Imagine this... You are gazing across a deep river gorge just in time to catch the first rays of sunlight crowning the canopy of the primary rainforest across the valley with a hue of gold, your senses being teased gently to life as you sip on fresh pineapple juice on the deck of a huge rancho. As the mists below begin to part to offer you a glimpse of the blue Pacific in the near distance, you hear the rhythms of the rainforest, an orchestra led by the wild brazen troop of howler monkeys only a few hundred yards away. Although you are beginning to rouse yourself a bit in preparation for the active day ahead, the sloth in the grand mayo tree off to your left hasn't moved a muscle. Typical. It makes you think of some people you know…
This is a reality on the 150 acres of tropical wilderness that is M11453, Lana Wedmore's personal dream come true. Over 75 acres of the lodge's property is primary virgin rainforest. You can spot literally hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species such as the scarlet macaw, red-legged honeycreeper, and slaty-tailed trogon. You will also likely encounter exotic creatures, such as coatis, tayras, and the four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica. There are year-round waterfalls on the property itself, one with a swift flowing chute and refreshing wading pool less than a ten minute walk from the bungalows. Just a few minutes further down the river valley, among a riverbed full of brilliant white boulders, a much higher set of falls thunders down from over 40 feet; you can stand under the spray and look down at how nature is realigning and reharmonizing the river's elements.
The lodge has been developed with creative initiative and commitment to the ideals of educating visitors to be environmentally and culturally sensitive. Have you ever visited a place so enchanting, so fascinating, so alive that no matter where you go in your life, or what you do from that point on, the memory of that particular journey and its adventures remain indelibly fixed in your mind?
Each bungalow provides two double beds, a private deck, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. Select bungalows overlook vast tropical rainforest, and a honeymoon suite is also available with a king size bed.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Early Bird Watching Tour:
Rise and shine to the fresh early morning air to find hundreds of birds already awake. We have two different loop trails that are available. For keen birders and animal lovers, the tour will be a special treat. Breakfast will be waiting for you when you return.
Corcovado National Park Tour:
Leaving the Lodge by car to Carate. Walk on beach for half an hour to Park entrance. Hike with your Guide through the tropical lowland rainforest to arrive at the beautiful Madrigal River. Take a dip in the river and meander down the river to arrive at the beach. Leisurely walk back along the beach or duck back onto the trail along the coast to get away from the sun. Arriving back at Carate, someone from M11453 will be waiting to take you back to the Lodge.
Sea kayak in the big blue Pacific Ocean. A chance to see dolphins and possibly a whale. Some kayaking experience and waterproof sunblock is required. Depending on tides and the weather.
Leaving the lodge with your guide you follow the riverbed down to the beach. You can ride on the beach to the lagoon where you may see a lot of waterfowl, possibly a crocodile, and even a beautiful sunset. You will also have the opportunity to ride through tropical rainforest.
A deposit by check or money order must be made for at least 50% of the total to hold your reservation. To make payment by VISA, we'll contact you for your card information.
Kundalini Yoga Retreat February 15-22, 2003
Jani Wedmore, who operates the Body Design Studio in Colorado will be leading a unique retreat which will focus on Kundalini Yoga and encorporate basic shamanism, medicinal plants, and massage.
Led by Jani Wedmore of the Body Design Studio & Wellness Center based in Gunnison, Colorado. Jani is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a certified Rolfer, and a Rolf Movement Teacher.
Deluxe accommodations and meals
Domestic airfare and transfers from San Jose airport to Carate
Transfers to and from the Carate airstrip and M11453 Optional tours, massage, and holistic beauty treatments available.
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Imagine this... You are gazing across a deep river gorge just in time to catch the first rays of sunlight crowning the canopy of the primary rainforest across the valley with a hue of gold, your senses being teased gently to life as you sip on fresh pineapple juice on the deck of a huge rancho. As the mists below begin...
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