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Fodor's Costa Rica 2014
Tiskita Jungle Lodge
At a Glance
- unrivaled wildlife viewing and birding
- splendid natural isolation
- friendly, knowledgeable owners
- some steep walks to cabins in forest
- no air-conditioning
- not a lot of privacy in joined double and triple cabins, which share verandas
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Tiskita Jungle Lodge Review
This last-outpost lodge is one of the premier eco-lodges in the Southern Zone, attracting nature lovers, bird-watchers, and people who want to get away from it all in comfort. Peter Aspinall, a passionate farmer and conservationist, and his wife, Lisbeth, moved here in 1977, and today the property includes a vast orchard with more than 100 varieties of trees that attract plenty of wildlife. Surrounding it are 800 acres of primary and secondary forest, a habitat for the more than 275 species of birds, including more than 65 scarlet macaws, the result of a 10-year release program. A 90-strong troop of squirrel monkeys also roams the property, which includes a new yoga deck. Comfortable wooden cabins on stilts have rustic furniture and tiled bathrooms. Cabin No. 6 has the most privacy, with an outdoor rain-forest shower, screened windows on three sides, and a huge porch looking onto a beautiful ocean view. Trails invite you to explore the jungle and a cascading waterfall with freshwater pools. Healthy meals using local produce are served in an open-air dining room. The beach, with swimmable waters, is a steep 15-minute downhill walk. Many guests arrive by small plane at the hotel's private airstrip.
- Address: On road between Pavones and Punta Banco, 6 km (4 miles) south of Playa Pavones Pavones, 60704 | Map It
- Phone: 2296–8125
- Website: www.tiskita.com
- Location: Playa Pavones
- 17 rooms arranged in 4 single cabins, 3 doubles, 1 triple.
- Rate includes all-inclusive.
- Closed June to Nov.
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