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Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat

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San Josecito Beach South of Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay Costa Rica
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Experience the beauty of tropical nature, swim in the warm ocean and enjoy wildlife encounters with monkeys and abundant tropical birds such as macaws and toucans. Guaria de Osa Ecolodge (currently being rebranded as Ocean Forest Ecolodge), is a tropical nature lodge located on a mile long paradise beach, just south of Drake Bay, on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Our facilities include nine comfortable cabins and bungalows, surrounded by botanical gardens. Our three storied main lodge, has a spacious yoga hall built entirely from sustainably sourced local hardwoods and is ideal location for yoga retreats, or for your own practice. Our friendly local staff is here to serve you and to facilitate a pleasant stay. Fees include three natural and wholesome meals daily, with a vegetarian option and tea, cacao and coffee are complimentary throughout the day. We look forward to sharing with you our rainforest, ocean and beach paradise.
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Property amenities
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Gift shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Patio
Taxi service
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 1 more
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My 7-day stay was spectacular in every way. First of all, the staff is wonderful!! You can taste the love in every meal that is prepared for you, and the food is nourishing and delicious. The staff is very caring, and everyone wants to help make your time there as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and you fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and wake with the jungle animals. I loved being visited by scarlet macaws and Capuchin monkeys while eating on the patio. The ocean is steps away and so private that you usually are on the mile-long beach with only a couple of other people. Getting to the ecolodge by boat is fun! I really can't say enough about Ocean Forest -- it's wonderful and magical and I'll never forget my stay here. Thank you, Marisol and Carolyn and everyone else who took such good care of us!
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I attended a 10 day breath workshop here. The stunning beach and vibrant rain forest was the perfect backdrop and support for the work we were doing. I felt very held by the environment as well as by the staff. Comfortable, beautiful, remote, pristine. The beach is public but rarely did we see anybody else. Lots of wildlife to view... just gorgeous!
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Response from DahliaM14, Director of Sales at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thank you Mira from New York for your golden words. We feel fulfilled hearing your experience was so special.
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This place is just amazing! In the middle of the rainforest, 2 minutes from a grandious beach, something like paradise on earth! The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the food very natural, the staff very careing and gentle, flexible in making your stay as great as possible. You wake up on a monkey dance, or on birds singing arround or waves breaking on the beach, what do you want more? Trees, bushes, flowers everywhere arround you! The beach is huge sandy beach, seems like it belongs to property, most of the time you will be alone there or with 2-3 other persons. The water is just to spend a lot of time in it! I have loved every single moment, will certainly come back and I highly recommend this place!
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Have you ever sat working on your laptop through an afternoon, surrounded by wild monkeys leaping through trees above you and toucans squabbling over the abundant fruit growing overhead? On the one hand it’s a little distracting. My work is fascinating, but not nearly as captivating as watching rare wildlife going about its rainforest business as though you’re not even there. On the other, it’s my own fault for not just putting work away and relaxing in a truly extraordinary environment. Ocean Forest sits on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve visited. It’s remote, so you get to enjoy it pretty much entirely to yourself. The resort itself is lovely. It’s just the right kind of rustic to blend perfectly into the lush environment; the magnificent, largely edible garden, is apparently converted from cattle pasture but feels like it’s been there forever. I’d gladly forego 5-star luxury for the realness of this paradise. I didn’t stay long enough to get to take advantage of the various experiences on offer (yoga, learning about Costa Rican plants and their uses - though I did visit the nursery where numerous varieties of cacao are being cultivated for a permaculture garden that’s in development), but I did get to enjoy the delicious food and outstanding hospitality of host Jonathon and his team. Very highly recommended!
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Response from JonathonSMW, General Manager at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you so much Daniel for this great review!!!It was an absolute joy having you and Pete here for a visit!!!!
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My ten days at Ocean Forest eco lodge was a dream come true, to be within the primary forest beautiful tropical gardens and an isolated ocean bay, on a Yoga Retreat, able to join in adventures experiencing four different kinds of monkeys, agoutis, peccaries,boa constrictor anteater, splendid birds, , and their inspiring music of their calls, waking me each morning, then to wander thru the gardens feasting my eyes to flowers,birds and butterflies,mysterious delicious fragrances floating thru the air, onto the yoga pavillion, so soothing to move thru our poses in the open air tropical wood built three story haven, then to the first of three amazing nourishing meals, we were catered to everyones dietary needs with lovely local friuts and vegetables and fish. My room was my retreat with a wooden carved balcony overlooking the ocean a hammock waiting for my siesta. In the cool of the evening I would swim in the bay looking out over Cana Island where we boated to go snorkeling, and the endless array of sunsets before retiring to our dinner with gracious company of the very kind staff serving us with sincere attention. Jonathon the ethnobotanist owner took us on walks thru his gardens explaining in detail how the plants are used medicinally and ornamental. Can I say more?? I could go on...rain thunderstorms to excite your senses, then sparkeling sun. on the leaves coconuts flowers of the huge trees.. Go! its a paradise!
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PRICE RANGE
$368 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Does Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Catalan.
Does Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.