Ocean Forest Ecolodge (formerly Guaria de Osa) is a Central Hub for EcoTourism and Transformational Events. We provide powerful experiences designed for personal and planetary renewal. 

We're Located in heart of the Osa Peninsula which was described by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on the planet.” 

The various healing modalities we offer alongside the vibrant bird life that fills the air with song and the clean fresh ocean breezes, all harmoniously intertwine to effectively create an unforgettable and timeless place.

Our interdisciplinary approach to nature discovery with specialized staff and guides, we lead unique rainforest and oceanic tours as well as all inclusive retreats and seminars, rejuvenates and enriches participants long after returning home.

With lots of stories to tell and a whole lot to share, alongside everything else that is original and unique, Guaria de Osa one of a kind, In a peaceful and warm country that will leave every cell in your body singing “Pura Vida” – Pure life!

By visiting Guaria de Osa you are directly supporting Rainforest Conservation Projects in remote rainforest regions of Central and South America. Percentages of all funds generated are channeled to Osanimi's ground level efforts.

For more information please visit www.rainforestconservationprojects.org and www.4biodiversity.org



Marine Turtle Rescue Volunteer

Aug 01 - Dec 15, 2017Minimum stay: 14 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Who isn’t fascinated and inspired by sea turtles? From the impossibly cute hatchlings rushing toward the shore, to the decades-old giants who’ve learned to navigate the open sea, the lives of these impressive animals leaves us in wonder and awe.

As a volunteer, you’ll help us study and protect these ancient and magnificent creatures. Here’s a snapshot:

-Perform morning patrols to enforce a presence on the beach
-Gather information on straggler turtles that come to shore
-Perform beach cleanups
-Help take down, move, and re-construct the sea turtle hatchery

-2 week minimum stay
-$35/night room & board
-living conditions: 3 meals/day, cook your own meals in volunteer kitchen, bed in shared room
-6 hours/day, 6 days/week
-amazing opportunity to work with 2 bilingual biologists onsite

-Activities: beach cleanups, offer english classes to local children (optional), night patrols to find turtles and relocate
-donate via gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/turtlerescueosa
-watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29guaXF4sJM

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

4 hectares

Dry season

December to May

Languages spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

People on site

5 - 35

Wet season

June to November

Living Conditions.


  • private room
  • shared rooms
  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • entire house

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • restaurant on site
  • communally cooked meals


  • slow: emails only


Ocean Forest EcoLodge is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Permaculture
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Administrative Skills
  • Cooks
  • Group retreats
  • Community Building

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