Puerto Jimenez Accommodations

Accommodations in Puerto Jimenez

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The SpaceQuinta Soñada sleeps up to twelve. Steps from the beach at Playa Sombrero, twenty minutes south of Puerto Jimenez, private, secluded, security, cook/housekeeping available, alternative solar, potable well water, hot water. Seven acres of private landscaped gardens. Abandoned beachline, spectacular views.
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The Space4 acres of gardens, forest and mangrove to explore. Guests have access to the common lounge, private rooftop deck and private garden area. Guests also have full priviliges at La Choza del Manglar resort including communal bar with transparent roof for better monkey viewing as well as the public lounges. Wifi is everywhere. There is someone on site 24/7 to help with any of your requests. 4 acres of oasis in the town of Puerto Jimenez. Once inside the grounds you will have no idea you are in Puerto Jimenez because you seem to be in a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages. It's quite extraordinary. Buses and taxis travel to everywhere from PJ. Wifi Guest AccessGuests have access to the common lounge, private rooftop deck and private garden area. Guests also have full priviliges at La Choza del Manglar resort including communal bar with transparent roof for better monkey viewing as well as the public lounges. Wifi is everywhere. Interaction with GuestsThere is someone on site 24/7 to help with any of your requests. The Neighborhood4 acres of oasis in the town of Puerto Jimenez. Once inside the grounds you will have no idea you are in Puerto Jimenez because you seem to be in a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages. It's quite extraordinary. Getting AroundBuses and taxis travel to everywhere from PJ. Other Things to NoteWifi
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The SpaceThe new barefoot luxury is refined:We call it "simplicity" ...Ojo del Mar ("eye of the sea"), is a small, eco friendly secluded retreat nestled between the pristine beaches and the tropical rainforest in the wilds of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. As National Geographic says, the Osa is the "Last Great Peninsula," still untouched by the ravages of civilization, with over 350 species of birds, 115 species of reptiles, 750 species of trees and 10,000 species of insects...along with the 100,000 acre fantastic Corcovado National Park. This is a gorgeous and remote spot: we cherish the Osa. Waking up to the morning sound of howler monkeys, the squawking of macaws and the orchestral singing of birds and insects against the background rhythm of the (URL HIDDEN) a place to reconnect to the essential. Ojo del Mar has capacious spaces in its main "Casa Grande" (restaurant) with hardwood floors and a thatched roof bamboo construction, solar powered, all built by hand without power tools. Ojo del Mar's building concept follows a calling that is environmentally and socially responsible. We welcome you and all sorts of groups/events to support ourmindful and sustainable commitments in deep connection with nature. We also have great places to relax on the beach, such as our hammocks, ocean-tree platform and Yoga Lounge. During the season (May through December) if you are lucky you can see turtles nesting and baby turtles hatching. During the day when not out on a tour, enjoying the beach, lazing around the natural river pool or practicing yoga, the ‘Casa Grande' offers a variety of ways to while away the hours. During the day folks enjoy the library, socialize with other guests, watch the sights unfold in the open air kitchen, our staff whipping up a fancy dessert or baking bread, play a game of chess or a bit of music, read up on the rainforest, and when needed, check in with planet earth on our free WiFi service. As an "eco-resort", we do not offer air conditioning, telephones, or televisions,... we are 100% off the grid. Please note: We are happy to charge your camera batteries, I-phones and blackberries, but we cannot charge your laptops because we have limited power source (solar energy only). Meanwhile, the solitude and beauty of the beach awaits you, the jungle of the Osa is calling (literally), Ojo del Mar's gardens, with a variety of native species are beckoning,… We, Nico and Mark, consider Ojo del Mar as a sacred place of happiness and live energy, far from everything but closer to its goal: Living large on a small ecological footprint. Ojo del Mar's 6 rustic, airy, elevated cabins are as close to nature as you can get. They are privately set among beautiful tropical gardens and trails on the property allow further exploration of tropical fruits and flowers and of the colorful wildlife species. All Cabinas have orthopedic beds, some have double beds, others have two twin beds that make into deluxe kings; all come with mosquito netting (even bugs are minimal here in paradise), cotton sheets and plenty of pillows, towels, biodegradable soaps, candles, flowers, etc.. Each cabina has its own mosaic-floored outdoor garden shower and sink. Most come with a private bathroom, two cabinas have their own bathroom under the same roof. A fabulous breakfast is included in the price of your stay, and lunch and dinner are available at our restaurant in the “Casa Grande" as well. We also offer two small locally hand crafted Bamboo Tiki tents for 2 people with either a double or 2 twin beds. The tents are spacious, close to the ocean on wooden platforms. They have a private outdoor shower, but you will be sharing a communal bathhouse with all facilities.   Ojo Del Mar lodge featuring yoga, wellness & whole foods, ecotourism and a retreat center in the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica.
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The SpaceNature-lovers' dream! Perfect for couples, small families, surfers, fishermen, birders, hikers...and anyone looking for a secluded retreat in one of the world's most beautiful natural settings. ...Costa Rica's secret! We are an off-the-grid property in the heart of the Osa peninsula, surrounded by pristine, solitary beaches and lush jungle. Wake up to the sounds of monkeys, macaws, and tumbling surf just outside your door. Just steps to a secluded beach with excellent surf. Walk to a nearby waterfall and world-class surf spots, and an internationally acclaimed restaurant and bar. Individual, private cabin in a very quiet, secure, lush tropical property. Includes your own kitchen, and you can pick your own mangoes for breakfast, while watching the monkeys swing from the banana trees just off your front porch. Cabins also include a private bathroom, fans, and refrigerator. Your cabina features hardwood floors throughout, and traditional Tico construction. Queen bed with mosquito netting, and safes. Free WiFi (yes, in the jungle) is also available. Nearby day excursions include Corcovado National Preserve (home to some of the planet's greatest biological diversity) guided nature hikes, surf trips, birding, diving, sailing, and even whale-watching. Out here, there are no high-rises, no electrical lines cluttering the view of the ocean, no noisy discos, and no crowds on the beaches...you will often have an entire beach all to yourself, even on weekends! At night, fall asleep to nothing more than the sounds of wildlife and waves. Cabinas Ola Mar is one of the few places where you really can get away from it all! Guest AccessIn addition to your fully equipped, self-contained cabin, guests have access to our open air Casa Grande - with internet and telephone access, hammocks and comfy couch for lounging, an extensive lending library of books, skin care products, binoculars, etc. We also have expansive lawn areas for viewing the night sky without the nuisance of light pollution or lounging during the day and being entertained by the extensive wildlife that flos through the yard. Interaction with GuestsDuring your stay there will always be someone on hand - either one of the owners or a manager to help answer any questions, give you directions, make suggestions or meet any of your other needs. That being said, you are welcome to just stay to yourself in your cabin with the assurance you will not be distrurbed. The NeighborhoodCabinas Ola Mar is located in the small beachside community of Cabo Matapalo at the southern tip of Costa Rica's Osa peninsula in an area of outstanding natural beauty, where dense tropical rainforest tumbles down through misty hills and valleys onto a rugged coastline of rocky coves, sandy bays and distant headlands to meet the sparkling blue waters of the Golfo Dulce and crashing waves of the pacific ocean. This is the wild side of Costa Rica, one of the last untamed regions in the country, with over 70% of the rainforest still intact. The peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park, the jewel in the crown of the nation's wildlife and conservation programs. The park encompasses one third of the peninsula and is one of central americas last refuges for the elusive Jaguar. The Osa is a place of intense biodiversity, a noah's ark of flora and fauna. Many of Costa Rica's most endangered species proliferate here and especially in the Cabo Matapalo area you will be sure to see all four of central america's primate groups. The howler monkey, spider monkey, capuchin and most endangered, the squirrel monkey, not to mention a host of other strange and exotic creatures. A staggering 426 species of birds have been recorded on the peninsula and our area is home to one of the most endangered, the raucous, larger than life scarlet macaw. At one point there were more scarlet macaws in captivity than existed in the wild. Now, thanks to efforts by conservation groups and individuals, the balance is being redressed. Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, located in the country's remote southern zone, is home to empty beaches, lush jungles, and some of the planet's greatest diversity of wildlife. It is known for world-class surf, fishing, birding, and other activities. It also is home to Corcovado National Park, which National Geographic magazine described as sheltering many of the earth's rare wildlife species. There are no major highways, no grid electricity, and no crowds on the Osa. One main road carries visitors and local around the outer edge of the peninsula, and everything else is wild. This is truly a rare find in Central America and so far has escaped the influences of mass tourism. It is a special place for those interested in quiet, secluded vacations that are close to nature. Getting AroundAirport: Puerto Jimenez: 7.5 mi Ferry: Puert Jimenez: 7.5 mi So far the Osa peninsula has escaped the impact of mass tourism, due in part to it's wild and rugged geography. Most of the peninsula is still off the grid and getting here can be an adventure in itself. However, it is getting easier to reach the Osa. Local airlines, Nature Air and Sansa have daily flights from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and the old access road from Chacarita is being vastly improved, with new bridges and less potholes. Driving time from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez is now down to about six hours, even if you are coming by bus. If you do arrive by public transport you can hire a 4wd right next to the airport or take the collectivo, a covered truck with basic seating in the back. It runs out to Carate twice a day, at 6 am. and 1.30 pm. The driver can drop you off right by our entrance. It's a slow and bumpy ride, but at $8 is a lot cheaper than the $30 taxi fare to get out here. There are very few amenities on this side of the peninsula so you will need to stock up with supplies and fill up your tank in Puerto Jimenez, before you head out on the dirt road to Cabo Matapalo . Shanti Wasi is 15km. south of town, about 30 minutes drive. The road is a graded dirt road and there are a number of narrow bridges to cross and one river to ford, fairly easy in the dry season, December to April, and sometimes during the wet season require a 4x4. Once past the river, you will pass three properties on your left hand side (Ojo del Mar, Finca Camisas y Sombreros and Playa del Paz) and the Corcovado school on your right hand side. After passing these landmarks, take the left just before Martina's Bar. Follow the lane down and pass Casa Mil Flores on your left and when you come to Casa Dos Rios make another left. The entrance to Shanti Wasi will be directly in front of you behind a large wood gate and fence. Congratulations, you made it.
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The SpaceExperience for yourself, how special Casa Dos Rios is! Where the rainforest meets the sea, you can experience tropical nature in abundance. This 4 bedroom home on the beachfront is perfect for family or friend gatherings. Even so, it has been visited and enjoyed by honey-mooners, groups of 4 or less, and even a single person. The area is known for yoga retreats, and the property has a covered yoga deck, where classes are available to guests during the high season. The photos tell much of what it has to offer, but if you like sleeping to the sound of waves, waking to the jungle sounds of birds and howler monkeys, plus living in view of the waters of Gulf Dulce you will choose Casa Dos Rios... and if you like living up high, on the level of the trees and the monkeys passing by, then it's second-level living space is also right for you. The location is special for its jungle locale, it's proximity to the really cool and eclectic bar-restaurant (a community gathering place just down the beach path) and it's neighbourhood of wonderful people! The home was built from local hardwood lumber by its owner, and so much of the design takes the environment and air flow into consideration. The cupela directs air up and out, the breezeway downstairs forms a breeze tunnel, while the trees hugging the house cool it and give it a tree- house feel. All four kinds of monkeys are abundant in this area of Costa Rica, and are often seen in the yard and trees, from inside the house. The beds are queen sized with pillow-top mattresses (recently upgraded) and have very good no-see-um netting, plus fans and lights within the bed. The baths and kitchen have hot and cold water. There are two bedrooms downstairs and two up. The managers live on site and are available to help with arranging tours, taxis, car rental, reservations at area restaurants, etc. They have been here for over 7 years. Gluten-free meals are available here, as the owner bakes great gluten-free breads, pies and desserts. Pricing includes cleaning and taxes, so the quote of a rate does not have hidden charges. Gratuities to the cleaning staff are encouraged. On the grounds there is croquet, horse shoe pits, a yoga deck and a beach right out front. Just to the right along the beach is the mouth of the Carbonera River with such cool clear fresh water! It is a great place to take small children to play, or for a cooling pool. The area is rain forest, but along the road a couple blocks away is a good place for viewing many kinds of birds, and the birding tours actually come there. The bar-restaurant down the lane is a good place to enjoy lunches and dinners most days. (they close for Sept., Oct. and Nov. each year). There is public transit to and from town twice a day. The nearest town is Pto. Jimenez 11 miles away by dirt road. The owner-managers can call taxis for you, or arrange car rental. Guest AccessOur property is located BEFORE the Rio Carbonera (treacherous river crossing), giving you the amenities of Cabo Matapalo, but with less wear and tear on vehicles! We have wifi, phone reception, a path to the bar, 5 minutes away, and we can provide added services, arranging your car rental, tours, etc. Owner, Melanie is experienced with cooking with meats, gluten-free and vegetarian. We have a covered yoga deck, croquet, horse-shoe pits, sea kayak and boogie boards. (Wifi in this area is basic, and not strong enough for streaming). Interaction with GuestsWe are around when needed, or to help with arrangements, but we are in our own house, and the landscaping is planted to privatize both houses. They are about 150 ft. apart. We know that most of our guests want privacy and we respect that. We have a separate path to the beach. We do stand by to help with any arrangements our guests might want, be it car rental, reservations at a resort nearby for dining, or just arranging a massage therapist who will come to you. The NeighborhoodWe have the unique situation of being near the community bar-restaurant, yet far enough away and on the beach, to have peace and quiet, with adjoining rainforest and sound of waves. We also have the Carbonera River with its cold, clear water pouring out nearby into Golfo Dulce. Our property drains well so that biting insects are not a problem, plus the grounds are lushly landscaped and the house is very large, great for families or friendship groups. Getting AroundThere is a "collectivo" bus that comes to the main road down our lane twice a day bound for town. There are also taxis, rental car companies and your thumb, for getting around. Other Things to NoteAt Casa Dos Rios we provide a sea kayak, boogie boards, rent out surfboards, offer meal services, have yard games and can provide concierge services. Seasonally, we also offer the option of a sailing tour on our 36 ft. Columbia sailboat, Sorrento. Ask us about this!
