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El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge, Costa Rica

Name of Lodge or Ecotourism Project: El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge

Location: Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica. 22km away from closest town “Puerto Jiménez” and 18km away from the entrance of the National Park of Corcovado.


Year Established: 1999

Tourism activities: activities inside the lodge - Waterfall rappelling, zipline canopy tours, tree climbing, hiking, birdwatching and yoga. Outside activities - (all of these tours are run by local – tico – tour operators and families) - horse-back riding, dolphins tour, kayaking and surfing.

Ecolodge / Accommodation details: Various ocean and forest view cabins and suites. Large families can be accommodated.

Responsible tourism practices. How is impact upon the local environment minimized?:

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How is the local community involved?: We employ exclusively local staff from the Osa Peninsula (most of them from Puerto Jiménez) and the southern part of Costa Rica.

Does the presence of ecotourism leave a positive impact upon the local environment and community? If so, how?: At El Remanso we employ 23 people, which shows that tourism projects such as ours can give work to the local community. The type of tourism most present in the Osa Peninsula is usually “nature or wildlife tourism”, leaving usually a minimal footprint.

Who owns the lodging facilities (ecolodge)? Is it communally, or individually owned?: Family owned.

Further information: We are currently working to get the “Sustainable Tourism Certification” managed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.

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