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Aguila de Osa Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

  • great for fishing enthusiasts
  • elegant lodge and rooms
  • convivial, communal dining

    Cons

  • no ocean views or breezes
  • steep climb to some rooms on sometimes slippery stone stairs
  • some rooms have little privacy, notably No. 10

Fodorite Reviews

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Aguila de Osa Inn Review

A sportfisher's dream lodge, Aguila de Osa has spacious rooms with hardwood interiors, oversize bamboo beds, and luxurious tile-and-glass-brick bathrooms. Stained-glass lamps with tropical themes and hand-carved doors add artistic flair. Be prepared for a steep climb up stone stairs to your room with a narrow view of Drake Bay. Morning coffee arrives outside your room before 6 am. Dinner here is a real event, with huge platters of perfectly cooked meat and fish—sometimes your own catch—served family-style. The lodge has two 31-foot sportfishing boats and offers dive trips and excursions into Corcovado Park. Two-night packages include transfers from Drake Bay or Palmar Sur airports and a boat tour to Corcovado National Park.

    Contact Information

  • Address: South end of town, at mouth of Río Agujitas Drake | Map It
  • Phone: 2296–2190 in San José; 8840–2929 lodge; 866/924–8452 in U.S.
  • Website:
  • Location: Drake Bay

    Hotel Details

  • 11 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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    It's like your at someone's home

    I loved this place. Yes, the climate is so humid that your clothes don't dry, often forcing you to take advantage of their laundry service. And yes, the rooms have no A/C and screens for windows, forcing you in a bit of a "camping" mode. But everyone is so damn friendly. Breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner is included, and you eat with all the guests as the staff serves some top notch food. Luis, the lone waiter and bartender while I was there, is friendly and mixes some mean cocktails. It truly is like spending a few days at a Costa Rican's home, to the point where you want to say goodbye to every staff member you met during your stay. As for the adventures, we did some hiking and snorkeling, and afterwards they serve up some lunch. I love this place, and if I ever find myself in Costa Rica I have to visit the Aguila de Oso family again.

    by garygu01, 7/27/09

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