Ecotourism in Costa Rica: exploring nature

Costa Rica has earned its reputation as a global leader in ecotourism, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the unparalleled beauty of its natural wonders. At Calala Lodge, we take pride in being part of this ecological haven, providing a gateway to the country’s most breathtaking landscapes. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore Costa Rica’s renowned national parks, wildlife refuges, and biological reserves.

Costa Rica's National Parks

Embark on a captivating adventure within the boundaries of Costa Rica’s diverse national parks. From the misty cloud forests of Monteverde to the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio, each park offers a unique ecosystem and a chance to witness the country’s rich biodiversity. Explore Corcovado National Park, home to jaguars and tapirs, or wander through the enchanting Arenal Volcano National Park.

Our lodge can arrange guided tours to these national treasures, ensuring a deep connection with nature while promoting sustainable tourism practices.

Wildlife Refuges in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s commitment to conservation is evident in its wildlife refuges, havens for the protection of endangered species and their habitats. Discover the vibrant birdlife of Tortuguero, famous for its sea turtle nesting sites, or delve into the lush landscapes of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature while contributing to the preservation of these vital ecosystems.

Biological Reserves

For those seeking a deeper knowledge of Costa Rica’s ecosystems, excursions to biological reserves are the perfect plan. These reserves, like the La Selva Biological Station, provide a living laboratory for scientific research and a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with the country’s intricate web of life. Explore lush tropical forests, observe rare plant species, and connect with expert naturalists to enhance your ecotourism experience.


At Calala Lodge, we invite you to be a responsible traveler and embrace the ethos of ecotourism in Costa Rica. By choosing our lodge, you not only gain access to the beauty of national parks, wildlife refuges, and biological reserves but also contribute to their conservation. Let your journey be a testament to the harmony between sustainable tourism and the preservation of our planet’s most precious ecosystems.

Come, be a part of the ecological legacy at Calala Lodge, where the wonders of Costa Rica’s nature unfold before your eyes. Your adventure awaits in the heart of this ecological paradise!

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Taking care of our guests and staff

As we welcome you back to our lodge, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19.

Social distancing is pretty easy at the lodge, the beach nearby are always empty and the line-up at the surf breaks are never crowded. Our cabins are independent from each other and, in the restaurant and pool area, there is plenty of space between tables and deck chairs.
These are the new guidelines and practices we have recently implemented:

• Our team members are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.

• We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including all surfaces, door handles, restaurant bathrooms, etc.) and have continued the use of hospital-grade disinfectant.

• We will continue to adjust food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations. The buffet breakfast has been replaced with a “á la carte” option.

• We have increased the deployment of hand sanitizers.

• We have increased the separation between tables in the restaurant by creating new spaces and reducing the number of tables available.