Shawandha Lodge

Costa Rica

  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


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  • Laidback living on the south Caribbean coast
  • Watch monkeys & toucans in the tropical gardens
  • Swim and hike on Cahuita National Park
  • Top up your tan by the pool
  • Delicious French cuisine for dinner 

Shawandha Lodge is on the unspoilt south Caribbean coast, a short walk from Playa Chiquita beach. It is just a 4-hour drive from San Jose and a few kilometres from the little town of Puerto Viejo de Limon. Accommodation is in self-contained bungalows set in the 5 acres of lush tropical gardens. Built of wood, bamboo and thatch, they blend harmoniously with their surroundings and provide comfortable lodgings. Each has a private veranda, where you laze in a hammock or sit and enjoy watching Congo monkeys and toucans in the gardens.

The restaurant, set beneath a high thatched roof, serves a breakfast of fresh fruit, home-baked bread and cooked eggs every morning. At dinner time you'll be served tempting French-inspired dishes complemented by a glass of wine. (Please note: there are no meals during the day. The bar opens at 4pm).

The lodge is well positioned for visits to Cahuita National Park, where you can go snorkelling, take boat rides and hikes. You can explore the coast by kayak, visit a sloth sanctuary, go bird watching, white water rafting and zip lining plus many other activities. You can also take time to enjoy the gardens and go for swims in the pool or the reef-protected ocean waters.

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Client Rating for Costa Rica 5/5 from 216 reviews

The rooms are quite basic and minimalist, but exceptionally clean. All the food was excellent, the staff were all very friendly, helpful and professional. We enjoyed the location. The pool wasn't that appealing, mainly as it was fairly close to a noisy road. We liked the layout and the proximity to the beach and the town of Peurto Viejo.

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Shawandha Lodge

Shawandha Lodge gardens

An ecolodge on the south Caribbean coast a short stroll from the beach and with easy access to the rainforest.

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