Taking you far from the beaten path, and then a little further, you will find the exclusive, remote and luxurious Origins Lodge. With just a few other fellow lodge guests and wildlife galore, you can soak up an abundance of peace and tranquillity that surrounds you here. Set on a mountainside surrounded by pristine forestland, Origins Lodge is home to just six luxury lodges and a three-bedroom villa.
The rounded structures are built from natural materials like wood, stone and bamboo, with the roof covered in moss and flowers, camouflaging the retreat into the local flora seamlessly. The open-air communal areas, restaurant and lodges all offer far-reaching views out to Lake Nicaragua and beyond, with a stunning infinity pool to cool off from the midday heat.
The private lodges are the perfect hideaway for couples, with large, canopied beds, crisp linens, beautiful wooden features, and an expansive terrace offering your very own wood-fire heated plunge pool, perfectly positioned to look out over the endless treetops over to Lake Nicaragua and beyond. Oozing wellness and rejuvenation from its core, everything is set up to create a nurturing environment to help soothe the mind, body and soul. The standout spa follows holistic practices which draw both on earthly elements and the traditions and rituals of the area’s cultural heritage. Alongside hot stone and bamboo massages, you’ll also find innovative treatments such as nervous system release therapy, energy healing and bio decoding. Along with daily yoga shala and a meditation labyrinth.
Meals at El Salto are created in a state-of-the-art kitchen run by visiting chefs handpicked by Michelin-starred guru Jean-Luc L'Hourre. The delicious meals are created using ingredients from the on-site organic garden, including delectable pastries, cheeses, jams and cold cuts for breakfast, and sandwiches piled high for lunch. Sink into a seductive dinner offering high-end cuisine that is reinvented daily, dependent on the fresh ingredients available in the garden, along with international wines from the impressive cellar.
Surrounded by rich nature and tranquil lagoons there is an abundance of activities and experiences to delve into whilst staying in this beautiful corner of Costa Rica. The lodge offers guided wildlife and nature hikes, plantation tours, white water rafting, horse riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, cooking classes, birdwatching and sugarcane wine tours.