El Remanso Lodge

El Remanso on the unspoilt Osa Peninsula has the twin attractions of rainforest and beach, a wide selection of activities for adults and children alike.
El Remanso Lodge bridge
El Remanso Lodge veranda
El Remanso Lodge beach nearby
El Remanso Lodge decking with view


On the Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica’s southwest Pacific coast, close to Corcovado National Park.


El Remanso is open year round.

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El Remanso Lodge

El Remanso offers a huge range of activities, all taking place in a pristine natural environment on the unspoilt 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, cabins and villas to suit couples, small families and large groups, El Remanso has something for everyone.


El-Remanso-poolWhy go to El Remanso Lodge?

Watch wildlife and enjoy the varied forest and coast scenery while enjoying the benefits of a high quality lodge. During the day you can explore using the extensive trail system led by one of the lodge’s knowledgeable guides, hike down to a secluded Pacific beach to enjoy great tide pools and a small fresh water lagoon, rappel down waterfalls or zipline over forest canyons and enjoy breakfast among the trees, and all of this, without leaving the lodge’s private reserve. Not forgetting the recently built suspension bridge which offers great wildlife watching and photographic opportunities. At the end of each busy day, you can enjoy carefully prepared cuisine on the restaurant deck and relax in the comfort of your cabin or room.

El-Remanso-frogWildlife found around El Remanso Lodge

The Osa Peninsula hosts the highest biodiversity in Costa Rica. There’s a good chance you’ll see 4 types monkey species – white-headed capuchin, squirrel, spider and howler, plus toucans, tanagers, anteaters, armadillos, peccaries, agoutis, sloths and a great variety of frogs, amphibians and insects. Remarkably, you won’t even have to leave the lodge to witness much of this profusion of wildlife: monkeys swing by in front of the cabins regularly, scarlet macaws feed from the trees close the restaurant and many other wildlife species are regularly encountered on the extensive trail system.

El Remanso Lodge Highlights

  • On the biodiverse Osa Peninsula
  • Accommodation for couples and families
  • Abundant bird and animal life
  • Explore on foot, by horseback, boat and kayak
  • Relax by the pool or on the beach
  • Abseil down a waterfall
  • Breakfast in the jungle canopy

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El Remanso Lodge


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Yoga deck
  • 24-hour electricity
  • Wi-Fi internet access at reception


  • Self-guided walking trails
  • Guided hikes
  • Abseiling down a waterfall
  • Birdwatching walks
  • Tree canopy tour including breakfast
  • Dolphin watching in the Golfo Dulce
  • Horse riding
  • Day tour to Corcovado
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga classes

What is included in the stay

Accommodation and 3 meals a day.


Children aged 6 and over are welcome.


There is Wi-fi in the reception and lobby.


High season: 1st Dec to 30th April

Holiday season: 20th Dec to 6th Jan

Green season: 1st May to 30th Nov


There are 6 rooms and 6 cabins, accommodating up to 30 guests. They are located in several buildings: the 2-storey Casa Poniente which houses all 6 rooms, and 6 individual cabins, as detailed below.

Room-la-guindaLa Guinda: This deluxe, 1-bedroom cabin is an idea choice for honeymooners and couples seeking peace and seclusion, with its breathtaking view over the rainforest and ocean, though it can also accommodate small families. La Guinda features an inviting half-moon wooden deck perched above the rainforest fitted with hammocks, a luxurious bathroom with full size mosaic bathtub.



El Remanso plunge poolVilla la Vainilla: This deluxe villa provides prefect accommodation for families and groups of up to 4 adults, with rooms arranged over 2 floors. Each level has a bedroom with a king size bed and a day bed, a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom. The upper bedroom leads out to balcony, while the ground room opens on to an expansive deck with sun loungers and a plunge pool.  


classic-cabinClassic Cabin: Cleverly designed to make the best of the natural light and breeze, these 3 cabins are built in the original, rustic El Remanso style, with large windows and a full height sliding door. Each has a private terrace with a hammock and chairs, ideal for enjoying the scenery and wildlife by day and star gazing by night. They can accommodate couples and small families, with 1 king and 1 single bed, and the possibility to add 1 or 2 more single beds if required, all in the 1 bedroom. There is an en-suite shower room.


Deluxe-roomCasa Poniente Superior Room: Also known as deluxe suites, these 2 rooms are on the upper floor and have views over the pool with the forest and ocean in the background. Interiors are spacious and feature a king size bed, with room for a 1 or 2 single beds if needed. Enjoy the scenery from your private veranda, watch wildlife from the covered terrace or solarium, and enjoy sitting in the sun while sipping a fresh drink. The en-suite bathroom has a mosaic bathtub and large windows for more of those wonderful views.


Deluxe-room-bathroomCasa Poniente Ocean View Room: On the ground floor of Casa Poniente, these rooms face the tropical forest with the ocean in the distance. These rooms are spacious and comfortable and are conveniently placed by the restaurant and pool. The bathroom features an original semi-open shower, and the bedroom has a king size bed. Outside you have a private deck, perfect for watching birds fly by. There is room for 1 or 2 single beds to be added, making these rooms perfect for families.



standard-roomCasa Poniente Standard Room: Also on the ground floor of Casa Poniente, each of these rooms has a beautiful outdoor terrace, perfect for unwinding. There is space interior space and plenty of home comforts with a king size bed and the chance to add 1 or 2 single beds, a tropical outside shower and a covered lounging area.

Casa Osa: This is the largest cabin and is perfect for larger groups or families who want to share their time together in a beautiful rainforest setting. The top floor consists of a spacious bedroom that can sleep up to 4 people, with a king bed and 2 singles. The ground floor can accommodate up to 5 in 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 2-3 singles. Each floor has its own bathroom and spacious lounging area with hammocks. Added to this, the cabin has a great view of a pristine forest.

Deluxe Villas: These 2 villas are ideal for small families and couples desiring privacy and comfort. Each villa has 2 storeys of accommodation comprising 1 bedroom with a king size bed and space for up to 2 single beds, a bathroom plus an outside shower and a large outside deck (46sqm) with hammocks, chairs, a plunge pool and views of the ocean. Interiors are cooled by ceiling fans.

Swimmers entering the water during sunset on a costa rica holiday

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