El Remanso Lodge is oriented to those seeking to enjoy the secrets and pleasures of a pristine rainforest experience. You will appreciate the personal treatment combined with first hand knowledge of the forest, which ensures a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Today, the El Remanso Lodge can host up to little over 30 guests and continues with the same philosophy: the lodge’s 200 acres are part of the Osa National Refuge, the lodge electricity is still covered to 100% by hidroelectric and solar energy without the use of diesel generators, the lodge sponsors conservation oriented research projects and is actively involved with the local community. Each one of the spacious accommodations at El Romanso Lodge offers excellent opportunities to observe wildlife at its best, combining absolute comfort with a tasteful rainforest style. Enjoy the peaceful rumbling of the ocean waves 350 feet below as you watch the sun paint clouds and trees with all the tones of red and yellow, giving way to the dark night of the forest, unpolluted by city lights. Listen to the rustling of the leaves as the breeze dances through the forest and gently rocks your hammock while new and mysterious sounds tempt your imagination to decipher what is happening in the rainforest around you.
El Remanso has 3 private, spacious and comfortable one-bedroom cabins. 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. The hot-water shower is separated from the rest of the cabin by a beautifully shaped stucco wall and offers great views of the tropical garden around the cabins as well as views to both the ocean and the forest. Imagine yourself sitting on the porch or the outside wooden deck of your cabin and having a good chance to see wild monkeys climbing in the nearby trees and hear the orchestra of jungle sounds. Hammocks and comfortable terrace chairs offer perfect opportunities for relaxation after an active day in the rainforest.
The El Remanso Deluxe Cabins are ideal for anyone looking for a secluded retreat with absolute privacy in the middle of the wildest rainforest. "La Guinda" is a one bedroom deluxe cabin with a spacious outside deck overlooking the ocean and a unique bathroom featuring a mosaic-style bathtub. "La Vainilla" offers 2 separate bedrooms with a fully open upper deck, thus enabling the "real jungle experience" with incredible ocean views.
Casa Poniente is a two-story house with two independent Deluxe Rooms on the upper level. 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. The bathroom walls are covered with natural stone and feature hot water showers and a mosaic bathtub with a view to the surrounding forest.
Apart from the stunning views of the forest canopy you will enjoy excellent meals at the restaurant. All meals are served in the bamboo structured restaurant at the heart of the lodge. The restaurant deck is built on top of a forest canyon, enabling great views of the underlying forest. Local chefs will surprise you with a perfect mix of international cuisine with a “tico” and tropical touch. An exchange library is located in the restaurant while the "mirador" area of the restaurant offers comfortable lounge sofas to lay back in the peace of the afternoon while enjoying a good book.
El Remanso features a beautiful and brand-new 450-square foot swimming pool with a large wooden deck around it. The pool offers spectacular views of the surrounding forest and is the preferred place of our guests to enjoy a magnificent sunset! The pool side bar “Los Encantitos” offers fresh smoothies, sodas, local beers and your favorite cocktails. It is especially popular in the hour before dinner time (from 6pm-7pm) when most of the guests come up to have a drink and share the day’s adventures. Try the piña coladas, caipirinhas or margaritas, all prepared with fresh ingredients only!
On the endless sandy beach and through the deep rainforest trails of the nature reserve you’ll become aware of each breath you take, of the sound of your feet as they explore the primitive earth. El Remanso’s lush forests, unbeatable wildlife, breathtaking views, charming accommodations and delicious culinary surprises are ideal for unplugging from every day mundane distractions and plunging into the real world, the beautiful wild basics!