Published on January 31, 2021, in The Points Guy’s Travel Team Blog. Read the full article here.
After more than 20 years of operating as Costa Rica’s most iconic billfish sports fishing destination, Crocodile Bay Resort will be transformed into Botanika Osa Peninsula. The peninsula is home to one in 40 of the Earth’s plant and animal species, or 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Visit this property and you’ll have the Pacific Ocean as your front yard and the Corcovado National Park as your backyard.
In addition to year-round access to Crocodile Bay’s private sports fishing fleet — the largest in Central and South America, according to the hotel — guests will also enjoy many other activities. The grounds feature themed gardens and an extensive nature trail system. You can also hike or zip line through the rainforests, ride horses or mountain bikes, sail, surf, kayak, snorkel, scuba dive or watch whales and dolphins. There will also be tours to a nearby animal sanctuary.
The hotel has its own private beach club at Playa Preciosa, a large natural lagoon-style pool and fitness center. A restaurant and bar will serve dishes and drinks using fresh local ingredients. Plus, a luxury spa will include more than 30 rainforest treatments, such as hot stone massages, chocolate wraps and coffee scrubs.
Botanika Osa Peninsula features up to 106 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom hotel-branded Rainforest Residences. Twenty-seven residences are scheduled to open in October 2021, and interested parties may view a model suite this December.
How to book: You will be able to use your Hilton Honors points at this property.
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Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton in Costa Rica, Opening fall 2021
Surrounded by national parks and forest reserves, the new eco-resort will offer guests a truly immersive rainforest experience with world-class sport fishing in the Pacific Ocean and a wide range of guided eco-adventures. The 106-key property will feature a lagoon-style pool, beach club, private nature trails, and themed gardens, including an orchid garden, hummingbird garden, medicinal garden and bamboo garden.