The POC LodgePacuare’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.