Oh la la I had such a wonderful stay!! I had an amazing wooden bungalow in front of the ocean, very comfortable, clean and cosy...I had no mosquito problems and I slept like a baby listening to the magic sound of the ocean and the animals..it was a dreamy stay. It's a wild place sorrounded by nature...you can have looooong walks on the beach or the interior...you can go kayaking and searching for waterfalls in a river not far away...it's very close to corcovado and isla del cano...there's a big yoga room full of good energy.. The food was simple, healthy and good, the staff was very nice...I rapidly felt to be in family..I really felt at home. The owner is an amazing special person...an Amazon guide, specialist of rainforest cultures and medicine who has lived with three different tribes in the Amazon and who is engaged in many actions to defend and support their life, territory and traditions. My stay was perfect...i could relax, make a lot of activities and I learned so many things about plants, traditions, permaculture...jungle religions and rituals...in the lodge there were many monkeys, birds...I even saw whales from the beach!!! I have been sorrounded by nature and culture for eight days and I come back home feeling new..lighter, conscious, calmer and happier…
Ive been making the trek down to Ocean Forest Ecolodge almost every year since my first trip in 2018. I first visited in Ocean Forest April 2019, stayed for 7 days and fell in love with the resort. My next stay was in June 2021, that time I stayed for 14 days, and my last trip was in January 2022 for another 7 day adventure. Every time I visit there I find new things to fall in love with. The scenery, the animals, the sounds. Great nutritious and healthy food, wonderful people and unforgettable memories. I cant wait to get down there again to relax, heal, laugh, make lifelong friends, and truly get away from it all.
Ocean Forest Ecolodge is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. From the moment I walked through the front gate from the beach, I knew I was in a special place. The cabins and lodge are in a beautiful rainforest. The walking paths are lined with various fruit trees, flowers and medicinal plants. My husband and I were lucky to be able to stay in one of the cabins overlooking the ocean. It was elegant, yet simple and natural. Every evening a group of the monkeys came into the trees around the cabin to play and eat, and at night we could hear the sound of the ocean. There are many activities offered to visitors, but we only went on one trip by boat away from the lodge to Corcovado National Park, which was great. But what we really enjoyed was going on day hikes from the lodge and swimming in the ocean which was very gentle. I think the other thing that makes this such a wonderful place is the people who live there and care for the lodge and the land. Every person we met was so kind, genuine and seemed to take great joy in sharing this place with us. Finally, I have to mention the food. The meals are obviously prepared with care -- so delicious and healthy! I loved this lodge and the rainforest. There is an indescribable feeling there- beyond the outward beauty– which is what I will remember most.…
The Osa Peninsula is THE gem of Costa Rica, and this Ecolodge is ideally located in a spectacular, quiet, and wildlife-filled area. Scarlet Macaws are common, as are monkeys, and tons of interesting plants. The food is fabulous, and there is great access to Corcovado National Park and other sites. It is quite unique in that it is a very holistic experience - the staff is knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. There is a yoga studio/relaxation area that is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever been inside. I can't recommend it highly enough.
A stellar retreat in a beautiful setting, led by leaders/healer who know what they're doing. I'll continue coming to this retreat center as long as it's open, the benefits are absolutely worth it. I love this place.
Staying at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat is like getting a wonderful relaxing massage the whole time. The food is delisciously fresh and healthy, but also very nourishing. Everybody working here has a big heart and a big smile. A very safe swimming and snorkeling beach is just a 15 Minutes walk away, but you can also jump in right in front of the Ecolodge, and watch the sunset every night. The most comfortable beds of CR (no joke)! What a profound and inspiring connection with nature. I will be back soon!
What a fascinating place! The feeling of deep connection with nature arises almost immediately. the beautiful noises of the jungle paired with the sound of the sea result in the perfect musical mix. the accommodations are very lovingly designed and are always clean and tidy. The botanical garden around the area gives a first good insight into the fascinating flora. What I liked best, however, was the staff. They are consistently helpful and genuinely friendly. Would I come back again? I don't have to think for a second. Anytime and immediately!
We could not have been happier with Ocean Forest. From the beginning, Dahlia was super helpful walking us through everything—including providing a packing list and setting up everything to get there. She was very detail-oriented and we felt confident taking the leap to go somewhere this remote based on our connection with her and her guidance throughout. When we arrived we could not believe our luck! 15 days in paradise. The food was simple and lovely, our cabin had the best view of the ocean, and we felt so welcomed by the amazing Rosie and Zamboni, volunteers at OF, and Victor, the groundskeeper. Rosie offered us yoga in the mornings or evenings! I highly recommend their activities—we toured Corcovado and checked out Cocoterra, their permaculture project, which turned out to be a tour through the jungle to a waterfall as well. Well worth it! Would recommend this place to anyone seeking respite in nature and recharge. Exceeded my expectations!…
Ocean Forest is a magical place in terms of its natural beauty and in the kindness, helpfulness and joy in the all the people I met there, including the employees and staff. Spending time in this exquisite corner of the world is an experience that continues to have a subtle and profound effect on me: the jungle and the sea, the soft texture of the earth, good vibes and nice people! My thanks to Dahlia who made traveling there easy and enjoyable. I have been to Ocean Forest twice and I plan to return again.
Loved the Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat experience, as it was one of a kind! Completely secluded and private, away from everything except toucans, pairs of macaws squawking as they fly , and white-faced monkeys moving from tree to tree. Cannot wait to visit again soon.