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.


Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park

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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 Peninsula. This is a place to give yourself over to nature, whether its 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 villa to suit couples, small families and large groups, El Remanso has something for everyone.

Why 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.

Wildlife 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 Rooms

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.

Rana the frog likes this because…

Rana the frog likes this because… “The lodge was designed with strict ecological policies in mind and has always been a pioneer in sustainable practices in the area. It was one of the first lodges in Costa Rica to supply it’s won electricity from a micro-hydro system. Waste is recycled or composted, waste water is treated and local community programmes are supported. They provide stable employment year round for over 30 local staff.”

And don’t forget… for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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
  • Abseil down a waterfall
  • Breakfast in the jungle canopy

El Remanso Lodge Location


  • 12 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • 3 meals a day are included
  • Children aged 6 and over are welcome


  • 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

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