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Guaria de Osa

Guaria de Osa

Destination: Drake Bay

A twelve acre secluded eco-lodge, 30-minute boat ride south from Drake town, surrounded by over 200 species of rainforest plants and ocean views, is Guaria de Osa's recipe for guests to feel close and intimate with nature.

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Guaria de Osa is a three-minute walk from the smooth Rincon de San Josecito Beach where white-faced monkeys are often seen in the trees, or a 20-minute walk from the popular San Josecito Beach where the clear, warm water makes it feel like a tropical swimming pool.

The eco-lodge offers three-day, two-night packages, $450 per person, with accommodations in a beach cabin or bungalow and meals; Or, Eight-day, seven night packages for groups up to 25 people – usually yoga retreats, - $1,200 - $1,500 per person, that include three tours (Guaria de Osa Botanical Gardens, Terraba-Sierpe mangrove and Rio Claro), ground and boat transfers from/to Palmar Sur or Drake airstrip to the lodge, accommodations in a beach cabin or bungalow, three daily meals, and use of the yoga studio. All rates are based on double occupancy.


Rooms

Thirteen various styles of rooms are spread throughout the property's manicured gardens, two rooms with a shared bathroom are in the three-story yoga hall, six bungalows with private baths and five beach cabins with shared bathroom.

Every room is within a five-minute walk of the yoga hall, main office and dining area, all of these structures are built with wood from trees that had fallen from natural forces in the jungle and this gives a rustic and comfortable feel.

The Gavilan Blanco bungalow, $150 per person per night, minimum three night stay, includes one queen bed and one twin bed, balcony with chairs and a standing shower.

Food

Guaria de Osa takes pride in serving scrumptious and natural meals, which are all included with the rate, the regular chef was not available during our stay, but food was still a preview of the type of fare the lodge serves.


Two of the chef's breakfast specialties are fried or scrambled eggs and gallo pinto, or whole grain packages.

Lunch is set up family style and self-serve during a three-day stay serving plates might be stacked high with baked chicken and potatoes, black beans and fresh salad or shredded chicken, rice, black beans and corn tortillas.

The chef's dinner choices features delicious food ranging from lentil soup and grilled chicken with potatoes and broccoli topped with peanut sauce or spaghetti tossed with marinara sauce and steamed vegetables were all enjoyed over a three-night stay.

Complimentary hot chocolate, organic coffee or tea is always available at 3 p.m. in the dinning area.

Hours

Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Lunch: 1 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Services and Amenities

Guaria de Osa boasts a three-story 36-foot high yoga hall and recreation area making it easy for yogis of any skill level to enhance their practice, the first floor has hammocks and chairs to unwind in, the second floor is an 1,750 square-foot open-air yoga studio and the third floor is an observation deck that offers stunning ocean and sunset views of the Pacific Ocean and Caño Island.

Owner Jonathon Weisberger is highly knowledgeable of the surrounding plants around the property and can give informative guided walks, as well as host tours to the nearby Rio Claro, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, the lodge has one boat for guest transportation.

There is a complimentary computer equipped with Wi-Fi that guests can use, but private access to Wi-Fi on one’s personal device is an additional $30 per week.

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