Welcome to Tiskita

Tiskita Jungle Lodge, the best kept secret in Costa Rica, is an ecolodge that offers the opportunity to experience pristine tropical rainforest in its 800 acre private biological reserve. Tiskita is about as remote as one can get, located at the end of the road on the secluded southwest coast of Costa Rica. lat 8.355103, long -83.135392.

Our 15 Casitas surround the Lodge and are nestled in the jungle allowing our guests to experience the robust amount of wildlife all from the comfort of your front porch hammock. Guests constantly report spotting titi and capuchin monkeys, agoutis, coatis, macaws, toucans, and so many more. No need to hike into the jungle...staying at Tiskita means that you're already there!

 

Big Changes Are Happening
We’ve completely remodeled for the 2019-2020 season!

 

Why choose Tiskita?

  • We have more than 30 years of experience in ecotourism
  • It’s both an ecolodge and a private biological reserve.
  • Small-scale, boutique, family-run ecolodge
  • Experience a tropical rainforest in comfort
  • Rainforest and beach are only a 5 minute walk
  • Part of the Golfo Dulce area biodiversity hotspot
  • Excellent birdwatching and wildlife viewing
  • Many outdoor activities
  • Involved in conservation and community development
  • Free WiFi (only main lodge and with limited speed)
 

Reviews

  • 5 star ratingA special place with lots of nature This was my 2nd visit to Tiskita & I found it to be amazing both times. The amount of wildlife... read more

    ST2001
    2/17/2018

    5 star ratingCharming lodge tucked away in an enchanting location I love the lodge and this relatively unknown part of CR. The lodge offers all the basics and much more.... read more

    RTinNYC
    4/03/2017

    5 star ratingRainforest experience I loved the care given to me by the staff. I felt like family there. The beach and the rainforest... read more

    Laurel T
    3/31/2017

    5 star ratingWonderful! Leaving Tiskita Lodge was so sad! My wife and I just loved everything about this place from the jungle,... read more

    Brian W
    2/07/2019
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Ecolodge In The Jungle Highly recommend this gem in the Costa Rican jungle! For those who love Wildlife and Birds this is the place... read more

    Merrie W
    1/14/2018

    5 star ratingFabulous ecolodge This place is absolutely beautiful! It is definitely in the middle of the jungle. The work that has... read more

    Nancy C
    4/05/2018

    5 star ratingBirding and animal hot spot! Tiskita is a very professional and well appointed lodge. Situated on the hillside above the ocean, near Punta Banco,... read more

    652stef
    12/26/2017

    4 star ratingEcolodge with birds, monkeys and the forest right outside your windows Tiskita Jungle Lodge is truly in the middle of the rain forest so you can hear and see squirrel monkeys... read more

    jbabq
    3/19/2018

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Flora and
Fauna

Organic Orchard

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Nature Reserve


Tiskita is a private biological reserve as well as an ecolodge. The biological reserve protects primary and secondary tropical rainforest. It is home to an array of wildlife, with over 275 species of birds recorded and a myriad of other animals, including endangered endemic species like the Central American Squirrel Monkey and the Granular Poison-dart Frog.

Tiskita also has an organic orchard, where over 125 types of tropical fruit are accessible.

Organic
Farm and Orchard


The organic orchard is a ten-minute walk away from the lodge. It is located in a small valley surrounded by the rainforest.

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Organic Tropical Fruit

Peter Aspinall, Tiskita’s owner, has spent years collecting over 125 types of tropical fruit in the orchard from within Costa Rica, and from around the world. Fruit and vegetables are seasonal and are included as part of our full board dining options.

The organic orchard has many trails to explore. The mix of fruit trees, shrubs, and rainforest attracts all kinds of wildlife making it a wonderful location to spot some of the wildlife that inhabit the property here at Tiskita.

Types of Fruit

The collection has many well known types of tropical fruit as well as some lesser known, including:

  • Mango
  • Starfruit
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Jackfruit
  • Mangosteen
  • Lime and Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Guava
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Lemon
  • South American Sapote

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800 Acre Nature Reserve

Biological Reserve and Ecoresort
800 Acre Nature Wonderland


Tiskita's owner, Peter Aspinall, has a passion for conservation. Over the years, he established Tiskita Private Biological Reserve through protection and reforestation.

Conservation

Tiskita Private Biological Reserve is a protected area that makes up over 90% of Tiskita. It is the result of the conservation work by Peter Aspinall, Tiskita’s owner, and his wife Lisbeth, which they started in the 1970s. An extensive trail-system of over 15km crosses the reserve.

The reserve comprises primary tropical rainforest (roughly 300 acres), secondary tropical rainforest, and areas of reforestation. Many animal and plant species thrive in Tiskita, including endangered species like the Central American Squirrel Monkey.

Wildlife

Common animals in Tiskita are many species of birds, three types of monkeys, two species of sloth, agoutis, Coatis, iguanas, colorful insects, and more.

Other common animals may need to be pointed out by a guide because of their small size or camouflage, for example, frogs, snakes, Kinkajous, Pacas, and bats. Wild cats, such as Jagarundis and Ocelots, are around, but they are extremely secretive.

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Discover
The Wonders of Nature


The activities included with your visit to Tiskita are sure to help you disconnect from the chaotic modern world and plug into something incredibly special that can only be experienced here at Tiskita.

Experience #1 | One a few hundred meters From the Lodge
Waterfall and Natural Pools


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Spend all the quality time your mind and body desires standing next to or sitting beneath one of our magnificent waterfalls.

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There’s a trail for everyone.

A waterfall and fresh water pools are located near the lodge, as well as trails leading into Tiskita’s private biological reserve and the organic orchard.

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Experience #2 | Over 9 Miles of Trails on the Property
Guided Nature Walk


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There are many options for guided walks in Tiskita. An easily accessible trail is “the stream trail”, a trail that follows a small creek through the rainforest. A longer and tougher hike is “the back trail”, a trail that loops around the reserve.

If you are not a guest at Tiskita, but you would like to go on a guided walk, please contact us.

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Immerse yourself in natural surroundings

As part of Tiskita’s Full Board experience, guests can choose to have a guided tour through the property or organic orchard depending on the season.

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Experience #3 | Around the Property or along the beach
Horseback Riding


group riding horses on the beach

Pick your horse,  saddle up and ride off into adventure. With miles of horse trails on the property alone, we’ll need to stop for a lunch break along the beach or in the mountains.

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A fantastic getaway for groups, couples or people who want to be alone for a little while.

The horseback trail that loops through Tiskita takes about three hours. Most of the trail is in the rainforest which is a great way to spot monkeys, sloths, macaws, or other wildlife along the way. When the tide is right, a section of beach can be included on the way back.

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