This was our first visit to the Osa and El Remanso. Our stay at this Eco lodge and this region inspired my first reviews on TripAdvisor. I simply couldn't let folks miss this spot.
If you are going to Costa Rica for the wildlife, skip the overcrowded Manuel Antonio and head right here. As a bird watcher, I spotted about 50 new species on my life list during just our three night stay. The guides were very educated and several nights we enjoyed guest speakers share their expertise regarding the local biodiversity and conservation efforts.
Getting to El Remanso is a commitment but well worthwhile and even the drive is an adventure. Arrive during the day and rent a four wheel drive because some of the bridges are very narrow and you cross some running streams on the road.
With each day, hike, paddle or tour, You will fall more and more in love with the intensity of the wildlife, biodiversity and rainforest. I have had the privilege of exploring many remote regions and the Osa rivals the best.
The lodge staff were extremely attentive and the main lodge is a wonderful gathering place to meet others and spot wildlife. Everyday spotted new wildlife, including caiman, snakes, toads, frogs, scorpions, spiders and three types of monkey's. If you can, bring very good binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras to take full advantage of the local splendor and wildlife. I highly recommend the bird watching tours, night hikes, kayak tour in the mangrove and the beach hikes. Beware, the surf in this area is very dangerous, even for experienced swimmers. Plan to use the lodge pool or swim in the jungle lagoon instead. In the end, I did not miss swimming in the pacific because the ruggedness of the beach adds to the incredible beauty and overall mystique of this amazing place.
- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula