The POC Lodge
Pacuare's Boutique-Style Ecolodge

Welcome To The Pacuare Outdoor Center

The POC Lodge started in 2011. The birth of the POC lodge came from a river guide who envisioned a lodge with a view that causes that moment of stillness in your vacation where time sits still. The goal was to offer a smaller operation as an overnight option for visits to the world-famous Pacuare River.  

POC has nine spacious cabins with private bathrooms and hot waters. Ecolodge-style rooms that put you in tune with the natural surroundings, great food, and treating their guest with the attention you would find in the small “boutique” model of hotels while keeping the essence of an overnight expedition river trip.

Along with POC’s attention to service, their other great asset is the view. The POC Lodge was designed and built around one of the most enchanting views you will find during your Costa Rica family vacation. The view at POC is simply a moment in your travel scrapbook that you will without question consider a “wow-moment”.

This is a 180-acre property that runs over 1 mile of the Pacuare River. Our goal has always been to offer as much comfort as possible without steering too far away from our roots of river expedition-style adventures. The POC Lodge is home to a zip line that has you at the top of the canopy allowing you to enjoy views of the entire Pacuare canyon with a glimpse as far as the Caribbean. Some guests have made the comment that they feel like a drone with panoramic views. POC’s rooms, service, and views are only second to their most talked-about attraction, and that is the Tarzan Swing. POC has constructed a Tarzan Swing that has you harnessed in and swinging 60 meters above the river’s edge. Truly an unforgettable experience for those that take the leap.

Most importantly, POC is a strong advocate of Responsible Travel and has done it’s part to be a local leader in being a local business based in Turrialba, Costa Rica, and working with the local Universities on conservation projects in the Pacuare River basin and as importantly with the local communities. One of POC’s most prized achievements has been their support of the junior rafting team formed in Turrialba with their head guide and competing in 3 World Championships. Join POC on your next adventure as we promise to treat you like family.

POC Camp

The POC camp is an extension of the POC lodge and while the POC Lodge is located with vast views of the Pacuare River Canyon the POC Camp is down on the river’s edge. While it might not have the view of the POC Lodge it sits on one of the calmest sections of the river making the POC Camp home to one of the river Pacuare’s best spots for taking a swim and relaxing on the river’s edge.

POCsito is a favorite among so many of our guests. It is a glamping experience with some of the important comforts of home.

POC Lodge

Started in 2011 is the POC lodge. If you haven’t figured it out by now POC lodge is our own lodge and what we like to call the “baby” of the P.O.C. Adventure Company. We wanted a lodge on our favorite part of Costa Rica which is the Pacuare River and with the help of locally harvested supplies and labor, the POC Lodge was born.


This is a 180-acre property that runs over 1 mile of the Pacuare River. Our goal has always been to offer as much comfort as possible without steering too far away from our roots of just roughing it on the river’s edge. Our lodge has hot water, a splash of luxury in the rooms, and 5-Star service and attention to our guests.

Our favorite part about the lodge is that we built a short hike up from the river’s edge. We know we have the best views of the Pacuare River canyon and unfortunately pictures don’t even do it justice.

Arenal Paraiso, Arenal

Have you ever wanted to stay the night at the base of an active volcano? Well here is your chance. The Arenal Paraiso is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano with breath-taking views of the perfectly cone-shaped volcano.

Here at Arenal Paraiso’s, you will enjoy the beautiful property which offers much more than just a view. The property has numerous bungalows that offer a splash of luxury while surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. After a day of adventure, you will love making your way back to relax or hang out in the pool at Arenal Paraiso.

Shawandha, Caribbean 

Located at the edge of the white sandy beaches of Costa Rica sits the Shawandha lodge.  A perfect blend of eco-style luxury along with the sounds of the ocean and vibrant ambiance of the rainforest.

Shawandha lodge is set up with individual bungalows made out of local wood. You will be sure to wake up to the sound of the local residents such as the howler monkeys and green macaws. After your day of adventure, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful swimming pool at the Shawandha Lodge.

Hotel Villa Florencia, Turrialba

Located in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by sugar-cane plantations and views of the smoking Turrialba Volcano sits an old plantation home that has been renovated into a beautiful small hotel named Villa Florencia.

This is a great hotel with a beautiful pool and plenty of space to take long morning or afternoon hikes. The Villa Florencia hotel is a chance to enjoy luxury while feeling like you stook back in time. While you are in the valley don’t forget to look up as the Turrialba Volcano can often be seen doing small eruptions from across the valley.

Casa Turire, Turrialba

Casa Turire has been one of our favorites since we started. The grounds are some of the lushest you will find anywhere in Costa Rica. Casa Turire sits in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Turrialba Volcano. The most amazing part about Casa Turire other than its great restaurant and home-made sugar cane ice cream is that it sits on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Angostura offering great morning hikes, birding, or SUPing around the lake.