handiwork of Peter and Lisbeth Aspinall. Carved into a rainforest-covered hillside with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the lodge features nine bungalows with a total of 17 rooms. The bungalows are wood, wood, and more glowing wood, with dozens of windows letting the views in. Trails on the private reserve lead to jungle waterfalls and idyllic swimming holes. The dark black volcanic sand beach is a relatively short hike downhill, but a good workout on the way back. Between the lodge and the shore lies a private airstrip with a grassy runway kept cut short by grazing cattle. A charter flight in is the quickest and most common means of reaching Tiskita, though it can be reached by road with patience and a 4x4. Peter is a pioneer in conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica. He is also an avid farmer with an impressive and extensive collection of tropical flora, including a wide range of exotic fruits, vegetables and nuts from around the globe. The lodge closes to all but groups in the off-season.
- Frommer's Staff