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The SpaceCasita Tranquila is located in the rainforest one hundred yards to the beach. It has a queen bed in one bedroom and a double and single bed in the other bedroom, the single is a bunk bed. The living room has two sofas and a dining table for up to six people. The kitchen has ceramic countertops and a raised bar for sitting. You'll cook on a three ring stove top there are ample shelves for storage, the casita does not have electricity so we supply an ice chest. The shower, sink, and toilet are on a deck outside of the two bedrooms in an amazing tropical setting.There is a front deck with a ocean and garden view. You will supply your own ice which is available when you buy your groceries in Puerto Jimenez, 100 meters from the PJ airport there is a laundry and they also sell blocks of ice which last about two or three days, ice in Spanish is called "hielo" pronounced yellow. buy a half block which is called "medio macete" Lighting is by lanterns, candles and rechargeable LED lights. We have a nearby charging place for electronic devices. Please help conserve water by using your towel for three days.. Please bring your own flashlights and extra batteries. Please read all other info provided so nothing will come as a surprise. Guest Accessyou can charge their electronic devices in the main house up to 5pm. You will have the Casita all to yourself, as well as your kitchen and bathroom areas. You can have total privacy and seclusion if you wish. Please read below other info. Interaction with GuestsWe are present on site in a separate house and able to answer any questions you may have, and assist with booking local tours including the National park. Please be aware you are coming to tropical rainforest on the beach, that means night noises, the house is screened and we supply nets over the beds, bugs can be attracted to bright lights so it best to use the candles and not bright headlamps inside. There are neighbors 60 meters from the casita who are there from December through March, they bring student groups sometimes for a few days, you may hear them sometimes, most of time you will have the whole place to yourself. We are off the grid and no phone booths so we suggest you bring an unlocked phone, you can buy a sim card from the Kolbi phone desk at the international airport in San Jose just before you enter customs, this will give you 3g coverage and you can recharge at most supermarkets or Kolbi office. The NeighborhoodThe Casita is a surrounded by many types of trees including mango, banana, citrus, avocado, papaya and many exotic tropical hardwoods, plants include orchids, ginger, and heliconias. The wildlife regularly seen are three species of monkey including howler, white face, and squirrel monkey, sloths, iguanas, coatis, birds are abundant and include scarlet macaws, toucans, hawks, pelicans, tanagers, red and green lored parrots and many more. The beach is a two minute walk and normally you will have the beach to yourself, there is a fishing point close by. Getting AroundWe can arrange transport, tours, lodging, and activities in Costa Rica and book guides and permits for Corcovado national park. There is a local bus that passes near the house twice daily from Puerto Jimenez. You can also get in by taxi from Puerto Jimenez.If you have a car rental we suggest an suv type such as a Suzuki Jimmy or a Bego which are small, or a Rav 4 ,which is medium size or for four to five people a full size suv. Other Things to NoteLocal activities include trekking into Corcovado park for a day or multi-day overnight stay at La Sirena Ranger station or on a private reserve. You can also go ocean and mangrove kayaking, go on a canopy zip line tour, surfing, and fishing. We highly recommend doing a boat tour within the Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf), which is a tropical fjord with dolphins, turtles, and twice yearly there are Humpback whales and Whale Shark migrations for breeding. Other activities in the area include visiting a cacao farm and see how chocolate is made (!! consuming some is mandatory !), or just relax on the front deck of the Casita or at the beach and watch the monkeys and birds in the trees above.
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The SpaceThere are 8 thatched-roof tent cabinas spread across our magnificent 20-acre beachfront property on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. The cabinas are specially designed for comfort in a tropical climate. The thatched roof will keep you dry and cool, while a transparent material along the roof-line lets in light. The platforms are outfitted with beautiful, screened Moroccan-style tents whose special fabric allows for ventilation and guarantees dulce sueños (sweet dreams). Each cabina has a cozy porch for relaxing and a private, open-air shower adjacent. Shared bathroom facilities are nearby and conveniently located. Guest AccessSurf lessons, board rentals, and yoga. Interaction with GuestsGretchen handles the booking process. Once you arrive, Monika will your host. She will check you in, provide a brief orientation, and check in with you during your stay to answer questions or book tours. The Neighborhood Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than (phone number hidden) vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America. Getting AroundLocal taxis, rental cars, and colectivo (public transportation) Other Things to NoteThe property is in a remote jungle/beach area off the grid. Lights and fans in the tents are solar powered and water comes from a well on the property.
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The SpaceOur Bungalow is surrounded by lovely gardens and beautiful old trees nestled within the pristine Osa rainforest. Daily sightings of macaws, monkeys and toucans are a delightful part of life here. The bungalow is ecologically mindful and has every modern comfort using solar powered lighting, refrigeration and hot water. Our two bedroom bungalow can sleep comfortably four guests, the spacious covered outdoor seating and dining area is the perfect place to relax after the days activities. Guest AccessFresh eggs from our free range chickens, and delicious organic produce in our greenhouse when available. Interaction with GuestsOur so beloved staff is available for all your needs and there is always someone on the property 24/7 if you need assistance. The NeighborhoodWe are perfectly situated near to three world class surf breaks. The nearest is called Pan Dulce which is 1.4km away, next over is Backwash 2.5 km and Cabo Matapalo is just 3.5 away. Martina's is a well known local bar restaurant and a favorite among residents and visitors from all over the world. Every friday Martina also hosts an artisans market featuring all sorts of skilled artisans offering crafts of all kinds, including boutique hand made ice cream by Barbara. Getting AroundAfter arriving through Puerto Jimènez we are 19 kilometers south, which takes on average 45 minutes. The roads are unpaved and renting a four wheel drive car is a must. We are perfectly situated near to three world class surf breaks. The nearest is called Pan Dulce which is 1.4km away, next over is Backwash 2.5 km and Cabo Matapalo is just 3.5 away. Other Things to NoteWe suggest flying into Puerto Jimenez and renting a four wheel drive car which is a must to get to the house. We have heard renting through Alamo online will get you the best rate and then you can pick it up in town. While in town make plans to buy all your food supplies and some ice as we only have a solar refrigerator Also be sure to contact your cellular provider to enable international data, as we only have a designated wifi area in the gym
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The SpaceVisitors repeatedly say that Casa Bambu is exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All while staying secure and comfortable. At Casa Bambu the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is literally steps away, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you'll love Casa Bambu. The house itself is a simple, yet comfortable “Swiss Family Robinson” dwelling with a verdant lawn sweeping to the beach in front. The view looks out on the magnificent Golfo Dulce, the Punto Banco mountains and Volcan Baru, a dormant volcano in Panama. From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Without leaving your yard, enjoy spectacular ocean sunrises, a pristine, secluded beach and shore fishing. Or venture out to marvelous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. Casa Bambu is surrounded by a tropical paradise of fragrant, flowering plants like ginger, halyconia, and hibiscus; and fruit trees, with delicious succulent mango, lime, breadfruit, pineapple, papaya and banana there for the picking (depending on the season). This off-grid house is handcrafted by owner Kirk, who leaves no detail overlooked. The house offers: •A large, fully-equipped kitchen with large solar refrigerator, blender, coffee maker; pure artesian well water; stove/oven; and hardwood shelves, counters and island. •This flows into a large dining area with handcrafted hardwood table and chairs for spacious dining. •There are two spacious living areas/porches (one upstairs, one down), both with ocean views. •Three to four bedrooms (sleeps 6-8, convertible porch) with hand-crafted, queen sized, four-poster beds with excellent mattresses (plus extra beds), custom fitted netting, bed fans and reading lights; •Full bathroom with hot water shower. (Our other houses have two full bathrooms with showers); • Outdoor shower; • Ceiling and house fans; • Wifi on premises; • 3G phone connection; • 110-volt outlets for charging electronics (no adaptors needed); • Local hardwood floors; • Linens and bath towels; • On site caretaker / manager and staff; • Cooking services available;(URL HIDDEN) Daily housekeeping • Guided tours of area and Corcovado Park available; • Laundry service available; • Safe for valuables, plus house alarm system; • Outdoor barbecue; • Hammocks; • Boogie boards; • Kayaks with life preservers; • Beach chairs (no beach towels); • Landscaped yard with flowers, tropical fruit trees and lawns sweeping to the beach out front; • Delicious artesian well water; •Ocean view Guest AccessAll guests have shared access to: Rainforest guide, exclusive to Casa Bambu; cooking services by our staff of well-loved chefs; wifi connection; 3G phone signal; kayaks; boogie boards; beach chairs; beach and surrounding forest; hiking trails; pre-trip support and tour arrangement from owner. Interaction with GuestsTo help you take full advantage of your adventure we have a terrific system and a great team of people ready to serve all our guests. You are free to avail yourself of their services, at no extra cost to you. These include: A U.S. contact (owner Lyn), easily reached by phone or e-mail, who answers your questions and concerns before your trip; sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed (see below); and serves as an emergency liaison while you are traveling. Extensive information packet, including maps and grocery list, prior to your trip. San Jose accommodations: We can help arrange accommodations at well-priced, well-run, charming hotels - Costa Rican style. Rental car: We can help you arrange a rental car from San Jose or locally with a reliable agent. Detailed driving directions, if you choose to drive. Local taxi: We arrange to have a reliable and comfortable taxi meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee); Tour bookings: We will either book tours for you when applicable, or refer you to the best people. In addition: Information about the house and area are posted in each house; Our staff, including our manager William, live next door. They will orient you and are on hand to help you with whatever you need. William and Leda are not only helpful and competent, but a great example of the sweetness of the Costa Rican people. Our guests love them and so do we! Throughout your stay William is available for hire to take you on rainforest hikes and help you spot local wildlife, as well as serve as your guide to Corcovado Park. (See our Local Tours page for details). If we are not there, William will also help you with logistics and anything else you might need. He is most resourceful! The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's "little Amazon" and Matapalo, its costal edge where our houses are located, are some of the last, unspoiled regions in Costa Rica, if not the planet. The Osa harbors a diversity of habitats and species unheard of elsewhere for an area of its size (less than half of Rhode Island). Between two to three percent of the flora of the Osa exists nowhere else on earth. It contains 13 major ecosystems, including rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches, and coral reefs. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world's four tropical fjords. Home to vast Corcovado National Park, known as the "crown jewel" of Costa Rica, the area (including our neighborhood) is teeming with life. We are located in a premier spot, close to are good restaurants, fun tours, yoga classes and gorgeous hikes. Getting AroundYou can rent a car (we will help you arrange this) but you don't need one if you don't mind walking around and taking taxis when needed. We use only the most reliable drivers with the newest and most comfortable taxis. We will arrange any transport you need, including having a taxi meet your arrival flight and take you to your departure. There is also public transport twice a day to Puerto Jimenez. Parking is included. Other Things to Note We want you to have a fabulous vacation. To help you take full advantage of your adventure we have a terrific system and a great team of people ready to serve all our guests. You are free to avail yourself of their services, at no extra cost to you. These include: A U.S. contact (owner Lyn), easily reached by phone or e-mail, who answers your questions and concerns before your trip; sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed (see below); and serves as an emergency liaison while you are traveling. Extensive information packet, including maps and grocery list, prior to your trip. San Jose accommodations: We can help arrange accommodations at well-priced, well-run, charming hotels - Costa Rican style. Rental car: We can help you arrange a rental car from San Jose or locally with a reliable agent. Detailed driving directions, if you choose to drive. Local taxi: We arrange to have a reliable and comfortable taxi meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee); Tour bookings: We will either book tours for you when applicable, or refer you to the best people. In addition: Information about the house and area are posted in each house; Our staff, including our manager William, live next door. They will orient you and are on hand to help you with whatever you need. William and Leda are not only helpful and competent, but a great example of the sweetness of the Costa Rican people. Our guests love them and so do we! Throughout your stay William is available for hire to take you on rainforest hikes and help you spot local wildlife, as well as serve as your guide to Corcovado Park. (See our Local Tours page for details). If we are not there, William will also help you with logistics and anything else you might need. He is most resourceful! Cleaning & Laundry The house is cleaned every three days, but if you would like more frequent maid service, it is available at a reasonable price. You can also arrange to have your laundry done for a minimal charge. Food There are many eating options. Hire Leda to cook for you Leda can cook whatever food you like and come up with something wonderful, in authentic Tico style. (We also supply popular menus and a shopping list). One guest said she is like the Iron Chef: she makes creates from whatever is in your kitchen. You buy the food, she makes her magic, turning your bamboo house into a fine restaurant. She charges $5/person/meal ($15 minimum) and there are usually plenty of leftovers. The best deal around! Cook for yourself Our kitchen is fully equipped. We will send you a grocery list so you're prepared to shop when you land in Puerto Jimenez. We recommend you stock up when you arrive, as there are no stores out at Matapalo, where Casa Bambu is. Eat at local restaurants These range from gourmet (yes, gourmet food in the rainforest!) to homecooked. They include(URL HIDDEN)Lapa Rios, a world-class ecotourism resort with a restaurant, is a fifteen-minute hike up the hill. They serve three meals a day and have a beautiful deck in the treetops. We recommend breakfast or lunch, to take advantage of the view(URL HIDDEN)Bosque del Cabo is further, but just as beautiful and offers three tasty meals a day(URL HIDDEN)fifteen-minute walk towards town takes you to Buena Esperanza (Martina’s), a charming open-air place and local hang-out that serves drinks and delicious food at reasonable prices(URL HIDDEN)Encanta la Vida Lodge, a ten-minute stroll down the road to Matapalo beach. It’s in a lovely setting and serves multi-course dinners.
