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May 2010

El Remanso RELOADED, now with fans!!!

Yes, the eternal summer of the Osa Peninsula’s rainforest is perfect for long days on the beach and plunging into hidden jungle waterfalls. A more or less constant 28°-30°C temperature is ideal for surfing, horseback riding through forest and river, rappelling down a 70 foot waterfall and basically every kind of tropical activity, especially when it comes to wildlife observation. At the end of the day a relaxing rest in your outdoor hammock is much deserved, and sometimes you might fancy a short “siesta” in your room before going on with your plan.

How to run a crystal-clear “green” pool

Before you decide to have a pool, make sure you can keep it friendly with the environment. 1. Ensure that the water you’re taking does not deprive others from water in your human and natural community. 2. Choose a chemical-free way to treat your water (sand filters, ionization) 3. Use the water for as long as possible, but when you discard it, put it to good use (give it back to nature, water the plants, mop the floor, wash your car, flush your toilet, get creative!) At El Remanso we have a small pool with a very unique system.

8 foot Boa visits El Remanso!

This morning, our gardener Geiner couldn't believe his eyes when he was working beneath the restaurant deck: a HUGE Boa resting calmly on a big trunk. Operations manager Cindy took her from the ground with a quick move and soon everybody around came to see this beauty from up close. We even got to measure her (it took 5 people to do the job!) and the result was 243cm!! This adult female was very calm and it was the perfect opportunity to take some pictures and release her back into the forest! Female boas are generally significantly larger, in both length and girth, than males.