One of Costa Rica’s ecological and cultural gems, the famed “Nicoya Peninsula,” offers a mixture of mountains, beaches, and forests that make it a paradise for locals and visitors alike. Somewhat isolated and undeveloped by Costa Rica standards, the region maintains its agricultural roots, complete with relaxed pace of life and warm, friendly people. The ecolodge is nested in the southeastern part of the peninsula and is home to an amazing variety of plants and animals. Renowned as an area supporting long life, it is recognized as one of the world’s few Blue Zones.
Within the Karen Mogensen Reserve
lies the “Cerro Escondido” lodge:
Built in the forested Karen Mogensen Reserve, the lodge allow visitors the opportunity to bask in the untouched beauty of the area.
Here you will get to know the wonderful costa rican culture, and to experience the exceptional diversity that this area has to offer.
Birds and Beasts
Discover the primary forest with early morning birding hikes to the precious lookout points, overseeing the forest and the gulf of Nicoya. Opt for a guided night hike to observe frogs and more...
Where Three Rivers Meet
The reserve protects the springs, from which the three main rivers in the Nicoya Peninsula flow.
The land parcels are donated by conservation-minded individuals and organizations. Donations go towards expanding the Karen Mogensen reserve, to protect the amazing wildlife and tropical forests.
Maintaining the Trails
Locals and visitors alike enjoy our well-kept trails. Our three main trails lead to Lepanto and San Ramon del Rio Blanco.
Nearby Reserves and Parks:
Cabo Blanco National Park, 85km
Nicolas Wessberg Absolute Nature Reserve 73 km (check)
Curú Wildlife Refuge, 57km
The Barra Honda National Park, 50km
Monte Alto Natural Reserve, 50km
Romelia Wildlife Refuge, 75 Kms