Aguila de Osa Inn

Costa Rica

The Aguila de Osa Inn is on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas River with panoramic views of Drake Bay, just outside Corcovado National Park. There are no roads to the inn—access is only via a 1-hour ride by motor launch. The inn’s 11 rooms are  nestled into the hillside high above the water’s edge. Rooms are open and spacious, with screened windows to ensure a tropical breeze. They feature large Italian-tiled bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, hot water, ceiling fans, shower room and toilet, and 24-hour electricity. A lighted, paved trail connects the rooms with the inn’s restaurant and reception area. The open-air restaurant serves family-style meals, including fresh seafood from the lodge’s boats. The bungalows are not air conditioned but there are ceiling fans. The Aguila de Osa is the best choice for more active travelers because the rooms are arranged on a steep hillside and there is some steep walking to get between the rooms and the restaurant.