Guaria de Osa is a wonderful discovery. I booked for a week and ended up staying longer. As one of the few places in Costa Rica with no road access, it remains very unspoilt and the nature is quite spectacular, with beautiful empty beaches and primary rainforest full of birds and wildlife. Staying there is a rich sensory experience. Walking up the beach and into the property after my arrival by boat, I felt I had arrived in paradise. It is not an ordinary hotel. It is very friendly and run by people who are passionate about the natural world, and willing to share their knowledge. It is a true eco--lodge, so although it may lack a few comforts such as hot water, the accommodations are comfortable and clean, and there is a sense of truly being in harmony with nature. A percentage of the profits also go to support projects in Ecuador.
Staying at Guaria de Osa can be deeply relaxing and peaceful, and also a lot of fun... with spontaneous adventures into the jungle, live musical entertainment by candlelight from the owners and staff, and boat trips to see the dolphins.
By the end of my stay I felt rejuvenated and inspired.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Guaria De Osa Ecolodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay