At "La Chosa del Manglar" (or "The Mangrove Hut" if you prefer the English version) you are GUARANTEED to see WILDLIFE. How certain are we? Well, have you ever sat around a Tropical Lounge & Bar and watched Scarlet Macaws, Monkeys or Kinkajous hang out in there natural environment? You can at "La Chosa". Many guests have told us that they saw more wildlife at "La Chosa del Manglar" than at any other location during their Costa Rican vacation. It's like being in a cross between a Botanical Garden & a Zoo without Cages, it's truly a tropical fairy tale!
Come and stay with us, whether for a few days or a couple of weeks. We are only a three 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 Chosa". This is truly a birders paradise. You don't even have to leave your room or cabin to see these impressive Macaws and the many other varieties of exotic birds that visit here.
Don't forget to spend some time in our lounge, decorated with beautiful hand painted murals that showcase our "Intimate & World Famous Monkey Bar now with a new transparent roof for monkey viewing. We do offer Wifi, so please bring your laptops, smartphones or tablets if you want or need 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 Choza". If you prefer, just walk the beaches or hang-out in one of many comfy hammocks around the property with one of those colorful Tropical Umbrella Drinks. Come and spend some time with us. Make "La Chosa del Manglar" your home on the OSA.
If you spend anytime at all visiting our web site you will quickly come to the conclusion that there is extraordinary animal activity at "La Chosa del Manglar" 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 Chosa" has to offer. Remember that all photos have been taken on the property. Bring your cameras folks!!.
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 Chosa del Manglar". We have a variety of rooms to fit different needs. From small, intimate and romantic accommodations for couples, to family rooms or space for groups, we can make anyone comfortable. Eleven lovely cabins and rooms nestled in the lush landscaping bring 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 rooms. The Private Cabins in keeping in line with our guest's requests offer only fans so as not to disturb the animals. 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 comfy. Then step outside and relax in one of many 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. There are tropical, brightly colored flowers, fruits and plants filling the grounds of the hotel some of which may eventually end up in your tummy. Butterflies, birds, lizards, flowers, it's like being in a cross between a Botanical Garden & a Zoo without Cages, it's truly a tropical fairy tale! There are lounging areas to hang in and doze to the sounds of singing birds and screeching monkeys. Really, you will not want to leave. And you don't have to.
See you at La Chosa soon.
Jacqui & Andrew
Since all groups have specific needs we decided not to list all the services available at La Chosa, but rather to stay totally flexible regarding the rental of La Chosa del Manglar. Please contact us with your groups unique needs. Remember a group can be as little as 2, just imagine the whole place to yourselves, or maybe you want it all to yourself. We understand that also, so large or small, contact us and we'll work with you to create your OSA escape. If you rent for 1 month or longer there will be no charge for sales tax.
When was the last time you rappelled down a 23 meter waterfall? Or had dolphins or whale sharks swim right up to your boat? Or climbed a majestic Matapalo tree? Went hiking in the rainforest? Or kayaking in the mangrove? You can do all that & MORE right here. You tell us what you want to do & then go play! While you play, we plan & make all the arrangements. You will not have to call taxis, arrange tours or do a thing after you tell us your desires. Listed below are some ideas of possible tours and activities. Some require advance reservations and others can be arranged spur of the moment after you arrive. So what do you want to do first?
**All prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to change without prior notification.**
Bike Rentals (Half Day-$5.00 p/p, Full Day-$10.00 p/p)
Bird Watching Tour (Half Day-$44.00 p/p, Full Day-$86.00 p/p)
Hike through the Bosque Rio Tigre (Half Day Tour) or Cabo Matapalo (Full Day Tour) and view a selection of over 370 different species of birds (email: hidden) on the Osa Peninsula. Possible viewings include Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Hawks, Tanagers, Honeycreepers, Trojons, Falcons, Herons, Woodpeckers, and Flycatchers. This tour begins at 6am.
