We offer just four bungalows merging with the forest because we believe in the charm of the quaint and the small. We believe in warmth. Our greatest fullfilment is that the lodge as a whole encourages contemplation and spiritual delight. It induces tranquility and solace, meditation and relaxation.
Yabá Chiguí Lodge also opens the gate to pristine beaches, lush rain forests, cascading waterfalls and meandering mangroves.
Go whale watching early in the morning, dare to do some ziplining, or juts re-energize with a night massage. Be amazed by the nearly flawless pre-Columbian stone spheres. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the mangroves.
There is also scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, stand-up paddle, hiking and bird watching, among other attractions. Different possibilities of volunteering could fit your aspirations as well.
Get captivated by the tranquility and the ‘bio-rhythm’ of Ojochal, today they augment the appeal of this little village with small hotels, exotic restaurants and sweet-scented bakeries.
Indulge yourselves in the immaculate scenery of nearby Playa Ventanas or Playa Piñuela. Admire the estuary of the biggest river in Costa Rica, the Térraba river, the wetlands and the sea.
Having a vehicle is necessary to explore the vast variety of attractions and dining options, best if it is 4x4 but not mandatory.
We envisaged Yabá Chiguí Lodge while contemporaries planned for repose. Our idea was to enjoy an active retirement, with three main objectives to pursue: To be an original lodging alternative in an un-traditional destination, to be an example of environmental sustainability and to contribute to the sociocultural development of the region.
Having left behind our professional careers in science and journalism and the years we served as Costa Ricans diplomats in England, Singapore and India, we worked hard to make a reality our retirement project of running a small B&B near the sea and the forest. In doing so we are fulfilling one of our most beloved interests: commitment with nature. And we keep moving ahead!