This owner-run lodge is in lush rainforest some 350 feet above a secluded beach. With 13 rooms it's a small lodge and the friendly service will soon ensure you feel right at home.
Your room is charmingly decorated and comfortably furnished. You'll have a private bathroom with hot and cold running water and your own balcony complete with a chairs and a hammock, and if staying in a private villa you'll also have a plunge pool. Lying here, listening to tuneful birdsong, the breeze in the trees and the distant sound of waves breaking on the shore below, you'll feel as though you're in paradise.
Days here can be as busy or lazy as you wish. El Remanso offers a huge range of activities, all taking place in a pristine natural environment on the un-spoilt Osa Pensinula. This is a place to give yourself over to nature, whether it's watching birds and monkeys from your private deck, on a trail on the private reserve or enjoying a dolphin watching cruise. There are plenty of activities, from a sedate early morning bird watching walk, to horse riding through the rainforest and along the beach, and abseiling down a waterfall!
After all this you'll be in need of some downtime, so head to the pool for a leisurely swim followed by some sunbathing, enjoy a drink from the bar and treat yourself to delicious cuisine with a classic 'tico' touch. With rooms and cabins to suit couples, small families and large groups, El Remanso has something for everyone.
Open: El Remanso is open all year round.
Location: Osa Peninsula, close to Corcovado National Park.
Rooms: There are 6 rooms (4 standard and 2 deluxe), 6 cabins and 2 deluxe villas. The rooms are in Casa Poniente, the 4 standard rooms are on the ground floor and the deluxe rooms on the upper floor. Cabins are made up of 3 classic 1-bedroom units, the 1-bedroom La Guinda deluxe cabin, La Vanilla a 2-bedroom deluxe cabin with 2 floors, and Casa Osa with accommodation for up to 8 people. All rooms and cabins are spacious and well decorated with local furniture and finishings. The 2 deluxe villas are arranged over 2 levels, each with 1 bedroom, bathroom and outside shower, large deck with hammocks and a plunge pool.
Activities: There is a good choice of activities here. From guided tours in the reserves, bird watching and rainforest tours. Why not kayak through the mangroves or take a horse ride along the beach. You can also wander at leisure through the trails on the private reserve. During the season you can also take tours to the beach to see nesting turtles or hatchlings making their way to the sea, or you could relax to the sounds of the jungle and enjoy a yoga session.
Facilities: There is a delightful open air restaurant and bar overlooking the forest canopy. The swimming pool is always inviting.
Dining: Dining is at individual tables.
Children: Children over the age of 6 are welcome.
Health: Costa Rica has a low risk of malaria.
Communication: WiFi is available in the reception area.
"What can I say, that has not been said before, superb, superb, superb. The large room with it's view of the Pacific Ocean overlooking the small pool, The intimate atmosphere created by the owners with their hands on approach was exceptional. The food was of a high quality, although we felt the ordering of our meal ahead of time, I.e at Breakfast for Lunch, I.e. at Lunch for Dinner was not necessary. But that is a small grumble.The staff had been trained to a very high standard with emphasis on personal interaction with their guests. "