My husband and I had the most wonderful time celebrating our second anniversary at Aguila de Osa. From the second we got off of the tiny plane at Drake airport we were in their hands and every detail was so well planned. From the plane we were taken to a 4 wheel drive vehicle, crossed 2 rivers in it, were let off as the dirt road ended, and got into a boat which took us to the resort. The most memorable parts are the friendly and warm staff and the incredible food. For each meal there were so many choices and it was by far the best food we had during our trip to Costa Rica. They will accomodate to any dietary restrictions you have. When you arrive at the resort by boat, you arre greeted and taken to the open air dining room where you receive a welcome cocktail and juicy fresh fruit. Then you learn all about the resort and what it has to offer and you are taken to your room. The room we stayed it was #3 and there were 3 rooms in our buiding. There are rocking chairs outside the rooms where you can sit and drink the coffee they leave outside your room early morning. Each room has only screens in place of the windows which is wonderful to wake up in the midst of nature. Be prepared to wake up around 5am at the sound of the birds! If you notice, most of the negative reviews (which there are very few of) were complaints of the loud birds or having dinner at communal tables, etc. If you want A/C, private dining, and complete privacy, then this is not the place for you, but I think that is pretty obvious....but if you want to be immersed in nature but still feel somewhat pampered, come to Aguila de Osa. Jose, one of the staff members is someone we will always remember. He was so friendly and loved having conversations with us. Breakfast was cooked to order each day and there was always a plethora of fresh fruit and juice. For lunch there were platefuls of fresh fish, beef, chicken, vegetables, and salad at each table. At 6pm appetizers were served, followed by dinner at 7 in the open air dining room. After dinner we would socialize with the guests and staff and typically our bedtime was about 8:30 or 9pm. IT was great to go to sleep early and wake up with the sounds of the birds. There is a nature trail behind the grounds of the hotel which identifies many trees and plants. You can take a 15-20 minute walk over a hanging bridge through the wilderness to a beatiful beach. Coco, the resort's sheep herding dog usually followed us there and it was nice to have some company. The included excursions were wonderful, especially the Corcovado Park Tour. Carlos, the guide was very knowledgable and we saw a three toed sloth and many monkeys and a crocodile. The snorkeling around Cano Island was nice and we saw a white tipped reek shark and a turtle and lots of colorful fish. When we wanted down time we sat in the rocking chairs outside our room, layed in the hammocks, or played a game of chess. There is also internet access if you want to feel connected at the lobby area and the resort charges a nominal fee of $10 per stay. Another thing that I loved is that there are recycling bins in the room and they leave envelopes that you can give money to support the school in town. When we left we flew out of Palmar Sur, which meant we took a boat ride up the Sierpe River to Aguitas and took a taxi to the Palmar Sur airport. This was a great opportunity to see the mangroves and also monkeys and caimans. Overall, what a memorable trip. I would highly recommend Aguila de Osa and I have told so many friends that they need to go. We traveled around other parts of Costa Rica and questioned why - we wished we would've planned all of our time at Aguila de Osa!
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- Also Known As:
- Aguila De Osa Hotel Drake Bay
- Hotel Aguila De Osa
- Aguila De Osa Inn Costa Rica/Drake Bay