El Remanso Lodge

Osa Peninsula

At a Glance

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to El Remanso Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Costa Rica


Hidden in the rainforest above a secluded and wild beach, El Remanso Lodge is situated on the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica, close to Puerto Jimenez. With its 185 acres of private reserve it is part of the Osa Peninsula National Refuge.

Set among 185 acres of pristine rainforest on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, El Remanso is a small, owner-operated eco-lodge offering 12 simple yet incredibly stylish cabins and suites, along with a separate four-bedroom villa suitable for larger groups and families. It’s a bumpy ride to get here, but well worth it. If you love the idea of being cut off from the outside world, then we think you’ll adore it here. In line with El Remanso’s ecological policies, the accommodations are built from beautiful tropical hardwoods, all of which come from fallen timber from the lodge’s private nature reserve. Most are semi-open to the air, and a feeling of warmth is created by the use of hardwoods for the furniture. A hot-water shower is separated from the rest of the cabin by a beautiful stucco wall and offers great views of the tropical gardens, the forest and the ocean. All have a porch or deck, where you can sit or swing for hours in your hammock, watching the bird life or the wild monkeys climbing in the nearby trees, and listening to the jungle orchestra.

You will be served a variety of tasty, fresh food from the lodge restaurant. On-staff naturalists and guides help you get to know the local flora and fauna, and the staff and delightfully helpful and friendly. The property includes an extensive trail system, which lets you discover the magic of the primary rainforest and observe the abundant wildlife surrounding the lodge, and the observant hiker can spot sloths, kinkajous, eagles, toucans and parrots, even perhaps a jaguar or an ocelot. Beyond the forest is a near-deserted beach, where you can explore tide pools, take a dip, or just relax on the sand.

A wide variety of activities can be enjoyed at El Remanso, and the highly knowledgeable guides will help you enjoy thrilling waterfall rappelling, early-morning bird-watching, interpretative jungle hikes or a canopy tree platform tour, while away from the lodge excursions such as dolphin-watching in Golfo Dulce, horseback rides through the rainforest and beach, surfing on the famous Matapalo breaks or hiking on a day tour in Corcovado National Park can all easily be arranged

Read more

Vacation Ideas

  • Costa Rica Uncovered

    San Jose, Turrialba, Heredia, Osa Peninsula, Uvita

    from $5100 pp 10 nights

    • Plunge into your epic journey visiting the outdoor wonders of Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and the famous La Paz Waterfall
    • Jump aboard your raft for an exhilarating white-water rafting journey along the Pacuare river, taking in the lush rainforest as you go
    • Immerse yourself in the charming and remote Osa Peninsula, one of the most biologically intense places on earth
  • Extraordinary Costa Rica

    Central Valley, Osa Peninsula, Arenal, Guanacaste

    from $7000 pp 11 nights

    • Stay at a luxuriously appointed boutique boltholes, designed to reflect their gorgeous natural surroundings and offer you a feeling of complete tranquillity and exclusivity
    • Feast on deliciously refreshing tropical fruits (some of which you might struggle to identify), sample local street food delicacies and savour the best cup of coffee with beans grown just meters from where you are standing!
    • Hike through jungle forest trails to remote lookout points and be rewarded with unforgettable sunsets and romantic moments
  • Family Fun in Costa Rica

    San Jose, Pacuare, Osa Peninsula, Arenal & Papagayo

    from $8000 pp 13 nights

    • Adrenaline pumped activities to suit everyone in the family
    • Amazing wildlife experiences from sloth spying to kayaking with dolphins
    • Robinson Crusoe inspired jungle lodges to bring out the explorer in everyone
  • Wild Costa Rica

    Central Valley, Tortuguero, Osa Peninsula & Manuel Antonio

    from $6200 pp 10 nights

    • Get away from the crowds and off the beaten track on the wildlife-rich Osa Peninsula
    • Go looking for turtles, sloths, monkeys and frogs in the Tortuguero National Park
    • Offers a chance to nature-watch while at a beach retreat in the Manuel Antonio National Park

Location & directions

Osa Peninsula

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 24/7 concierge service
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details
Select your state

Vacation Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and vacation inspiration

Call us and speak to a destination specialist

We’ll handcraft a quote around what you want

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to El Remanso Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Costa Rica

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 858 345 1763 or start planning now Plan your trip