Spent a wonderful 6 days over Christmas 2013 at this beautiful resort/lodge nestled in a remote & secluded 200 acre patch of the Osa peninsula rainforest.
We stayed in a classic cabin as a family of three, but it could easily accommodate 5. We were worried about the lack of air-con at first but, true to their word, the design of the cabins allows good air flow during the much cooler nights so sleeping was never a problem (and I'm someone that hates being too warm at night).
The view from the cabin's private veranda was stunning, out over and through the lower reaches of the rainforest to the pacific sea.
The food is fantastic and so so fresh. The lodge's commitment to buying fresh ingredients does mean you order lunch and dinner once you've finished breakfast, however who cares when it means eating fish caught only a few hours earlier from just round the corner?!
There are lots of interesting trails to hike, of various lengths and challenges, including a wonderful river walk down to the beach. On-site guides are available and one in particular, Hiraldo, was simply phenomenal - best guide I've had, anywhere in Costa Rica.
There is no phone signal and no internet or wifi. Some enjoy the seclusion, personally I would have liked (even if only a few hours a day in one small area) there was a wifi signal sufficient to download emails (especially when away during work time). But that's the only fault I can find.
Stuff we saw from our cabin, the pool or the trails included:
Howlers, white-faced and spider monkeys, scarlett macaws, toucans, snakes (including fer de lance), bats, iguanas and a vast array of beautifully coloured birds and butterflied - too many for me to remember!!
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- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula