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Aguila De Osa

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- Excellent midrange choice
- Stunning Osa Peninsula location
- Kayaking, diving, snorkelling
- Fishing, rainforest zip wires, horse riding

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Aguila de Osa is an outstanding, mid-range lodge set in a breathtakingly beautiful area of remote, unspoiled rainforest on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula which is known for its incredible biodiversity. This lovely property lies on a bluff by the mouth of the Aguijitas River and offers stunning, sweeping views of Drake Bay. There’s plenty of water and land-based adventure to be had in the two nearby reserves; the Caño Island Biological Reserve is excellent for snorkelling and diving, and a visit to the Corcovado National Park, the largest of Costa Rica’s many national parks, is a must.

There are 11 pristine, characterful guestrooms and two suites. All rooms have captivating views of the surrounding scenery and plenty of windows to let in generous amounts of natural light. They have an open, spacious feel with high, vaulted ceilings and screened windows that let in not only the gentle, cooling breeze, but also the soothing birdsong and wildlife soundtrack of the surrounding forest. Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, and both hot water and drinking water are supplied round-the-clock.

The hotel’s open-air restaurant, The Great Room, offers dramatic views of both the ocean and the rainforest, and is one of the main areas for socialising, the other being the Jungle Terrace, which has its own bar where guests typically gather for a round or two of drinks before dinner. Breakfasts are filling and plentiful, while lunches are on the lighter side and dinners feature a selection of sumptuous gourmet dishes.

There are a dozen or more excursions on offer for exploring the lodge’s wonderful, untouched surroundings and rich wildlife. Expert guides will impart their knowledge about the area, its many resident land and marine animals, and the ongoing conservation efforts. Some of the many activities include ziplining through the rainforest canopy, fishing, horse riding along the beach, whale-watching, birdwatching jungle walks and heading out after dark to see some of the many nocturnal species who inhabit the area. There’s also top-notch diving, kayaking and snorkelling on offer at nearby Caño Island.

The lodge welcomes children of all ages, though there are age restrictions on some activities. Two children under the age of 12 can stay in the same room with 2 adults with no additional charge for accommodation or food and there are activity packages tailored to the particular needs and interests of families. Given the remote, wild nature of the hotel’s location, parents are reminded to keep their children under constant adult supervision.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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