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Comfortably nestled between the beach of Playa Pelada and the lush Guanacaste jungle, is Driftwood Glamping & Boutique Hotel. A completely green, eco-conscious glamping site located only 200 metres from the beach, it stands as one of the finest examples of green glamping done correctly.
Located in the Playa Pelada neighbourhood of Nosara, which is a tranquil and jungle rich part of town where guests feel close enough to everything while still being able to easily find that personal calm. Driftwood’s particular position, in the lush forest between the mouth of the river Rio Nosara and the empty white sand beach of Playa Pelada, makes it particularly easy to find that secluded serenity.
Within the jungle there are many beautiful paths and hike trails that start right at the hotel where guests can spot a number of different animals including monkeys, armadillos, iguanas, birds, raccoons and pisotes. These paths lead to amazing cliffs, a number of private secret beaches and beautiful spots for sunsets.
All of the buildings, lodges and rooms at Driftwood have been built using sustainable materials and local methods. Even the furniture is made from recycled pallets although guests are unable to tell the difference. Nothing is wasted at Driftwood, even the grey water is filtered and used in the garden. And, in the finest example of how environmental building and sustainability can be done without encroaching on the luxury and hospitality, everything happens subtly and in the background. Allowing the guests to bask in a luscious world, teeming with nature, wildlife and comfort.
However, guests will not be lost in the jungle as the site is only 4km away from the world famous Guiones beach, which is home to many of the finest cafés and restaurants. This and some of the best waves in Costa Rica for beginners and experienced surfers alike.
The lake, which is the meeting point of Rio Nosara and Rio Montana is a short walk from the hotel entrance and, after a low tide trip across it, will bring you to the playa Nosara surf spot. A hidden gem that is not well known and usually quite quiet.
YOGA, FOOD AND TURTLES
As far as restaurants Driftwood is walking distance from La Luna, one of Nosara´s top restaurants, and Lagarta Lodge, which has a beautiful restaurant and terrace overlooking the Delta of the Nosara River entering the Pacific Ocean.
Nosara being one of the Yoga capitals of the world offers the perfect atmosphere and vibe for well-being. Driftwood’s Yoga Shala is situated just below the infinity pool in the middle of the jungle. Practice or meditate surrounded by monkeys, toucans and colourful birds and immerse yourself in the magic of it all.
And, only a couple kilometres down the road, is The Ostional wildlife refuge which is one of the world’s most important nesting sites of the olive ridley sea turtle who arrive in their thousands to lay their eggs every month.
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