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The SpaceA few minutes walk to beautiful beaches, the Osa Peninsula rainforest jungle and adventures in Corcovado National Park, our affordable Hotel Inn Jimenez is perfect for couples, newlyweds on their honeymoon, small families, nature lovers and adventure travelers. Puerto Jimenez is the best location to begin your adventure in the Osa rainforest jungle or Corcovado National Park. Our hotel is one block from downtown Puerto Jiménez and across from the bus stop and collective station. Hotel Inn Jimenez is excited to offer you the very best in Costa Rica “Tica” hospitality! With fresh food prepared for you daily coffee served outside under a covered patio overlooking our lush garden, our hotel is perfect for those wishing to have part or the whole Inn to themselves. Guests have access to free WiFi, free & secure parking, laundry services, entertainment room with 50" TV & music, lounging in hammocks and much more! We treat you like family (the ones you like) and if you need anything, just let us know. We are three minutes away from the beach, one block from the bus stop that goes to San Jose, across from collectivo stations that leaves every morning for Carate. There's a bakery that opens at 5am every morning less than a block away and the supermarket is just around the block. Main street is a block away! You can walk or bike almost everywhere, but other forms of transportation close by include: the airport, the bus to San Jose, the collectivo bus that runs daily to Carate / Osa rainforest is across the street, and there are taxi services as well. Just let us know where you want to go and we'll help line it up! Interaction with GuestsWe treat you like family (the ones you like) and if you need anything, just let us know. Getting AroundYou can walk or bike almost everywhere, but other forms of transportation close by include: the airport, the bus to San Jose, the collectivo bus that runs daily to Carate / Osa rainforest is across the street, and there are taxi services as well. Just let us know where you want to go and we'll help line it up!
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Excellent
37 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
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The SpaceCasa Troya reflects the typical home design of the Osa Peninsula with its half-height walls and natural, local building materials. It has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom downstairs and a loft partitioned into two bedrooms upstairs. The overall aesthetic of this home evokes a sense of movement as the lines of the structure resemble a wave, ship or an animal, depending on one's perspective. The house is situated just 50 meters from the beach offering views of the water and a nice ocean breeze. Casa Troya offers a comfortable and inspired place to spend your vacation. Internet is not available at the house, however, is available in a different structure on the property that is about a 2 minute walk from the house. Guest AccessSurf lessons, board rentals, and yoga deck. Interaction with GuestsMonika will be your onsite hostess. She will take care of all your needs while staying on the property. The NeighborhoodCabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than (phone number hidden) vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America. Getting AroundYour international flight will land at Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose. From there, you will take a small flight on either Sansa Airlines or Nature Air to Puerto Jimenez. Depending on the arrival time of your international flight, you may have to spend a night in Alajuela before catching a flight to Puerto Jimenez. If this is the case, let us know, and we can help you find a comfortable place to stay for the night. Once in Puerto Jimenez, you can either rent a car with Solid Car Rental or take a taxi out to Matapalo. It is also possible to drive to Cabo Matapalo from San Jose in a rental car. It is approximately a 7 hour trip Other Things to NoteCasa Troya is off the grid on one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. If you're looking to adventure, nature, wildlife, and relaxation, this is the place for you!
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Excellent
17 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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  • Smoking Allowed
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  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceCasa Rio Sombrero is custom-finished with fine hardwoods, an open floor plan and a beautiful thatched roof. Upstairs the house has two bedrooms containing king-sized, netted beds. Downstairs, there is a central, open kitchen designed for gathering at the bar. It is also equipped with modern appliances. There is a comfortable dining area and an artfully designed bathroom, detached from the main structure for privacy. The bathroom area includes a covered dipping pool - a refreshing escape from the midday sun. Guest AccessSurf lessons, board rentals, and yoga deck. Interaction with GuestsMonika will be your onsite hostess. She can help you with anything you need during our stay. The NeighborhoodCabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than (phone number hidden) vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America. Getting AroundThere are local taxis, rental cars, and a local colectivo (public transportation). Other Things to NoteThis home is located off the grid in one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. It's the perfect spot for nature lovers, adventurers, and people looking to relax and unwind.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceVisitors repeatedly say that Casa Linda is exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All while staying secure and comfortable. At Casa Linda the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is literally steps away, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you'll love Casa Linda. The house itself is a simple, yet comfortable handcrafted bamboo house directly overlooking the beach. The view spans the magnificent Golfo Dulce, the Punto Banco mountains and Volcan Baru, a dormant volcano in Panama. From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Without leaving your yard, enjoy spectacular ocean sunrises, a pristine, secluded beach and shore fishing. Or venture out to marvelous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. Casa Linda is surrounded by a tropical paradise of fragrant, flowering plants like ginger, halyconia, and hibiscus; and fruit trees, with delicious succulent mango, lime, breadfruit, pineapple, papaya and banana there for the picking (depending on the season). This off-grid house is handcrafted by owner Kirk, who leaves no detail overlooked. The house offers: •A large, fully-equipped kitchen with large solar refrigerator, blender, coffee maker; pure artesian well water; stove/oven; and hardwood shelves, counters and island. •This flows into a large dining area with handcrafted hardwood table and chairs for spacious dining. •There are two spacious living areas/porches (one upstairs, one down), both with ocean views. •Four bedrooms (sleeps 6-8) with hand-crafted, queen sized, four-poster beds with excellent mattresses (plus one single), custom fitted netting, bed fans and reading lights; •Two Full bathrooms with hot water shower. • Outdoor shower; • Ceiling and house fans; • Wifi hotspot on premises; • 3G phone connection; • 110-volt outlets for charging electronics (no adaptors needed); • Local hardwood floors; • Linens and bath towels; • On site caretaker / manager and staff; • Cooking services available;(URL HIDDEN) Daily housekeeping • Guided tours of area and Corcovado Park available; • Laundry service available; • Safe for valuables, plus house alarm system; • Outdoor barbecue; • Hammocks; • Boogie boards; • Kayaks with life preservers; • Beach chairs (no beach towels); • Landscaped yard with flowers, tropical fruit trees and lawns • Delicious artesian well water; •Fabulous Ocean views Guest AccessAll guests have shared access to: Rainforest guide, exclusive to Casa Bambu Resort; cooking services by our staff of well-loved chefs; wifi connection; 3G phone connection; kayaks; boogie boards; beach chairs; beach and surrounding forest; hiking trails; pre-trip support and tour arrangement from owner. Interaction with GuestsTo help you take full advantage of your adventure we have a terrific system and a great team of people ready to serve all our guests. You are free to avail yourself of their services, at no extra cost to you. These include: A U.S. contact (owner Lyn), easily reached by phone or e-mail, who answers your questions and concerns before your trip; sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed (see below); and serves as an emergency liaison while you are traveling. Extensive information packet, including maps and grocery list, prior to your trip. San Jose accommodations: We can help arrange accommodations at well-priced, well-run, charming hotels - Costa Rican style. Rental car: We can help you arrange a rental car from San Jose or locally with a reliable agent. Detailed driving directions, if you choose to drive. Local taxi: We arrange to have a reliable and comfortable taxi meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee); Tour bookings: We will either book tours for you when applicable, or refer you to the best people. In addition: Information about the house and area are posted in each house; Our staff, including our manager William, live next door. They will orient you and are on hand to help you with whatever you need. William and Leda are not only helpful and competent, but a great example of the sweetness of the Costa Rican people. Our guests love them and so do we! Throughout your stay William is available for hire to take you on rainforest hikes and help you spot local wildlife, as well as serve as your guide to Corcovado Park. (See our Local Tours page for details). If we are not there, William will also help you with logistics and anything else you might need. He is most resourceful! The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's "little Amazon" and Matapalo, its costal edge where our houses are located, are some of the last, unspoiled regions in Costa Rica, if not the planet. The Osa harbors a diversity of habitats and species unheard of elsewhere for an area of its size (less than half of Rhode Island). Between two to three percent of the flora of the Osa exists nowhere else on earth. It contains 13 major ecosystems, including rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches, and coral reefs. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world's four tropical fjords. Home to vast Corcovado National Park, known as the "crown jewel" of Costa Rica, the area (including our neighborhood) is teeming with life. We are located in a premier spot, close to are good restaurants, fun tours, yoga classes and gorgeous hikes. The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's "little Amazon" and Matapalo, its costal edge where our houses are located, are some of the last, unspoiled regions in Costa Rica, if not the planet. The Osa harbors a diversity of habitats and species unheard of elsewhere for an area of its size (less than half of Rhode Island). Between two to three percent of the flora of the Osa exists nowhere else on earth. It contains 13 major ecosystems, including rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches, and coral reefs. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world's four tropical fjords. Home to vast Corcovado National Park, known as the "crown jewel" of Costa Rica, the area (including our neighborhood) is teeming with life. We are located in a premier spot, close to are good restaurants, fun tours, yoga classes and gorgeous hikes. Getting AroundYou can rent a car (we will help you arrange this) but you don't need one if you don't mind walking around and taking taxis when needed. We use only the most reliable drivers with the newest and most comfortable taxis. We will arrange any transport you need, including having a taxi meet your arrival flight and take you to your departure. There is also public transport twice a day to Puerto Jimenez. Parking is included.
