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December 2009

Seaturtles on the El Remanso beach!

Emmalee & Jason from NY  found a seaturtle nest on the El Remanso beach and to their surprise the little seaturtle babies were just crawling out of their eggs! Enjoy the pics and the short video!

Native Plants workshop with ProNativas

El Remanso participated in the native plants workshop organized by the local organization "Friends Of The Osa" and given by ProNativa. The workshop focused on the need of using non-exotic plants in the local gardens. Different aspects from landscaping, which native or endemic plants to use and how to collect the seeds were discussed.

Beginning of the season Party at El Remanso

Looking forward to a wonderful new year in the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula, and celebrating the hard work from last season, El Remanso held its annual staff party this past weekend. This is the one and only day of the year when the usually very peaceful main restaurant is transformed into a wild open buffet-karaoke-dance floor! Our marvelous guests: Luke, Raf, Amelia and Roger joined in with us on the fun performing “A Hard Day’s Night”, and dancing to the talented voice of our masseuse Laura and our driver Gerardo.

Celebrating a merry Christmas in the Osa Peninsula

Filled with joy and great family energy, El Remanso staff and guests celebrated a very merry “Green” Christmas (to quote our recent guest John Frykman) in the southern rainforest of Costa Rica. While some of our guests decided to experience a small-town Costa Rican Christmas mass in Puerto Jiménez, others chose to spend the night playing games and relaxing in the restaurant. We all had a wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve and then a delicious turkey and buffet on Christmas day.