El Remanso Lodge
Osa Peninsula (The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)
The lodge offers a wide range of activities such as hiking along remote trails and rappelling down waterfalls (there are five on the property) so it is more geared for youthful or active guests. There is a canopy tower which is only reached by zip wire.
There is a large open restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. There is a list of activities on a blackboard at the lodge and guests book them on arrival.
The cabins (12 units in total) are spacious, and are mainly Classics (standards) set apart throughout the gardens. The La Guinda and La Vainilla deluxe suites have two storeys, both with stunning views across the trees (although the latter was completely open to the elements/wildlife in terms of absence of windows). There is a viewing platform in the grounds (looking out over a huge drop) which has no safety handrail so children would be very at risk (not to mention adults in the dark or after a few drinks!).
A genuine nature experience with incredibly friendly staff. A wonderful place to explore the primary rainforest of the Osa Peninsula.
Client comments and reviews
In Puerto Jimenez I was met by a naturalist guide from El Remanso in a 4x4. During the bumpy ride he stopped to let an iguana cross the road, and later showed me an owl asleep in a tree. This was just a little preparation for all the wildlife at El Remanso, a wonderful hotel, truly ecological. It was essential to have one’s own powerful torch not only to get to and from the restaurant in the evening, or when leaving the hotel at 5.30 am to go bird watching, but also to return up the very long, steep path from the beach at sunset. I would have liked to have stayed longer at El Remanso and missed out the two days at Manuel Antonio. - DP (February 2017)
This was the best hotel of the whole trip. The staff could not do enough for you (most speaking adequate English). There are lots of walking trails and activities - I did waterfall abseiling and we both did zip-lining and felt safe while doing so. Also plenty of different bird life, monkeys, coati... - YV (February 2017)
We loved El Remanso, the extra couple of days were well worth it and we definitely hope to go back. - SD (May 2103)