Breathtaking views surround El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge, a high-end eco-lodge gracefully perched above the Pacific Ocean on its own 140-acre nature reserve within the Osa National Wildlife Refuge between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park. The Lodge beautifully blends into the natural jungle landscape with a choice of separate bungalows or individual rooms perfectly suited to accommodate honeymooners seeking privacy or entire wedding parties. Families will find plenty to do with the onsite adventure activities and special pricing is given for children under 12. El Remanso’s popularity is due, in part, to its remote location, natural wildlife trails, endless deserted beaches, and excellent accommodations. Exquisite dining adds to the distinction of this well-appointed lodge along with a refreshing swimming pool to balance the tropical heat.
Nature lovers are drawn to this remote wilderness area where animals still roam freely in the huge tracts of protected rainforest habitat comprised of combined private and national refuges. With very little development, the Osa Peninsula offers ideal conditions for spotting wildlife in their natural environment. Home also to a stunning variety of orchids plus other sought after exotic flowers such as colorful Heliconias.
Nearby the Corcovado National Park features serious guided hiking expeditions through rough terrain from each of its two ranger stations. The experienced guides can take you exploring where you’re likely to see the most wildlife. Other tours in the area provide snorkeling on offshore reefs surrounding Cano Island, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking or searching for dolphins.
The Lodge’s private reserve has 5 miles of nature trails leading to 8 different waterfalls and natural pools found deep within the forest. Scarlet macaws, monkeys, sloths, anteaters, ocelots and other nocturnal wild cats have all been sighted here. Additional onsite adventure activities include ziplining, hanging bridges, waterfall rappelling plus guided birdwatching or night hikes. Or you might just want to gently rock in your hammock out on your private deck enjoying the view and let the songs of the surf and jungle serenade you.
El Remanso offers a choice of private bungalows and villas, some featuring plunge pools, as well as individual rooms with private entrances and terraces that are found in a lovely two story house. All include hammocks, ceiling fans, comfortable bedding, and private baths with bathtubs. You’ll find well-designed furniture made from native renewable hardwoods, bamboo, and bathrooms made from natural stone.
The bamboo restaurant built over a canyon provides amazing views while excellent local sustainably sourced traditional and international cuisine can be found on the menu. Vegetarian and vegan options are available and organic ingredients are used as much as possible. A delicious generous breakfast is included with your stay and special arrangements can be made to ensure you won’t miss breakfast when heading out on an early morning tour. You’ll find a library with comfortable sofas in one part of the restaurant’s common area as well as fresh Costa Rican coffee, free WiFi, concierge services and a spa treatment room. The friendly staff is ready to assist you with booking spa services including massage.
One of the first eco-lodges to generate their own hydro-electricity, El Remanso also incorporates impressive sustainability practices including wastewater management, composting and recycling. Solar operated filters help keep the pool clean which is treated with ionized water. Their commitment to the community includes jobs for over 25 local residents and educational programs.