Hilton is expanding its portfolio into Costa Rica with the signing of the Botánika Osa Peninsula to Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
The resort, slated to open in 2018, will be on the Osa Peninsula, an unspoiled tropical rainforest that is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. The property will be nearby the Golfo Dulce, where one of the world’s few tropical fjords is located and migrating humpback whales can be seen seasonally.
With the new eco-friendly Botánika resort, guests will be able to fully immerse themselves in one of the most remote locations in Costa Rica while enjoying a comfortable, luxurious stay.
Property ownership is working with local biologists and forestry specialists to ensure that the resort is being constructed in harmony with its environment. The new build will be on the former location of Crocodile Bay Resort, an eco-resort known for its sport fishing expeditions and close to Crocodile Bay Marina, which offers world class sport fishing and has a fleet of 40 privately owned boats.
Staying true to the area, Botánika will offer certified in-house staff to provide tours such as the Sea Turtle Rescue Tour, jungle night walks, surfing, snorkeling, gold panning, whale watching and sport fishing. The property will be easily accessible with a five-minute drive from the Puerto Jimenez Airport.
The resort will comprise four main buildings, containing guest rooms and suites with a full kitchen. There will be an interior open air courtyard within each building containing plants, a plush seating area and a rooftop where guests can birdwatch and stargaze.
The property will also offer an outdoor natural pool, pool bar, fitness centre, technology lounge, luxury spa offering over 30 rainforest treatments, 1,550-sq.-ft. conference center, large event lawn, golf cart concierge service, café gift shop, juice bar and a restaurant and bar serving locally sourced dishes.
Guests will be able to walk the nature trails on property, or utilize one of the complimentary bicycles to explore nearby beaches and the village of Puerto Jimenez.