Explore Trails and Gardens, Take a Hike, or Comb the Beach
From combing the beach, to exploring the mangroves and surrounding refuge, to walking through Iguana Lodge’s Nature Trails or on the country road to town, you can follow a new path everyday at Iguana Lodge.
Obviously, combing the beach here is an art form. Beyond gorgeous beach walks, Iguana Lodge is fortunate. Iguana Lodge has lovely grounds and gardens, as well as a Native Species Jungle Trail. We are also surrounded by the Playa Platanares Wildlife Refuge. Hiking through the refuge is lovely, as is just taking a walk through the local countryside. Guests often enjoy taking walkabouts in the early morning or late afternoon. Read about our Native Species Gardening Project here.
Three species of monkeys reside here at Iguana Lodge, as do numerous other mammals such as sloths, kinkajous, anteaters, raccoons, agoutis, etc. (The are 400 species of mammals on the Osa). Meanwhile crocodiles and many other sorts of other reptiles and amphibians live nearby (not too near). This is a biologist’s paradise! Our on-site naturalist, Sidnar, is eager to walk with you with his scope, and tell you all about the flora and fauna of the Osa Peninsula.
In the nearby refuge, should you venture deep into the heart of it, you will find a mangrove estuary (where one can also kayak or ride horses). The estuary lends itself to birdlife…and various reptilian life forms (READ: Crocs, Caymans, not to mention the 114 other species of amphibians & reptiles on the Osa, and the 10,000 species of insects). Should you survive, you can hike back to Iguana via the beach. Lovely. You won’t see another person, but you can’t miss the scarlet macaws.
Other walks include heading toward town, following the Iguana Lodge Nature Trail through our 12 acres, and of course… the ever beckoning sunset beach stroll.
COMB OUR SIX MILE LONG DESERTED BEACH ~ STROLL THROUGH IGUANA’S TRAILS ~ CHECK OUT THE NATIVE SPECIES GARDENS AND JUNGLE TRAIL ~ HEAD INTO THE REFUGE ~ TAKE A DOG FOR A WALK ~ OR VICE VERSA