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3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceVisitors repeatedly say that Casa Pina and our other bamboo houses are exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. Guests have compared it to having your own private nature preserve, as it is situated in the midst of wildlife coming and going. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All while staying secure and comfortable. At Casa Pina the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is a short stroll across the property, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you'll love Casa Pina. The house itself is a simple, yet comfortable handcrafted bamboo dwelling with its own private yard. The view looks out on the magnificent Golfo Dulce. From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Or venture out to marvelous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. Casa Pina is surrounded by a tropical paradise of fragrant, flowering plants like ginger, halyconia, and hibiscus; and fruit trees, with delicious succulent mango, lime, breadfruit, pineapple, papaya and banana there for the picking (depending on the season). This off-grid house is handcrafted by owner Kirk, who leaves no detail overlooked. The house offers: •A fully-equipped kitchen with large solar refrigerator, blender, coffee maker; pure artesian well water; stove/oven; and hardwood shelves, counters and island. •This flows into an ample dining area with handcrafted hardwood table and chairs for spacious dining. •There is a living area/porch that affords great wildlife viewing and a view of the water;. •Three bedrooms with hand-crafted, queen sized, four-poster beds with excellent mattresses (plus extra beds), custom fitted netting, bed fans and reading lights; •Two full bathrooms with hot water shower. • Outdoor shower; • Ceiling and house fans; • Wifi on property; • 3G phone connection; • 110-volt outlets for charging electronics (no adaptors needed); • Local hardwood floors; • Linens and bath towels; • On site caretaker / manager and staff; • Cooking services available;(URL HIDDEN) Daily housekeeping • Guided tours of area and Corcovado Park available; • Laundry service available; • Safe for valuables, plus house alarm system; • Outdoor barbecue; • Hammocks; • Boogie boards; • Kayaks with life preservers; • Beach chairs (no beach towels); • Delicious artesian well water; • Fabulous Ocean views Guest Access All guests have shared access to: Rainforest guide, exclusive to Casa Bambu; cooking services by our staff of well-loved chefs; wifi connection; 3G phone connection; kayaks; boogie boards; beach chairs; beach and surrounding forest; hiking trails; pre-trip support and tour arrangement from owner. Interaction with GuestsTo help you take full advantage of your adventure we have a terrific system and a great team of people ready to serve all our guests. You are free to avail yourself of their services, at no extra cost to you. These include: A U.S. contact (owner Lyn), easily reached by phone or e-mail, who answers your questions and concerns before your trip; sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed (see below); and serves as an emergency liaison while you are traveling. Extensive information packet, including maps and grocery list, prior to your trip. San Jose accommodations: We can help arrange accommodations at well-priced, well-run, charming hotels - Costa Rican style. Rental car: We can help you arrange a rental car from San Jose or locally with a reliable agent. Detailed driving directions, if you choose to drive. Local taxi: We arrange to have a reliable and comfortable taxi meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee); Tour bookings: We will either book tours for you when applicable, or refer you to the best people. In addition: Information about the house and area are posted in each house; Our staff, including our manager William, live next door. They will orient you and are on hand to help you with whatever you need. William and Leda are not only helpful and competent, but a great example of the sweetness of the Costa Rican people. Our guests love them and so do we! Throughout your stay William is available for hire to take you on rainforest hikes and help you spot local wildlife, as well as serve as your guide to Corcovado Park. (See our Local Tours page for details). If we are not there, William will also help you with logistics and anything else you might need. He is most resourceful! The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's "little Amazon" and Matapalo, its costal edge where our houses are located, are some of the last, unspoiled regions in Costa Rica, if not the planet. The Osa harbors a diversity of habitats and species unheard of elsewhere for an area of its size (less than half of Rhode Island). Between two to three percent of the flora of the Osa exists nowhere else on earth. It contains 13 major ecosystems, including rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches, and coral reefs. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world's four tropical fjords. Home to vast Corcovado National Park, known as the "crown jewel" of Costa Rica, the area (including our neighborhood) is teeming with life. We are located in a premier spot, close to are good restaurants, fun tours, yoga classes and gorgeous hikes. Getting AroundYou can rent a car (we will help you arrange this) but you don't need one if you don't mind walking around and taking taxis when needed. We use only the most reliable drivers with the newest and most comfortable taxis. We will arrange any transport you need, including having a taxi meet your arrival flight and take you to your departure. There is also public transport twice a day to Puerto Jimenez. Parking is included.
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The Space4 acres of local flora & fauna. No where else in Puerto Jimenez can even come close to offering the quantity and quality of wildlife viewing available on this property. Guest AccessWith the Kinkajou Hut you have access to your own deck, communal lounge, communal loft, communal rooftop deck at Casa Manglar & at La Choza del Manglar access to the communal kitchen, communal bar and 2 additional outdoor lounges. Interaction with GuestsThere is all someone on site to help with your requests. The NeighborhoodFlora & Fauna, Flora & Fauna & more Flora & Fauna. It's only 300 meters to center of town & 300 meters to the beach. Close proximity to some excellent surf breaks in Matapalo. Getting AroundBuses run from PJ to anywhere and everywhere. Close to Panamanian border Other Things to NoteIt's quiet here. It was our home for 10 years. We enjoyed the Flora & Fauna and hope you do also.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceProximity to extraordinary wildlife viewing. Roof top deck offers great birding and monkey photo ops. Comfort in the tropics. Guest AccessGuests have access to their private rental and all 4 acres of the gardens + Casa Manglar's guest lounge, loft and roof top deck. We also offer complimentary access to La Choza del Manglar's communal kitchen, bar and guest lounges. Enjoy the tropics in style and comfort. Interaction with GuestsThere is always someone on the property to help with your requests. The NeighborhoodClose to beach and downtown, only 300 meters to either. Best wildlife viewing opportunities in all of Puerto Jimenez without a shadow of a doubt. I have known the property for 23 years and nothing compares until you get out into the lodges in the wilds of the OSA. It's the veritable wildlife oasis of Puerto Jimenez. Come and see for yourself. Getting AroundBuses and taxes are available anytime as our rental cars. Other Things to NoteBring your cameras. Let your kids be Mowgli for a week. Paradise for kids.
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Excellent
20 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
    The SpaceOur bamboo house is now available for rent. It is an open air, hand built construction and a wonderful remote jungle living experience, yet is a minute's walk to the beach and about 8 km from town. Monkeys visit almost daily to the trees near the house. There are birds and butterflies in abundance.. and we have the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in the world. Collared anteaters and sloths can be seen in the adjacent forest. Located approximately 150 meters from a deserted tropical beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, the house has two bedrooms and can sleep four to five people. The main bedroom is on the first floor and has plenty of shelving storage and a queen bed with mosquito net. The guest bedroom is on the open second floor loft and has a queen bed with mosquito net, built in desk and storage shelving. There is also a single day bed in the open living room area and another in the screened in salon/sitting area. We have extra mattresses if you want to set up a camp bed on the floor of the casa (for example - for kids). Each bedroom has individual fans and lights for each person and all linens are included - pillows, sheets, blankets and bath towels. Please note - we are off grid and on solar power - so we are unable to guarantee charging of electronics, laptops etc. The open kitchen is fully equipped with all dishes, cookware, tons of counter space, refrigeration and a gas stove, kitchen island bar area with stools. The kitchen countertops and sink have led lighting (on solar) for cooking in the evenings. The main floor includes a large bamboo and hardwood dining table that can seat 8-10 people, and lounge chairs. The mid-level sitting area/sala includes our hand made furniture (a single bed/sofa) and is fully screened in with double doors that can open up wide during the day. The lower front deck lounge includes built in sofa, chairs and lovely view of the front gardens. Our caretaker will fill the elevated water tank from the well daily and check to be sure you have plenty of cooking gas - so you need not worry about anything. The casa has an attached bath with a private outdoor shower and hand made artisan features throughout. We also have a yoga deck/relaxation palapa located off the front gardens and situated right next to the pond. It's a covered open air deck perfect for yoga practice, a massage, or just listening to the frogs in the evenings. *The pond / yoga deck has been updated to include an owners' casita - included for groups of 6 or more. Sleeps 2. A simple screened in sleeping area with double bed, skylight, sliding doors and adjacent bath with outdoor shower. Not included with groups under 5. No power/kitchen in the casita. Plenty of frog sounds. We are renting on a weekly basis, and will consider shorter and longer stays as the schedule permits. Weekly and monthly rentals include weekly house cleaning. Email to inquire about availability. Note: Holiday weeks 5 day minimum requested. Guest AccessThe main casa grande and all grounds are included for all groups. For groups of 6 or more, the pond deck casita is included as well. Interaction with GuestsWhen the owners are in town, we'll stop in and introduce ourselves and help give you any tips or advice as desired.. then you'll have full privacy. Our caretaker will stop by daily to check in on you, fill the water tanks and take care of the grounds. Full privacy given at all times. Enjoy. Getting Around4x4 taxis are available in town, and our office can set them up with advance notice - or when arranging a tour. Or rent a 4x4 car and enjoy exploring! Our travel office can help set up all tours, transportation, rentals etc as needed! Other Things to NotePlease read the information carefully. This is an open-air jungle casa - birds can and do fly through the living room, no - monkeys do not come in! We wish for you to be comfortable living this close to nature - it's a wonderful house and not for everyone. No a/c, not much power, no internet, no tv. Real beds, mosquito nets, a dipping pool to cool off, hammocks, games and books and a ton of tours available. Also- a ton of animals, an amazing beach, a natural incredible experience.
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    1br Home/Apartment
    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceThe apartment consists of a living room (with table, chairs and a sofa), one bedroom with a queen size bed, private porch and bathroom. There is an extra bed and bed linens. It is decorated with original art. The kitchen is equipped with refridgerator, a two burner stove, toaster oven, coffee maker and kitchen utensils. Puerto Jiménez is a rural town where macaws fly free - a gateway to the world famous Corcovado National Park, surrounded by exhuberant flora and fauna and many deserted (URL HIDDEN) is accesible by bus or car, domestic airplane or by a ferry from Golfito Prices: 3 days.........$225 1 week........$275 1 month.......$650 Utilities, weekly cleaning, and change of towels and sheets included. Guest AccessBelow the apartments there is a tipical restaurant open 7 days a week from 6am until 10pm. Interaction with GuestsThe manager can help guests organize tours. Other Things to NoteThe pristine rainforests and the rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on earth by the National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the county.
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    1br Home/Apartment
    • Smoking Allowed
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    The SpaceThe house is a two story open-air house. Downstairs is the kitchen, bathroom, living room. Upstairs is open studio with 4 beds. 2 double beds and a bunk-bed with 2 single beds. Guest AccessHouse guest will have access to the house which has standard kitchen setup and some linens. There are also bikes, surfboards, kayaks, and fishing equipment available to rent. Interaction with GuestsI can offer advise and help plan out the trip. I live just down the way. The NeighborhoodThis is a small remote area with a low person population and a heavy animal population. This is the place for you. Getting AroundThere is a public collectivo/bus that runs each day at 6:30 and 1:30 leaving town. This can be used to get to and from the property. The best option is to rent a car. Other Things to NoteThere are many tourist activities available including surf lesson, tree climbing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and much more. There is also a permaculture farm near by that accept volunteers, check them (EMAIL HIDDEN) or on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
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    The SpaceCasa Jungua is sustainably built and maintained. Each system was carefully and artfully thought out keeping the vibrant health of the surrounding Eco-system in mind while built to incredible standards. Sits right above 3 incredible beaches and world class surfing destinations There are only 4 properties on this very expansive bluff encompassing thousands of acres of jungle overlooking the sea. It is a private oasis that affords not only great views & incredible breezes but an incredible abundance of diverse wildlife. Guest Access10 acres of jungle surrounding the house, the whole house, the pool and hiking path through the jungle down to the beach. Interaction with GuestsWe do not live on or near the property however, the day to day operations and cooking and cleaning services are run by our caretaker who lives on the other side of the property (not in sight) and will be available when needed. The NeighborhoodThere are only 4 properties on our very expansive bluff encompassing thousands of acres of jungle overlooking the sea. Down below is the colorful surfing community of lower Matapalo. Getting AroundYou can walk down to the beaches on our path that traverses through the jungle down the bluff or you can take the road to the beaches, to town, to the National Park, etc. Again, we highly recommend a 4x4 vehicle. Other Things to NoteCasa Jungua is for the nature enthusiast who wants to discover the worlds "untapped" places. You can take surfing lessons, go on a guided nature hike, take a boat out on the gulf, climb strangler fig trees, waterfall (URL HIDDEN) much to do. OR you can just sit back and take in the sounds and sights of the jungle wile looking out onto the beautiful sea.
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    The SpaceThe Palapa Hut is for those who like a bit more space and privacy. It's a 2nd floor bedroom lounge & bathroom combo with 1 Dbl & 1 Sgl for family getaways or romantic escapes in a tropical environment. Communal kitchen, bar and lounge are all located 75 meters distant at our main building. A tropical open aired rancho but with a steel covered roof to guarantee you stay dry. 4 acres of gardens to explore with forest & mangroves with incredible wildlife viewing. There is someone on site 24/7 to help with any of your requests. Backs up to forest, creek and mangrove which allows many opportunities for incredible wildlife viewing. Buses and taxis run constantly from PJ to everywhere. This is a spacious and more private accommodation. Guest Access4 acres of gardens, forest , creek & mangroves with incredible wildlife viewing. Interaction with GuestsI'm not around much these days, but there is someone on site 24/7 to help with requests. The NeighborhoodThe property backs up to forest, creek and mangrove which allows many opportunities for incredible wildlife viewing. Getting AroundBuses and taxis run constantly from PJ to everywhere. Other Things to NoteThe Palapa Hut is very quiet at night because it has no commercial property adjacent. Occasionally you may find single travelers renting the ground floor single rooms. Because the Palapa Hut is located in the far east corner of the property the rear windows overlook the town cemetery onward to the landing strip. Light engine aircraft can be heard during landing and take off during the day. Please note NO jet engines only propeller driven aircraft.
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    This charming open air beach house is only steps from the ocean. Nestled in the curve of a secluded bay and surrounded by a large private garden, Casa Kumbaya offers guests a chance to escape from the modern world and re-connect with nature.
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    The SpaceThe Sueno Verde Property is so special because it's the most kid-friendly property on the point with ping-pong, horse shoes, giant swing and zip-line. Guest AccessEnjoy the property and area!! It's incredible. Interaction with GuestsWe are on-property if you need anything. Otherwise, you have your privacy. The NeighborhoodCabo Matapalo has a solid community of very caring, forward thinking people from Costa Rica, USA, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Canada to name a few. Getting Aroundeasy to walk everywhere or you can rent a car Other Things to NoteMartina's Bar & Restaurant "Buen Esperanza" is a must do -- Friday nights are Market Nights! Great food, art and lots of locals.
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    The SpaceA comfortable studio apartment, located right in the middle of Puerto Jimenez. The apartment includes a large, flat-screen TV with cable as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. The bathroom is ample and has a hot-water shower. There is a potent air-conditioner as well to deal with the heat and humidity of the Osa Peninsula, however, it's only necessary during the day. This location is ideal for anyone looking to travel around Osa since it's located smack in the middle of town. It's one block from the bus that goes to the entrance of the famous Corcovado National Park as well as the bus that goes to the world-renowned surf breaks in Matapalo. It's 300 meters from the Puerto Jimenez beach as well There is an excellent Italian restaurant (la pizzeria) next to the soccer field--about a block away--and a good place for typical food (Cafe Monka) three doors down. The bus to Puerto Jimenez from San Jose stops right in front of the apartment as well. It is also quite secure as it's located 30 meters from the police station.
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      The SpaceThe Beach House also known as The Villa Villa Kula is a spectacular three-story villa built up in the canopy. Less than a minute walk puts you on one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Costa Rica. The villa has a fabulous master suite on the top third floor which consists of a gorgeous “Bedroom with a View,” a sprawling deck overlooking the ocean and jungle, and a luxury bathroom with a cantilevered shower and bidet. On the second floor there are two bedrooms that share an enormous deck, again looking out over the jungle to the beach, and a two room bath area with a shower and separate toilet room. The ground floor has a huge open living area, complete kitchen, and powder room. The house has all the amenities that Iguana typically offers its guests, such as Egyptian cotton sheets on orthopedic mattresses (two beds in each room, a queen and a single), reading lights, hot water showers, spa robes, etc. The villa is part of Iguana Lodge ((URL HIDDEN) We offer all the services of Iguana Lodge such as arranging adventures, travel and taxis. Fabulous food is always available from either of our two restaurants. Iguana Lodge also has a wonderful 20 meter lap pool, spa and yoga facility that are available to anyone who stays at the villa.
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      The SpaceCasa „Oceanside“ was designed with love and function in mind. Cool and open during the hot summer months, but dry and cozy once the rain hits. The two storied concrete bungalow, perfectly tucked away in a lush tropical two acre garden teeming with wildlife can be, whatever you want it to be: A „surfer´s private refuge“, a „birdwatcher´s colourful paradise“, a „quiet girlie getaway“, a „honeymooner´s romantic hideout“ or a „wildlife enthusiat´s research base“. The house sleeps two persons comfortable (kingsize bed), or three at the most (additional sofa). Steps away from Playa Sombrero in the Matapalo Area, Casa „Oceanside“ offers everything you need for a lifetime experience along the jungles of the the prestine Osa Peninsula. Being so far off the grid, we work with solar power around here. Our panels provide enough energy to power the lights, a refrigerator to keep your drinks cool and your veggies fresh, your laptop and also the B&W stereo system (iPod or iPhone docking station up to G4). Our fresh water source is a deep well. The water gets pumped via a 12v solar pump into the tank ontop of a tower and flows back by gravity into the house. Our water has been tested by a labratory in New York and is 100% drinkable and good for cooking. The fully equipped kitchen comes with all amenities, pots, pans, cuttlery and towels, a 4 range gas-stove, a big „Sundancer“ fridge and a breakfast countertop for 2-4 persons. The storage room that houses the solar batteries and the inverter (converting 12 volt solar power to 110v) also has a security safe for all your valuables such as credit cards, passports, cash money or cameras/phones. The internet out here is weak and patience is key. In case of emergency we can provide a 3G iPhone with a local SIM card to check mails. The restaurant “Alternativas” (walking distance) has a stronger connection and in Puerto Jimenez, the internet cafe “Cafe Sol” provides a fast wireless connection. A spacious living area with two sofas borders the office space with a big office table, bookshelf with plenty of reading material in german, spanish and english and a reading sofa/day bed combo, that can easily serve as a third bed. The bathroom provides towels, hot water shower, hot water sink and a toilet and was just redone with a very stylish slate floor. Upstairs you will find the masterbedroom with a huge kingsize bed and a super comfy new matress. A tight mashed mosquito net will help to keep insects out during the wet months (July to December). From Januarz until June, you could easily sleep without the net. The Masterbedroom is surrounded by terraces. The roofs of the bathroom and the office also serve as hangout platforms. A big sundeck with two hammocks and wooden chairs plus table are perfect for that sundown cocktail while you watch howler monkeys up close, crazy squirrel monkeys swiftly leaping great distances from branch to branch, pairs of Scarlett Macaws flying overhead and hummingbirds buzzing close to your head, trying to reach the feeders. If you are lucky you will see an anteater strolling through the garden or a coati (pizote) checking for something to eat in the tropical bush. From the office roof, you can climb onto the roof of the bedroom via a comfortable ladder and gaze at the starts at night. During the summer months it is highly recommendable to throw some pillows up onto the roof and lie there for hours with a cool drink in hand, watching shooting stars, or checking the always visible Orion constellation, the beautiful Pleiades or the southern Zodiac signs. Nothing short of miraculous. „National Geographic“ once described the Osa Peninsula as „one of the world´s biologically most intense places on earth.“ Once here, you will quickly find out why. A hobby-birdwatcher from Minnesota recently counted 137 different species of birds on our property alone. Add the Otters, playing in our clear water river, that runs through the property, the occasional Sloth, Armadillos, Caimans, Turtles, Toucans, Aracaris, Monkeys, Anteaters, Iguanas or the Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphins and Whales and you get an idea. As for activities, they are almost too numerous to mention: Perfect Longboard- and easy learning waves for surfing, roll in right infront of the house. We run a small but exquisite surf school business off Playa Sombrero and always have plenty of rental boards to chose from. Grab a board, walk 80 yards to the beach at hightide and enjoy the waves with only you and a few other friendly surfers in the line-up. For the more experienced surfer, world class waves can be found in the close vicinity. Also: sea kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP paddling, swimming, snorkeling, boogieboarding, sport fishing and boat trips are all possible. We can assist you with your trip into the Corcovado National Park too. Tidepools are waiting a 10 minute walk down the beach. Treeclimbing, jungle hikes, waterfall repelling, horseback riding, bird watching, yoga classes, massages, or just long walks along the wild and empty beaches without ever meeting another soul will make your stay a remarkable memory. Bring sandals, the sand gets very hot. During your stay, there will be property managment nearby. If you have questions, just ask. Rental Car assitance, medical attention, shopping in Puerto Jimenez, trip booking etc... We will be more than happy to help. Pura Vida Michelle & Eddy Guest AccessUnsere Gäste haben zu allen Bereichen Zugang. Interaction with GuestsWhen our house is rented, we move to a small shack on the beach, in walking distance to the house. We are around and can be approached in cases of emergency or if our guests need something or have a question. But at the same time, we make sure, that our guests do not get disturbed and that they enjoy total privacy. The NeighborhoodPlaya Sombrero, Carbonera and Cabo Matapalo is a small stretch of isolated and lonely beaches with a string of houses, tucked away in the bushes. Nice people and friendly neighbors that know each other for years, look out and help each other. Getting AroundGetting around here is mostly by private car or by foot along the beach. A rental car is not a must, but does make things easier. There are three rental car agencies in Puerto Jimenez to chose from. Other Things to NoteWir leben hier abseits von allem und der Internet Zugang ist stark limitiert. Das Telefonsignal ist schwach. Wir schlagen vor, direkt am Flughafen (noch am Gepäckband) zum ICE Schalter zu gehen und dort eine "Kölbi" Pre-Paid Card, eine lokale SIM Card, für 4 - 6,-- $ zu kaufen und die mit 20,-- $ aufzuladen. So kannst Du wenigstens per Telephon ins Netz, wenn es im Haus einmal nicht klappen sollte. Geduld ist jedoch immer nötig.
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      The SpaceWe have recently remodeled four wide rooms , all with private bath, hot water and air conditioned. One room is only for two people with a queen bed, another one has queen bed and a single bed, and two rooms have queen bed and a two stairs bed, for an occupancy of four people. we don't have TV sets and telephone in the rooms, but there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms and in the restaurant, Il Giardino en la Playa!!, that is facing the Ocean front. The furniture are simple but functional, the bed of good quality and the cleaning and hygiene are absolutely of first importance for us, both for the rooms and for the preparation of our legendary recipes. We are located at 100 metres East from the Public Pier, directly on the fine sand Beach, where sea turtles come to feed on the weeds of the bottom, and where is possible to watch a lot of sea bird and Dolphins. In the Mangroves in the back of the Hotel lives a group of Capucine Monkeys that, often come to eat the fruit of the restaurant while Scarlet macaws come to feed on the Almond trees of the front , on the beach. The bus stop is at 800-900 metres from us, the ferry boat from Golfito is docking at the Public pier, at 150 metres, and the road from S. Jose' is now almost perfect. for staying of any length, is possible to study some kind of plan that include breakfast, lunch and dinner, in any combination, up to offer sandwiches made with our fresh made bread to the people that want to hike of do some sea tour, all things that we can help to organize directly, using our net or safe and professional collaborators, including too flights reservation and car renting.
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      The SpaceWe have recently remodeled four wide rooms , all with private bath, hot water and air conditioned. One room is only for two people with a queen bed, another one has queen bed and a single bed, and two rooms have queen bed and a two stairs bed, for an occupancy of four people. we don't have TV sets and telephone in the rooms, but there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms and in the restaurant, Il Giardino en la Playa!!, that is facing the Ocean front. The furniture are simple but functional, the bed of good quality and the cleaning and hygiene are absolutely of first importance for us, both for the rooms and for the preparation of our legendary recipes. We are located at 100 metres East from the Public Pier, directly on the fine sand Beach, where sea turtles come to feed on the weeds of the bottom, and where is possible to watch a lot of sea bird and Dolphins. In the Mangroves in the back of the Hotel lives a group of Capucine Monkeys that, often come to eat the fruit of the restaurant while Scarlet macaws come to feed on the Almond trees of the front , on the beach. The bus stop is at 800-900 metres from us, the ferry boat from Golfito is docking at the Public pier, at 150 metres, and the road from S. Jose' is now almost perfect. for staying of any length, is possible to study some kind of plan that include breakfast, lunch and dinner, in any combination, up to offer sandwiches made with our fresh made bread to the people that want to hike of do some sea tour, all things that we can help to organize directly, using our net or safe and professional collaborators, including too flights reservation and car renting.
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      The SpaceCasa Playa Sombrero has an open construction style that allows for a steady ocean breeze throughout the living space and provides both ocean and lush mountain views. Upstairs has a large floor plan with a beautiful hardwood floor and a thatched-roof ceiling. This room provides two netted, king-sized beds and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Golfo Dulce. Two extra beds can easily be arranged. Downstairs has a cozy living space, bathroom and a detached kitchen equipped with professional appliances. Both the living area and kitchen open up to the spacious swimming pool, deck and lounge area. The pool has both deep and shallow areas - perfect for relaxing or swimming. Guest AccessGuests will have access to yoga classes, surf lessons, board rentals, and a variety of other activities offered in the area. Interaction with GuestsMonika will be your onsite hostess. She can arrange tours, provide information about the area, and book taxis. The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula is a magical place full of wild life. If you're looking to get away from it all and relax, this is the place for you. Getting AroundThere are local taxis, two rental car companies, and a local colectivo (public transportation).
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      The SpaceNestled on a hectare of manicured grounds, Casa Playa Agujas is a two-story rustic country villa with most of the comforts and conveniences of home but all of the spectacle of the Osa jungle and raw coastal beach and mangrove wetlands bounding picturesque Golfo Dulce with coastal ridge on the eastern horizon and the the Talamanca Mountains a lavendar ribbon beyond them. Downstairs we have a full kitchen/dining area and living area, no walls, and a full bathroom. Covered porches wrap around two sides and are outfitted with four hammocks and are great lounging and common areas with large overhangs that make it the best spot for enjoying torrential downpours when they come. The kitchen includes a full fridge with a freezer compartment and a large new propane stove and oven. The house is fully outfitted with cookware, plates and silverware, and has great counter space, great for cooking, and a table that seats eight. We have a washing machine, but no dryer, so line drying only. The upstairs is the sleeping area and includes two individual bedrooms, each outfitted with a double bed and closet. The bunkroom adjoins these two bedrooms and has three bunk beds, so the total occupancy that can sleep in beds is ten, assuming two people in each of the private bedrooms. The upstairs master bedroom has a full bathroom, but this has no separate access to the other two sleeping rooms, though of course there is another bathroom downstairs. The house is open air, screened in, and while privacy walls provide visual privacy to the two bedrooms, the upper walls stop at ceiling level and separation above that is by screen. So, there is no aural privacy, meaning couples among groups should accommodate themselves to the idea of furtive coupling to avoid disturbing the slumber of your housemates. We have two kayaks for guest use in the tranquil waters of the gulf. Our location is in a portion of the Golfo Dulce that is shielded from Pacific Ocean swells and wave action, so the gulf shoreline is more like a lake than the beach. There are NO waves, so body surfers need not apply. However, their are also no currents making this the safest ocean swimming for the very young anywhere. Also the bottom is flat, and the flats extend several hundred meters from the shoreline at high tide, so you can wade and swim in chest deep water at high tide without worries about dropping off into the deep, and there are no currents. We have a pebble beach that opens onto the gulf, but the predominant habitat along our coastline is mangrove ecosystem, and tendrils that rise on either side of our beach merge in either direction with larger mangrove ecosystems, particularly of course at the estuary mouths of nearby streams that drain the peninsular highlands. Fishing is great, though you have to bring your own gear or make arrangements with us for gear plus or minus a guide for an added fee to take advantage of this great in house option. Think jack, snapper, roosterfish, snook, pompano, mackerel, barracuda . . . you never know what's going to be on the end of your line. The Playa Agujas grounds are an arboretum of fruit trees and a botanical garden of ornamentals. We have mango, mandarin lime, banana, plantain, water apple, all on our grounds, so help yourself to whatever is in season. The grounds are well-maintained and great for barefoot wanderings. A gravel path wends to the beach, and there is a picnic table in the front yard. Parking is in the lawn beside the house, and we boast broadband Internet connection.
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      The SpaceThe Fishack is a harborfront residential complex that includes three separate lodging options available either separately for small parties or together for groups. All are available for short-mid term rentals. The three-story home is situated on the edge of the Puerto Jimenez harbor and while less than one kilometer walking from downtown is separated from the Puerto Jimenez center by the mangrove estuary of Quebrada Cacao, which runs through town. As such, despite the proximity to town, from the third floor pool deck the only thing visible on the western horizon are the tops of the mangroves bounding the swamp. The home is supported by a caretaker family that lives beside the property with round-the-clock support and security. It is separated from the harbor road by a tangle of front-yard tropical ornamentals and a gated stone fence. The back of the property overlooks the mangrove swamp and from the balconies, caimans and crocodiles can frequently be observed sunning themselves in the shallows. A profusion of water birds call the estuary home as well as a flock of thousands of orange-cheeked parrots, which daily burst from their nests in the swamp at dawn to spread into the interior of the peninsula to forage and return en masse just before dark in a symphony of bird calls of hundreds of mating pairs homeward bound for the evening. The main home is a second story one bedroom apartment with a party deck with swimming pool upstairs. The single master bedroom a queen size bed and adjoining bath, and is air-conditioned. The kitchenette and dining area are joined to the living room, which has an alcove with two additional single beds. The main home is bounded by a verandah that wraps around the entire home for lounging areas with easy chairs. The third floor is the party deck and includes a roof top pool, living room set, dining table, swim up bar, stereo system, and both roofed and open air terraces, all bounded with a columned handrail and sporting superlative 360 degree views of the harbor and Golfo Dulce and the mangrove estuary behind the home. Wireless broadband Internet is provided. The Main House sleeps four in beds with expansion on foamies for an additional two people comfortable, four at a stretch, and the nightly rate is $150. There is no weekly discount for this home. The downstairs apartment has a large living room, bedroom with queen-sized bed, and bathroom, all fully air conditioned, with wireless Internet but no kitchenette. An outdoor verandah overlooks the mangrove estuary and conduces in one direction to the large open-air kitchen shared with the Main House and in the opposite direction leads to the Casita, which is a separate wholly contained structure. The downstairs apartment sleeps two comfortably, with expansion room for up to two more on foamies. Whereas the downstairs apartment is made available upon request as a stand-alone rental for $75 per night, it is usually included with the Main House for a single large group, with both units available for $200 per night with no weekly discounts available. Steps away from the main structure, the Casita is a recently remodeled two-story bungalow that features a second story loft sleeping area and a downstairs living area and kitchen. There is an outside roofed lounging area contiguous to the downstairs living room. A small second story porch affords a stunning view of the harbor, and the casita has wireless Internet service. The casita has a single double bed and is ideal for a single or a couple and has its own cooking facilities and refrigerator. The upstairs is air-conditioned. The home has a nightly rate of $100 and a weekly rate of $600. All three facilities boast a full assortment of linens, cookware, plates, glasses. There is a single washing machine that serves the entire facility and clothes lines but no dryer. The main home is occupied seasonally by the owners and has wall hangings and ornamentation and character. The grounds are maintained daily by the staff that lives in the adjacent home and are present 24/7 for support as needed. The caretaker staff provides catering upon request as well as daily or semi-daily housekeeping as desired and laundry services, all at modest additional charges detailed in the rates and reservations page. Because the Fishack is a short walk or taxi ride from the center of Puerto Jimenez, the air strip, grocery stores, and restaurants, a rental car is not a de rigueur compliment to those staying with us. However, to maximize an Osa Peninsula experience and to use the Fishack as a base for exploration of the peninsula's vast wealth of natural splendor, a rental car is a natural supplement.
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      The SpaceSteps away from world class surf breaks, SURFSIDE BUNGALOWS offer upscale fully equipped bungalows. wireless Internet, pool, guided and unguided activities, security, and comfort. Our bungalows are privately nestled on a hill, just a few meters from Punta Matapalo. Our new bungalows are fully equipped with hot water, electricity (solar power), full kitchen & cookware, living areas, private bedrooms & linens, decks & outdoor showers. Surfside Bungalows has three separate private homes for short term rentals. The rates are given below. We also offer the entire Surfside Bungalows facility to larger groups
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        The SpaceWith one large double bedroom, two double beds and an extra single bed, Casa Lapa can sleep up to five people, perfect for a family or small group that doesn’t mind sharing. The beds are fully fitted with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. The front porch offers a shady relaxing area with sofa, chairs and hammock.. To confirm availabilities and block dates fill out the questionnaire shown below or write us.
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        The SpaceThe upper bedrooms, appointed with five full size beds, share an upstairs lounge and full bathroom with hot-water shower. Each room affords an excellent view that make following the colorful movements and sounds of the jungle wildlife both seamless and visually delightful. Stairs descend past a very spacious deck and exterior shower to the front entry. Upon entering, you will find a fully equipped commercial-grade kitchen falling to the left of a dining area for eight. The lounge contains two bracketing sofas that can be converted to beds for extra guests. To the rear of of the downstairs space you will find a large bathroom with hot water shower and the downstairs bedroom fitted with a king-size bed, cloths hanging space and screened in fresh, spacious place to relax after an active day. Available for our guests is a communal outdoor BBQ area steps away from the main house, great for enjoying to outdoor living while in the tropics. There is space for 3 cars to park with a private drive up entrance directly to the house. We live on the property and can help you book tours, flights, taxi's, rental cars, recommend restaurants, shopping, or be available to help with any small question regarding the house. Let us know what you need and we will do our best to make it happen! Outside the gate of the house, less than a two minute’s stroll down a tree-shaded lane, lies one of Costa Rica’s most pristine and secluded beaches. Walk for miles along its quiet shore and stop to refresh at one of the exclusive restaurants that dot the way. Bake in the warm sands of the Gulf as waves lap and sometimes crash on the beach, enjoy fishing, or kayaking beyond the reef. We have the equipment and expertise to help you accomplish all of your vacation and Costa Rican dreams. You can take a 45 minute flight from the Sansa airport located 5 minute walking distance to the right of the International airport in San Jose (SJO) to the town of Puerto Jimenez. From the airport you can take a 10 minute taxi to the house. We would be more than happy to greet you at the airport with a taxi and assist with your luggage if you would like. Any activity or tour you are interested in, we can make it happen! Let us know what you need and we will do what we can to assist you! Guest AccessLinens, towels, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, hot water, on-site owner, two living rooms, dining room, large deck and patio, free parking, ceiling or standing fans in every room. (air-conditioning available in one bedroom upstairs at an extra cost) A public restaurant next door to Casa Bella offers free wi-fi. Interaction with GuestsWe are available by phone or email to assist each guest in anyway we can in preparing them by answering any questions that may arise or assistance they may need prior to or during their stay at Casa Bella. The NeighborhoodCasa Bella is submersed in the jungle but only a two minute stroll to a secluded and breath-taking beach. Getting AroundWe can arrange a taxi for you at any time. A taxi to town will cost $15 per way for up to 4 people. We recommend you having a hire car, especially if you want to visit all the beautiful sites on the Osa Peninsular, let us know we can help you book one. Other Things to NoteThere are fans in every room of Casa Bella.
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        The SpaceAt "La Casa del Manglar" (or "The Mangrove House" if you prefer the English version) you are GUARANTEED to see WILDLIFE. How certain are we? Well, have you ever sat around a Tropical Garden and watched a Scarlet Macaw, a Monkey or a Kinkajou hang out in there environment? You can at "La Casa" Many guests have told us that they saw more wildlife on the property than at any other location during their Costa Rican visit. Come and stay with us, whether for a few days or a couple of weeks. We are only a 5 minute walk to downtown Puerto Jimenez and only 350 meters from one of the nicest beaches here. Gentle waves will lull you on our beautiful chocolate sand beaches, cavorting Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) will fly and play throughout the gardens of "La Casa". This is truly a birders paradise. You don't even have to leave your room to see these impressive Macaws and the many other varieties of exotic birds that visit here. Don't forget to spend some time in the tropical lounge with a 20 ft ceiling finished in tropical hardwoods. "We do offer Wireless Internet Service so please bring your laptops, smartphones or tablets if you want to hook up. Our lively & helpful English & Spanish speaking staff will help you select the best tours for your vacation & gladly make all the arrangements for you. Hiking, kayaking, birding, horseback riding, surfing, canopying, snorkeling & camping are all easily practiced from "La Casa". If you prefer, just walk the beaches or (EMAIL HIDDEN)e and spend some time with us. Make "La Casa del Manglar" your home on the OSA. There is extraordinary animal activity at "La Casa" There really isn't anything we can say with words that can do it justice. so we simply suggest that you visit the Photo Gallery and see for yourselves what "La Casa" has to offer. Remember that all photos have been taken on the property. Bring your cameras folks! (website hidden) How do you want to spend your vacation? Whether your days are action packed or totally peaceful & restful, you will love coming back to your home away from home at "La Casa del Manglar". We have a variety of rooms to fit different needs all surrounded by lush landscaping which brings nature right to you. Fluttering butterflies, hummingbirds, monkeys and lots of others start their day right outside your door. Air conditioning is available in all 4 bedrooms. They are all brightly decorated with beautiful wooden furniture, orthopedic mattresses, comfy pillows, nice cotton linens, private baths and night stands all make your room very comfy. Then step outside and relax in one of the lounging areas in the shade. You won't want to leave. And why should you when you can see what you came to Costa Rica for right outside your door! Why leave monkeys to go look for monkeys? They're right here. With over four acres of lush landscaping and natural mangroves to explore you might just want to stay right here for awhile. The magnificent Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) can be seen daily, literally dropping out of the sky for you to get a very up close peek. You will never forget these spectacular creatures, which lodge all over the Osa Peninsula, and one in particular, "Pachuco" has made almost daily stops for milk and bread right here for years! There are tropical, brightly colored flowers, fruits and plants filling the grounds of the property some of which may eventually end up in your tummy. Butterflies, birds, lizards, flowers, it's like being in a tropical fairy tale, or maybe it's more of a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages, you'll have to decide for yourselves when you visit. Pura Vida! Casa Manglar guests have access to all 4 acres of the property including the restaurant and bar located next door at La Choza del Manglar as well as their indoor/outdoor lounges. Make sure to visit (email hidden). Someone is always present during your visit. We offer concierge service to guests during their visit and are happy to book any activities or tours on your behalf. Privacy, privacy and more privacy enveloped by tropical gardens allowing free movement of all birds, reptiles and mammals. Buses and taxis are available regularly There is always someone on the property who can help you adjust to the new tropical environment. Guest AccessCasa Manglar guests have access to all 4 acres of the property including the restaurant and bar located next door at La Choza del Manglar as it's indoor/outdoor lounges. Interaction with GuestsSomeone is always present during your visit. We offer concierge service to guests during their visit and are happy to book any activities or tours on your behalf. The NeighborhoodPrivacy, privacy and more privacy enveloped by tropical gardens allowing free movement of all birds, reptiles and mammals. Getting AroundBuses and taxis are available regularly Other Things to NoteThere is always someone on the property who can help you adjust to the new tropical environment.
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        The SpaceCasa Mil Flores is a hidden gem located on the Osa Peninsula in the southern zone of Costa Rica. Located a short walk off the beachfront, the house is close enough to enjoy the sound of the rolling waves on Playa Carbonera. To the other direction, the property boarders a nature reserve with abundant wildlife and plant bio-diversity. Casa Mil Flores is conveniently located in a small neighborhood, close to the rare amenities of the local bar/restaurant, school, and transportation. The one acre property has been strategically landscaped with tropical fruit trees and foliage to add to the privacy of this home. Beautifully designed, the house has a passive solar concrete first floor and an all tropical hardwood upper level. The first floor offers a cool relief from the tropical mid-day heat. There is a guest bedroom with a king size bed. This room is perfect for the late morning snooze or afternoon nap. The lower level of the house also has a living room, a professionally equipped kitchen, a large master bath, and a covered deck area for dining and relaxation. If you love to cook, you will appreciate the professional gas range, the full size solar powered refrigerator with freezer (a rare find on the osa!), snack bar, inside-outside wood bar and abundant counter space. The water for this entire home is purified with a UV filtration system. The second floor is an expansive open master bedroom constructed of tropical hardwood and a polished wood floor that can double as a yoga room. There is a king size bed with a queen size hide a bed and a sofa bed. There is also a full bath with views of the jungle and mountains. Upstairs has two large decks for animal viewing and evening sunsets over the distant ridge line. This home is about 100 meters from our local beach and within a 10-30 minute walk (or a short drive) to all of the surfing waves of the matapalo area. The area offers many activities such as jungle hikes, birding tours, horseback riding, river and waterfall walks, as well as sailing, world class fishing, outstanding surf breaks for all levels, surf lessons and local yoga classes. For added privacy, this property has been landscaped with a living fence. It also includes a carport and a gated entrance. Please check out the garden too! I have planted many fruits and local herbs. Different things are in season at different times…please feel free to forage…but always leave enough for the next person. Thanks! Interaction with GuestsI am very happy to have email interaction with my guests. I am very accessible via internet….unless I am camping at a remote surf location…which I honestly wish happened more often. The NeighborhoodMy home is very close to the mouth of the Rio Carbonera. This is the best waterfront, natural dipping pool in the matapalo area. It can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a cool, safe, calm place for small children to swim and play. Getting AroundTaxis can be arranged to come to the house. Best to give the drivers a days notice to ensure availability. My caretakers can make these arrangements for guests. Other Things to NoteThis home is located about 150 meters from the only public bar/restaurant in matapalo. It is convenient for a quick meal and there is an organic farmers market on friday afternoons. During the high season, Friday nights are the community social time. Its fun to mingle with the locals. Please be aware that sometimes music can be heard from my house on a busy Friday night or during special events but music shuts down by 12:30. This is a solar run home and when there is cloudy weather or storms power may run low. It is important to keep the system running well. High energy consumption appliances can not be run here, including hair dryers and clothes dryers. Guests may ask the house keeper to do laundry but may not use those facilities on their own. I do have a generator back up that will be used when the system is low. Hot water is only offered in the downstairs master bathroom shower. Also, due to the remote location of the Matapalo area, there may also be lapses in internet access for various reasons. Lastly, due to the remote area, it is recommended that guests buy all of their food, fill their rental car with gas, and get all cash from the ATM for their stay, before coming out from Puerto Jimenez. The road can be a long trip back to town depending on the weather and there are no grocery stores in the Matapalo area.
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        The SpaceSpace for up to 40 guests in an oasis within the town of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa peninsula. Guests have access to the entire 1.5 hectares or 4 acres of gardens, creeks, mangroves and forest. You also will receive the full benefit of our local experience and expertise in all areas of the Osa Someone will greet you upon arrival. Someone is onsite 24/7/365. Privacy, gorgeous gardens and incredible amounts of Osa flora and fauna combine to create a tropical paradise. Taxis, buses, ferries and aircraft will take you almost anywhere. We are happy to work with your group. All groups are different so please let us know what you want to receive from your Osa adventure. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire 1.5 hectares or 4 acres of gardens, creeks, mangroves and forest. You also will receive the full benefit of our local experience and expertise in all areas of Osa life. Interaction with GuestsSomeone will greet you upon arrival. Someone is onsite 24/7/365. The NeighborhoodPrivacy, gorgeous gardens and incredible amounts of Osa flora and fauna combine to create a tropical paradise. Getting AroundTaxis, buses, ferries and aircraft will take you almost anywhere. Other Things to NoteWe are happy to work with your group. All groups are different so please let us know what you want to receive from your Osa adventure.
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        The Space4 acres of gardens, forest and mangrove offering excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. 300 meters to the beach and the same to the center of town. Guests have access to all 4 acres of forest, gardens & mangroves, bar, restaurant concierge services, wifi, tour desk, private parking, 24/7/365 security services all within walking distance to the beach and center of town, both approx 300 meters from La Choza. Juan Carlos or Alessandra will meet you upon your arrival. Someone is on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure. Privacy, security, excellent wildlife viewing opportunities & a tropical oasis all within the town of Puerto Jimenez with an incredible price point sure to make families happy. The kids might not even want to leave the property. Buses and taxis available from PJ to anywhere. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this close to nature so please bring your cameras. Guest AccessGuests have access to all 4 acres of forest, gardens & mangroves, bar, restaurant concierge services, wifi, tour desk, private parking, 24/7/365 security services all within walking distance to the beach and center of town, both approx 300 meters from La Choza. Interaction with GuestsSomeone is on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure. The NeighborhoodPrivacy, security, excellent wildlife viewing opportunities & a tropical oasis all within the town of Puerto Jimenez with an incredible price point sure to make families happy. The kids might not even want to leave the property. Getting AroundBuses and taxis available from PJ to anywhere. Other Things to NoteThis is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this close to nature so please bring your cameras.
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        The SpaceCabins in the rear of the property. 1.5 hectares or 4 acres of private forest, mangrove, creek and gardens. Great location, 300 m to beach and 300 m to center of town. Private & secure parking with night watchman. Too good to be true, but it is! Come & see. Guests have access to free parking & wifi in the main lounge, all the gardens and mangrove areas, 2 outdoor lounges, ping pong table and a great monkey bar with a transparent roof for better monkey viewing. There is someone on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure. Quiet, private, green, colorful, with an excellent location. It's like being in a hybrid environment, a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages. Truly inspiring. Buses, ferries, taxis, rental cars & airplanes all service Puerto Jimenez Bring your cameras Guest AccessGuests have access to free parking & wifi in the main lounge, all the gardens and mangrove areas, 2 outdoor lounges, ping pong table and a great monkey bar with a transparent roof for better monkey viewing. Interaction with GuestsThere is someone on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure. The NeighborhoodIt's easy proximity to both the beach and the town center. Getting Aroundbuses and taxes are easy Other Things to NoteBring your cameras
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        The Space3 bunk beds are available for our guests offering large modern bathroom with hot water, new A/C' and garden access offering excellent wildlife viewing. It's a large room with wrap around windows so you wont feel cramped. Free parking and wifi and onsite luggage storage for guests visiting the park. Guests also receive free access to common kitchen, lounges and bar. Four species of Monkeys, Kinkajous, Raccoons, Coatis, Anteaters, Sloths, Armadillos, Raptors, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Crocodiles, Lizards, Snakes, Hummingbirds, many other birds, insects and reptiles all share the same space as our visiting guests. someone is on site 24/7/365 flora and fauna extraordinaire buses and taxis all day fishing, cycling, hiking, snorkeling, diving and horseback riding are all available nearby. Guest AccessAccess to the entire property Interaction with GuestsSomeone onsite 24/7/365 The Neighborhoodclose to everything Getting Aroundbuses and taxis all day Other Things to Note300 meters to town center and 300 meters to beach
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        One room, open to the jungle bungalow equipped with beds to fit 5 people, dining area, hammock, kitchenette, private bathroom with hot water, and outside shower. Beach is right across, monkeys pass by, lots of bird watching and animal sightseeing. Surfers paradise, surfboards and kayaks available. Yoga deck and classes!!
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        The SpaceCasa Tonka (1 king sized bed) is a open air house located on the beach of the Osa Peninsula, it is important to understand that you are one with nature while staying in this unique home, there are no doors! Casa Tonka/Playa Sombrero is 14 kilometers from Puerto Jimenez in the southwest of Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the sea. It is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. One of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled, it has been dubbed Costa Rica's last wilderness frontier. Rich in wildlife, sparsely populated and until recently very difficult to access by road. Consequently much of the peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. Dominated by Corcovado National Park which protects most of the peninsula, the Osa supports more then fifty percent of the animal and plant species that live in Costa Rica. National Geographic has described the Osa as, "The most biologically intense place on earth". Casa Tonka has a very well stocked gourmet kitchen, sitting/dining room, and a single large bedroom on the second floor which is perfect for a couple or a small family. There is a separate bath house with a stone shower, open on one side for a superb natural view through the rainforest plants and trees, often accompanied in close proximity by monkeys, macaws, toucans and many other jungle birds and animals. For larger groups there is another open air bamboo casa available. "The Rancho" guest house which is located just a couple of minutes walking distance from Casa Tonka along with a 2nd private bathhouse. Located a thirty minute drive from Puerto Jimenez and ten minutes from the Matapalo surf breaks, it is well situated, and has plenty of privacy on a park-like property. Designed and built in the Colombian style of bamboo structures, it is on a world class level of design and execution. The property is off the grid, with a very ample solar electric system and well water from the same property. Guest AccessAlong the coast of the Osa Peninsula, azure waves crash down on sand and rock, sending saltwater mist over the vast, sprawling jungle. Palm trees lean out from the interior of the dark forest toward the intense sunlight of the beach. A visitor to this isolated coast might walk hours (or even an entire day) without meeting a single person. The Osa Peninsula is one of the last places in the world where virgin rainforests grows right to the high tide line. This junction of land and sea creates a unique zone that supports exceptional biodiversity and offers refuge for sea turtles, scarlet macaws, and other endangered species. Many terrestrial, freshwater, and saltwater species are ecologically connected here. Known for its remoteness and named for the towering strangler fig, Matapalo is located in the Osa Peninsula, which has become Costa Rica's premier Eco-tourism destination far from the tourist filled beach towns. This little cape is a hidden paradise with dense jungles, pristine rainforest with ancient, colossal trees and breathtaking beaches. Travelers come to Cabo Matapalo to experience raw nature and for world-class surfing in a peaceful, idyllic setting. Matapalo juts out into the Pacific Ocean marking the entrance to the tranquil Golfo Dulce, one of three tropical fjords in the world and home to humpback whales and dolphins. One may see exuberant wildlife like Scarlet Macaws, Brown Pelican and all breeds of Heron on the beaches as well as Toucan, Blue Morpho Butterflies and four species of monkey (White Face, Spider, Squirrel and Howler). Matapalo is a tranquil environment tucked in a hidden natural paradise. It has earned the Blue Ecological Flag (Bandera Azul Ecologica) for its dedicated effort in conservation and commitment to preserving the quality of the environment. Interaction with GuestsPlease bear in mind that the internet connection in the Osa Peninsula is very limited and sometimes it can take longer than usual for a response to your inquiries. Getting AroundBy Taxi: From Puerto Jimenez a taxi to Playa Sombrero/Carbonera/Matapalo costs $30/$35 USD, you can easily find a taxi in town (just tell the driver you would like to go to Super Steve's house) or we can arrange the taxi for you. By Bus: The Carate colectivo passes by Playa Sombrero/Carbonera/Matapalo twice daily, departing Puerto Jimenez at 6:00 am and 1:30 pm. The fare is ₡3,000/$6 USD and the colectivo passes by Playa Matapalo/Carbonera/Sombrero on its Puerto Jimenez return about 9:30 am and 4:30 pm daily. Pura Vida! Other Things to NoteWhat should I Pack? This is our suggested list of items to bring on your holiday. Please bear in mind the weight of your luggage is very limited on domestic flights. Lightweight hiking or walking shoes. River shoes and flip flops. Flashlights and/or headlamps (please bring rechargeable batteries, currently we have no way of recycling them in the Osa Peninsula)(URL HIDDEN) Quick drying clothes Snacks from home (power bars for example). San Jose is usually 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) although it can get pretty chilly at night, pack a long sleeve shirt and pants. Re-useable water bottle. Day pack for hiking and short trips. Dry bags (protection for your gear). Waterproof case for your phone. Reading material, none of our houses have TV and the internet connection is slow! Sunscreen, sunglasses and/or hat. Insect repellent, after-bite and travel first-aid kit. Umbrella/rain gear during the green season (April thru December). English/Spanish dictionary.
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        The SpaceVisitors repeatedly say that Casa Sonrisa and our other bamboo houses are exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. Guests have compared it to having your own private nature preserve, as it is situated in the midst of wildlife coming and going. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All while staying secure and comfortable. At Casa Sonrisa the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is a short stroll across the property, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you'll love Casa Sonrisa. The house itself is a simple, yet comfortable handcrafted tree house. The view looks out at the magnificent Golfo Dulce. From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Or venture out to marvelous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. Casa Pina is surrounded by a tropical paradise of fragrant, flowering plants like ginger, halyconia, and hibiscus; and fruit trees, with delicious succulent mango, lime, breadfruit, pineapple, papaya and banana there for the picking (depending on the season). This off-grid house is handcrafted by owner Kirk, who leaves no detail overlooked. The house offers: •A fully-equipped kitchen with large solar refrigerator, blender, coffee maker; pure artesian well water; stove/oven; and hardwood shelves, counters and island. •This flows into an ample dining area with handcrafted hardwood table and chairs for spacious dining. •There is a living area/porch that affords great wildlife viewing and a view of the water;. •Three bedrooms with hand-crafted, queen sized, four-poster beds with excellent mattresses (plus extra beds), custom fitted netting, bed fans and reading lights; •Two full bathrooms with hot water shower. • Outdoor shower; • Ceiling and house fans; • Wifi on property; • 3G phone connection; • 110-volt outlets for charging electronics (no adaptors needed); • Local hardwood floors; • Linens and bath towels; • On site caretaker / manager and staff; • Cooking services available; Daily housekeeping • Guided tours of area and Corcovado Park available; • Laundry service available; • Safe for valuables, plus house alarm system; • Outdoor barbecue; • Hammocks; • Boogie boards; • Kayaks with life preservers; • Beach chairs (no beach towels); • Delicious artesian well water; • Guest Access All guests have shared access to: Rainforest guide, exclusive to Casa Bambu; cooking services by our staff of well-loved chefs; wifi connection; 3G phone connection; kayaks; boogie boards; beach chairs; beach and surrounding forest; hiking trails; pre-trip support and tour arrangement from owner. Interaction with GuestsTo help you take full advantage of your adventure we have a terrific system and a great team of people ready to serve all our guests. You are free to avail yourself of their services, at no extra cost to you. These include: A U.S. contact (owner Lyn), easily reached by phone or e-mail, who answers your questions and concerns before your trip; sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed (see below); and serves as an emergency liaison while you are traveling. Extensive information packet, including maps and grocery list, prior to your trip. San Jose accommodations: We can help arrange accommodations at well-priced, well-run, charming hotels - Costa Rican style. Rental car: We can help you arrange a rental car from San Jose or locally with a reliable agent. Detailed driving directions, if you choose to drive. Local taxi: We arrange to have a reliable and comfortable taxi meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee); Tour bookings: We will either book tours for you when applicable, or refer you to the best people. In addition: Information about the house and area are posted in each house; Our staff, including our manager William, live next door. They will orient you and are on hand to help you with whatever you need. William and Leda are not only helpful and competent, but a great example of the sweetness of the Costa Rican people. Our guests love them and so do we! Throughout your stay William is available for hire to take you on rainforest hikes and help you spot local wildlife, as well as serve as your guide to Corcovado Park. (See our Local Tours page for details). If we are not there, William will also help you with logistics and anything else you might need. He is most resourceful! The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's "little Amazon" and Matapalo, its costal edge where our houses are located, are some of the last, unspoiled regions in Costa Rica, if not the planet. The Osa harbors a diversity of habitats and species unheard of elsewhere for an area of its size (less than half of Rhode Island). Between two to three percent of the flora of the Osa exists nowhere else on earth. It contains 13 major ecosystems, including rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches, and coral reefs. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world's four tropical fjords. Home to vast Corcovado National Park, known as the "crown jewel" of Costa Rica, the area (including our neighborhood) is teeming with life. We are located in a premier spot, close to are good restaurants, fun tours, yoga classes and gorgeous hikes. Getting AroundYou can rent a car (we will help you arrange this) but you don't need one if you don't mind walking around and taking taxis when needed. We use only the most reliable drivers with the newest and most comfortable taxis. We will arrange any transport you need, including having a taxi meet your arrival flight and take you to your departure. There is also public transport twice a day to Puerto Jimenez. Parking is included.
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        The SpaceThe incredible diversity of the property will surprise most visitors. The flora & fauna are the main reason to visit La Chosa. A close second is the 4 acres of private gardens, forest creek and mangrove which unite on the property. Guest AccessGuests have access to all privileges at La Chosa del Manglar including use of the different gardens & lounges, wifi, bar with transparent roof for monkey viewing which is yours to work as you please or hire others to do so on your behalf, secure parking, tour office & concierge services. Interaction with GuestsSomeone is onsite 24/7 The NeighborhoodPrivacy, greenery, color, flora, fauna, security, tranquility, tropical, very tropical and especially In tune with it's environment; these are the things that i really enjoy about la Choza. Getting AroundBuses, taxis, planes and ferries daily from PJ to anywhere. Other Things to NoteFlora and Fauna everywhere.
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        The SpaceThis is a modestly-priced home, on one of the more private beaches in the area, in walking distance to a freshwater pool, great surf spots, and the local restaurant/bar. The home can comfortably sleep 5 adults- with two queen beds and a single. Extra room in the Master suite for a second bed, hammock time or yoga. Has a half bath in the upstairs master bedroom, and a full bath and shower on the ground level. The 1 hectare property stretches from the main road to the beach. Stone-lined paths wind through the fragrant gardens, filled with tropical fruits and flowering plants like hibiscus and haleconia, ylang ylang, and ginger flower. A yoga deck, with kitchen, bathroom, tent, and hammock on the beach campsite are available for an added cost. Guest AccessWe can arrange to pick you up at the airport, take you grocery shopping, and then bring you out to the property. Hammocks, Fans, Outdoor warm-water shower, basic cooking and kitchenware, and fresh linens and towels are provided. Housecleaning and new linens every three days.. The home is open air, but the bedrooms can be locked. Custom-fitted mosquito nets for each bed. Security lock box on the premises. Bananas, mango, pineapple, papaya and coconut are yours for the picking (depending on the season). Laundry service and catering are also available upon request. There is no internet on the property. Interaction with GuestsOur caretaker, Oscar, and his wife and family, lives on and maintains the property. He can set you up with taxis, shopping in town, and other logistics or services you might need. And they are a wonderful family to know, if you want to meet some wonderful locals. Pura vida!, as we say, meaning Pure Life! The NeighborhoodThe Osa Peninsula is Costa Rica's most biodiverse and special place. And our neighborhood is nestled right where the jungle meets the sea. It's place where you can sip your coffee and watch the sunrise over Golfo Dulce, follow monkeys and wildlife right above you in the canopy, wonder at Blue Morphos and hummingbirds dancing through the gardens. People from around the world come here for bird watching. The surf is uncrowded and warm. Lots and lots of wildlife watching and beach combing. There is something here for everyone: waterfall hikes, tree canopy tours, horseback riding along the beach, bird watching, great yoga classes, kayaking, SUP and surf lessons from locals. Sombrero y Camisas is very close to the mouth of the Rio Carbonera. This is the best natural dipping pool in the matapalo area. It can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a cool, safe, calm place for small children to swim and play. The home and grounds are private and peaceful, yet walking distance to great surf. We can set you up with great guides, kayak tours, surf instructors and in-country travel. Getting AroundWe can also arrange for a car rental. But really, once you are here, you will want to walk most everywhere you go. And we can arrange for a taxi, whenever you do want to go exploring. Other Things to Note* (Dec 1st – Jan 31st : $150 a night $900 a week) * Add $20 per person more than 4 guests * Children under 12 are free.
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        The SpaceRoca Dura can accommodate up to 10 people, making it the ideal vacation home for families, groups of friends, or small retreats. The main floor has an open floor plan consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and dinning area. Just off the dining area are two bedrooms, each with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom, with a hot water shower on the main floor. The windows on the main floor are screened in. The second floor has an open air design that allows the breeze off the mountain to pass through during the night. There are two separate sleeping areas, one with a double bed and the other with four single beds. There is also a half bath with toilet and sink on this level. The property boarders Matapalo Beach then stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens and backs up to a mountainside draping with the rainforests canopy. The house is situated at the base of the mountainside, featuring gardens views with the sound of the waves crashing nearby. Guest AccessWireless internet, bbq, fresh water dipping pool, secluded beaches, tropical gardens, jungle hikes, and world class surf. The NeighborhoodCabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 17 km South, on a bumpy dirt road, from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf, with waves that vary in difficulty. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agouties, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. Getting AroundLocal public transportation, known as the colectivo, offers daily trips to and from Puerto Jimenez. There are also taxis available to make the trip, or you can rent a car in Puerto Jimenez.
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        The SpaceThis rustic beach house sit on a beautiful property with tropical gardens and steps away from a secluded beach.We also have one of the most beautiful and oldest Matapalo trees(strangler fig trees) in the area. Guest AccessThere are many activities to do here.Such as surfing,horseback riding,guided tours,repelling,fishing,and swimming. Interaction with GuestsWe live on the same property.We´re around all the time.From time to time we stop by to see if anything is needed and change sheets and towels. The NeighborhoodIt is a pretty quite neighborhood.We´re pretty much in the countryside with few neighbors. Getting AroundThere is public transport that passes by on it´s way to Carate from Puerto Jimenez.You can wait on the road and catch rides pretty easily all day. Other Things to NoteThere are two bar restaurants in the area if you don´t feel like cooking.We can also arrange a private cook.Price unsure at this point.
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        The Space2 garden rooms each with private bath, double bed and A/C. 4 acres of gardens and mangroves, wifi and onsite tour office. I personally meet with the guests anytime i am onsite, but when i am not here someone else will look after you during your stay. 300 meters to downtown and 300 meters to the beach. Public transport of all types can be found in PJ including buses, taxis, ferries and planes as well as car rental services. Animals can be startled by flash photography so please do not use flash when photographing the animals. DO NOT FEED the animals. Guest Access4 acres of gardens and mangroves, wifi and onsite tour office. Interaction with GuestsI personally meet with the guests anytime i am onsite, but when i am not here someone else will look after you during your stay. The Neighborhood300 meters to downtown and 300 meters to the beach. Getting AroundPublic transport of all types can be found in PJ incluiding buses, taxis, ferries and planes as well as car rental services. Other Things to NoteDont take photos of animals with flash please as it can startle them.
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        The SpaceThe home is open plan with only walls where necessary to provide privacy. The main platform comprises the kitchen, dining area, relaxing areas and two en-suite bedrooms. The upper level comprises the master suite and en-suite shower room. In the garden there are two connected dipping pools and up behind the house in the primary forest there is a private yoga deck with a view over to the ocean. The kitchen is designed with cooks in mind but space for helpers too! The kitchenware is of good quality and is regularly updated. The custom storage rack reduces the chore of washing up, just place items in their rack and they will dry for next time, minimum hassle. The gas stove has 6 large burners and a large oven. There are 3 sinks, 2 together and 1 on the island bar where smoothie or cocktail preparation is a breeze with a blender all set to go. The upper master has a king bed and large shower room and a private toilet. The junior suite on the main floor has a private deck, king bed and shower room and private toilet. The family suite has screened windows with a shower room and private toilet. This can be set up as a third king bedroom or a king with 2 additional beds, or can be a bunk room with beds for 6. All the beds have cotton sheets and high quality mosquito nets. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf knowing you are in the most comfortable beds in the area! Guest AccessWHAT IS PROVIDED? We provide all linens, towels (including beach towels), kitchen towels and toilet paper, biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, liquid soap, dish detergent, and other staples for the kitchen. We also have some games and books together with information cards on the flora and fauna of the area. Some herbs for cooking are grown on site and there is also a variety of fruit trees. Carlos will supply you with these as available. Private chef options are available: $400 per adult per week for all three meals (ask for child prices) $225 per adult per week for just dinner service Includes all food, shopping, ice pick up and menu selection and clean up Longer periods or daily rates available by request. Other catering options also possible including shopping and delivery of groceries, and preparation of occasional local dishes by the Managers. Please ask. All internet services in the Matapalo area are provided by 3G cellular data network and their functionality is subject to many factors (weather conditions, ISP server saturation, quantity of devices connected at the same time, etc). The service allows internet connection for basic operations such as e-mail (no download of big files), social media updates, reservation confirmations (intl flights check in and others), weather check, surf reports and simple browsing. The System is not designed for Software updates, video Streaming (Youtube, Netflix, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) calls, etc), uploading big files or working purposes for that matter. You may have the good luck of having days with perfect service and there could be those days where the internet seems not to be working at all. Interaction with GuestsOur managers, Carlos and Sianne live on site with their two children. Both speak English well and are there to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. They know the area very well and are very experienced hosts. Our guests report that nothing is too much trouble for them. The NeighborhoodMatapalo is a small community and has no stores, so be sure to stock up in town. After driving from the regional airport in Puerto Jimenez, you will arrive in the middle of a jungle paradise, where seeing Toucans, Blue Morpho Butterflies, Scarlet Macaws and 4 different species of Monkeys is a daily occurance. Getting AroundYou do not need a car. If you are happy to walk locally, we recommend you getting a taxi to other locations. The taxi drivers know the area well, will often spot animals and birds that you would miss and can look after the driving while you enjoy your surroundings. However, if you are an adventurer and will stay busy going to activities then a car is recommended. Other Things to NoteAt Casa Vida Verde it is hard to know where the interior ends and the exterior begins! The viewing deck is the perfect spot to watch the jungle wake up each morning and birds and butterflies starting their day in the golden dawn light. Steps take you down through the grounds which gently transition from the forest to garden and lead to the pool area. The organic design of the house is evident here too with a fun, funky combination of two dipping pools connected by a channel and a small waterfall surrounded by lush tropical foliage and flowers. Relax here in the shade or sun, or this private setting is also a serene setting for yoga. Poolside, you will find a bistro table and chairs, a BBQ and an outdoor shower. Much of our property is actually primary forest behind the house. Explore this area using the well-tended trail of steps and spend some time up at the large platform with a view to the ocean. This is the perfect spot for yoga, massage or bird and wildlife watching.