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Rainforest and Marine Adventure Lodge: Nestled amidst the jungle-covered hillsides overlooking the tranquil waters of Drake Bay, Aguila de Osa is an exquisite rainforest and marine adventure hotel. It’s here where you will experience life right on the edge of the Osa. Aguila de Osa is the destination for adventurers from around the world, offering the most convenient access to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve, and a full array of adventures including world-class sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, plus bird watching, hiking, beach trips, river kayaking, mangrove estuary tours, and more.
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Phasianidae wrote a review Apr 2020
Laurens, South Carolina6 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed in September of 2018 and although it was officially the rainy season, we were able to get a lot of birding in. A scuba trip to Caño Island one day with fabulous crew was spectacular as all the Humpbacks were in the bay with their calves. We must've seen 20 breaches while the boat was stopped on the way out to Caño. Diving was fantastic--excellent viz and beautiful marine life (turtles, abundance of fish, eels, etc.). Water was nice and warm. I dove in a shorty. Definitely take something for nausea on the boat. The food at Aguila was superb--all meals were served with guests together and we met a lot of wonderful people from all over. Service was stellar. On the grounds, we found a sloth roaming. Birds everywhere. Just a beautiful place to be. We hope to come back again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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CarolinexxW wrote a review Mar 2020
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom47 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed at the lodge for 3 nights as part of a Costa Rica wildlife holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere as well as the excellent guided wildlife experiences out to Cano island and into the rainforest. There are large tables for group meals which was lovely as it gave us chance to talk to the other guests from around the world. Coffee is available all the time and the food was delicious. My only slight reservation were the steep steps up to the rooms. This meant the rooms had lovely views of the bay and wildlife in the tress though.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jbird2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Morris County, New Jersey62 contributions18 helpful votes
First, I must point out that we were there on the last part of our trip and it was when countries, including Costa Rica, were shutting borders down. That did affect, to some extent, the last part of our trip but mostly just around dinner conversation. I hope that once normalcy returns to the world, people frequent this establishment, and others, to help the travel industry get back to normalcy as well. I look forward to getting back to the world. Now to the review.... The location of this place is amazing and it is a beautiful setting. If you want to experience what it's like to be in a tropical rainforest while hearing the Pacific waves hit the shore and wildlife abounds around you, you should check it out. We stayed there for four nights. It's definitely a place we would go back to and there are a lot of positives but also some things you should be aware of. Positives: * The hotel is very comfortable lodging. Because we added a night, we ended up staying in two different rooms, standard and deluxe. The standard was very nice but lower down the hill and not as good breezes but bigger overall inside room. The deluxe was higher up with better breezes and provided more outside room (patio) with a hammock and chairs. While we loved the deluxe room, we would have been fine with Standard as well. * The team there is great. Everyone made us feel welcome and was so helpful. Great group of people who want you to experience the place and was always willing to answer any question or just have a conversation. And they love the setting too so that helped to enjoy it more. * It's beautiful. It's a very natural setting so if that's what you want, you'll like it. That includes wildlife sometimes at your doorstep but if you are going to Costa Rica, I'm thinking that's what you want. We had a monkey troop come through one sunset including jumping from our roof. It was amazing!! And that was only one of the many types of wildlife we saw on the property including tons of hummingbirds a few feet from our patio. * The food was great. This place takes care of your meals and that type of situation always concerns me because you are somewhat trapped. However, they did a great job. Everything was delicious including the cookies that they always have available to you. We ate quite well and, honestly, we are picky. * The activities are great. We went to Corcovado National Park (separate review about that), snorkeling, kayak ride and walked on several paths on our own including to the nearby beach. Caveats: * it's an interesting place to get to and from and you need to be mobile enough to deal with it. Whether you fly in or drive to the dock in Sierpe, you will arrive and leave by boat. The boat ride from Sierpe does have one point that can be harrowing when you go from the mangrove to the ocean. And the boat ride to or from the airport has a wet beach landing. All that being said, the boat captains and crew were fantastic! I always felt confident of and admired their skills and abilities. Just be aware of this and enjoy it as part of the adventure. * You're going to work those calf muscles. You will be walking up, and down, between your rooms and the main area. I think the nicer the room, the higher you are. It's a very nicely done walkway so very easy but we measured our nicer, and higher, room being about 100 steps and six floors from the bottom where the dining area was. We never felt like we could not make it or it was too much but you will want to avoid any unnecessary trips up and down. * It's hot and humid and no A/C. You're in a tropical rainforest so that's just the way it is. They have fans and they help but it's still hot. However, we loved listening to nature rather than air conditioning units so that was a sacrifice we were OK with for four nights. Rather than listening to A/C, we heard waves crashing at the beach down below and animals talking to each other in the jungle. Overall, as you see from my rating, it's a place we loved and would recommend. Just understand what you want and what it has to offer so you match. If you want a great and comfortable place in a very natural setting, go for it. Just stay in shape!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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mark.p wrote a review Mar 2020
Correll, Minnesota3 contributions
Went deep sea fishing with Dana and Dennis. Had a great time. They took excellent care of my wife and I. caught a sail fish had 3 more on ,some tuna, and snappers. Had a big snapper on, but it broke the line. Saw Spinner dolfins, huge Rays jumping.Never had such a great meal on the water. Dennis baited the lines cleaned up and put latex gloves on and made sandwiches for dinner, even cut a blossoming onion at sea. Something to see. Had a great time.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bigland wrote a review Mar 2020
England16 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved the lodges and the view we had over the bay. It was great to bird watch on the balcony early in the morning. I saw Toucans, Hummingbirds and Scarlet Macaws to name but a few. The meals were good with fresh fish and vegetables daily.The trips though excellent with very informative guides were expensive and priced I think for the American market.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$258 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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aguila de osa hotel drake bay, hotel aguila de osa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aguila De Osa
Which popular attractions are close to Aguila De Osa?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aguila De Osa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aguila De Osa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aguila De Osa?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aguila De Osa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Does Aguila De Osa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aguila De Osa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Aguila De Osa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Drake Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aguila De Osa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Aguila De Osa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.