Among the most remote ecolodges reachable by road in the Osa, Luna Lodge is located up a rugged dirt track in dense rainforest above the tiny village of Carate, where the road ends 3km before Corcovado National Park begins. The nicest accommodations here are large bungalows with conical thatched roofs, four-poster beds with mosquito netting, and showers open to the outdoors surrounded by head-high rock walls (and no doors on the bathrooms). One of these bungalows and its bathroom is completely wheelchair-accessible. Lower in price are the newer hacienda–style rooms adjacent to the main lodge, while surprisingly comfortable platform tents, with bathrooms inside, are more economical. The hydroelectric-powered Luna Lodge is spread over a steep hillside, so you’ll get some exercise climbing the stone steps to the upper units. If you tend to run warm, be advised that not only is there no air-conditioning, there are no fans, although there are plans to install the latter. Yoga with a view is offered each morning on a large outdoor platform, there are three nice waterfalls on the property, and the birding is world-class. If headed here with a group, consider chartering a flight into the Carate airstrip with Aero Caribe, or prepare for a long drive.
Puerto Jimenez› Hotel
Carate, Osa Peninsula
Our Rating Neighborhood Osa Peninsula Phone 888/760-0760 in the U.S. and Canada, 4070-0010 in Costa Rica Prices $300 for a platform tent; $1420 for a hacienda room; $550 for a private bungalow Amenities Restaurant; bar; massage; pool; yoga; free Wi-Fi from 2–6pm Units 17 units Web site Luna Lodge Other Rates are double occupancy, and include 3 meals daily and taxes. Call for special single-occupancy rates. A range of package tours, spa treatments, and yoga classes is available, as well as round-trip transportation from Puerto Jiménez for a fee, or free transportation from the Carate airstrip.
MapCarate, Osa Peninsula Puerto Jimenez
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