Pacuare Eco-Lodge

Our original lodge set in the Pacuare river jungle

Relax and unwind on the Pacuare

Jungle bliss at the Pacuare Eco-lodge

2023 Update: With our new Rio Vista Lodge complete, most of our guests are staying there now, which is just downstream of our Pacuare Eco-Lodge. With student travel back from the pause of 2020, we are now using this lodge exclusively for student groups unless specifically requested.

Built in 2011, we were thoughtful with our design and property location to fit in with the Pacuare river and surrounding jungle. And we’ve been delighted with the result. Our Pacuare Eco-lodge is comfortable and captivates with activities. This lodge is included with the booking of one of our experiences such as the 3-Day Adventure or 2-Day Pacuare River Trip.

An inside look:

Pacuare Eco-Lodge Video

See why this lodge is so popular

Thoughtfully designed

The Pacuare River is located in the jungle and is full of biodiversity. We designed our lodge to immerse you in that experience. Resort-style lodges found elsewhere would be out of touch with what makes the Pacuare River corridor so special, which is why our rooms are open air (with screens) and our main area encourages a shared experience.


Relax or explore

Our Tarzan Swing is jaw (and stomach) dropping, the zipline course is the longest on the Pacuare and we even have our own waterfall that you can jump off of. If any of that sounds like a bit much, then curl up with a book in your room or in a hammock with a warm cup of tea. The day is yours.


Pacuare Eco-LOdge

Very few river trips have what we have: Hot showers, flush toilets, and soft beds. This is adventure luxury.

Relax, Adventure & Enjoy

Our Pacuare Eco-Lodge offers a lot and it’s important that you select the right experience based on what you’re looking for.

  • The 4-Day Ultimate spends two nights here and includes all the activities.
  • If you’re looking for the waterfall jumping, zipline course, and Tarzan swing, then our 3-Day adventure offers everything.
  • For those on a tighter schedule than our 2-Day Pacuare has enough time for our Tarzan swing towards the end of day one.

Explore the Pacuare Eco-Lodge

Linda Creek flanks the lodge and our other lodge, Rio Vista. As we’ve explored the creek, we’ve found two wonderful swimming holes and jump rocks. One we call Salta Falls, a 27 foot jump and waterfall into a deep swimming hole. The second is called Macaw Drop and has a bigger swimming hole and a smaller jump. You’ll have the opportunity to check one of these swimming holes out if you are booked on our 3-Day Raft + Zip or 4-Day Ultimate.

Our Pacuare zipline crisscrosses the lodge. The course has 9 different zips of varying heights, lengths, and speeds. Experiences that get the opportunity to explore our zipline course are the 3-Day Raft + Zip and the 4-Day Ultimate.

Our Tarzan Swing shoots you over a deep ravine in the Pacuare jungle on our 70-foot swing. Our 2-Day Pacuare, 3-Day Raft + Zip, & 4-Day Ultimate all complete the Tarzan Swing.

Why the Pacuare

“ …perhaps the greatest, family-friendly jungle raft trip in the world.”

Submit an inquiry to start a reservation

This is an experience-oriented lodge, meaning if you wish to stay here you must book a 3-Day Raft + Zip trip. These trips launch every Tuesday and Friday, however, if you are a party of six, you are welcome to select an alternate launch date.

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Anthony Mafale
Anthony Mafale
October 18, 2023.
From start to finish this was a fantastic experience our guide Luis & our safety guide Manuel were created a magnificent rafting adventure, 5/5 would come back here again
Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton
October 17, 2023.
My husband and I took a week long adventure tour of Costa Rica! Our guide Ericck, and our rafting guide Arturo were AMAZING! Not only were they so knowledgeable about all things CR, they brought such light and fun energy to every activity! I loved the food prepared at all the lodges. The Rio Vista lodge had an absolutely amazing view and the rooms were just the right amount of luxury while also connecting you to the nature around us. Ziplining and the Tarzan swing were definitely a highlight. I 11/10 recommend booking your next trip to Costa Rica with Pacuare Outdoor Center! 👏🏻👏🏻
Alexandra Benbadis
Alexandra Benbadis
October 16, 2023.
We did a 2-day trip (one overnight) with POC, booked by Costa Rica Escapes. This white water rafting trip was absolutely INCREDIBLE. We’re a group of 6 and most of us had never white water rafted before. Luis and Manuel helped us feel prepared and safe for our journey, and the 8 of us had so much fun together! Luis was so encouraging and supportive in the raft with us - we successfully did level 4 rapids even! And Manuel was hilarious and took great photos of us. Thankfully none of us had a fall, but we all felt like we were in very safe and capable hands if one of us had fallen. Luis and Manuel brought us to some awesome swimming spots and viewpoints along the way and took us on 7 zip lines and a Tarzan swing. We also stopped for lunch on the first day and they prepared us a nice spread of sandwich fillings and juice. It was so much fun! We felt safe the whole time and really enjoyed our experience! We can’t wait to go white water rafting again. The POC itself is beautiful, and the team cooked us delicious dinner and breakfast at the center. We had so much fun hanging out together at the lodge and enjoying the scenery. Before we parted ways, the team brought us to a center to shower, change, and enjoy lunch. They once again prepared a great spread of food to make wraps. Here, Manuel also showed us the photos he took and we were able to purchase all of them and get a digital folder with the photos.
Don van Zyl
Don van Zyl
October 15, 2023.
My wife and I had a fabulous time on an 8-day kayaking adventure with the Pacuare Outdoor Center. We were treated like family by the highly skilled and knowledgeable guides, and they are great chefs to boot. The paddling and scenery were out of this world. We felt very safe both on the river and tree-topping on their zip lines. The accommodations were outstanding with great views of the surrounding rain forest. Everything was very well organized with a full but enjoyable schedule.
Brian Do
Brian Do
September 12, 2023.
Pacuare Outdoor Center gave me the best experience of my trip to Costa Rica. Tom and his family were so welcoming, we felt like we were family. They provided a full on end - to - end adventure experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. I will definitely be back!
Tanny
Tanny
August 31, 2023.
Visitar Pacuare Outdoor Center ha sido definitivamente una de las mejores experiencias que he vivido. Me permitió poder conectar con la naturaleza, mientras al mismo tiempo experimentaba la actividad de rafting. Los guías son excelentes, llenos de experiencia y anécdotas, la comida es deliciosa, y por último, el lodge es perfecto si te gustan los lugares rústicos, y alejados de la ciudad.
Kevin Acosta
Kevin Acosta
August 31, 2023.
Es una experiencia muy bonita, el lugar es maravilloso y la amabilidad de los guias es increíble, el rafting y las otras actividades se disfrutan mucho con personas como ellos.
María Fernanda Viquez Aguilar
María Fernanda Viquez Aguilar
August 31, 2023.
Fue una experiencia inolvidable, el lodge era algo diferente, tienen unas vistas demasiado lindas, me encanto porque se sentía una paz, los tours son demasiado chivas, los guías son muy cae bien, la comida estaba increíble
Stefania Marín
Stefania Marín
August 31, 2023.
Definitivamente visitar Pacuare Outdoor Center fue una gran oportunidad. Fue una experiencia inolvidable. Muy agradecida con la comodidad, el respeto y las experiencias que nos brindaron los guías. Además de que siempre se preocuparon por nuestro bienestar. Totalmente recomendado.