El Remanso Lodge was designed with strict ecological policies in mind and has been a pioneer in sustainable practices on the Osa Peninsula since its creation in 1999. The lodge was one of the first in Costa Rica to provide its electricity exclusively by its own micro-hydro system. We reduce our environmental impact by recycling our waste, we run our own composting system, treat waste waters and participate in local community programs on the Osa Peninsula a part from providing a stable workplace for over 30 local staff all year around.
Magnificent panoramas await you as you hike our trails. You may see monkeys leaping in the trees, exotic birds calling and the colorful frogs croaking away in the night. Explore hidden valleys with botanical treasures or lagoons and tide pools at the beach. The observant hiker can find sloths, kinkajous, eagles, toucans, and parrots.
Recent sightings include ocelots, pumas and several species of rare endemic birds. Secluded waterfalls and pools deep in the forest where you feel like you stepped back in time. Breezy ridge tops where you can look down onto the canopy. Night sounds of frogs and owls will lull you into a deep sleep free of traffic noises. Wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys and parrots greeting the new day.
El Remanso Lodge is oriented to those seeking to enjoy the secrets and pleasures of a pristine rainforest experience. We work with the most discerning traveler and the lodge is ideally suited to couples or families, naturalists, photographers and all nature lovers wishing to escape mass tourism resorts. You will appreciate the personal treatment combined with our first-hand knowledge of the rainforest, which ensures a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Standard Rooms are situated on the bottom floor of Casa Poniente. Casa Poniente is a two-story house with four independent Standard Rooms on the ground level. As its name implies, it faces towards the West, thus enabling views of the perfect sunset on the infinite Pacific Ocean. Casa Poniente is surrounded by an exotic garden filled with endemic plants, such as heliconias, "platanillas" and orchids to attract birds and wildlife. Each room has a separate entrance with an independent terrace, screened conveniently for privacy with plants.
Deluxe Rooms are situated on the top floor of Casa Poniente. Casa Poniente is a two-story house with two independent Deluxe Rooms on the upper level. As its name implies, it faces towards the West, thus enabling breathtaking views of the perfect sunset on the infinite Pacific Ocean. Casa Poniente is surrounded by an exotic garden filled with endemic plants, such as heliconias, "platanillas" and orchids to attract birds and wildlife. Each room has a separate entrance with an independent terrace, an outdoor hammock, and a king size bed.
Classic Bungalows can accommodate couples or small families. Each one has the capacity for 2-4 guests. El Remanso has 3 private, spacious and comfortable one-bedroom bungalows. On top of a cool clay-tile floor rises a structure made out of beautiful tropical hardwoods, all of which come from fallen timber taken out of our private nature reserve.
The front side of the cabins has a full height sliding door with, and the other 3 sides have wooden louvered screened openings offering excellent air ventilation. Each cabin features a highly comfortable king size bed and can fit in 2 additional single beds. A feeling of warmth is created by the use of hardwoods for the furniture inside the cabin. The shower is separated from the rest of the cabin by a beautifully shaped stucco wall and you can also enjoy a wonderful outside shower and have fantastic views of the tropical garden surrounding the bungalow.
La Guinda is a one-bedroom deluxe bungalow with impressive views of the Pacific Ocean. Built on top of a ridge it offers the perfect setting for your special vacation in the rainforest. Built on top of a ridge, La Guinda offers an unforgettable setting for your honeymoon, romantic vacation or special occasion.
Treat yourself to this favorite for couples who are looking for a romantic getaway! With a privileged setting atop a rainforest ridge, La Guinda is a great accommodation option at El Remanso for wildlife lovers and those who search for a secluded spot to enjoy the peacefulness of nature. Lose yourself in the views from its half-moon wooden deck overlooking the ocean and search for wildlife at canopy level! This cabin also features an outside hammock and lounge chairs that provide the best resting place to do observe wildlife passing by.