Adventure on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Active & Adventurous - Outdoors

10 Ways to Find Adventure While “Sleeping” In The Rainforest

El_Remanso_restaurantOSA PENINSULA, Costa Rica—The tiny patch of Costa Rica’s last remaining tropical humid rainforest holds about 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, making it an ‘unspoiled’ travel destination for visitors who want to experience Costa Rica in its most pristine form. El Remanso Lodge beckons both adventurers and people looking for a relaxing getaway in the exquisite natural paradise of the Osa Peninsula and offers travelers the once in a lifetime chance to “sleep in the rainforest”. El Remanso Lodge’s 185-acre private reserve offers endless possibilities to discover the magic of a tropical rainforest acting as a buffer zone to the famous Corcovado National Park:

El-Remanso-rappelling1. Waterfall Rappelling: Enjoy four waterfalls and four hours of heart-pumping adventure in a truly beautiful deep forest setting. This is the first tour of its kind in Costa Rica.

2. Zip-Line Tour and Canopy Breakfast: Within seconds of leaving their cabins, guests can enter the canopy world of the forest, riding a cable onto a platform that is 125 feet above the jungle floor. Guests can eat their breakfasts as they enjoy spectacular birding and wildlife watching while looking down into a canyon of leaves and branches

3. Hiking: El Remanso’s resident naturalist guide takes travelers on one of several different trails while travelers gaze at magnificent flora and fauna and have a biology lesson and close encounters with

Costa Rica’s wildlife


4. Bird Watching: Guests can go on a bird-watching tour in the only country that has so many bird species (830 species). Highilghts include spotting birds like Honeycreepers, Tanagers or the spectacular White Crested Coquette

5. Horseback Riding: Visitors can enjoy a three hour horseback ride through the rainforest and along the impressive Pacific Beach guided by Miguel Sanchez, a local neighbor, who will offer insights from someone who has been living in the middle of the rainforest his entire life.

El-Remanso-waterfall6. Dolphin Watching: The "sweet gulf" or Golfo Dulce is one of four tropical fjords around the world and is home to a large variety of wildlife, including dolphins, whales (from August to November), rays, whale sharks, and sea turtles. The tour starts early in the morning in Puerto Jiménez’s harbor where travelers take a private boat to go out and look for dolphins.

7. Surfing: Costa Rica is well known for its excellent surfing conditions because of its many spots with great waves and the warm year-round water temperature.

8. Kayaking: See different fish, birds, dolphins, and rays as you explore the beaches and mangroves of the Osa Peninsula in a kayak. The sunset tour offers a special look at the area during a stunning part of the day.

9. Tree Climbing: The best way to see the forest is to get up into the tree tops where 80% of the forest species live. Canopy touring has something for everyone: botanists, artists, photographers, birders, researchers and for those who like the thrill of adventure. Some platforms have ocean and forest views, a reward for the tree climbing experience.

10. Yoga: El Remanso offers an oasis of peace and there’s hardly any better place to practice yoga than their Yoga Platform, which is complete with surrounding forest views. The isolated beach also offers an excellent setting for yoga, especially at sunset.

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