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Guaria de Osa Ecolodge

Just south of Drake Bay! | Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
441Jennings Arcata, California
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Arcata, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were looking for a tropical flora and fauna, low tech/high nature, simple and relaxing retreat... and we found it with Jonathan and staff and Guaria de Osa in Costa Rica! Magical entry by boat down the Sierpe River into the ocean and then walking into the resort after being dropped off the boat at a roadless/carless beach. Just the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

lovely family run place. wake up on the beach with an awesome surf break about 10 mins away by boat. monkeys, macaws coconuts. I found my soul here. But remember its eco so no air-conditioning and food is home cooked and local!! Get away from it all..

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Guaria De Osa is amazing. if i were to say my favorite part of my trip there it would have to be the whole trip. Even getting to Guaria De Osa is amazing, by air, by water and by road. The accommodations were lovely and I cannot say enough about the staff and volunteers. Everyone was friendly and the food... More

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Occidental, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had very little idea as to what my experience on the Osa would be like. I visited the more populated Nicoya Peninsula one year earlier and enjoyed my time on the beaches and meeting the locals, but found it to be very dangerous in certain areas. I stayed at Guaria for a retreat last winter and met some of... More

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Laguna Hills, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went on a retreat here last Jan, and loved it so much I am returning again this year. Guaria is a true " GEM "! The incredible Ecco lodge, rainforest, beaches, waterfalls, hikes, wildlife, sunsets surfing , snorkeling & all that jazz. Guaria has everything for singles or families. You take a charter plane, boat ride and a short... More

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Glacier, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I had been to the Osa on a few different trips before discovering Guaria de Osa. I must say that Guaria is the most beautiful lodge I have been to. The location is supreme..the jungle is rich with wildlife (beautiful birds, monkeys, butterflys, tapirs and their beautiful pet scarlet macaw named Anna). The ocean is beautiful for swimming and when... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I couldn't have asked for a more incredible opportunity to visit Guaria de Osa! As a volunteer, I felt so at home with all of the helpful staff, with Jonathan, the steward of Guaria de Osa and the amazing experiences provided by the gorgeous setting. The accommodations are fantastic and very clean. And the food surpasses that of most retreat... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A real mission to get to from New Zealand but it was so worth it. I had the most amazing time here and I loved every moment. Wonderful people, beautiful surroundings, stunning sunsets and plenty of wildlife I've never encountered before. I had the most amazing experience swimming at night in the bio luminescence - breathtaking. We hired some horses... More

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ladna, Public Relations Manager at Guaria de Osa Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to write up a review here on tripadvisor. We were so happy to host your stay at Guaria de Osa - thank you for coming so far to visit us on the beautiful Osa Peninsula. Sending the very best from all of us at Guaria de Osa Ecolodge More

Fort Yukon, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The best location we stayed at during our trip through Costa Rica. This is an optimal spot if you like seclusion. The staff is amongst the friendliest people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The beach is incredible for playing in the waves and watching stunning sunsets. A variety of exploration options within close proximity: Corcovado National Park... More

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ladna, Public Relations Manager at Guaria de Osa Ecolodge, responded to this review

Pura Vida from Guaria de Osa! We were so happy to host your stay on the Osa Peninsula. Thank you so much for taking the time to write up this review which is so inspirational to us. The birds, monkeys, whales, dolphins, flying fish and staff await your next visit! Best always, Guaria de Osa More

Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I traveled here on a ten-day Group Retreat. This was truly a memorable and life-affirming experience that is sure to be one of the most impactful things I have ever done. Guaria de Osa is one of the most remote places I have ever visited on earth, and while down there I was more in tune with nature and with... More

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Additional Information about Guaria de Osa Ecolodge

Also Known As:
Guaria De Osa Ecolodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay
Address: Just south of Drake Bay! | Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guaria de Osa or Orchid of the Osa Ecolodge is a beautiful and pristine rainforest beach get a away on The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica - where a wilderness coast and paradise beach borders a sparkling and pristine Pacific Ocean. Experience extreme nature, swim in the tropical ocean, see whales, dolphins, monkeys, flying fish, tropical birds such as macaws, toucans, gorgeous beaches and rainforest in the comfort of our unique lodges and cabins.Our facilities include extensive ethnobotanical gardens, a spacious yoga hall with the finest sustainable wooden floors, large veranda style conference room, dining area, satellite internet, solar energy, quality filtered spring water, friendly and professional staff, delicious daily meals with vegetarian options, top notch nature guides, ocean and jungle cabins and lodging just a walk away from the beach.Our fees include 3 daily delicious and healthy meals, housekeeping and organic teas, cacao and coffee throughout the day. We will arrange all details to get you to and from Orchid of the Osa! See you in paradise! ... more   less 
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