- Simple tented cabins, great value
- Idyllic beachside eco-lodge
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Birdwatching, night hikes, turtle watching
La Leona is a rustic and remote eco-lodge located just outside the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in southwest Costa Rica. Designed with environmentally friendly practises in mind, the property showcases the area’s many natural features, while at the same time doing its best to protect them for future generations to enjoy. There are several simple, tented cabins within a short distance of a pristine stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean and this is a great choice for those on a lower budget.
All of the cabins look out on to the beach and ocean, though some of them have views that are more focused on the lodge’s pretty gardens and grounds. Each one has its own decking area with seating, as well as a private outdoor shower; note that some of the tent-cabins share bathroom facilities.
Jardines Del Mar is the hotel’s restaurant which is open for three meals a day. It’s an open-air dining venue right beside the beach and has a bar with an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Menus feature a mix of Costa Rican and international cuisine, with ingredients locally sourced and food freshly prepared.
The lodge currently offers around half a dozen enriching activities and excursions at an additional fee. These are designed to reveal not only the area’s rich natural wonders and diverse wildlife, but also its cultural heritage. Exploring the nearby Corcovado National Park is a must. It’s Costa Rica’s largest national park and is commonly referred to as the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its extreme biodiversity. Morning birdwatching hikes, night-time walks and observing turtles nesting (seasonal) are also popular activity choices.
For those travelling with young children, the Family Bungalow is recommended for small families. For larger families, it may be necessary to book more than one tent-cabin. Owing to the lodge’s open location and proximity to the ocean, parents are advised to keep an eye on their youngsters at all times.
- Eco-friendly rainforest lodge
- Great midrange option
- Water and land-based adventure activities
- Plenty of accommodation options
- Boutique, owner-run nature lodge
- Rainforest & unspoilt beaches
- Excellent location at tip of Osa Peninsula
- Wildlife rich area, animals 'up close'
- Remote rainforest location
- Complete immersion in nature
- Superb luxury accommodation
- Waterfalls, hiking, surfing, kayaking
- 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
- Eco-friendly, hilltop lodge
- Access to a private beach
- Adjacent to Corcovado National Park
- Superb jungle wildlife, varied activities
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
Godfrey 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
Philip 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
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023