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Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn

Destination: Drake Bay

A five-minute boat ride, or a 20 minute walk west from Drake town takes tourists to the Aguila de Osa Inn, a relaxing hillside refuge that tickles their senses with sights, sounds, smells and feel of the jungle.

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Rooms

A mini-hike up a winding stone path, complete with a soundtrack of squawking scarlet macaws, leads the way to 13 spacious rooms with almond-wood patios and rocking chairs where guests can catch their breath, inhaling the sweet flower air and admiring the ocean view.

Walls with screen windows let in the alarm clock of howler monkeys each morning, their howls reverberate throughout the vaulted ceilings, which hold quiet ceiling fans that create an ocean-like breeze.

In the standard room, $179 per person each night in wet season (May 1-Dec. 14), two bamboo-framed queen beds, and wooden wall units and shelves, all made in Costa Rica, give the look of a rustic cabin. Its stone-tiled bathroom with a standing open shower, wide counter and hairdryer look like it could be found at a luxury hotel.

All rooms are stocked with a mini-bar; food and drinks from it are an additional charge.

Restaurant

Three gourmet meals per day, included with the room rate, are served in an open-air dining space under a cone-shaped ceiling, covered with sweet palm leaves, reminiscent of the indigenous Costa Rican shelters.

Breakfasts, served with a side of ocean view, are from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. There is a set menu of 15 dishes that will please every type of taste palate; sweet, tropical fruit pancakes; hearty, poached eggs and traditional gallo pinto are a few available items.

The resident chef, Dixon, plans daily lunch and dinner menus that incorporate local ingredients from a farmer's market - four hours away from Drake -, homegrown produce from the inn's garden, and one fresh seafood item each day.

Three lunch choices are offered daily, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., ranging from pasta with tomato sauce, to baked chicken with salad and crunchy, fried potato wedges.

After lunch, place your dinner order from two daily specials, which on any given day could include fresh fish with pineapple sauce, prime rib, or beef tenderloin. Grilled chicken and pasta with vegetable sauce are always available.

Dinner is served to all guests at 7 p.m., arrive at 6 p.m. to mingle with other guests at a cocktail and appetizer hour, beverages not included, prices range $3-$6.50.

Services and amenities

Complimentary Wi-Fi through out the inn. You will find cookies and coffee in the dining area from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. that are available to all guests. Laundry service is $12 per bag.

The concierges can arrange for a licensed massage therapist to come to guest's room for an hour massage, $65.

Guests can make use of the hotel’s kayaks to paddle up Agujitas River or watch the sunset in the bay at no extra charge.

Tours

Tours are operated in-house to most of Drake Bay's attractions: three resident tour guides, a dive instructor, and captains for the 10 boats (six sport boats, three fishing boats and one diving boat) are available to show guests the magic of Corcovado National Park, Cano Island, and the Sierpe Mangrove forests.

Aguila de Osa is the only hotel in Drake Bay with a dive program that can certify guests on site.

**Prices do not reflect sales tax.

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