Welcome to Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Experience Costa Rica's Southern Zone

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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, Tucans, and so many more. No need to hike into the jungle...staying at Tiskita means that you're already there!

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  • 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


    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


    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

    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

    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


    4 star ratingAn enchanting lodge set in amazing surroundings We went to Tiskita because a friend recommended it and we weren't disappointed. It was, in fact, one of... read more

    Pat S
  • 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

    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


    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

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Nature Reserve

Besides an ecolodge, Tiskita is a private biological reserve. The biological reserve protects pri- mary 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.

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.

Organic Orchard and Farm

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. Fruits 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, including:

Mango, Starfruit, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Banana, Guava, Grapefruit, Sweet Lemon, Lime and Oranges.

Less widely known types of tropical fruit include:

Jackfruit, Mangosteen, and South American Sapote.

800 Acre Nature Reserve

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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.


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 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.


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.

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 experience here at Tiskita.

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

floating in a natural pool

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


There’s a trail for everyone.

A waterfall and fresh water pools are located nearby the lodge. The trails into Tiskita’s private biological reserve and the organic orchard also start at the lodge.

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Experience #2 | 23 Miles of Trails on the Property
Afternoon Hike.

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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 call: +(506) 2776-2193 or +(506) 2776-2194 and leave a message


Experience full immersion in the 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 or better yet, let your horse pick you as we saddle up and ride off into the sunset….or sunrise I suppose. With XXXX miles of horse trails around the property, we’ll need to stop for a lunch break along the beach or in the mountains.


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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