One of the best Luxury Eco-Lodges, situated far in the deep south of Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula, Aguila de Osa offers adventure in style. Comfortable, spacious accommodations with hardwood floors and ceiling fans, sit on a bluff overlooking beautiful Drake Bay and provide fabulous views of the Pacific Coast.
Despite the remote location Aguila has managed to create a comfortable jungle lodge style that provides the comforts of civilization in an otherwise wild outpost location bordering onto Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica's most pristine rainforest reserve that National Geographic once described as 'one of the biologically most intense places on earth'.
But not only the rainforest is rich in wildlife and diversity - this is also one of the best areas in Costa Rica for diving adventures. Aguila de Osa in offers a veriety of adventure packages that lets you explore this amazing area - or you can simply book your room and choose your activities a la carte.
Exquisite dining, featuring fresh seafood prepared in an innovative style is Aguila's specialty. Their distinctive cuisine is created with its own uniquely tropical flair. Fresh seafood, pasta, tasty vegetables, and delicious tropical fruit, prepared with simplicity and originality are served in a comfortable, expansive atmosphere.
But this lodge is not only luxurious - it strives to provides these superior comforts in a sustainable, eco-friendly way.
Whether you want to simply relax in the pristine beauty of a tropical paradise or explore the natural wonders of the area - Aguila de Osa, makes every effort to accommodate the wishes of their guest and pays great attention to detail. A wide range of excursions are available, including discovery dive packages for non-certified divers. Shuttle services from the nearest airport are provided.
Even getting to Aguila de Osa is an adventure in itself. This charming, remote lodge can only be reached by boat. Take scheduled 45 minute flight from San Josť to Palmar Sur, then switch to a taxi for a short ride to Sierpe and then transfer to a boat for the last leg of the journey to the Inn.
The 25 mile boat ride, follows the Rio Sierpe, past mangrove forest, and an additional 4 miles on the beautiful Pacific.
During the boat ride you will discover the Sierpe-Terraba Mangrove Reserve, with 54,000 acres it is the largest in Costa Rica. White Faced Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Caymens, and a large variety of birds and other wildlife can be seen during this enchanting boat ride.
Walk into a world of immense bio-diversity right on your doorstep. Trails cross orchid draped streams and wind through virgin jungle, home to a vast array of exotic birds and mammals. Howler and White-faced monkeys bound through the canopy. The Scarlet Macaw, Toucan, and Tanager are just three examples of the 300 species of birds indigenous to the region. Guided tours of Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve allow you to further explore the magnificence of this rainforest frontier to its fullest.
Caño Island and selected Osa Peninsula coastal sites provide 'unequaled parades of pelagic fish' (Skin Diver Magazine): clouds of fish literally block the sun's rays in the clear waters as divers penetrate the fish schools. Brightly colored tropical fish, snapper, tuna, grouper, mackerel, jack, shark, trigger fish, barracuda (typically in schools), manta rays, eels, porcupine fish, sea urchins, octopus, lobster, sponges, sea cucumbers, and other marine species are seen.
There are 15 or more types of stony coral species as well as the attendant coral eaters (starfish, mollusks, and hermit crabs). The terrain varies widely and includes 20' reefs, 50' underwater pinnacles, canyons, walls and caves. Visibility is good to excellent all year round; often marine life can be viewed 70' below the surface. Surface sightings include porpoises, Olive Ridley sea turtles, whale sharks, sea snakes and humpback whales.
Caño Island and the Osa Peninsula coast are a part of a mammoth (Rio Sierpe, Rio Terraba, Caño Island) marine ecosystem. More than one hundred thousand acres of mangrove wetlands and one thousand miles of fresh and salt water rivers, estuaries and tributaries interact with the Pacific ocean through tides which provide for an incredible abundance of marine life. This area of the Pacific is south of the trade winds and therefore characterized by gentle swells and breezes.
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