Mangrove Kayak Tour ($29.00 p/p)
Explore the mangrove by kayak and discover all kinds of wildlife (monkeys, raccoons, liver otters, iguanas, lizards, crabs, crocodiles, snakes, butterflies, birds). Find yourself in the shade of 80 foot mangrove trees that are a host to so much biodiversity! After a quick stop to the beach, your tour continues along the Gulf with a chance to see dolphins.
Sunset Dolphin Kayak Tour ($29.00 p/p)
An unforgettable afternoon on the Golfo Dulce surrounded by nature and peace! Your bilingual tour-guide will talk to you about the biodiversity of the Gulf where you will see a variety of fish, ocean birds and majestic dolphins as well as the beautiful sunset. This tour is from 3pm-6pm.
Boat ride to Botanical Garden Tour ($58.00 p/p min 4 people)
-All days except Friday
Take a boat across the Gulf to a beautiful Botanical Garden that backs onto the Piedras Blancas National Forest. Here your guide will talk to you about a variety of local plants, orchids, trees, flowers, and spices that are so gorgeous your camera is a must! This tour is from 8am-11am.
Mountain Bike Riding Tour ($46.00 p/p)
Your guide will take you into lush vegetation where you will enjoy waterfalls, tropical forest, mountains, river crossings and exciting descents. While you ride there is a possibility of seeing monkeys, sloths, squirrels, toucans and scarlet macaws among many others. This tour is about three hours long.
Canopy Tour ($75.00 p/p)
Experience true adventure and increase your adrenaline by riding across the treetops of the rainforest over 1400 meters high. This tour includes a ride across 7 platforms and allows you to be at eyelevel with the birds, animals, giant trees and beautiful views of the Gulf.
Tree Climbing Tour ($55.00 p/p)
-Transportation not included
Scale the largest original jungle gym! You are top roped while climbing an enormous, user-friendly Strangler Fig (roughly 70 feet) to a viewing point that allows you to see the Golfo Dulce. Level of difficulty determined by the "root" you select. After exploring the lofty perch and view of the ocean, an exhilarating freefall swing brings you safely back to the Earth. This tour is 2-3 hours long.
Waterfall Rapelling Tour ($86.00 p/p)
Hike up and around a series of waterfalls nestled in lush rainforest and then dare to climb one of the most impressive waterfalls of the forest, located in Cabo Matapalo. The waterfall that you will rappel down is 23 meters and offers the most exciting adventure! If that does not get your heart beating then nothing will! You are sure to receive applause from the howler monkeys and toucans. This tour is 3 hours long.
ATV Tours ($20.00 p/p plus $95.00 or $129.00 for the guide)
Take the back trails through some of the most beautiful areas Costa Rica has to offer! Drive your own ATV down winding mountain trails completely surrounded by Primary and Secondary Rainforest. Traverse high mountain ridges with spectacular views, cross rivers, swim under waterfalls and explore vacant beaches. This tour is from 6am-9:15am, 9:30am-1:45pm, or 2pm-6:15pm. The 4 hour and 15 minute tour includes lunch.
Horseback-riding Tour ($50.00 p/p)
Ride on horseback through primary and secondary rainforest, where you will be able to appreciate beautiful views of the Golfo Dulce and experience a huge diversity of flora and fauna. This tour is three hours long and includes lunch at Rio Nuevo Lodge.
Night-time Snake Tour ($65.00 p/p)
This nighttime expedition allows you to enjoy a diversity of reptiles including snakes, frogs and toads. This tour is two hours long and includes dinner at Rio Nuevo Lodge.
Animal Wildlife Refuge and Snorkeling Tour ($70.00 p/p min 4 people)
This is a four hour tour of the Golfo Dulce which includes dolphin and whale spotting, and snorkeling with bright tropical fish in the Gulf's reefs. End your tour with a visit to the Sylvestre Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic for a tour of their property where you can play with the monkeys, feed the scarlet macaws and see other animals such as sloths and kinkajous that have been saved and rehabilitated on the Peninsula.