Guaria de Osa (Orchid of the Osa) EcoLodge & Ethnobotanical Gardens

About us

Guaria de Osa | Orchid of the Osa Ecolodge & Ethnobotanical Gardens is a wilderness retreat centre, located on a pristine and remote tropical beach and rainforest paradise on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Off the beaten path, accessed only by boat, with internet and powered by solar energy – we await your visit where our ‘front yard’ is a 1 1/4 mile long secluded coconut-laden tropical Pacific ocean-beach and ‘our back yard’ an emerald-green Rainforest, teaming with flora and fauna!

Experience wild tropical beaches and the rainforest in the comforts of our unique lodge, built with Amazonian and Taoist design architectural principles and surrounded by exuberant ethnobotanical gardens.

A Synopsis of Guaria

While joining us in the fun, your fees support ground-level rainforest and marine turtle conservation, overseen by our sister organization Fundación OSA, known in English, as the Council for Cultural and Biological Diversity (

We welcome retreats, groups, families &  independent travelers to enjoy Guaria de Osa embedded in 'The Little Amazon by the Sea" - home of one of the great stands of Central America Tropical Rainforests, where wilderness coast and paradise beaches border a sparkling and pristing Pacific Ocean. Guaria de Osa is located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula endorsed by National Geogaphic as the most biologically diverse place on Earth!

Come enjoy Nature's amenities at Guaria de Osa:

• Important Scarlet Macaw nesting site
• Marine turtle nesting site

• Abundant Wildlife

• On site birds & monkeys

• A boat ride away to Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Oceanic Reserve

• Beach rainforest trekking

• Ocean swim, suba dive, snorkel, boogie board and surf

• Canopy Zipline

• Horseback riding

• Bat cave exploration

• Bathing in waterfalls

• Dolphin & Whale Experiences

• Ocean and River Kayaking and Canoeing

• Deep Jungle Explorations

• Rest, Relax and recharge!

And an array of wellness modalities 

• Massage
• Plant cleanses

• Reiki

• Reflexology
• Palm healings
• I ching readings

• Liver cleanses

A Synopsis of Guaria

Contact us

USA office telephone: (510) 235-4313 Dahlia Miller Kresch

Our facebook site is updated more often than our webpage.
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