- Excellent midrange choice
- Stunning Osa Peninsula location
- Kayaking, diving, snorkelling
- Fishing, rainforest zip wires, horse riding
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.
- Eco-friendly, hilltop lodge
- Access to a private beach
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Superb jungle wildlife, varied activities
- Simple tented cabins, great value
- Idyllic beachside eco-lodge
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Birdwatching, night hikes, turtle watching
- Luxurious Ecolodge
- Rainforest & Ocean Wildlife Activities
- Gorgeous Swimming Pool
- Complimentary SUP & Kayaks
- Tranquil rainforest eco-lodge
- Restaurant, bar, yoga, massages
- Dolphin watching, deep-sea fishng
- Zip wiring, horse riding, kayaking
- Remote rainforest location
- Complete immersion in nature
- Superb luxury accommodation
- Waterfalls, hiking, surfing, kayaking
- Eco-friendly rainforest lodge
- Great midrange option
- Water and land-based adventure activities
- Plenty of accommodation options
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022
Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
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