El Remanso is a Magical Kingdom in a Rainforest Paradise. From the moment we started driving from Puerto Jimenez we felt as though we were entering another world. The trip alone felt like we were crossing over into another dimension, especially down the driveway, which was a white-knuckle adventure of its own.
We were greeted magnificently upon arrival, given the lay of the land, and taken to our first cabin, which was described as "rustic". Rustic it may be, but it was wonderful spending our first two nights higher up on the property, in the woods. As forewarned, we were awakened at 4-something AM by the sound of howler monkeys, which became our alarm clock every day. Our last five nights were spent in La Guinda, which Adriana and Daniel described as "the cherry on the cake", which truly was the case. With our own balcony overlooking the Pacific, it was an amazing way to greet each morning.
There are a multitude of activities (not included in the price but well worth it) to choose from, all of which proved to be peak-life experiences.... surfing on the gulf, horseback riding through the jungle to the beach, night hikes, waterfall rappelling (which we did not get to do), so on and so forth. It's also worth taking a ride over to Martina's bar just to check out the local International Expats who make their home on the Osa.
The food was wonderful, all made from local produce, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, the smoothies, everything. The staff were attentive, warm, everything you'd hope for. It really felt like we were visiting family and we look forward to returning to El Remanso.
- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula