My husband and I just returned from a 3 night stay at Copa de Arbol. If you are looking for the ultimate in rustic luxury, you will not be disappointed. This was by far the most incredible and magical place I have ever been.
It is the ultimate Costa Rica. Not only is the location incredible, but this is the perfect lodge in the perfect location. The feeling here is very high end yet so welcoming, casual and comfortable. There is nothing stuffy about this upper class jewel.
The owners Mike and Jay are always around to oversee this incredibly well oiled machine. They chat with guests in their surfer digs. The staff is incredible - attentive, knowledgeable about the area, and just wonderful. There are so few guests and they learn your names immediately. Also they were sure to come find me when particular animal life was spotted, knowing how interested I was. And animal life there is, we saw monkeys birds, butterflies, pigs and many other things just on the grounds.
This place forces you to slow down and just chill out. The accommodations are so beautiful and comfortable. Each cabin is super private and relaxing. We slept each night with the windows wide open to the musical sounds of the surf and birds.
There is always something to do, whether it be hiking or sitting by the pool or paddleboarding or animal watching, snorkelling or eating...lots of eating.
And the food is wonderful. Beyond our wildest expectations. There is a set menu but they are always willing to accommodate. Since there are max 24 guests, you feel completely catered to, but not in a stuffy way. There is always coffee and tea and cookies out. At 5am I was coming for coffee and it was always fresh and delicious. Staff Is willing to accommodate anyone's schedule and will start breakfast as early as necessary. Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner ran seemlessly into one another.
I felt so sad to leave, but we will be certain to return and bring our children to introduce them to the OSA and this incredible, special lodge.
This is one place that will be in my dreams until I return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is an intimate, remote eco-conscious beachfront Drake Bay resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. Located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copa De Arbol Beach And Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Drake Bay