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Located in one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, Hilton’s unique new property offers an immersive rainforest experience.
Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, a premier eco-resort on Costa Rica’s unspoilt South Pacific coast, is now open.
Managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Botánika Osa Peninsula promises to offer a distinctive resort experience and exclusive access to some of the region’s best sport fishing and ecotourism and adventure activities.
Located next to two of Costa Rica’s most prized natural gems – Corcovado National Park and the Pacific Ocean’s Golfo Dulce – the Botánika Osa Peninsula spans 21 acres of lush flora and fauna. The resort offers travelers an unspoilt rainforest getaway with well-appointed residences, upscale dining, 100-seat event space, and rainforest-inspired experiences at the resort’s Clubhouse.
General Manager Diego Oviedo said, “Our goal is to make it easier for travelers to discover the hidden gem that is the Osa Peninsula. We have carefully created a resort environment to serve as the perfect base.
Mix inside and outside
The station features contemporary Gensler and Modus Operandi architecture that coexists seamlessly with the surroundings. The interior design, by Francisco Jove of Modus Operandi, evokes a refined sense of place where the lines between exterior and interior blur in public spaces and guest rooms, with wide verandas, expansive walls of glass and native landscaping.
The resort opens with 44 Rainforest Residences, available in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, modern kitchenettes, or full kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances, oversized decks, and outdoor living areas. a private rooftop lounge for nature watching and stargazing. Each spacious suite features a vibrant color palette and biophilic aesthetic that complements the lush rainforest landscape. In 2023, the Botánika Osa peninsula will have a total of 123 residences in the rainforest.
The Clubhouse space is complete with a reception area, concierge desk, outdoor seating and a courtyard terrace. The area is also home to the restaurant, lounge, wine bar, and a state-of-the-art 2,600 square foot fitness center, as well as unique gardens where guests can view wildlife like monkeys, hummingbirds, and flora like orchids and bamboo. .
Costa Rican cuisine
Executive Chef Jose Tizado leads the resort’s four culinary outlets. Its fine menus feature sustainable ingredients sourced from regional suppliers and the resort’s gardens. Tierra a la Mesa, the resort’s signature restaurant, serves breakfast and dinner daily and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Guests can enjoy dishes like Tomahawk steak or freshly caught Mahi Mahi prepared in a custom charcoal grill using traditional Costa Rican cooking techniques.
Becra is a more casual dining option, while Driza, the resort’s poolside lounge bar, is open for lunch and happy hour and features live musical performances from local artists. Babanca Wine Bar provides an environment for VIP tasting experiences and small events.
Jenna Hackett, Global Brand Manager, Curio Collection by Hilton, said: “With locally influenced culinary offerings, inspired design and a range of curated activities allowing guests to connect with nature, every element of the Botánika Osa, Curio Collection by Hilton reflects the richness of Costa Rica. beautiful culture and landscape. We are delighted to welcome this distinct new property to the portfolio and to provide travelers with an authentic experience in this one-of-a-kind destination.
Surrounded by native gardens and flanked by poolside cabanas and two Jacuzzis, the lagoon-style pool provides an environment conducive to a tranquil dip. The state-of-the-art fitness center includes a stretching area, strength-training equipment, cable workout equipment, advanced cardio machines, and HIIT training.
A future spa offering restorative therapies targeting mind, body and spirit is set to open in 2023. The menu will feature personalized treatments inspired by the rainforest and surrounding plants, from hot stone massages to chocolate body wraps and coffee scrubs.