My boyfriend and I arrived in El Remanso after an amazing flight from San Jose, with NaturAir. When we arrived, we were shown to our Cabina which had the most beautiful views into the forest. It was also clean, tidy and spacious. It is a remote area - a place which should be visited by people who are looking for a get away, where you are given the opportunity to explore the area, and the beach, which is remote and un developed - perfect for seeing the 4 types of monkeys we regularly saw, the hundreds of birds and insects which thrive in the environment. The dolphin trip was excellent - an early start guaranteed us the chance to see 30+ bottle nosed and spinner dolphins - and we were lucky to see flying fish and also needle fish. The waterfall rappelling was great fun, and the afternoon we spent (attempting) to surf, another highlight as the sea was so warm. The local resident guide was knowledgeable and the staff friendly.
I am surprised to see a rather disappointing comment from a fellow trip advisor user - i can't believe we were at the same place! I had plenty of communication with Adrianna prior to our visit (we visited from London, with the intention to get some R&R and catch some of the local nature in action) who explained that there are some transfer fees involved (which is not surprising given you are in the rainforest and you need a lift to and from some activities). I honestly thought Adrianna and Daniel were extremely accommodating, and their staff were great. There is an element of isolation - but anyone who wants to visit a real Eco-Lodge with demonstrable caring for the environment will realise that that is the whole concept - you really are in the middle of an amazing place.
One definite pro - they mix great margaritas - brilliant after an afternoon's hiking.
One thing i think should be improved - the breakfasts and lunches were delicious - i would have liked to have seen more local 'Tico' food on the dinner menu.
I'll post photos shortly.
- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula