Aguila de Osa Inn - Drakes Bay

One of Costa Rica's best kept secrets, Aguila de Osa Inn is a jewel just waiting to be found. Nestled on Drake Bay in the secluded Osa Peninsula, the inn offers the finest in fishing, hiking, diving and dining. The Peninsula de Osa reaches out into the Pacific Ocean from southwestern Costa Rica and is described by National Geographic as, "the most biologically intense place on earth".

Guests enjoy kayaking, horseback riding, beachcombing and most of all, fabulous fishing. The challenge and excitement of some of the world's best big game fishing awaits you here, with marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish and wahoo, just to name a few species available for the taking.

Aguila de Osa Inn offers the most extensive fleet of custom designed sportfishing vessels available on the southern coast of Costa Rica. Built specifically for local conditions and keeping the fly fisherman in mind, these boats are property of the inn, insuring consistent quality of maintenance and performance. Three new 31' Palm Beach cold molded sportfishing boats, powered by Caterpillar 3116 turbo diesel powerplants and a 24' Palm Beach center console inshore boat powered with twin 70 HP Yamahas offer the serious sport fisherman the widest options possible.

Rigged with state of the art equipment including a complete range of Penn and Shimano reels in all weight classes and specializing in Billy Pates fly reels, the on-board equipment will satisfy the most demanding angler. Rupp outriggers and a wide assortment of custom rods specifically designed for this area in all tackle classes complete the inventory of quality equipment. Aguila de Osa Inn hires only professional captains and crew to operate and maintain the fleet.

More than 40 world records have been registered within an 80 mile radius of the Inn; included are sailfish, black marlin, blue marlin and the occasional striped marlin, yellowfin tuna and wahoo. Inshore species include large concentrations of roosterfish and cubera snapper. This unique combination of quality equipment, experienced crew and exceptional fishing provide the international angler with everything necessary for the ideal fishing vacation.

Jungle Hikes

Walk into a world of immense bio-diversity right on your doorstep. Trails cross orchid draped streams and wind through virgin jungle, home to a vast array of exotic birds and mammals. Howler and White Faced monkeys bound through the canopy. The scarlet Macaw, Toucan and Tanager are just three examples of the 300 species of birds indigenous to the region. Guided tours of Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve are available options for guests.

Getting There

Part of the charm of Aguila de Osa is that it can only be reached by boat or sea plane. The most common way of arriving is by taking a 45 minute scheduled Nature Air flight from San Jose to Palmar Sur, a short taxi ride to Sierpe and by boat to the Inn.

This final leg of your journey consists of a 25-mile boat ride, 21 miles along Rio Sierpe, viewing the mangrove forest, and an additional 4 miles on the beautiful Pacific.

Aguila de Osa is absolutely fabulous.  The people were wonderful, the amenities fantastic and the scenery breathtaking; I’d recommend it to anyone and their family. Angler’s Passport didn’t miss a beat. When we got to San Jose everything went like clockwork all the way to the lodge & home.
Johnny Mazzella

During the boat ride you will discover the Sierpe-Terraba Mangrove Reserve, the largest in Costa Rica, with 54,000 acres. Often you will see White Faced Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Caymens, and a large variety of birds and other wildlife.

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