EXPERIENCE NATURE, COME AND STAY AT PARAISO CARLISA Costa Rica
Paraiso Carlisa Costa Rica
Paraiso Carlisa is a stunning resort with 250 acres of land and a vast ornithological diversity, many species of wild mammals and autochthonous plants. We are located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, between the attractive villages of Jaco and Manuel Antonio, 12 miles from the village of Parrita and 16 miles from the coast. A unique situation, surrounded by the three largest natural parks of Costa Rica: La Cangreja, Carara and Manuel Antonio. The resort has been carefully designed to be as close as possible to Nature. During your stay, you will be able to enjoy the luxurious Paraiso Carlisa 4 star ecohotel, visit an animal rescue center where endangered native wild animals are cared for and prepared for release into their natural environment. Our butterfly conservatory will introduce you to one of the most marvelous species of our ecosystem: butterflies (Lepidoptera). You can ride horses through our wonderful private reserve and take part in our reforestation program by planting a native tree. Walk through our grounds to the amazing 196 ft. waterfall ‘The Indian’s Jump’ whilst admiring the abundant tropical plants such as the heliconias and the cedar trees, the parade of leafcutter ants, the white faced capuchin monkeys, the sloths, the toucans and numerous other species in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a jungle adventure with the comfort of a 4 star hotel.
The colonial style hotel was built with quality, environmentally friendly materials that blend into the surrounding jungle. Our wonderful restaurant, Los Mangos, serves international cuisine as well as delicious Tico- Mediterranean fusion dishes. After a long day exploring the grounds, relax by the pool, watch the monkeys and birds from our panoramic terrace or enjoy a drink at one of our two bars: Bambú and Málaga. Our resort combines the excitement of adventure in our fabulous jungle setting and the best quality comfort in our 8 villas and 12 rooms located in 3 blocs, enabling our clientele to enjoy the wellbeing and attention of 4 star accommodation.
THE RESCUE CENTRE
Whilst we are surrounded by tropical jungle, we are first and foremost sensitive to the plight of wild animals forced to abandon their natural habitat because of intensive farming. With the support of the Ministry of Environment, we have built a wild animal rescue centre that cares for endangered species and reintroduces them to a natural habitat in which they can thrive. We have an animal hospital, a quarantine centre and a supervised area in which animals can recover and be prepared for their release.
THE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
The butterfly conservatory will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Lepidoptera. You will be surrounded by 25 species of butterflies in free flight, all of which are native of the area. Admire the Giant Blue Morpho and the Owl Butterfly. This didactic experience will provide insight into the butterflies’ life cycle and metamorphosis: egg, larvae, pupa and butterfly, the plants in which they live and their diet.
THE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
Located in the heart of a tropical forest, it is crossed by two rivers, waterfalls, paths and animals roaming wild, this is the ideal place to enjoy the outstanding diversity of the Costa Rican fauna and flora, the country with the highest density of species on the planet. Walk through the private reserve and help with the reforestation of areas previously damaged by intensive farming by planting a native tree. 250 acres of nature dedicated to the preservation and the study of the Costa Rican fauna and flora..