Barra De Pacuare Adventure
After just twenty minutes of driving out from San José towards the Caribbean lowlands, you will have an early introduction to Costa Rica’s natural highlights, as you pass by a rich variety of wildlife and through agricultural farmland with pineapple and banana plantations.
After another half hour, you will descend into the lowlands, and you’ll be able to notice the transition between two of Costa Rica’s key climates, the Cloud and the Rainforest.
Your journey will take you to the Pacuare Nature Reserve which located between Tortuguero and Limon, on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Surrounded by canals and the sea, the reserve is only accessible by boat.
At around mid-morning, you’ll arrive at the pier to board a river boat taking you along the beautiful canals of the Pacuare Reserve, one of the most important nesting sites in the world for the leatherback turtle. Its territories protect not only the turtle-nesting beach, but also the surrounding forests, canals and lagoons. There is a peaceful atmosphere which attracts nature lovers, yet the area never has the feeling of being busy. It is the ideal place to start a trip to Costa Rica, with early opportunities to spot some of the most famous wildlife.
Along the way, your guide will talk you through the delicate eco-system of the area, giving you insight into how the waterways, the forest and the wildlife coexist so that you have an in-depth understanding of the environment you are experiencing.
The region is rich in wildlife with over 300 recorded species of animals, including 3 species of monkeys, over 200 species of birds, and rarer species such as jaguar and ocelot – an exciting day of animal spotting as you navigate the canals with your local expert guide.
Located in Barra de Pacuare on the banks of the Mother of God Lagoon, Lirio Lodge is surrounded by tropical rain forest and overlooks an unspoiled natural canal. Without a doubt, staying at Lirio Lodge means exploring and discovering the most unspoiled area of the Caribbean rainforests of Costa Rica and the Tortuguero canals in their most authentic, unspoiled and natural state. The flora and fauna in the area is rich, wonderful and unique, including several species in danger of extinction, such as rare sea turtles, the Green Turtle, Carey Turtle and Leatherback Turtle, mammals as rare as the Jaguar and Tapir, and the very rare Garza Agami Storch, one of the rarest birds.
The lodge offers wooden bungalows raised on platforms, equipped with double beds, comfortable bathrooms, porches, and decks with either lagoon or garden views.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner