Fodor's Expert Review El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge

Main road to Carate, 22 km (14 miles) south of Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Puntarenas, 60702, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

This tranquil, sophisticated retreat in a forest brimming with birds and wildlife, 400 feet above a mostly deserted beach studded with tide pools, has luxurious two-person cabinas with screened windows, king-size beds, contemporary bathrooms with spacious showers behind curving walls, and private decks with forest and ocean views. A secluded, spacious deluxe cabin, on the path to the beach, has stunning ocean views and lots of privacy, perfect for honeymoons. Three teak-and-stone villas with ceiling fans each have a plunge pool and outdoor shower. Four spacious rooms and two suites in a two-story building close to the restaurant have verandas overlooking a swimming pool edged with teak lounge chairs. International meals with a tropical touch are served on a spacious terrace restaurant with forest and ocean view. A smaller, romantic side deck under palm trees is the perfect spot for candlelight dinners à deux. Waterfall rappelling and biologist-guided nature walks are the highlights, apart from soaking in the serenity. New trails lead through the forest to two suspension bridges spanning ravines. There's also a five-platform zipline, so guests can get a dose of canopy-level views of birds and wildlife, along with high-adrenaline adventure. The friendly and professional young owners are on-site and ensure service is smooth and guests' every request are met.

PROS

  • gorgeous natural setting
  • jungle views
  • easy access to beach

CONS

  • no air-conditioning
  • no hair dryers
  • steep drive down to lodge
  • no a/c

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green, Romantic, Views
Quiet
Near the beach
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2735–5569-office | -8814–5775

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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