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Matapalo | Playa Pan Dulce, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ohope, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We LOVED this place! My Fiancé and I spent 5 days here and we were in heaven! The first thing you notice is a very personalized service that begins with a pleasant email exchange with the owner Derek and the manager Madeline where they make sure they know what food and activity preferences you have, not to mention making sure... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My wife and I recently (last week in April 2013) stayed at Osa Clandestina and had a great time. The cabins were clean and comfortable, with monkeys and tropical birds visible daily from our private deck. The food was cooked to order, was local, fresh and organic, and was very good...it was wonderful to come back from surfing, hiking or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed for 8 nights at Osa Clandestina. This is a tranquilo rustic comfort resort for travelers who like their own space but also like to connect with similar types. Bungalows are clean, simple, comfortable, and well designed. Food is local and organic and made mostly to order by Mary Alice, the manager of the place. She also provided lots... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is the most serenely beautiful place I've been to in my life. I still can't believe I'm here right now as I type this review. The adventure of riding in a small craft on Sansa Airlines to the jungle safari ride to the beautiful cabins, Osa Clandestina is truly an escape from the bustle of America. Here the sounds... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have been going to Costa Rica my entire life (25 years now), and have been to almost every beach on both coasts. However, there is no contest: Osa is by far the best locale, boasting the most diverse wildlife and the sickest waves around. This is not the Costa Rica of mass development, and thankfully there is not a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I'm 79 years old and took my two 18 yr. old grandsons to surf and enjoy Their first trip to Costa Rica. I've been going to Costa Rica since 1970 but never to the far south, so it was a new adventure for all of us. For 6 days life was perfect....food superb.Fresh everything, cooked simply and ready at just... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Love everything about Osa Clandestina! Perfect location, delicious food, and great people. Can't wait to return!!

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I stumbled upon Osa Clandestina by accident online in 2010. I went there without having a good idea of where it was or what it would really be like, beyond the reviews on this site. I have now been there three times, and it holds a special place in my heart, not just because of the place and its amenities,... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

i'm gonna seriously regret blowing the cover on what i consider to be the best place to run away to from home. from west or east coast US, and most places, it's a totally doable trip. and so worth it. skip the larger named eco lodges for an intimate slice of heaven on earth. seriously, you want for nothing. want... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This was a long trip awaited. My guy and I were desperate to disappear from the jungle of NYC and to embrace the darkness of the Rain forest. That is what we got and more, once we arrived at on the Osa we were whisked away into the depths of the isthmus, something to experience and hard to portray. Our... More

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Address: Matapalo | Playa Pan Dulce, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
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Also Known As:
Osa Clandestina Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula

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The lodge sits on a verdant hillside, only a five minute walk from the beach. This region is the epicenter of biodiversity on the planet, with more than 2% of the world's species in our backyard.We offer comfortable cabins with a casual elegance surrounded by lush gardens and a hundred acres of our private rainforest reserve. Easily explore uncrowded tropical beaches and winding forest trails, or simply relax in your cabin and wait for the monkeys and macaws to parade through the network of mango and other native fruit trees that front the property. ... more   less 
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