We spent 4 days, 3 nights at El Remanso. What a great experience, truly unique. Nothing like I have ever stayed at before. Its a perfect blend of comfort and nature that made it so great. We enjoy camping and outdoors but we also need basic living amenities. Thats why this lodge is ideal. We stayed in the Vainalla bungalow, its 2 levels to accomodate 2 families. Upstairs room was completely open, a joy to wake up to every morning. Straight out of your bed you can see the ocean deep down below. At night sitting on the deck you can see the moonlight and/or the bright stars covering the sky since its pitch dark out there. No mosquitoes or other issues even though it was so open. You can hear the howler monkeys howling away, the Toucans singing, the scarlet macaws and other birds chirping, etc. The nature trails and hiking on the property itself is amazing. The numerous waterfalls small to big on property are great to walk through and sit under. Walking through water creeks of naturally clean water combined with land hiking trail was refreshing. We also enjoyed activities including horse back riding, canopy bird watching, water rappelling and great massages. The natural water pool without chlorine was great relaxation each day after an active day, often surrounded by birds and animals accompanying you on nearby trees. And the 3 meals each day made fresh were so good, they have excellent chefs on property the produce used seemed so fresh. Owners gave a presentation of the lodge's history and how they are self-sustaining using all natural resources on the property to generate electricity, water and reduce trash by recycle and reusing. We went with our 8 year old son and I think he enjoyed more than we did. Kids will find this place interesting specially when they are so used to modern amenities. I have not spent 4 days without keys, without wallet and without cell phone or laptop in a long time. Highly recommend this stay to anyone visiting Costa Rica. Besides Arenal and Manual Antonio or Guanacaste area, make sure you add Osa peninsula to your trip for a unique experience. We drove everyone in an SUV and it was perfectly fine since its dry season. The road to El Remanso is great upto the last 1 hr from Puerto Jimenez where it becomes gravel road but still easy to drive if you have an SUV. And the drive is better than flying since you can stop along the way and enjoy the local neighborhoods that you will pass.
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- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula