No longer only a sportfisher's dream lodge, Aguila de Osa has newly renovated, luxurious, high-ceilinged rooms with handsome, hardwood interiors, king-size beds, and all-new, glass-brick and granite bathrooms that will please the fussiest traveler. Hairdryers, coffee-makers and small fridges are now standard equipment, thanks to the arrival of main-grid electricity. Stained-glass lamps with tropical themes and hand-carved, cocobolo hardwood doors add local color
and artistic flair. Be prepared for a steep climb up to your room with verandah views of Drake Bay and the ocean beyond. Dinner here features perfectly cooked meat and fresh fish, often the catch of the day straight off the lodge's three sportfishing boats. Diving, including certification; snorkeling trips; excursions into Corcovado Park; and boat tours through mangroves round out the activity list. Two-night packages include transfers from Drake Bay or Palmar Sur airports and a boat tour to Corcovado National Park.
Jul 27, 2009
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.