It’s been more than 2 months, and I’m peeking out at snow, but I’m still remembering and savoring the vacation at El Remanso. I was there with my husband and 20 year old daughter. It was beyond wonderful. I’d wanted to have an eco-adventure in Costa Rica for years, and El Remanso provided all of it. I teach environmental science and botany, reading about the rainforest, but I wanted to go there myself. My goal is to go to every biome. This added to the list! Additionally, the attention to reducing human footprint was outstanding, and was a big factor for me in choosing El Remanso as environmentally sustainable in everyway.
You can go and read about all the amenities and adventures offered at El Remanso – - everything you see on the website is accurate - but here are some of highlights of our time there.
Amazing staff – completely involved and personalized. Adriana and Daniel were wonderful hosts. We had gotten to know each other prior to the vacation by e-mail, and we felt so welcomed. On Christmas Day, my daughter was suffering from an infection. They went into Puerto Jimenez, a 45-minute drive away, to the pharmacist’s home to get antibiotics. On Christmas day! This speaks to the attention and care we experienced.
Hiking and excursions were wonderful. Naturalist guides Gerardo and others were incredibly knowledgeable and added insights on the trails that we would not have had otherwise. I’m really into plant life, and the guides taught me so much. My daughter and I went waterfall rappelling, a fantastic adventure. She and my husband went horseback riding on the beach.
We stayed in the larger building near the lodge. It was airy, with an open, yet private shower. We had a small porch and an alcove with a hammock in it. We looked out at the pool with the Pacific Ocean seen above the tree canopy. We were close to the lodge. The only comment I have is that the paths were covered by gravel, and you could hear the staff crunch by in the early morning. But this was in contrast to the howler monkeys roaring every morning. No complaints. We were not bothered or bit by insects during our stay.
The food was good, featuring fresh fruit and seafood. Terrific adult tropical cocktails.
To conclude, it was a fantastic vacation. Go to El Remanso!
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- Also Known As:
- El Remanso Hotel Osa Peninsula
- El Remanso Osa
- El Remanso Lodge Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula