We were there in late May and loved it. The location is beautiful, the property is well maintained, the rooms are comfortable, the staff is very friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent.
The one thing you need to keep in mind is that the whole Osa peninsula area is very rustic and they keep it that way on purpose. This guarantees that the wildlife have a great environment and you will see all sorts of creatures all over the place. The flip side is that it's rustic so much of what one takes for granted in the US is very different there. For example, the inn has no A/C. The rooms have those large tropical ceiling fans, but it can get very humid - you're in a rain forest, after all. And we did have visitors - a frog and a crab at different points - in the room. Oh - and because their septic systems in the area aren't robust, you put used toilet paper in the trash basket by the toilet. It gets emptied daily, but takes a little getting used to.
But if you go in with an open mind, understanding that this isn't the Hyatt in Maui, you'll have a wonderful experience.
Re: wildlife, there were land crabs scuttling all over the place, two 6-8 foot crocodiles swam up the river right in front of the lobby on our first afternoon, there was a boa living on the roof of the lobby that slithered down onto a neighboring palm, iguanas all over the place, monkeys, frogs, etc.
I would definitely go back. Already thinking about it, actually.
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- Also Known As:
- Aguila De Osa Hotel Drake Bay
- Hotel Aguila De Osa
- Aguila De Osa Inn Costa Rica/Drake Bay