El Remanso is a lush 185 acre private reserve that is hidden in the pristine rainforests and a secluded Pacific Beach on the Osa Peninsula belt. The lodge emits a warm and unassuming appeal, while still providing guests with all the comforts characteristic of a world-class holiday accommodation. The relaxed aura sporting property allows guests to explore everything from the labyrinth walking paths of the primary rainforest to movie-like castaway beaches to picture perfect lagoon. And that’s just not it. El Remanso also features vast rainforest canyons within its verdant premises along with tiny creeks and tide pools sprinkled all over the lodge’s mesmeric landscape.
Since in origin in 1999, El Remanso has been championing sustainable practices and adhering to strict ecological policies to protect its natural surroundings. For example, the lodge has been a frontrunner in offering electricity via a micro-hydro system. Such initiatives have won the lodge the highest “Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST-level 5 ) rating in the first certification process El Remanso participated in.
Tours and Activities
Nature lovers have bountiful adventure/nature focussed activities to pick from at El Remanso. Thrilling waterfall rappelling, river/sea kayaking, tree climbing, canopy tree top tours, guided walks through the ecologically thriving forest, early morning bird watching sessions or simply lying on the wooden deck and admiring nature’s awe-inspiring beauty- visitors have plenty to do here. Local guides can also be arranged to take guests for exciting tours around the lodge, such as the popular dolphin watching tour at Golfo, a horseback riding trail through the forest paths and surfing on Matapalo’s perfect waters. Hiking day tours to the famous Corcovado National Park are also extremely popular with visitors. The more spiritual and holistic health inclined can practice enlivening yoga sessions in the lodge’s serene premises.
This bio-diverse retreat also plays home to several species of exotic birds along with a vast array of wildlife and botanical wonders. Guests can spot unusual endemic birds and ocelots on their hiking trails.
Service and Accommodation and Rates
The home-style hospitality and personalized service offering El Remanso is popular with guests who seek a more intimate, friendly and warm experience. The lodge has 13 units that are large and comfortably furnished. These vary from rustic looking cabins to expansive rooms housing up to 30 people.
Classic Cabins are perfect for couples and families and are equipped to house about 2-4 guests. The Deluxe Cabins offer a more authentic jungle lodge experience, with their sweeping views offering deck. La Guinda Deluxe Cabins feature a unique mosaic-styled bathtub.
The rates for Classic Cabins are $ 245 USD for single occupancy and $ 185 for a double occupancy arrangement. The slightly plusher Deluxe Cabins are priced at $ 285 USD for single and $ 215 USD for double. The well-appointed “Casa Pointe” has two private deluxe rooms on the upper level, where each room is equipped with its own entrance, an independent terrace and a relaxing hammock along with a king size bed. These rooms come at a price of $ 275 USD for single occupancy and $ 205 USD for double. There are four functional Standard rooms at the ground level of the “Casa Poniete”, which are each equipped with Kingsize/single beds and open-air bathrooms with hot water showers. The rooms have enclosed terraces and two of them offer a breathtaking sea view, while the remaining two are garden facing. These Standard Rooms cost $ 230 USD for single and $ 175 USD for double. Casa Osa is a bigger villa style accommodation, which can house up to eight guests and is ideal for small groups or families.