The GPS coordinates are for cabin 2 facing the beach. They work perfectly to get to the parking lot.
The place looks like a Marine Corps camp when you first drive into the condominium complex – you’re looking at the back of the buildings. Don’t be deterred; it gets lots better.
This is a US-style condo that has owned units and some available for rent. You’ll want one of the units that face the ocean rather than one of those that surround the pool or are back a bit from it. Depending on the other guests, the noise around the pool and the bar can get out of hand. The rooms facing the beach and away from the pool are the place to be. Our room (cabin 2, facing the beach) had a fridge, a huge bathroom, two double beds, and chairs. We could sit on the deck and watch the sun go down through the palms and the flowers. Nice. Very nice.
Breakfast is good. Vilma, the on-site manager, is a delight; she speaks very good English.
The evening meal’s not always available, depending on the number of guests. Go down the beach about 200m to the north and eat at Pearl of the Osa. It’s really good and they have two Costa Rican microbrews (who knew?) on draft. Both Segua Red Ale and Libertas Tropical Golden Ale were a treat. They are brewed by Craft Brewing in Cartago.
We only ate at a few places in Puerto Jimenez but the best food we found was at the dumpiest place. Restaurante Mirabella on the waterfront was pointed out to us by the crocodile guide and served the best ceviche we’ve ever had. It’s a tiny place and no one spoke English. Everything we ate there was wonderful. It was also the best price performer we found anywhere.
You’ll need a car to go anywhere – except walking down the beach to Pearl of the Osa.
The beach is wonderful. The view from the cabins that face the beach is great.
If you have trouble booking, contact Marijana Brown, a travel agent in Puerto Jimenez, at SolidCarRental@soldeosa.com
Be sure to feed the crocs at night – Marijana can arrange that also. They really like chicken. You can go back on your own the next day.
Agua Dulce did seem a bit expensive compared to the other dozen places we stayed in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agua Dulce Beach Resort is the newest and most exciting property on the Osa Peninsula with all the amenities you would expect in an American Style Hotel and Resort. Located just 10 minutes from Puerto Jimenez on a secluded beach. Walk for miles on our beach, or go for an adventure hike to Corcovado National Park, charter a boat for World Class Sport Fishing, or have a dolphin and snorkeling adventure! How about a Horseback Ride, or a Zip Line Canopy Tour? Surfing anyone? Or...you can just kick back and relax around our huge pool with swim up bar! Whatever activities you choose, you will return to a clean, comfortable, spacious and air conditioned room. Have a spectacular meal in our Restaurant, and then retire to your room where your personal Jacuzzi will be waiting to sooth you to a perfect night sleep one one of our wonderful pillow top mattresses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agua Dulce Beach Resort Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez