Punta Marenco Lodge is located 15 minutes south of Drake Bay; in a paradise preserved for 30 years as a Biological Reserve by a Costa Rican family. This land was previously known as the Marenco Biological Reserve, but now, as a result of the efforts of the owners, it has been declared in 1997 by the Costa Rican government as a National Wildlife Refuge; the name of this place is now "Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Punta Río Claro". You will discover that arriving is part of the adventure.
With the intention of sharing with those interested in experiencing and discovering the secrets and beauty of the primary tropical forest of Corcovado National Park and its surroundings, the family decided several years ago to open a small lodge that would allow people to have basic accommodation in this area.
Punta Marenco's hilltop accommodations are accommodated in comfortable rustic cabins, each with a private terrace, offering panoramic views of the Pacific and surrounding jungle. All rooms include a private bathroom. Family style meals are served in our large open air restaurant where you can enjoy watching the sunset.
Punta Marenco is your gateway to Corcovado National Park, one of the most important nature reserves in Mesoamerica. It is one of the last refuges for Jaguars, Anteaters, Tapirs; White lipped peccaries, sloths and a host of other exotic rainforest animals. Altiplano forest, with trees towering over 140 feet and home to hundreds of species of ferns, bromeliads, and orchids, combines with palm swamps and mangroves to make Corcovado a botanists' dream.
Incredible marine life...
Costa Rica enjoys one of the most biologically diverse ocean ecosystems in the world. Whales, dolphins, tuna, manta rays, sea turtles, sailfish and more congregate near Costa Rican shores, taking advantage of this dome of ecologically rich waters year-round.