Marenco Beach & Rain Forest Lodge is
a Costa Rican, privately-owned nature reserve and lodge located
in what is probably Costa Rica's greatest natural endowment,
the rain forest and scenic coastal regions of the Osa Peninsula.
Marenco's breathtaking, exotic coastal location provides unlimited
opportunities for adventure, family recreation, nature study,
research and yes; even some rest and relaxation, in one of
the world's classic wilderness areas. Ecotourists, natural
history travelers, researchers, student groups, bird-watchers,
and beachcombers will all be delighted with the variety of
environments and activities that Marenco offers. Marenco's
romantic setting has also made it a favorite with honeymooners.
Our Nature Programs acquaint visitors with the
diverse biota of our surroundings, including excellent examples
of earth's most complex living systems: tropical rain forests
and coral reefs. With guided field trips and slide shows we
present these worlds so that those who come to Marenco will
gain a deeper understanding of Nature at her most prolific.
Marenco Beach & Rain Forest Lodge makes every effort to
foster a climate of inquiry, one in which people can enjoy
the experience of learning.
makes Marenco Beach & Rain Forest Lodge truly special
is its proximity to world renowned Corcovado National Park,
one of the most important natural wilderness areas in all
of the Neotropics. The unsurpassed biological diversity of
Corcovado and its great visual beauty have made the park a
Mecca for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and tropical
Our coastal location facilitates easy travel
to such extraordinary places as Isla del Caņo, a coral reef-fringed,
forested biological reserve just eleven miles west of Marenco,
and to the largest and most beautiful stand of mangroves in
Costa Rica, those of the delta region of the Sierpe and Terraba
Rivers. Our 1500-acre private nature reserve, and 5 kilometers
of solitary tropical beaches, just north of Corcovado makes
adventure, on-site study and exploration easy and pleasurable.
All rooms at Marenco have a beautiful panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean exposed to cooling sea breezes.
The lodge was built in harmony with the surrounding rain forest
and beach environment. All rooms include a private balcony,
fully screened rooms, and all queen sized beds are veiled
with mosquito netting.
long-time residents and pioneers of tourism of the Osa Peninsula,
we have a special intimacy with the area. Our experience gives
us the flexibility to handle the special needs of groups and/or
individuals. We pride ourselves for giving visitors an opportunity
to explore one of Costa Rica's most remote and interesting
regions in a safe and comfortable manner. Marenco continues
to support research and education providing affordable rates
to students and researchers and by implementing a system of
hiring resident biologists who also work as nature guides.
Marenco has a unique, non-traditional approach
to conservation and tourism. We believe that business and
conservation interests can, and must, work together toward
the preservation and wise use of tropical areas. We also hope
to bridge the gap between conservation and tourism; to help
develop an awareness of the delicate balance and intricacy
of natural systems. This is the reason why the scientific
community is backing efforts of tourism to organize and conduct
tours in which an appreciation of ecology and nature, as well
as beautiful scenery and recreational activities are featured.
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