Luna Lodge is located on the Osa Peninsula, a biologically diverse region on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. From Puerto Jimenez, the approximately 2-hour drive is an adventure in itself. You’ll cross small rivers and bumpy roads, so a 4×4 vehicle is necessary.
One of the first things guests will notice walking onto the grounds of Luna Lodge is the open nature of the structures here. Minimal exterior walls allow air to flow freely, reducing the need for air conditioning.
The communal platform where guests check in looks out towards the lush, green tapestry of flora and fauna. The air here is cleaner and more pristine, undoubtedly because of the surrounding rainforest and neighboring Corcovado National Park.
This remote destination is powered by hydroelectric energy. It was built on a steep hill to maximize rainforest views and give guests the feeling they are a part of the rainforest.
Wildlife is everywhere. From the platform of our bungalow, we had a perfect view of the lodge’s resident sloth. Toucans frequented the tree next to us. I spotted hummingbirds multiple times a day. The symphony of sounds – birds, cicadas, and distant, screeching howler monkeys – reminded me that I was somewhere special.
Booking a tour of Corcovado National Park through Luna Lodge is highly recommended. It’s important to remember that every day is new and different, and experiences will vary accordingly. On our tour, we were fortunate to encounter a troop of 12 to 15 monkeys, some just a few feet away from us. We also came across coatis on the ground roaming.
Luna Lodge also offers yoga classes and guided tours for lagoon kayaking, bird-watching, and rainforest night walks. After adventuring, guests can relax by getting a treatment at the lodge’s spa.
Luna Lodge is owned by Lana Wedmore, a Colorado native who dedicates much of her time to conservation. Her non-profit organization, The White Hawk Foundation, aims to protect the land surrounding the national park.
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