Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Dominical and Ballena Marine Park Hotels

La Cusinga

  • Between Km 166 and 167 on the Costanera Hwy., south of Dominical Map It
  • Bahía Ballena
  • Local Flavor


  • Comfortable cabins
  • Forest and beach access


  • Steep path between cabins and lodge
  • Uncomfortable concrete benches on private terraces

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Along with one of the best sunset views along the coast, this comfortable eco-lodge on a high cliff bordering Ballena Marine National Park has spacious, airy cabins and a forest trail to a pristine beach. Wood-and-stone cabins are spaced out along a garden path that descends from the open-air main lodge. Huge bathrooms feature spacious showers and lots of hooks to hang damp clothes. Excellent bedside lights allow you to read at night, and windows with wood louvers let

in cool sea breezes. The linens are exceptionally soft and luxurious. Trails wend through dense primary forest down to the wide sweep of almost-deserted Playa Arco. The lodge's sustainability record has earned it five leaves, the highest status in the government's eco-tourism program. Breakfasts are hearty and delicious, served in the hotel's small, wooden-balcony restaurant. At dinner, there are theme-cuisine nights and light choices for small appetites. Along with contemplating nature, you can nurture your inner self at the huge, otherworldly yoga platform or pamper your outer self with a massage. There is Wi-Fi in the main lodge building.

Read More

Hotel Information


Between Km 166 and 167 on the Costanera Hwy., south of Dominical, Bahía Ballena, 60504, Costa Rica

Map It



Hotel Details:

  • Breakfast

Updated 04/24/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?