My wife, two children ages 16 and 14, and I stayed at El Remanso for four nights in late June, at the start of the green season. The reviews we had read on Tripadvisor, combined with the videos we had reviewed at www.remanso.com had set our expectations pretty high. I am pleased to be able to report that these high expectations were met or exceeded in every possible way. At no other location on our wonderful trip to Costa Rica did we feel as close to and as connected with the rainforest as we did at El Remanso . The staff were all warm and friendly, the accommodations were spacious, comfortable and beautiful, and the food was outstanding -- all the more so when you consider the remoteness of the location. The kitchen staff did an outstanding job working around my wife's many food allergies. The guides for the trips we selected were excellent --a particular shout out for Geraldo, who has a sixth sense for spotting wildlife that left us in complete awe. We loved the hiking, the wild remote beach and the waterfall rappeling.
We did experience some torrential rainstorms, usually for an hour or two in the afternoon, but on one occasion it went on all evening and night. We used the time to read, relax and play cards, but I could see how others might be frustrated by this"lost time". Think carefully about this before you book in the green season. We would go at the same time of year again, but can certainly see why others might prefer not to take the risk.
Also a warning for those who are not comfortable being really close to nature. If bats, bugs or the possibility of finding snakes at your feet on a hike raise any concerns, then this is most definitely not the location for you. For everyone else, we cannot recommend El Remanso highly enough. We shall surely be going back!
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- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula