Celebrate family, nature, community, and sustainability at this remote eco-lodge in Costa Rica. El Remanso is a family-owned lodge committed to sharing a passion for nature with the world. Deeply rooted in the local life of Puerto Jimenez, El Remanso is a beautiful tribute to some of the most pristine rainforests in the world.

Sustainability and conservation run deep at El Remanso, as this lodge has been protecting and preserving nature for over 20 years. El Remanso not only preserves the nature and community of the region but contributes to it as well. 

Seclusion is guaranteed with 14 solar-powered villas. Guests can sleep where beauty meets the wild. A 45-minute drive from Puerto Jimenez, El Remanso is situated on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, a pristine swath of nature protected by a National Park.

Their story

Opened in 1999, El Remanso is a secluded eco-lodge in the Osa Peninsula run by two generations of family. There is a deep connection to the local community, as the owners mean for the resort to be shared rather than exclusive. Locals are employed and encouraged to share their lives with the guests.

El Remanso offers a personalized experience for every guest, which is rooted in local culture and tradition. Environmental protection, advocacy, and eco-tourism are tenets held by the owners and employees of El Remanso. The lodge offers a 5-mile trail system for guests to wander, a secluded beach littered with tide pools, and suspension bridges over waterfalls.

El Remanso offers high-quality lodging with low environmental impact. The lodge offers luxurious private villas, some with private plunge pools, and all with great views of the forest. El Remanso is for wildlife lovers, honeymooners, families, and everyone in between. Disconnect from modern life and reconnect to nature.

The lodge offers a luxurious stay in the unspoiled nature of the Osa Peninsula, right next to the Corcovado National Park. Hiking, swimming, wildlife-watching, or relaxing—whatever you want to do, you can do it at El Remanso. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

  • The 14 guest villas were built using fallen timber and certified plantation wood.
  • El Remanso is one of only a handful of hotels in Costa Rica to be run solely on renewable energy. The energy at El Remanso comes from sustainable hydroelectricity and solar panels.
  • Water at the lodge is spring-fed and treated with a UV filter before reaching the guests.
  • Water is heated with a solar hot-water system.
  • Food waste is either composted or fed to pigs at nearby farms.
  • There are no single-use plastics at the lodge.
  • No pesticides or herbicides are used at El Remanso.
  • Cleaning products, laundry detergents, soaps, and shampoos are all certified biodegradable.
  • Ingredients in the kitchen are from El Remanso’s gardens, local fishers, and local farmers.
  • Staff and management are exclusively local, offering a unique connection to the local community.
  • El Remanso has partnered with several community projects with the Puerto Jimenez Community Center and ASCONA.

Most Popular Activities near El Remanso

  • Guided nature hikes
  • Bird-watching walks to see many of the 20 Costa Rican birds.
  • Night tour
  • Dolphin & whale watching
  • Turtle watching
  • Surfing and kayaking
  • Horseback riding

Best time to visit El Remanso

  • The humidity in Costa Rica is high all year around. 
  • To avoid rainy season, plan your visit outside May-June and September-October. 
  • If you want to enjoy this place the sunniest it can be, visit in March or December.
  • Smaller showers or thunderstorms can be expected all year around, so please be prepared.

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El Remanso is 365 km from Tobías Bolaños International Airport. The lodge offers pick up from Puerto Jimenez local airport.

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