El Remanso Lodge

Location: Corcovado

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Escape to the lush rainforests of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica and discover the hidden gem that is El Remanso Lodge.

Tucked away above a secluded and wild beach, this lodge is perfect for those seeking a pristine rainforest experience without the crowds of mass tourism resorts. The property boasts an extensive trail system that allows you to explore the magic of the primary rainforest and observe the abundant wildlife surrounding the lodge.

Step into the forest canyon, where ocean breezes dance and 16 sustainable, upscale villas, bungalows, and rooms offer style and substance, overlooking your choice of view: dense rainforest, wildlife corridors, or the sparkling Pacific. Delight in eco-luxury without compromise: All accommodations are 100% solar-powered – amply powered and with battery back-up, so you can enjoy your fans, charge devices, and take warm showers beneath starry skies. 

Deluxe double villa: Plunge into your private ocean-view pool – into canyon vistas, the thrill of passing wildlife, and inky star-scapes twinkling with promise. Tucked into a quiet rainforest canyon – home to white hawks, frisky squirrel monkeys, and cacophonous scarlet macaws – newly renovated Villa la Vainilla is the largest offering, with two stories, two ensuite bedrooms, and one private large plunge pool.

Deluxe Villas: A perfect place if you are looking for rainforest tranquility for your family.

Immerse yourself in the life of a forest canopy – in the unparalleled sensation of a private retreat, perched on the canyon’s slope and overlooking the Pacific. Step into this perch surrounded by forest canyon, and you enter the world of the rainforest canopy.

This is not treehouse living, but treetop living: 1,200 square-feet of natural stone and cool teak, high ceilings and showers under the stars. While away the hours on the expansive hardwood deck and in your private plunge pool. Step into total seclusion – into a private villa that surrounds and immerses you in the sights, sounds, and scents of the forest and the crashing Pacific.

Classic bungalows: 

Nestled within the hustle-and-bustle of a vibrant forest canyon – the ever-active, always-compelling home to the peninsula’s most iconic wildlife – the Classic Bungalows offer a chance to get lost in the rainforest. This is the rainforest’s antidote to everyday life and a bungalow with sustainable design cred: Built with beautiful teak and natural stone, designer furniture, and solar hot-water heaters for your private outside shower experience, the Classic Bungalows rise from topical woods into views of wildlife corridors and the sparkling Pacific.

Superior Rooms: Relax into these west-facing, sunset-commanding rooms where breezes play, toucans perch at eye-level, and you’re one floor closer to the brilliant evening sky.

Located on the top floor of west-facing, sunset-commanding Casa Poniente, the Superior rooms stand watch over the Pacific and the flamboyant gardens – over the very reason you’re here: flora, fauna and the peninsula’s most brilliant sunsets. Outside, there are lounge chairs and sun terraces, hammocks and natural privacy screens. Inside, you’ll find natural stone showers, high ceilings and ocean breezes. Relax. Enjoy. Find yourself in nature and nature in yourself.

For the adventurous, El Remanso Lodge offers thrilling waterfall rappelling, early-morning birdwatching, guided interpretive hikes, and a canopy tree platform tour, all with highly knowledgeable guides. Guests can also relax on the wooden deck of their cabin while watching monkeys swing through the surrounding trees.

Outside excursions are also offered by local guides, including dolphin-watching in the Golfo Dulce, horseback rides through the rainforest and beach, surfing on the famous Matapalo breaks, or hiking on a day tour in the Corcovado National Park.

El Remanso Lodge offers a chemical-free pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant that mixes international cuisine with a local touch in the three meals served every day on the open-air deck built on the top of a forest canyon.