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For an authentic Osa experience, you may want to look beyond B of C

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I have benefited so much over the years from Fodors and everyone's trip reports and genuine informative answers to questions I and others have posted. I have had some amazing adventures and experienced incredible places to stay. Sometimes I have looked into a place from maybe 1-2 subtle comments made about a place that piqued my curiosity.

I am writing this to try and be helpful so people can learn ahead of time that this may not be right for them. After spending 3 nights in the Osa at the end of December at the Lookout Inn (thanks to a couple of mentions of it here) on the way out we pulled into Bosque del Cabo since I was driving right by it and I have read LOTS of rave reviews and posts about it. I did not stay here but walked around quite a bit. It seems that more than any place B of C is always recommended. I was curious why so many fodorites love it. It may be perfect for some but I want to comment because I never would have wanted to stay at B of C. I would have been very disappointed if this was my experience of the Osa, the jungle. It seems more in line with a Hilton.

To me it had the appearance and feeling of being at a Disney resort, contrived and developed to create a ' jungle' experience. ' It was manicured, sculpted and seemed plastic and artificial. I suggest you keep looking if you want a genuine Osa experience. It hardly seems worth the effort to go to the Osa for this experience. You might as well stay north in Uvita or Ojochal, Dominical. Both my husband and I were sure glad we stayed at Lookout Inn. There are other places to recommend if the Lookout isn't for you.

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