Rustic Retreat amid Lush Costa Rican Jungle
With a tropical climate supporting 13 ecosystems, including cloud forests and mangrove swamps, the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Three-toed sloths, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and iguanas all make their homes here. Amid the flora and fauna—and only 100 meters from the beach—lies Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary & Spa, an earth-friendly retreat that re-creates as closely as possible the feeling of sleeping out in the open. An example of ecotourism in the truest sense of the term, Blue Osa is for travelers looking to experience the wilderness firsthand.
Reflecting the all-natural setting, guest rooms have no phones, televisions, or hair dryers, and all lights, electrical outlets, and hypercolor bath towels are solar-powered. You’ll also find open windows and ceiling fans instead of air conditioning, as well as walls made of thin screens to keep cool air circulating throughout the space. In the mornings, listen for the squawks of scarlet macaws and toucans in the surrounding jungle.
In the cocina, Blue Osa Head Chef Marie crafts wholesome meals three times a day. Outside the dining area, white lounge chairs and a reclining ceramic statue surround the 70-foot lap pool. The onsite spa offers several services, including a coconut body polish that exfoliates and moisturizes skin with freshly grated coconut, raw sugar cane, vanilla, lemongrass, and other natural ingredients. The resort also offers yoga classes in an airy studio overlooking the beach and mountains.
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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica: Outdoor Adventures amid Diverse Flora and Fauna
With this Getaway, you can choose between a rainforest hike or a bird-watching tour to explore the jungle in depth. For further glimpses of pumas, sea turtles, and red-backed squirrel monkeys, head to Corcovado National Park.
The cerulean waters and sandy beach of the Golfo Dulce lie just 100 meters from the resort. It's an excellent spot for surfing, swimming, and kayaking, since it's free of riptides, undercurrents, and swordfish fond of fencing. Additionally, Blue Osa offers numerous eco tours, including fishing and ziplining excursions.
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Must book by 5/10/13 or promo value expires. Valid for travel 3/12/13-4/19/13 or 5/5/13-7/27/13, depending on option purchased. Not valid 5/25-5/31. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 18 or older to check in and stay. Baggage may not exceed 25lbs or fee up to $60 applies.