when we talked with the osa resort rep she said the beach was within walking distance. it was actually 2-3 mi away. you can't even see the ocean from what they described as a resort. there were 8 tiny cabins the the size of a shed. we had the curtains closed the entire time because there was nothing to see and the cabins were within 5 ft of each other.
the staff were excellent and treated us very well. the owners or managers were always trying to sell time shares to there new resort. i think the whole operation is very questionable. in the ads it shows a new resort (not the one in we stayed at) which is only on the drawing board. i think it is very misrepresentative to show a lodge or resort that doesn't even exist.
if you are going to fish, this place might be a good option. otherwise, i would strongly recommend you avoid it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “The Sport Fishing / Eco-Tourism Capital of the World” The Osa is a rugged natural paradise that is home to Costa Rica's most rare and endangered animal species, including the Puma, Jaguar, Harpy Eagle and Scarlet Macaw. Noted by National Geographic Magazine to be “One of the Most Biologically Intense places on Earth”The Osa, as it is known to locals and residents, is Costa Rica's southernmost peninsula, a large expanse of which is dedicated to Corcovado National Park. It is the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is “One of the Tallest Rainforests in the entire World”, including the largest single tree in all of Central America, standing at seventy-seven meters tall. The best way to enter the park is via the town of Puerto Jimenez, located on the inland side of the park, where there is a ranger station and where an extensive network of trails converges. The fishing waters off the Osa Peninsula are a Mecca for Sport Fishing, not just for Costa Rica but for all of Central America. With over 100 World Records, the Osa Peninsula is the “Destination of Choice” for the Serious Sport Fishing Enthusiasts. Offering Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Dorado, Snook and the famed Rooster Fish. It is common to catch 10-15 Sailfish a day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Osa Hotel Puerto Jimenez
- Osa Resort Club Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez