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Places to stay in Carate

Places to stay in Carate
Our beautiful and spacious cement house was just completed in December 2019. The spacious bedroom offers a queen bed, and in the living room there is a comfy full-sized sofa bed. We have an additional single bed with mattress that we can set up in the living room or bedroom upon request. The spacious bathroom with beautiful stonework is inviting for taking a nice hot water shower. The fully outfitted kitchen is a semi-outdoor space, all screened in with mosquito netting. Nice outside patio.
The entire house is surrounded by maintained garden and fruit trees such as bananas, coconut (pipa), plantain, lemons, avocado, starfruit, and more. Parking is right outside your home on the driveway. The property is around 1500 square meters in total.
The neighborhood is quiet and there are only a few houses around. Behind the rental unit, there is farmland with plants and with our two horses Mora and Morita. Next to the rental towards the North, there is a property that no one currently lives on. The street out front of the rental home is a dead-end road with a few more families that live there. We are currently the last house on the road with grid-tied electricity. The families further down the road use solar energy and sometimes run a generator. Right around the corner, around 5 minutes walk, there is primary and secondary forest with all 4 monkey species, sloth, coati, agouti, Tyra, pumas, ocelot, and more! The Bambu hill is connected to world-famous Corcovado National Park, so all animals that are found there can also be found here. If you're into birding, there is ample opportunity to bird watch. We have toucans, scarlet macaws, parrots, and hummingbirds right on our property, as well as Trogons, Red-capped Manakins, Torquoise Mot Mot in the forest right around the corner. Often you can hear the howler monkeys right from your front porch in the early mornings (howling over at the forest around 5 minutes walk).
  • This house was amazing. The Casa de la Bambu is situated around 10min (by car) from the city. We had everything what we needed. You will see that Janina put a lot of love in this house so that everybody feels just like home. So the bed was very comfortable and we had everywhere an ventilator. In the bedroom was an AC. The kitchen was fully equipped. You could sit at the terrace and simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings and hear the chirping birds. We wished we could have stayed longer. But we will definitely come another time back here. We can highly recommend this Airbnb house. Janina is a very friendly and warm host. She was there for us and gave us a lot of tips.

    Mathuri2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Janina is a great host, you‘ll always feel welcomed by her and your neighbor Josh. The house is clean and private and it‘s only a few minutes by car to the next big supermarket, restaurants and fun activities. Because of the lovely garden there are many birds and even Aras are stopping by. We also never had trouble with the wifi or hot water- it all worked perfectly fine. A big plus is that they have their own filter, so you can drink tab water! Janina and Josh both were really helpful when it came to booking activities or planning trips as they both know the area and people extremely well. I‘m sure they’d also be happy to help if there‘s something wrong or you got questions, concerns or anything else.

    Barbara2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Janina's appartment is an amazing place! It's huge, clean and contains everything needed! We enjoyed our stay very much. The communication with Janina was easy, her dogs are sweet and Josh easy going and very helpful! We had no car but Arturo was always there to help with transport if needed. We can definitely recommend Janina's place!

    Jessica2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space and fantastic host, Janina was friendly and super helpful with local information and directions. Great value for the price, we highly recommend!

    MacGregor2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is really very well equipped and designed with attention to detail. Everything was clean and the location is nice and quiet. Janina is a warm and helpful host and has good tips for discovering the area.

    Christin2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Janina and Josh were incredible hosts and their place is AMAZING. We were so happy with the comfort level of the abode, the crazy bird life, friendly neighborhood, and the kindness of the hosts. Janina and Josh are invested in their community, and learning about the area through their eyes was valuable. If you like nature, this place is perfect. If you’d like to be a bit outside of town, it’s perfect. Air conditioning was a welcomed amenity given it’s rarity in CR. I was able to work and do video calls with the WiFi easily. We would return in a heartbeat and stay longer.

    Jason2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • The place is great. Larger than the pictures. Cold Air which comes in handy. Great internet. Lots of thought went into this. Take a tour with Josh when you get there. Communication was great right from the start. Highly recommend.

    Ray2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved staying at Janina’s place. The house itself is very cozy and immaculately clean. If you keep the two doors to the bedroom closed you can keep it super dry and cold in there for a very comfortable sleep. The setting is also amazing. Parrots come flying in and out of the yard...and the nature sounds you hear from the netted kitchen are incredible. Janina is also very sweet and beyond hospitable. Can’t recommend enough! Oh yeah...nice HOT showers, too :)

    Paul2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    This is one of five small bedrooms each with 10 m2 of space, a private bathroom , AC and super friendly price They offer an inexpensive escape into the tropical depths of mother nature. 'Flora & Fauna' extraordinaire! This is a great room for a night or two or maybe three, but for anything longer we suggest you reserve a larger accommodation with us. All photos were taken on the property. Pura Vida, Andrew
    A true tropical escape
    On Airport Road, 150 m west of the airport
  • You won't find a more knowledgable and friendly host than Andrew!! His great advice and breadth of knowledge of the area was very helpful. The facilities are spotless and in particular we enjoyed the available kitchen facilities and common social area where we met people from several different countries. The monkeys and macaws outside our door made for a true tropical jungle experience, without leaving the property! While this was our first trip to this delightful property, it won't be our last!

    Catherine2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • La Palapa Hut is an amazing place to stay. The ambience of staying is just like spending the night in a forest. The staff is amazingly friendly. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Osa peninsula and/or going to Corcovado national park.

    Deepansh2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing space. Wish we had more time to enjoy the property. The perfect space to relax after Corcovado. Everything is within walking distance. Andrew was very welcoming.

    Sarah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This place is exactly as listed, and was the perfect place to stay a few nights before our overnight trip to corcovado. The room is very simple, a bedroom and bathroom, however the gardens and grounds are what make this place special. The amount of wildlife here is incredible, be sure to walk around and explore the area.

    Allan2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great space. Beautiful property. An amazing find

    Sarah2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Andrew and his wife have the dream! This is truly the place to be in Osa! I can’t wait to come back and stay here again - next time for much longer!

    Melissa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to visit. Great garden, friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money. And great starting point to see and surf Cabo Mato Palo and visit the Corcovado park.

    Marnix2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Just as great as the last time we stayed

    Mohamed2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

    Looking for a house where you can experience to live in the nature of the Osa Peninsula in a small Costa Rican neighbourhood? Then is this the place for you! The Osa Corcovado jungle house is located in a quiete and save neighbourhood close to the centre of Puerto Jiménez. In the nature around the house you can oftenly find wild animals! My family and I will be your neighbours and we love to help you with everything you need!
    We have a warm water shower and a removable fan!
    The neigborhood where the house is located is called ''El Bambú''. It's very quiet and save and it's full of nature! Often there are wild animals to find in the garden, like monkeys, Scarlet Macaws and more!
  • Hosts are incredibly nice, above the average really. Ask them also to show you the pet crocs who live in the backyard pond... The place is rustic, not posh at all, but it's part of a real costarican adventure in contact with nature. I was perplexed at the beginning, then loved it.

    Emanuele2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house as in the description, just minutes from Puerto Jimenez The family is adorable and attentive Very pleasant stay

    Aurelie2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • My stay was very pleasant, even though the host was not there, the family welcomed us and attended excellent. There were problems with the tv cable and they immediately solved the problem. The only drawback is at night there is no privacy as there are no curtains and clearly seen through.

    Ivo2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a nice time in Anthony’s jungle house. The location is great and we even met a really pretty frog in our house. Would definitely recommend!

    Anita2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely family and little place to stay in Puerto Jimenez. They were always available to answer questions and it was a very quiet and cute place to sleep!

    Hannah2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • We use Anthony's place as a base during our stay in Puerto Jiminez. Anthony was the perfect host. He picked us up from the airport and dropped us back. He gave us lots of local info. The guide he suggested for our trip to Corcovado was outstanding. Similarly the guide he suggested for our trip to Matapalo was also very good. Anthony went above and beyond to help us and to make our stay comfortable; although he was super busy, he drove me into town to pick up dinner because it was raining.

    Vishwanathan2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Well equipped kitchen and quiet location. Good stop to come to Corcovado National Park.

    Nina2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • We are really happy that we chose to stay in Anthony´s bnb, it was clean and spacious and we very felt welcome there. His family live close by and they gave us lots of good advice about the national park, they were really kind to us as soon as we arrived, even loaned me shampoo and cooked a tasty banana pancake! We had access to two bikes to use which made our trip really fun. Thanks again, we recommend it.

    Juan2019-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez , Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Finca Exotica is an ecolodge located on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. More than a hotel, we offer a unique, social and inspirational experience in the heart of the jungle. Outstanding and romantic views, buzzing wildlife and a friendly & peaceful environment.
    Finca Exotica is ideal for travellers looking to spend time reconnecting in nature and enjoying the luxury of being unavailable. Photographic enthusiasts, families and eclectic eco-travellers can look forward to spending time completely relaxing in nature or enjoying some of the many activities and tours you would expect to find in a tropical "Shangri-Lah".
    Sustainability Finca Exotica is a sustainable eco lodge, built on the foundations of land preservation, organic food production, sustainable building, community outreach, and education programs for guests and locals. The environmental impact of this farm is constantly under review by experts and the local staff to minimize our ecological footprint. Surrounded by Primary forest and bordering Corcovado National Park, we offer outstanding opportunities to observe Costa Rica’s rich wildlife. Swimming, surfing, boogie-boarding, hiking, fishing, horse-riding, kayaking... it is our pleasure to organize tours and trips to suit your needs.
  • A big thank you for this very pleasant short stay. A very attentive team with a special mention for the cook!

    Ève2019-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Markus's home is a beautiful piece of architecture at a one-of-a-kind location in one of the most remote parts of Costa Rica. We had an unbelievable time. The staff was awesome throughout our entire stay. The food is amazing, some of the best we had in Costa Rica with fresh fish caught off the shores for dinner. We surfed and boogie boarded on the beach, and walked on the beach under the full moon. Having forgotten a valuable item, the staff put in the extra effort to send it to the airport before we left Costa Rica. I highly recommend staying in Finca Exotica and we plan to return.

    Linda2017-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Provincia de Puntarenas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Entourée par la plage, la jungle, la rivière et la mangrove, Punta Preciosa bénéficie d’une situation unique. Celle-ci vous permet de découvrir sur place les richesses naturelles extraordinaires de la Péninsule d'Osa. Une des régions au monde ou la biodiversité est la plus grande. Nous n'avons que trois chambres. Nous vous accueillons comme des amis et souhaitons partager avec vous notre petit coin de paradis.
    UNE IMMERSION TOTALE DANS UN "CONCENTRE" DE COSTA RICA La situation géographique de Punta Preciosa est unique. Elle se trouve dans la région la mieux préservée et la plus captivante du Costa Rica, présentée par le National geographic comme "The Most Intense biologically Place on Earth". Dans cette région, la maison est située, en plein cœur du Refugio de Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares, entre la jungle, la mangrove et le Golfo Dulce soit quatre écosystème différents... La maison offre une fabuleuse vue panoramique, depuis les terrasses et les chambres (et même depuis votre lit), sur la plage, le Golfo Dulce et la jungle. Les terrasses, la plage et de nombreux sentiers permettent de découvrir et d'observer, sur place, une faune et une flore exceptionnelles. La situation privilégiée de Punta Preciosa permet de proposer de nombreuses activités guidées ou non guidées, sur place ou à proximité immédiate. Punta Preciosa se trouve à seulement 15 minutes de Puerto Jimenez et est une parfaite base arrière pour la visite du Parc national Corcovado et la découverte des nombreuses richesses de la Péninsule d'Osa. LA CHAMBRE La chambre dispose d'une superbe vue à 180° sur la jungle, la plage et le Golfo Dulce. Très ouverte sur l'extérieur, elle permet un contact direct avec la nature dans un cadre très confortable et protégé. Elle est habillée de bois de Cristobal, dispose de deux lits Queen Size, d'un petit bureau, d'une penderie, (les meubles ont été réalisés sur mesure en bois locaux), d'une salle de bain (avec eau chaude et wc) et d'une terrasse (avec fauteuils et hamac). En plus de la chambre privative, vous avez accès aux parties communes (sauf la cuisine). LES PRESTATIONS ET LES TARIFS Le prix de la chambre inclus l'hébergement et un petit déjeuner continental pour deux personnes. Les lits sont faits, les serviettes de bain, shampoing, savon... sont fournis. Personne supplémentaire (lit ajouté dans la chambre) : 25 $. UN ACCUEIL PERSONNALISE ET CONVIVIAL Nous n’avons que trois chambres et nous vous accueillons comme des amis. Nous souhaitons vous faire partager notre petit coin de paradis. Notre volonté est de vous proposer une expérience unique dans un cadre naturel exceptionnel. Nous aimons les rencontres, les échanges, les discussions… Notre bonheur est de partager nos expériences, nos coups de cœur et nos connaissances sur la région. Nous privilégions la simplicité et la convivialité. UNE DEMARCHE ECO-RESPONSABLE ET EN HARMONIE AVEC LA COMMUNAUTE Nous essayons de réduire au maximum notre impact sur l'environnement. Notre énergie est 100 % solaire. Nous n'avons pas d'air conditionné. Les meubles ont été réalisés par un artisan local avec des bois tombés locaux. Les produits d'entretien sont bios. Nous essayons de trier et recycler nos déchets. Nous replantons beaucoup de plantes et d'arbres "natifs". Nous avons mis en place, sur Playa Preciosa, un groupe de protection des nids de tortues avec des volontaires. Nous nettoyons régulièrement la plage et participons à de nombreux programmes de protection de l'environnement... Nous travaillons uniquement avec des artisans, des guides, des commerçants locaux et participons à la vie et à l'animation de notre communauté d'adoption. ACTIVITÉS La situation privilégiée de Punta Preciosa permet de proposer de nombreuses activités sur place guidées ou non guidées. Les activités guidées proposées sont personnalisées et individuelles. Elles ont été conçues avec les meilleurs guides. Vous bénéficiez des prestations et du guide pour vous seuls et/ou votre groupe. Dans la mesure du possible les départs se font depuis Punta Preciosa (kayak, cheval, bateau...). Nous pouvons également vous conseiller et/ou organiser, pour vous, vos randonnées dans le Corcovado ou dans des réserves privées. ACTIVITÉS SUR PLACE Le spectacle est permanent - Lever du soleil sur le Golfo Dulce depuis les terrasses ou sur la plage (moment magique), - Découverte et observation de la faune (crocodiles, paresseux, coatis, singes, raies, tortues marines, dauphins, baleines...), - Découverte et observation des oiseaux (aras rouges en quantité, loris, toucans, colibris...), - Découverte et observation de la flore (jungle, mangrove...), - Observation nocturne du plancton bioluminescent, - Patrouilles nocturnes avec les volontaires chargés de protéger les nids de tortues... Activités à pratiquer à votre rythme - Baignade (la plage est quasi déserte et idéale pour la baignade), - Farniente (hamacs, fauteuils en terrasse ou sur la plage), - Jogging et/ou randonnées sur les sentiers ou sur la plage, - Pêche sur la plage, - Dégustation de nos jus de fruits du jardin, - Dîner ou pique-nique sur la plage... Départ de nombreuses activités guidées - Découverte de la mangrove en kayak (le guide vient vous chercher avec les kayaks derrière la maison) - Tour en bateau sur le golfe (dauphins, pélicans, snorkeling, baleines (selon les saisons)…). - Pêche en bateau sur le golfe (le capitaine vient vous chercher sur la plage en bateau). - Balade à cheval sur la plage ACTIVITES A PROXIMITE - Visite du Parc national Corcovado / Plusieurs formules possibles - Randonnée dans la jungle dans une réserve privée (découverte de la faune et de la flore) - Randonnée nocturne dans la jungle (découverte de la faune et de la flore) - Canopy Tour - Visite d'une finca (découverte de la flore et fabrication de chocolat) - Rencontres avec de véritables chercheurs d’or - Surf (spots réputés dont Pan Dulce et Cabo Matapalo), - Pêche sportive... Ceci n'est qu'une sélection. Nous avons beaucoup d'autres activités à vous proposer DIVERS A 5 minutes en voiture et 10 mn à pied : 2 bars / restaurants A 20 minutes en voiture : Puerto Jimenez offre la vie d'un bourg typique avec de nombreux bars et restaurants... mais aussi boutiques, supermarchés, bureau de poste, banques, commissariat de police, clinique, station service, aéroport…
    La péninsule d'Osa La péninsule d’Osa est considérée comme la région la plus préservée et la plus fascinante du Costa Rica. Elle a été présentée par le National geographic comme « The most intense biologically place on earth ». Elle héberge plus de 2.5 % de la biodiversité mondiale et de nombreuses espèces végétales et animales endémiques et/ou en voie de disparition comme le tapir de Baird, le jaguar, le puma, l’ocelot… et la moitié des oiseaux visibles au Costa Rica. Elle est principalement constituée de forêt. La plus grande forêt tropicale humide de la côte Pacifique. Elle cache également de nombreux trésors archéologiques méconnus mais aussi de l'or (l’un des plus pure au monde). Le Parc national Corcovado Avec 54 000 hectares, il couvre une grande partie de la Péninsule d'Osa. 8 types d'habitat et 13 écosystèmes différents y sont répertoriés. Il abrite plus de 15313 espèces de plantes et 500 d'arbres, 140 espèces de mammifères, 367 espèces d'oiseaux, 117 espèces de reptiles ou d'amphibiens, 40 espèces de poissons et 6000 insectes différentes... et les 4 espèces de primates présentes au Costa Rica, Le Golfo Dulce Le commandant Cousteau a présenté le Golfo Dulce comme un « fjord tropical ». Il en existerait quatre dans le monde. Il mesure 51 km de long et environ 13 km de large. Sa profondeur maximale est d'environ 200 m (10ème plus profond du monde). Par contre, l'entrée du golfe, moins profonde, le protège des forts courants du Pacifique. L'absence d'industrie et/ou de zones urbaines importantes expliquent également la pureté de son eau. Enfin, l'importance de l'apport des rivières qui si déversent explique que l'eau de surface soit moins salée que celle de l'océan. L'une des particularités du golfe est que la forêt tropicale humide y est en contact direct avec la mer… Le golfe héberge deux espèces de dauphins, trois espèces de tortues marines, des requins baleines… Les baleines à bosse y viennent « materner »… Refugio de Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares Punta Preciosa se trouve en plein cœur du Refugio de Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares. Une zone de protection qui fait le lien entre le Parc national Corcovado et la Reserva Golfo Dulce. Elle est constituée de jungle, de plages et de mangroves. Son objectif est la protection d'un écosystème unique et fascinant qu'est la mangrove. Playa Platanares Preciosa Punta Preciosa se trouve sur Playa Platanares, La plage est souvent déserte et la partie se trouvant devant Punta Preciosa est parfaite pour la baignade. La plage est une zone de nidification des tortues. Tortugas Preciosas Playa Platanares / Preciosa est une plage importante de nidification des tortues. Ces dernières sont en voie d'extinction et les nids ont de nombreux prédateurs (chiens, animaux sauvages et l'homme qui continue à consommer les œufs...) Avec les riverains de la plage, les ministères et des scientifiques, nous avons lancé un programme de protection des nids de tortues... Nous recevons des volontaires qui patrouillent, repèrent, géo-localisent, répertorient, cachent ou déplacent si nécessaire, surveillent les nids... et protègent les petites tortues lorsqu'elles rejoignent l'océan. Vous pouvez participer aux patrouilles nocturnes avec les volontaires.... Puerto Jimenez Ce village typique se trouve à 6 km de Punta Preciosa. Il propose de nombreux restaurants, bars, magasins ... mais aussi un bureau de poste, des banques, des distributeurs automatiques de billets, une clinique, une station-service, un commissariat de police, un aéroport ...
  • If you decide to stay with Pascal & Manuel you will find a humble paradise in Costa Rica. We have been traveling along the West Coast and this was definitely our favorite place throughout the whole journey. The Airbnb is located around 10min car drive (all wheel recommended) from Puerto Jimenez and offers travelers a quiet oasis of piece and nature. You have access to several kilometers of "private beach" just 25m away from the house, crystal clear water and a variety of wild animals like Aras, Tucans, Sloth, etc. around the house. The room was super clean, with generous space and a balcony facing the beach. It actually feels like you're sleeping outside (but well saved by a mosquito net) as the rooms don't have glass windows. The hosts were absolutely amazing. We had a warm welcome and got some super helpful recommendations for activities as well as restaurants for our stay. The hosts prepare breakfast every morning, which is a generous portion with a lot of fresh fruits. They really care about the people visiting them. Communication was always super friendly and fast. We can only recommend staying with Pascal and Manuel if you are a nature lover that is seeking some peace on your journey! P.s. the sun rises over the ocean right in front of the apartment. If you are willing to get up around 5am, this is the most spectacular way to start your morning.

    Claudio2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Pascal's place is very beautiful and tranquil. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated, the view was incredible and we loved the proximity of nature to the house that Pascal has maintained. Beach is just steps away; we saw such an incredible sunrise. As for breakfast - certainly of one of the best we had during our trip in Costa Rica. It's a magical place and we hope to go back one day. You will likely need a car to come and go as the property is about 15-20 min drive from Puerto Jimenez. If you do drive and are coming back after dark, make a stop on the little bridge and check for crocodiles in the river as we had our most exciting croc watching experience there (crocs are active during the night and you will spot them with a good flashlight as it will reflect in their eyes).

    Sintija2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • What to say about Punta Preciosa? We spent two perfect nights there! The place is beautiful, calm, it feels very good! The beach is not even 100 meters away, perfect for watching the sunrise and the sunset! The house is tastefully decorated! Our room was large and clean! We had a view of the Gulf of Dulce. There is a mangrove just behind the house, we kayak there. The breakfast was good ! Pascal was an excellent host. We had very good communication with. He took care of booking our activity and made us discover his corner of paradise. We had a great time with him. We will come back for sure !! I highly recommend it !!!!!

    Laura2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location an example of everything that Costa Rica has to offer.

    Jill2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Magnificent house, very clean and exceptional view! Superb private beach where you can even see the sunrise. Away from the noise of the city. Perfect for relaxing. Please note: no air conditioning and it is very hot even at night.

    Nicolas2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Pascal’s place was a gem tucked away in the Osa peninsula. The description is accurate and we enjoyed this piece of paradise during our time in Corcovado. A couple of things to note the drive from town is about 15-20 mins to the house on a narrow dirt road; a 4 wheel drive is not needed but it is a bumpy drive. The two restaurants are about 10 mins driving distance so make sure you factor that in because you cannot prepare meals in the kitchen or have food upstairs due to ants. They will prepare meals upon request and breakfast was included (it was very good). We loved the location and experience. It was difficult sleeping at night due to the humid environment and no AC however waking up to the animals and a beautiful sunrise was worth it. Highly recommend for guests who want an authentic experience of staying in a beautiful eco lodge and the having their own private beach. Thanks again! Pura vida!

    Jessica2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great host & facilities. Very responsive to questions & requests. Everything was spotless. Food was great. Grounds & house were well kept & beautiful. Felt very secure & safe during our stay. Due to the remote location & limited amenities, (which are explained in detail in the description) Punta Preciosa is not for everyone. But it was ideal for us!

    Brenda2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Pascal is an excellent host who goes out of his way to provide his guests with a unique place to stay. The house is solar powered, very clean and right on an endless, private beach. The breakfast of local fruits and eggs from his chickens was amazing. I would suggest a 4 x 4 car to get there since the "road" is pretty sandy in some places. Highly recommended, I hope to return someday!

    George2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Monkeys and Mangos on five acres of Isolated Beach and Tropical Forest. The house is built for guests to enjoy the amazing Osa Peninsula nature and biodiversity. The open plan living area enables guests to view the flora and fauna in comfort and peace. Hundreds of tropical trees, Plants, with Monkeys, sloths, Scarlett Macaws, Toucans, Parrots, and more. One minute walk on shaded trails to Playa Colorada on calm Golfo Dulce. 8k South of Puerto Jimenez on the way to Matapalo and Corcovado park.
    Two King Beds in the ground floor Bedrooms, Loft above kitchen is off limits to guests as access is difficult, Please do not use. Open plan living area to enjoy nature We are . off the grid, we have solar power for lights, fans, fridge, andfor charging electronic devices etc, there is NO wi fi but a one minute walk to ther beach there is a strong 4g signnal for a phone or to tether to tablet/laptop. Guests use many of the cafes or restraunts in Jimenez with wifi, Puerto Jimenez has supermarkets, banks, A clinic, pharmacies, Airport for forty minute flignts to San Jose, Rental car agencies, Tour offices for Corcovado National Park, Whale and Dolphin tours, Kayaking, Surf lessons, zip lines, Sports fishing, and more. We are happy to advise and recommend activities.
    The area is known by locals as " La Guanabana" a fruit that grows here along with Papaya, Mangos, Bananas, Avacado, noni, passion fruit, Its secluded, very safe and secure and only twenty minutes to Puerto Jimenez for shopping, pharmacy, cafes, tour reservations, airport, rental cars,
  • It’s ideal spot to relax. Away from the tourists area. Short walking distance to semi private beach.

    Beata2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks, so much, Roger, for making available this lovely home where one can observe and enjoy the exquisite surrounding flora, and the marvelous wildlife, most of whom can almost always be heard, and, many of whom can, quite often, be seen. Mucho divertido! : ) Thanks, too, for not installing any glass windows in the house. Glass windows are much more common on the southern Caribbean coast, and, most unfortunately, they present a real danger for Birds. I have been deeply saddened to witness Birds crash into the windows, sometimes the collision is fatal. I have addressed this issue to the home owners, and hopefully they will employ remedial measures. Solutions are many, simple, and inexpensive. All that’s needed is something visible in/on the windows that lets the Birds know that the otherwise invisible or reflective window is there. Dear Friends, I may be “preaching to the choir” when I say that all the living conscious beings here deserve our utmost respect. Please pay very close attention when walking around the house, and on/off the pathways, trying your best to not step on anyone ..the hardworking Leaf Cutter and other Ants …the Hermit Crabs at the beach …Everyone ..everywhere! Thanks so much & All Very Best Wishes!!! : )

    Glen2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Monkeys 'n Mangos really has wild monkeys and mangos, plus flowers and parrots. It's like staying in a private nature reserve. The trails to the beach are beatiful, we were the only people on the beach. House and grounds are very well kept, overall a fantastic experience.

    Monica2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • This is the most beautiful and incredible place I have visited in Costa Rica in my three trips. Monkey's in the trees Scarlet Macaws, toucans, Parrot's and many bird's I didn't recognize. You walk through pretty gardens to the beach where we never saw a another soul. Beautifully designed house, great place to decompress. Close to town which is small but has all amenities. Roger had some good suggestions for activities, one was the boat tour to see the dolphins and Migrating whales. Love this place.

    Brazos2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
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    Fabio2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • I loved the house! It's in a beautiful setting with so many trees and plants, We were just sitting in the open living room there were monkeys right next to the house in the trees and Toucans eating the Papaya! It's very peaceful and we didn't want to leave!!

    Michael2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a great time! I highly recommend this beautiful home! Roger was very attentive and helpful. He has so many great recommendations!!

    Pica2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    HABITACIÓN PEQUEÑA CON BAÑO PRIVADO. DENTRO DE LA HABITACIÓN PUEDES ENCONTRAR REFRIGERADORA Y UN ESPACIO PEQUEÑO PARA PREPARAR COMIDAS FRÍAS, NO TIENE ESTUFA.
    PERSONAS DISCAPACITADAS
    Mi casa esta en el centro de Puerto Jimenez, Puerto JImenez es una comunidad de gente humilde y trabajadora.El pueblo es seguro las personas pueden caminar por cualquier lugar durante el día y durante la noche, la playa es muy tranquila, muchos restaurantes y tiendas, Puerto Jimenez esta muy cerca del parque Nacional Corcovado,a tan solo 1 hora y 30 minutos, puedes ir con un guía y visitar el lugar. te esperamos con una buena taza de café. PURA VIDA¡
  • Beautiful and very clean small studio, perfect for a singles, or couples who are passing by. Even though i didnt speak much to Linda, she was very nice in the morning, when she brought us some fresh fruits for breakfast. 10/10 would recommend!

    Stanko2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great. Very central

    Marco2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Linda is very kind and accommodating. We would happily stay again.

    Eric2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended! Linda is a very kind person. We had a great time at her house and we would stay with her again.

    Christine2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • In the center, very clean, Linda is very nice, nickel!

    Melissa2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Linda's place was a pleasant surprise. Would definitely recommend - great location, clean, and has everything you need for a couple of days!

    Marco A2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful place

    Anthony2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, simple room, exactly what I was looking for

    Mark2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Punto Jimenez, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Newly built family run property (Tica&American) with botanical gardens, frog ponds and incredible bird life. Located off the beaten path in the rural community of Dos Brazos, but only 12 km from Puerto Jimenez. Corcovado NP is at our doorstep! We specialize in birdwatching, photography, hiking tours, night walks, gold mining, fishing and beach outings. Only 5 total rooms available, all with private entry and access to shared kitchen. Our local knowledge alone is worth the stay -Thank you
    The bunkhouse, 2 bunkbeds- sleeps 4 people, is elevated from the ground level with a four sided pitched roof and screened around. It almost feels as if you are sleeping outside. Each of the beds has new mattress, linens, pillow with towel (soap&shampoo) provided. The communal space, a large octagonal building, offers tables and chairs, hammocks for relaxing, two bathrooms, two showers, two sinks, a small kitchen area with fridge, cooktop stove, and all the cooking and eating utensils.
    Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre is a small town around 300 people. The town is famous for its gold mining and proximity to Corcovado National Park. A couple years ago a park trail for Corcovado National Park (not park entrance) was opened so guests could access the park. This has increased tourism and the town has started to flourish, and is an example of how rural tourism can be successful. Dos Brazos has been characterized as one of the last few remaining towns in Costa Rica that has not been overridden with tourism. Visiting Dos Brazos is an authentic experience and you will feel like you just visited a town that was from 50 years ago. Location We are located approximately 12km from Puerto Jimenez and the fresh clean air and water make for a much different experience than staying in the larger well known town of Puerto Jimenez. Dos Brazos is located in the foothills, of the Osa Peninsula bordering Corcovado National Park along the Rio Tigre (tiger river). Dos Brazos is off the beaten path yet very close to everything you need. Puerto Jimenez is where you can find beaches, fishing, surfing, restaurants, stores, transportation and a wi-fi internet connection. GOLD MINING HISTORY LOS OREROS DE OSA Today, the Osa Peninsula is world-renowned for its extensive biodiversity, however, not too long ago, the landscape was notorious not for its lush greenery, but an entirely different color altogether: gold. For years, dating back to the early 1500’s, there has been much speculation that the Caribbean and Costa Rica in particular were laden with gold and other riches. In 1502, Christopher Columbus became the first European to cross the Atlantic on his fourth and final voyage and settle in what is now considered the Limón region on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. During his explorations, Columbus was most impressed by the ornate gold jewelry worn by the indigenous people who inhabited the area. It was this discovery in addition to the dense natural landscape that many historians believe led Columbus to coin the country’s name Costa Rica or “Rich Coast” as it translates in English. Yet, despite early speculation of the potential riches to be unearthed in this previously unchartered territory, gold was not discovered in Costa Rica until more than 300 years following the Spaniards’ arrival in the region. Unlike other Central and South American countries such as Mexico, Bolivia and Peru which were exploited as precious metal providers during this colonial period, Costa Rica primarily sustained its economy through agriculture. Large-scale gold mining didn’t begin until the 1820’s, though it soon declined shortly after in the 1840’s. It wasn’t until the 1930’s when gold was discovered on the Osa Peninsula that the industry was later revived, spurring gold fever to sweep the country once again. For many years, Osa was considered “el lugar indeseado,” or “the undesired place” as it translates in English, due to it’s intense untouched landscape and lack of inhabitants. However, with the discovery of gold in the region, a great migration to the Peninsula ensued as many fortune seekers flocked to the area with hopes of striking it big mining for gold. Many of those who migrated to the area were non-conformist refugees from other Caribbean nations seeking refuge from the tyrannical rule of their national governments along with former banana plantation workers from the Limón region seeking work following the closing of many of the United Fruit Company plantations during this time. The Peninsula was one of Costa Rica’s largest gold-bearing regions until the late 1980’s and was known for producing exceptionally high-grade natural gold with a purity above 21 carats, considered to be very high for natural gold deposits and some of the purist found in all of Central America. As a result, throughout this “gold rush period,” the region experienced a large economic boom fueled by artisanal gold prospecting. Unlike other gold mining zones of Costa Rica, however, Osa was unique in that gold was not only abundant in the mountainous regions but also littered river banks throughout the Peninsula in sedimentary form. Sedimentary gold, in contrast to larger gold nuggets, can be extracted in an artisanal process known as gold panning, a labor intensive method that utilizes a sieve or gold pan to separate the precious metal out of sand and gravel. This artisanal form of mining was the primary method adopted by many of the local gold miners, known locally here in Spanish as “oreros”. The community of Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre was one of the major gold mining communities settled on the Peninsula due to its location positioned between the two arms of the Tigre River and on the outskirts of the mountainous jungle landscape of what is now Corcovado National Park. During this time, the Tigre River was said to be one of the rivers with the largest concentration of naturally occurring gold deposits in all of Osa. As a result, for many years the primary economic activity of the families who settled here was artisanal gold mining. Yet, due to speculation of the abundance of gold to be found in the area, along with these artisanal gold miners came extensive foreign commercial mining operations. Unlike the practices of artisanal gold miners, however, the operations of mining firms utilized extensive machinery to extract gold. Due to the nature of these commercial practices, these large scale operations had a dramatic impact on the surrounding area, reshaping much of the formerly untouched landscape of the Peninsula. This not only resulted in the destruction of many wildlife habitats in the region, which consequently caused many species to become endangered, but also had a significant environmental impact as a result of deforestation and landslides which altered forest lighting and effected local temperatures. In response to this extensive environmental damage, in 1975 then President Daniel Oduber established Corcovado National Park, a protected conservation territory of the Osa Peninsula that spans nearly 1/3 of the region’s terrestrial landscape. With the formation of this protected territory came significant government effort to eradicate any extractive activities within the park's limits and, by the early 1980’s, the government completely banned gold prospecting in all forms and began to heavily enforce these regulations within this restricted territory. While this legislation improved environmental conditions in the long run, for many locals, the immediate impact was overwhelmingly negative, resulting in widespread unemployment. Dos Brazos was one of the communities most effected by this new regulation, as many locals were prohibited from practicing the primary activities that enabled them to generate income to support their families for so many years. THE OSA PENINSULA A NATURE-LOVER'S PARADISE The Osa Peninsula, a lush remote location tucked away along the southern tip of Costa Rica's Pacific coastline, is one of the country's finest hidden treasures, praised for its tropical landscape of unparalleled richness and exceptional biodiversity. Osa was one of the last frontiers to be inhabited in Costa Rica with significant migration to the Peninsula beginning in the early 1930's onset by the discovery of significant gold deposits in the region. Though settlement during this "gold rush" continued through the better part of the 1970's, Osa is still sparsely populated with much of the region relatively untouched and only readily accessible by boat, horseback or hiking trail. While areas of Osa remain rather secluded, this in part is the very essence of the charm of the region, making it a world-renowned paradise and one of Costa Rica's top ecotourism destinations. Costa Rica as a whole has been recognized for its concerted conservation efforts and environmental practices with an impressive 25% of the country's land protected under the national park and reserve system. Osa represents an important piece of the country's protected natural landscape as this 700-square-mile stretch of land is the distinguished home to 2.5% of the world's biodiversity. Due to the extensive terrestrial and marine ecosystems endemic to the region, nearly 80% of the landscape remains part of an undeveloped patchwork of protected conservation territory known as the ACOSA region, or "Osa Conservation Area". The body of water that separates the Osa Peninsula from mainland Costa Rica is known as the Golfo Dulce, one of four tropical fjords on the planet and the only place on the globe where populations of both Northern and Southern Humpback whales meet to birth their young. The Térraba-Sierpe Wetlands, located on the Northern-Pacific region of the Peninsula, is the country's largest mangrove forest and represents the most significant wetland ecosystem in all of Central America. Osa's terrestrial regions house the largest remaining tract of lowland rainforest in all of Pacific Mesoamerica as well as the largest population of scarlet macaws in Central America and 3% of flora found nowhere else in the world. Apart from the extensive exotic species of wildlife found on the Peninsula, Osa is also known for some of the best surfing beaches (Cabo Matapalo) and is widely acclaimed to have the best snorkelling in all of Costa Rica (protected reserve Isla de Caño). However, by far the most popular tourist attraction on the Peninsula is world-renowned Corcovado National Park, the largest national park in all of Costa Rica with an impressive ecosystem of wildlife and biodiversity unlike anywhere on the planet (please read the "Corcovado National Park" section below for additional details). Yet, whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure junkie, or simply looking for a relaxing escape, the Osa Peninsula is truly a unique tropical paradise with plenty of nature tours and adventure excursions that will be sure to make your stay in Costa Rica an experience to remember! CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK THE CROWN JEWEL OF COSTA RICA Established in October 1975, Corcovado National Park is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects nearly a third of the Osa Peninsula, spanning an area of 54,039 terrestrial hectares and 2,400 marine hectares. The park is home to 13 major ecosystems and conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and one of the few remaining sizeable areas of lowland tropical forests in the world. National Geographic named it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity," as the park contains 140 mammal species, 400 bird species (20 of which are endemic), 117 amphibian and reptile species, 40 species of freshwater fish, 500 species of trees, and 8,000 species of insects. Corcovado remains one of the last intact habitats of the New World's largest feline, the jaguar, and is home to four additional species of cats including, the puma, the ocelot, the jaguarundi, and the margay. All four Costa Rican monkey species can be found within the park including, the white-faced capuchin, the mantled howler, Geoffrey's spider monkey, and the endangered Central American squirrel monkey. In addition to the squirrel monkey, amongst the expansive number of species that reside in Corcovado are some of the largest remaining populations of a number of endangered species including, the Baird's tapir, the giant anteater, the white-lipped peccary, the harpy eagle, the scarlet macaw, and the American crocodile, amongst others. Corcovado is open to the public and can be visited on day hikes or overnight treks, however, as of February 1, 2014, all visitors must be accompanied by a certified professional guide to enter the park.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dos Brazos, Costa Rica

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    Cabaña rústica con pequeño balcón,cocina equipada, capacidad 4 personas en una sola habitación (1 cama matrimonial y 1 colchón inflable) 1 baño. Jardín donde se puede observar variedad de especies de aves y en época de lluvia diversas especies de ranas entre ella la Rana arboricola de jos rojos. Barrio tranquilo.
    Una área rural donde existe flora y fauna.
  • Wow! This was the best chapter of our whole trip. Royer's place, knowledge, and family is so wonderful and made our time in Osa so special. They are guides and have so much to share about beautiful places in the region, and even the property itself is a testament to that knowledge and care. Royer showed us tree frogs in the yard, pulled up yuca and ginger from his garden for us to eat, told us about some incredible hikes we took ourselves and even gave us wildlife spotting tips. The little pool in back is as wonderful as it looks, and waking up in the warm glow of that bedroom is a dream. We loved cooking on the porch, the layout is fantastic and really makes you appreciate the natural beauty of the property. Would stay here a million times over.

    Asha2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Royer and Flor went above and beyond as hosts. They are super hospitable and proud to share their knowledge as local tour guides. The cabin is one of the most unique stays we’ve ever experienced - sparkling clean and comfortable, even though it’s right there in the jungle. Puerto Jimenez is a short drive away (though I’m very glad we had a car), and I highly recommend booking a Corcovado tour with Royer and Flor’s company, Ficus tours.

    Alec2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay with Royer and Flor was everything we could’ve wished for and more! The “Dreamhouse” they built next to their own property is a little paradise. The cabin itself is very beautiful and has everything you need (small kitchen to cook etc. and a beautiful outside shower&pool) - just as pictured and of course very clean. But what makes this space really special is the wonderful jungle-like garden and of course the families’ hospitality. Royer, Flor and their two children took really good care of us and made us feel like home. Royer’s passion for nature and his knowledge about the area is contagious. We also booked a tour with their company Ficus Tours and spent one day in Corcovado with Royer which is just the best thing you can do! As mentioned above Royer is so passionate and therefore able to show and tell you so much about the area, nature etc. Apart from that, communication and check-in were really easy as Royer and Flor were always available when you needed them. We wish we could’ve stayed longer and hope to return soon!

    Lucía2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Flor, Royer and their children have been splendid. The House is wonderful, new, clean and with everything you need to bathe and cook. Royer and Flor have always been available, advising us and giving us information about buses, the park, taxis, etc. but at the same time we had the house for us and enjoy our privacy in the green of nature.

    Anita2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed one night at the residence. The owners we're very helpful and friendly! Even after Royer had taken a hike through Corcovado as a guide that same day, he came to us in the evening to try to spot frogs! They really helped us out when we were struggling with our already booked tour through another tour agency. They are very concerned about you. Also the house is really clean and the back is nicely designed!

    Carlijn2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was great, the cabin is located in the garden but it is hidden and very very well appointed. The bathroom and the kitchen are simply at the top. The accommodation is atypical, pleasant, and above all perfectly clean. I recommend !

    Océane2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Royer y Flor are very lovely people! Our stay was very comfty and the little house is wonderfull! They give you a lot of information and are also doing tours do Corcovado which we did too! Highly recommending!

    Michael2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, the house was as pictured and very unique.

    Nana2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Our beautiful garden cabin is right near the beach front, and gives you an impressive view of the sunrise over the ocean. The calming sound of the waves along with the noises of the jungle at night ensure that you have a great night's sleep. A prime location only 30 seconds walk from the untouched, pristine beach, as well as being within the jungle, this property is popular with all kinds of wildlife. Although we say no events or parties, we sometimes have bonfires on the beach.
    This cabin offers impressive views of the beach, Playa Platanares as well as a beautiful night sky, unblemished by light pollution due to the rural location. The solid hardwood bed and comfy mattress promise a great night's sleep, and the covered balcony with chairs and table provides a relaxing area for you to take some time out. The cabin also has a light and electrical sockets for when you need to log back in to the real world, and wifi is available at the main house.
    We are 15 minutes taxi journey away from the local town of Puerto Jimenez, which has everything you need - large supermarket, restaurants, cafes, beach bars, pharmacies and gift shops. In the immediate area, we have two lovely hotels from where you can have a drink, a meal, and use the pool (for a small fee) - though you may prefer to swim in the sea as it is right on your doorstep! There are many things to do around the area, and we are more than happy to help you plan activities to make the most of your stay on the Osa Peninsula. Activities include: kayaking in the mangroves, fishing, surfing, nature hikes into Corcovado National Park, boat tours for whale and dolphin spotting, snorkeling, chocolate tours, canopy tours, crocodile watching, and horseback riding.
  • It was nice to get away from the public and stay at waleskas place. So close to the beach. A very pleasant person to talk to and cooks a very good breakfast.

    Dean2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • The reviews are true...Waleska's place was by far the most wonderful AirBnb experience we've ever had (and we travel a LOT!)...we stayed for 6 nights in the platform tents and fell in love with Playa Preciosa, the sound of the water on the shore in the morning and at night, the howler monkeys and vast symphony of birds (endless Scarlet Mcaws!) that would lull us from our sleep at dawn was so amazing...we didn't rent a car so we stayed on the property and within walking distance to it for the whole time and it was SO GREAT and could have stayed there for MUCH longer than 6 nights and been totally happy. The beautiful, sandy beach with amazingly warm water was nearly empty; we could walk for almost 1.5 hrs along the shore and see maybe 4 other people, (sunrises and sunsets were our favorites times as we were there in Feb when it was quite hot mid-day)...there is a nearby Sea Turtle reserve and we were lucky enough to be able to witness 3 sunrise baby sea turtle releases on the very beach where we stayed...priceless...the breakfasts that Waleska prepares are divine with fruit from her own garden/trees and the delicious gallo pinto..she is such a kind and grounded individual and we loved getting to know her. It felt like super-fancy camping for us with a fan in the tent as well as electricity, nice little reading lights on nightstands next to the comfy bed. The tent was so thoughtfully laid out and we loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds and write about the beautiful scenes all around us... the kindest-ever night watchman Joaquin is an amazing self-taught naturalist who helped point out nighttime critters of lizards, frogs, iguanas and we even got to see a hummingbird nest that he found as well! It was hard to leave there, and I wish we could go back, and we definitely will one day! If you are staying in a tent and you don't have a kitchen I would recommend bringing some afternoon snacks (she can possibly offer to give you a cooler to keep ants out) so you don't have to go to the nearby restaurants for every meal. If Waleska is able to prepare you a dinner as well, definitely take her up on the offer, she is an amazing chef and prepares delicious and healthy meals! We stayed in 4 different places on our trip through Costa Rica and this was by FAR our favorite stop. Thank you, Waleska for sharing your slice of paradise with us. (Note on nearby food: best food/bang for your buck is the pizza at Agua Dulce. The Iguana Lodge is a bit more inviting/better quality food but more expensive.)

    Amanda2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The reviews are true...Waleska's place was by far the most wonderful AirBnb experience we've ever had (and we travel a LOT!)...we stayed for 6 nights in the platform tents and fell in love with Playa Preciosa, the sound of the water on the shore in the morning and at night, the howler monkeys and vast symphony of birds (endless Scarlet Mcaws!) that would lull us from our sleep at dawn was so amazing...we didn't rent a car so we stayed on the property and within walking distance to it for the whole time and it was SO GREAT and could have stayed there for MUCH longer than 6 nights and been totally happy. The beautiful, sandy beach with amazingly warm water was nearly empty; we could walk for almost 1.5 hrs along the shore and see maybe 4 other people, (sunrises and sunsets were our favorites times as we were there in Feb when it was quite hot mid-day)...there is a nearby Sea Turtle reserve and we were lucky enough to be able to witness 3 sunrise baby sea turtle releases on the very beach where we stayed...priceless...the breakfasts that Waleska prepares are divine with fruit from her own garden/trees and the delicious gallo pinto..she is such a kind and grounded individual and we loved getting to know her. It felt like super-fancy camping for us with a fan in the tent as well as electricity, nice little reading lights on nightstands next to the comfy bed. The tent was so thoughtfully laid out and we loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds and write about the beautiful scenes all around us... the kindest-ever night watchman Joaquin is an amazing self-taught naturalist who helped point out nighttime critters of lizards, frogs, iguanas and we even got to see a hummingbird nest that he found as well! It was hard to leave there, and I wish we could go back, and we definitely will one day! If you are staying in a tent and you don't have a kitchen I would recommend bringing some afternoon snacks (she can possibly offer to give you a cooler to keep ants out) so you don't have to go to the nearby restaurants for every meal. If Waleska is able to prepare you a dinner as well, definitely take her up on the offer, she is an amazing chef and prepares delicious and healthy meals! We stayed in 4 different places on our trip through Costa Rica and this was by FAR our favorite stop. Thank you, Waleska for sharing your slice of paradise with us. (Note on nearby food: best food/bang for your buck is the pizza at Agua Dulce. The Iguana Lodge is a bit more inviting/better quality food but more expensive.)

    Amanda2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Waleska’s place is great value in an off the beaten path area outside of Puerto Jimenez. We stayed in one of the tent cabins within a few hundred feet of an amazing beach. There were so few people on the beach it felt like our own private beach. The tent cabin itself was very well constructed and included electricity and a fan which was much appreciated as this part of Costa Rica is quite humid. We were assigned a private toilet and shower located in a separate building a short walk from the tent. Everything was very clean. Waleska was a terrific host. She made us a wonderful breakfast each morning and helped with arranging a tour of the area. For anyone interested in trying “Glamping”, this is a great way to go. An excellent value.

    James2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, we had booked the cabin at the closest to the beach! It feels like a cabin with all the comfort of a room! Rocked to the sound of waves! Huge and deserted beach! A stopover is essential if you want to rest! We took the breakfast option! Very rich! thank you for everything

    Niko2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • This place is just amazing. As close as you can get to the beach and the tent was much better than expected. We loved the fact it was the only place in Costa Rica we were able to keep all the bugs out because you can zip everything up. It also has power to run a fan that was all we need to stay cool. We were assigned our own personal bathroom and shower and were cooked a wonderful breakfast every morning. Waleska is very kind and was the pioneer to inhabit this area of the beach way back when. She gave us amazing recommendations and set us up with the best tour guide we had on our entire trip. Can't recommend this place enough!

    Clint2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Best accommodation for the trip. Fresh, good and generous breakfast. The location facing a deserted beach is ideal. I highly recommend.

    Nicolas2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Waleska's place is an oasis on the beach. Daily flyovers by Scarlet Macaws and many other bird species on the dirt road. Delicious breakfast with lots of fresh fruit.

    Deborah2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tent


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    My place is close to parks, the beach, great views, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the location and the views. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and big groups.
    This ocean view cabin is located in Finca Exotica ecolodge!
    Finca Exotica is a sustainable eco lodge, built on the foundations of land preservation, organic food production, sustainable building, community outreach, and education programs for guests and locals. The environmental impact of this farm is constantly under review by experts and the local staff to minimize our ecological footprint.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    we're happy you dropped by. take a load off, sit down and relax. it's very easy to fall into a tropical rhythm in a place where thatched roof dwellings such as chozas, ranchos & palapas exist. They are an essential part of both the historical and contemporary Osa lifestyle & experience. They are simplicity, functionality and beauty all rolled into a fine piece of work. you'll notice the tropical elegance of la palapa hut as soon as you enter.
    A private room with single bed, AC and private bathroom facilities including shower.
  • Incredible place in the middle of wild life: Macaus, sloth, colorful crabs, frogs... and well placed to explore Corcovado NP. Single rooms very small but nice double rooms. Very friendly staff

    Jean-Luc2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Andrew's place is ideally located if you're looking for something quiet, relaxed, and laid back. Would stay again.

    Alin2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • This hut was a nice, inexpensive and convenient place to stay in Puerto Jimenez. It was a short walk to restaurants, the grocery store, the beach and departure points for tours. The room was small but comfortable, with a good mattress and air conditioning. My one hesitation is that the hotel plans to start collecting and sharing biometric information on guests in the future, which is something I'm not comfortable with. For this one reason I would likely not stay again, due to security and privacy concerns. The hotel itself is very nice, though, and the staff are very welcoming and kind. They're also very willing to help you figure out how to get around and how to best spend your time.

    Jay2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • A unique and enchanting site, really exceptional. I appreciated that we go down the mirror of the bathroom which was too high for my great hahah! Friendly staff and willing to meet my every request, generous explanations when to nature. Several little monkeys who marveled me. Amazing layout. In no case did I feel in danger. The 24 hour coffee was delicious and snacks were much appreciated. In short, I highly recommend!

    Micheline2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Could have stayed longer. Really comfortable space, very nice people, surrounded by macaws and monkeys.

    Doug2019-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very natural setting, away from the main part of town, but just a few blocks walk to the Main Street. Very friendly.

    Joe2018-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot. Walking distance from the airport, so fly-in visitors have a great spot, but It's nice and quiet. In 2 days I heard 1 plane briefly, and it wasn't loud at all. I'd definitely recommend this spot. The Corcovado NP was amazing. The whole experience, but the room was great, complimentary coffee, and hammocks, outside seating, so much to enjoy!

    Chuck2018-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • I had a lovely stay.

    Jamie2017-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    This is a charming open-air, river front, double bedroom. Ideal for couples, nested between our food forest and the Tiger River. The kitchen and the common areas are spacious and open-air too. 3 shared showers & 2 shared dry-composting toilets. Perfect location to start a guided tour in the Corcovado National Park.
    Utopia Tica is a sustainable lodge nested within a food forest project, close to nature, that tries to respect it as much as possible. That's why we chose to only have compostable dry toilets to save water. Water from the kitchen and showers flows directly into our kitchen garden creating a sustainable cycle . This is why we ask our guests to only use bio-degradable products that will be offered upon their arrival.
    The property is located in between the river of Dos Brazos and the Corcovado National Park. It is surrounded by the beautiful primary forest of the Osa Peninsula.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dos Brazos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

  • Very beautiful place on the beach ! We loved our stay there even if it was short !

    Lucile Et Arthur2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • The cabinas here are sweet, the staff is wonderful, and it's about the nicest beach anywhere. The proximity to ocean, fishing, abundant wildlife, and jungle experiences, makes this our go-to place in the area.

    June2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location near nature and the beach. Calm and pleasant destination

    Dominique2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. The room was exactly as described and pictured in the listing. Tomas and Roberto were very helpful and when we arrived early we were able to check in to the room, as it was already ready. Very relaxed and casual atmosphere. The beach was just steps away. They had bikes for us to ride into town, and told us we could use a couple small kayaks they had, and told us about local wildlife. Walkable to a couple local beach-side restaurants with great ceviche and drinks (and Wifi). The Wifi in our room wasn't super reliable but we considered that a blessing! I will say that, while my husband and I were very comfortable in the rooms, if you are someone who needs a really dark and quiet room to sleep in you may have some trouble. The curtains let a lot of morning light in and there are a lot of insect and bird noises (which we did not mind). We would definitely recommend staying here. Pura Vida!

    Kate2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Safe and spacious cabins in the best location in all of Puerto Jimenez! The tipico breakfasts were good for the price and dinner was always spectacular!! Staff went above and beyond to help with questions and book tours but be prepared to speak Spanish while staying here. WiFi only worked one of the six days I was here which was fine for me as I had purchased a local Kolbi SIM card for my phone and data is very cheap in Costa Rica. I will echo what I had read in other reviews about the check-in process; the staff certainly seemed surprised by my arrival, but they graciously checked me into a cabin. Overall it was a wonderful stay and I will absolutely be staying here again!

    Colleen2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • It was a really nice experience the logde is in front of the beach and has an execelent location. I duly recommend to stay at this place! Tomás and all the employees are very nice and they have given us a lot of wonderful tips !

    Francisco2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • It is a beautiful cabin by the sea, super recommended for a relaxing weekend.

    Erika2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous and clean with the COMFIEST mattress in all of Costa Rica. Steps from the water and a great breakfast and warm staff.

    Sophie2019-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

    Located directly at the beach Playa Platanares, only 6km east of Puerto Jimenez. It is one of the best beaches on the Osa Peninsula, still natural, remote, lonely, with dark sand, palm trees and beach almond trees, which attract a lot of scarlet macaws. Each beach house has an open kitchen, a living area and bathroom on the ground floor, and a bedroom on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the garden. Fresh water is pumped straight from our on site well.
    A prime location only 30 seconds walk from the untouched, pristine beach, as well as being within the Costa Rican jungle, this property is popular with all kinds of wildlife. Regular visitors include howler monkeys, white faced capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, hawks, as well as resident crabs, frogs, iguanas, geckos and more! We are also right next to a popular nesting beach for four different types of sea turtles. Although we say no events or parties, we sometimes have bonfires on the beach.
    We are 15 minutes taxi journey away from the local town of Puerto Jimenez, which has everything you need - large supermarket, restaurants, cafes, beach bars, pharmacies and gift shops. In the immediate area, we have two lovely hotels from where you can have a drink, a meal, and use the pool (for a small fee) - though you may prefer to swim in the sea as it is right on your doorstep! There are many things to do around the area, and we are more than happy to help you plan activities to make the most of your stay on the Osa Peninsula. Activities include: kayaking in the mangroves, fishing, surfing, nature hikes into Corcovado National Park, boat tours for whale and dolphin spotting, snorkeling, chocolate tours, canopy tours, crocodile watching, horseback riding and more.
  • Waleska's place was truly perfect! We stayed in one of the circular cabinas, an awesome design and perfect to be self sufficient. The location is great - close enough to town to easily get supplies, but located on a pristine stretch of beach that offered opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, photography, exploration, and prIvate relaxation. It is also a perfect jump off point to explore the Osa Peninsula, with points south and north easily accessed. We'll be back for sure!

    Rick2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • An absolute dream in such a beautiful place. We really enjoyed it and will definitely come back again.

    Lisa2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed staying at both a tent and a bungalow on our stay here in the beautiful town of Puerto Jimenez. What you see on the Airbnb site pales in comparison to how you will feel when you arrive. First of all, as soon as you get out of your vehicle the smells in her amazing garden will invigorate you. We walked down a beautiful path to be greeted by Luna the dog, then our host, Waleska who was very nice and friendly. ( They both were) She showed us to our tent which was very charming, perfectky clean, had a sweet little deck and cutely folded guest towels. There are power outlets by each side of the bed and a light. The deck also had lighting and a table with 2 chairs. . The tent is across a small sandy quiet rd to a beach... a beach that you will basically have to yourself. When we went to bed on the comfortable mattress we were lulled to sleep by the sound of the crashing waves. In the morning a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs,beans/rice and coffee was served at her place. Unfortunately we only got one night in the tent as it was booked the following day. ......however then we got to stay at a bungalow..... My boyfriend and I are at opposite ends as to which was our favourite place. The bungalow has more space, with bathroom inside of it and an outdoor kitchen. Where as the tent had the view of the water and was a titch closer to the beach. You have a private shower and toilet with the tent but it is down the path.....no big deal. It was sooo clean and nice. I prefer the tent he prefers having more amenities...but they are both amazing ! Back to yhe bungalow.... we really liked the outdoor kitchen and shaded eating area, and also the deck off the bedroom upstairs, the fans were a huge bonus. There is no A/C or hot water. You dont need hot water...and you get used to the heat when you have no choice. The wifi was only available near Waleskas place which is good as you tend to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you more. I plan on rebooking for years to come. I love the cleanliness, the gardens, the rusticness, and the almost private beach being so close. Also the host...she was lovely,personable, honest and kind.

    Lori2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Waleska's place is a fabulous spot to stay. The cabin is cute, spacious, clean, and has everything one needs. Waleska is a great host and had recommendations for us for activities. Her beautiful garden is filled with birds and an amazing beach is right across the street.

    Anita2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Waleska was above our expectations: 10 unique days in a deserted place where the garden has nothing to envy to the fauna of the Corcovado Park. Waking up to the sound of monkeys, magical sunrise alone on a 7 km long beach, a very good breakfast when you order it the day before from Waleska. the bungalow has a kitchen, plan your shopping at puerto Jimenez supermarket to cook on the spot and you will be the kings of the world! (15 minutes of track from the city center, where 7000 to 8000 colones of taxi to come from the center). Wonderful!

    Rodolphe2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Waleska's accommodation for a few days. It was so incredibly nice that we even extended it twice by one day each and rescheduled our remaining vacation because we liked it so much. Originally we were only looking for accommodation to take a booked trip (Ficus-Tours - Puerto Jimenez, two-day jungle hike. Incidentally, it is also highly recommended). Accommodation: The property consists of four or five bungalows and is located directly on a huge, long sandy beach near the nature reserve Corcovado. The beach is not very busy, sometimes you are all alone. In the hotel next door (only 5 minutes from Waleska) there is a good restaurant with Italian food. We ate pizza there twice. Puerto Jimenez is about 15 to 20 minutes away by car.

    Markus2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Her place is spectacular, private and peaceful. Full kitchen to cook. Waleska is a great hostess! She was always willing to help and give tips on what to do in the area.

    Patricia2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 3 very nice days at Waleska. The bungalows are beautifully decorated and you can cook wonderfully in the outdoor kitchen. Waleska is very hospitable. She gave us good tips so we could be there when baby turtles were released on the beach. The area is a little out of the way, but easy to reach by car, but it is very quiet (except birdsong) at night and you are very close to the beach, which is ideal for swimming or walking. We would definitely go there again.

    Carina2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    La Casita del Rio is situated right next to the Rio Tigre close to the center of Dos Brazos so there are neighbors but as well surrounded by lush secondary growth rainforest, with sounds of exotic birds and howler monkeys in the distance. With uncrowded nature trails, waterfalls, jungle scenery, this is the perfect location for exploring Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula. Off the beaten track, yet only 12 km/7.5 miles from Puerto Jimenez and beautiful beaches.
    La Casita del Rio is located in the Osa Peninsula, southwest 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 than 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".
    Dos Brazos is a town with a rich history and an even more prosperous future. Not more than 40 years ago, gold, and lots of it, was Dos Brazos claim to fame. People came from everywhere to work for the gold mining companies back then. After the companies left some decided to stay and Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre was born. Today Dos Brazos is a sleepy little town of just 300 inhabitants that lies in the richest location you can imagine, right at the border of the world famous Corcovado National Park. Although gold mining is still practiced, the wealth is in the amazing diversity of flora and fauna and wild life. In fact Corcovado is thought to be one of the most biologically intense and pristine places in the world! It’s a small oasis of civilization, surrounded by the jungle of the forest reserve that encompasses Corcovado. Although it’s a short 12-kilometer ride from the beautiful Pacific beaches of Puerto Jimenez, and just a little further from great wave riding in Matapalo, it’s a town that is barely known on the tourist circuit. From Dos Brazos you’ll find extensive walking trails into the jungle, with many waterfalls to see, world class birding, horseback riding, gold mining tours, and more are all available. So get off the beaten path, and make your way to Dos Brazos del Rio Tigre!
  • I had a great time staying at the cabaña and enjoying the beautiful nature of Corcovado. The tropical rainforest is very impressive. I had some wonderful nature-experiences, walking the Bolita-trails, hiking the Leona-trail along the Pacific coast, doing a bird & night tour, and enjoying sunset and bioluminescence at the Golfo Dulce. Except the Bolita-trails (which I preferred to do on my own), all my tours were accompanied by guides. Tristan is an excellent host. He gave me a warm welcome, I could rely on him for organizing the tours and excellent guides.

    Marcel2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Our experience with Tristan was unforgettable. His home is clean, and has all the amenities you need. It is located in a fantastic spot for people who is looking for being in contact with nature and wildlife. He is a great host and gives you many advices and recommendations. Thank you very much Tristan.

    Angel2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • If you want adventure and relaxation then this is the spot! The space and location were absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. The house is located in an amazing little village in one of the last truly wild places in the world! We saw new species daily all from our hammocks. There is a family of scarlet macaws, a troop of monkeys and a giant iguana that would "visit" us daily. We even had a toucan that would visit one of the banana trees 10 feet from your kitchen window. There were amazing trails through primary and secondary rainforest, a river to cool off in and some of the most beautiful beaches within 30-45 minutes. This is truly a special place! The house is absolutely beautiful! It had everything we needed to be comfortable during our stay. My boyfriend loved the shower and the patio was a perfect spot to practice yoga in nature every morning! Tristan is hands down the best host I've ever had with Airbnb! He was so welcoming and friendly and had tons of information on the area plus he will help you book any tour you might be interested in. His communication was prompt, super friendly and thorough! If you're looking for the true Costa Rican experience than this is it! You won't do any better!

    Sarah2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Airbnb should create a new category for star hosts like Tristan, above super hosts. Tristan took the time to explain everything we could want to know, went above and beyond on every aspects and even helped us plan the rest of our trip in different places. Book it!

    Francois2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to relax for some days in the nature. You can do different hikes around dos brazos and spot a lot of different animals. The house is very nice and cute and has a kitchen with everything you need. Tristan was very helpful and a super nice host! Thx for this nice stay

    Simon2019-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • I absolutely love this little casita! It is by far my favourite place to stay in CR. Laid back, quiet little town with lots of trails to hike and things to see. I’ve checked out other locations in Osa, but nothing comes close to this.

    Thomas2019-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Tristan’s house is located in the quiet town of Dos Brazos. You will be surrounded with lush green jungle, many birds, iguanas, monkeys and more. The house itself is charming and cosy. Everything you need is there. We had a fantastic time, Tristan made sure we took some amazing trips as he has a great network of guides and friends locally. If you are looking for a jungle getaway, look no further. It doesn’t get much better than this.

    Laurens2018-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • The house is very nice, cozy and comfy. Every thing you need is in the house. The hammocks have been great for locking at the flying macaws, iguanas etc. Tristan was very informative. He booked us also a guide for a night walk. It's a 30 min drive to Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed our stay very much. But it was also very hot and humid.

    Daniela2018-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Disfruta de una de las zonas mas bellas de Costa Rica , Casa FIORE 2 tiene una perfecta ubicación, muy seguro y confortable
    Casa FIORE 2 es una muy perfecta opción para venir a disfrutar de las playas y naturaleza, le ayudemos a coordinar los tour y sacar el máximo provechosa su visita
    Muy lindo y tranquilo
  • Very nice accommodation !! Carlos is very friendly and responsive

    Romain2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Carlos' place is a gem. Nice central location in Puerto Jimenez, while also quiet and neighborly. Felt extremely safe and relaxed, with stylish touches and lots of natural light. Bathroom is basic and kitchen could use a few more essentials. Overall we were super pleased, and would stay again!

    Laura2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for a night - cute little place that’s right next to town

    John2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice place

    Maxence2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Well

    Dany Bonneau2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Carlos is a great host, very friendly and helpful. The apartment is super clean, large and has all amenities needed. I would highly recommend Carlos and his AirB&B

    Diego2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Carlos picked us up from the bus station and also brought us there after our stay. We could contact him whenever we needed something. It's an entire small house with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. Also a couch and a small dining area are there. There is no sink in the bathroom so the one in the kitchen is the only one. There is a fan in each bedroom and one in the living room. The bathroom looks a little worn-out and there is only cold water but everything was clean, as advertised and to our full satisfaction! We'd go again!

    Simon2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Provincia de Puntarenas, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Surrounded by the beach, jungle, river and mangrove, Punta Preciosa enjoys a unique location. That allows you to discover the extraordinary natural wealths of the Osa Peninsula. A region with one of the largest biodiversity in the world. We have only two rooms. We welcome you as friends and wish to share you our little paradise.
    A TOTAL IMMERSION IN A "CONCENTRE" OF COSTA RICA The location of Punta Preciosa is unique. It is located in the best preserved and most fascinating region of Costa Rica, presented by the National Geographic as "The Most Intense Biologically Place on Earth". In this area, the house is located in the heart of the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares, between the jungle, the mangrove and the Golfo Dulce, so four different ecosystems ... The house offers a fabulous panoramic view, from the terraces and bedrooms (and even from your bed), to the beach, the Golfo Dulce and the jungle. The terraces, the beach and many trails allow you to discover and observe, on site, an exceptional flora and fauna. The privileged situation of Punta Preciosa allows to propose many guided or unguided activities, on the spot or in the immediate vicinity. Punta Preciosa is just 15 minutes from Puerto Jimenez and is a perfect base for visiting Corcovado National Park and discovering the many riches of the Osa Peninsula. A PERSONALIZED AND CONVIVIAL HOME We only have two rooms and we welcome you as friends. We want to share with you our little paradise. Our desire is to offer you a unique experience in an exceptional natural environement. We love meetings, exchanges, discussions ... Our happiness is to share our experiences, our favorites and our knowledge of the region. We favor simplicity and usability. AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE APPROACH AND IN HARMONY WITH THE COMMUNITY We try to minimize our impact on the environment. Our energy is 100% solar. We do not have air conditioning. The furniture was made by a local craftsman with local fallen woods. The cleaning products are organic. We try to sort and recycle our waste. We are replanting many "native" plants and trees. We set up, on Playa Preciosa, a protection group of turtle nests with volunteers. We regularly clean the beach and participate in many programs of environmental protection ... We only work with artisans, guides, local merchants and participate in the life and animation of our adoption community. BEDROOM The room has a superb 180 ° view of the jungle, the beach and the Golfo Dulce. Open to the outside, it allows direct contact with nature in a very comfortable and protected. It is dressed in Cristobal wood, has one king size bed, a small desk, a wardrobe, (the furniture was custom made local wood), a bathroom (with hot water and wc) and a terrace (with armchairs and hammock). In addition to the private room, you have access to common areas (except the kitchen). BENEFITS AND RATES The price of the room includes accommodation and a continental breakfast for two people. The beds are made, towels, shampoo, soap ... are provided. We can, on request, prepare plates for dinner. We can also prepare you packed lunches for your hikes. Extra person: $ 25. ACTIVITIES The privileged situation of Punta Preciosa allows to propose many activities on the spot guided or not guided. You can practice many activities on site and at your own pace. Guided activities offered are personalized and individual. They have been designed with the best guides. You benefit from the services and the guide for you alone and / or your group. As far as possible departures are from Punta Preciosa (kayak, horse, boat ...). We can also advise you and / or organize, for you, your hikes in the Corcovado or in private reserves. ACTIVITIES ON SITE A permanent show Sunrise on the Golfo Dulce from the terraces or on the beach (magic moment), Discovery and observation of wildlife (crocodiles, sloths, coatis, monkeys, rays, sea turtles, dolphins, whales ...), Discovery and bird watching (red macaws in quantity, loris, toucans, hummingbirds ...), Discovery and observation of the flora (jungle, mangrove ...), Night observation of bioluminescent plankton, Night patrols with volunteers to protect turtle nests Activities to practice at your own pace Swimming (the beach is almost deserted and ideal for swimming), Idleness (hammocks, chairs on the terrace or on the beach), Jogging and / or hikes on the trails or on the beach, Fishing on the beach, Tasting of our fruit juice from the garden, Dinner or picnic on the beach, Departure of many guided activities Discovery of the mangrove kayak (the guide comes to you expensiveDiscover the mangrove kayak (the guide picks you up with the kayaks behind the house) Boat trip on the Gulf (dolphins, pelicans, snorkeling, whales (depending on the season) ...). Boat fishing on the gulf (the captain picks you up on the beach by boat). Horse ride on the beach ACTIVITIES NEARBY Visit of the Corcovado National Park / Several possible formulas Hiking in the jungle in a private reserve (discovery of fauna and flora) Night hiking in the jungle (discovery of fauna and flora) Canopy Tour Visit of a finca (discovery of flora and chocolate making) Encounters with Guayabi or Boruca Indians, Meetings with real gold miners Surfing (famous spots including Pan Dulce and Cabo Matapalo), Sport fishing ... This is just a selection. We have many other activities to offer you VARIOUS 5 minutes by car and 10 minutes on walk: 2 bars / restaurants 20 minutes by car: Puerto Jimenez offers the life of a typical village with many bars and restaurants ... but also shops, supermarkets, post office, banks, police station, clinic, petrol station, airport ...
    The Osa Peninsula The Osa Peninsula is considered the most unspoiled and fascinating region of Costa Rica. It has been presented by National Geographic as "The most intense biologically place on earth". It hosts more than 2.5% of the world's biodiversity and many endemic and / or endangered plant and animal species such as the Baird's tapir, the jaguar, the cougar, the ocelot ... and half of the birds visible in Costa Rica . It is mainly forest. The largest tropical rain forest on the Pacific coast. It also hides many unknown archaeological treasures but also gold (one of the purest in the world). Corcovado National Park With 54,000 hectares, it covers a large part of the Osa Peninsula. 8 types of habitat and 13 different ecosystems are listed. It is home to over 15,313 plant species and 500 trees, 140 mammal species, 367 bird species, 117 reptile or amphibian species, 40 fish species and 6,000 different insects ... and the 4 species of primates present in Costa Rica, The Golfo Dulce Commander Cousteau introduced Golfo Dulce as a "tropical fjord". There would be four in the world. It is 51 km long and about 13 km wide. Its maximum depth is about 200 m (10th deepest in the world). On the other hand, the entry of the gulf, less deep, protects it from the strong currents of the Pacific. The absence of industry and / or important urban areas also explains the purity of its water. Finally, the importance of the contribution of the rivers which if spilled explains that the surface water is less salty than that of the ocean. One of the peculiarities of the Gulf is that the tropical rain forest is in direct contact with the sea ... The Gulf is home to two species of dolphins, three species of sea turtles, whale sharks ... Humpback whales come here to "mother" ... Refugio of Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares Punta Preciosa is in the heart of the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Preciosa Platanares. A protection zone that links Corcovado National Park with Reserva Golfo Dulce. It consists of jungle, beaches and mangroves. Its goal is the protection of a unique and fascinating ecosystem that is the mangrove. Playa Platanares Preciosa Punta Preciosa is on Playa Platanares, The beach is often deserted and the area in front of Punta Preciosa is perfect for swimming. The beach is a turtle nesting area. Tortugas Preciosas Playa Platanares / Preciosa is an important turtle nesting beach. The latter are in the process of extinction and the nests have many predators (dogs, wild animals and the man who continues to consume the eggs ...) With the local residents, the ministries and the scientists, we have launched a program to protect turtle nests ... We receive volunteers who patrol, locate, geo-locate, list, hide or move if necessary, monitor nests ... and protect small turtles when they reach the ocean. You can participate in night patrols with volunteers .... Puerto Jimenez This typical village is 6 km from Punta Preciosa. It has many restaurants, bars, shops ... but also a post office, banks, ATMs, a clinic, a gas station, a police station, an airport ...
  • Endless parrots, a magnificent wild beach, a large choice of activities ... A little corner of paradise that we recommend!

    Alice2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great getaway. Amazing view of the sunrise. Hosts were great at helping us arrange activities.

    Kelly2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Chez Pascal is heaven on earth. an incredible location, a sublime beach a few meters away, almost deserted. Magical sunrises and sunsets (the little extra, the dolphins!). around the house, there are lots of animals (monkeys, parrots, sloths, ...) and Manuel, Pascal's sidekick, took the time to show them to us. Pascal and Manuel are very kind, they did everything to make our stay perfect and even better than in our dreams. Very good breakfast with fresh fruit. We will come back with great pleasure !!!

    Fleur2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Pascal’s little slice of paradise is the perfect place to spend a week of jungle bliss. Seriously, it’s the best accommodation in the area by far in my opinion. The location is super secluded in the rainforest, perfectly manicured, and sits right up against the most beautiful private beach. Pascal is also the perfect host. He prepared breakfast and fresh coffee every morning for me and my partner, and provided us helpful tips for activities in the area. Most of all, you’ll love the abundance of wildlife you can view right from the balcony. Just this morning we had a whole family of squirrel monkeys visit the trees right outside our window. What a sight! Staying anywhere else would be a mistake.

    Chris2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! What an amazing experience it was to stay at Pascal’s and Manuel’s place. Their airbnb it situated at the end of a road - super private and incredibly gorgeous. The room has no windows - rather it has screens so you can hear the jungle and waves as you wake up and fall asleep every night. It can get a bit hot because it’s so humid so beware! The house itself is beautiful. Everything is custom made from the locals and it’s eco-friendly. Meaning it’s solar powered and has eco-bathrooms. You’ll see beautiful macaws and even monkeys on your balcony! Best of all, they have an adorable dog named Dax who will come swimming with you. Breakfast every morning was our favourite part. We had fresh fruits, cereal, coffee, fruit smoothies, eggs and toasts. The beach is AMAZING and literally right at the doorsteps. It is your own private paradise, there are hammocks and chairs for you to enjoy but there are sand fleas so beware! The most memorable part of our trip was releasing baby turtles into the ocean. This is Manuel’s NGO and it was such a beautiful moment to be a part of. We would recommend having a car here as it’s about as remote as it gets. It’s about an hour walk into town. But once you’re there, there are a lot of delicious sodas around. This was a life-changing trip! Thank you to Pascal and Manuel for their hospitality.

    June2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • As close to paradise as you can get. Located at the entrance of Golfo Dulce (you'll see dolphins coming by each day and during certain months even whales), between a practically deserted strip of tropical beach in the front and mangrove forests as your back yard, you'll find this charming place where you can get away from it all. Pascal and Manuel are very attentive hosts, with great knowledge of the area and flora&fauna. They will advice you where to go and what to do. The house has been wonderfully rebuilt, with beautiful wooden structures and details. It is not too close to town (Puerto Jiménez) so a private car would be handy but I managed to sort it out with taxis, a hitch-hike here and there and refreshing walks along the beach to the nearby restaurants. So if you are looking for tranquility and spending some relaxing days; this is definitely the place to go to. Highly recommended!

    Jeroen2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
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    Jose2019-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a amazing time at Pascals place! the place is so perfect! super nice beach for us allone, the mangrove right next to it (do the kanoe tour, it is the best!!!) a lot of nature to walk and spot wildlife... super friendly host! it is truly a hidden gem! and if you want to book tours, look at his site, he was a great help and we did the el tigre tour in corcovado and a night walk, al for a great price and really great guids. thank you again Pascal!

    Ina2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

    Casa Philae se trouve à Dos Brazos, un village de chercheurs d'or, au milieu de la jungle à proximité immédiate du Corcovado. En hauteur et très ouverte sur l'extérieur, entourée d'une végétation luxuriante, elle offre une vue imprenable sur la forêt tropicale. Sa situation exceptionnelle permet de pratiquer de nombreuses activités guidées ou non guidées sur place ou à proximité immédiate (le nouveau sentier "El Tigre" du Corcovado est à 5 minutes à pieds).
    Parfaite pour un couple, Casa Philae peut également accueillir jusqu'à six personnes dans une grande chambre avec un lit double Queen Size et deux lits superposés. La maison dispose d'un salon ouvert avec vue sur la forêt tropicale. Equipements - Un lit double (Queen Size) - Deux lits superposés - Toilettes privées - Salle de bain avec douche froide (mais agréable) - Moustiquaires, serviettes et literie inclus - Fauteuils - Excellente eau de source (de la propriété) - Deux lits bébé (0-3 ans) disponibles sur demande Amazonita Ecolodge Amazonita (littéralement "petite Amazonie") est un petit Ecolodge familial composé d'un ensemble de trois adorables maisons (de 2 à 6 personnes), d'un espace de camping et d'un restaurant répartis sur 10 hectares de forêt tropicale traversés par deux torrents. Elles sont construites en bois "tombé" et en bambou issus de la propriété. Situées en hauteur sur une colline et très ouvertes sur l'extérieur, elles offrent une vue imprenable sur la forêt tropicale et un contact direct avec la nature. Vous n'aurez pas besoin de télévision ici, le paysage sera votre écran plat lorsque vous admirerez les nuages qui flirtent avec la canopée au petit matin et les aras et les toucans qui jouent avec la cime vertigineuse des arbres. Comme un Robinson sur son île, vous aurez l'impression de vivre le premier matin du monde tous les jours... A l’entrée de la propriété, se trouve le charmant restaurant du lodge "La Cuchara Tica" installé dans une ancienne maison de chercheur d'or. Vivez la grande aventure au cœur de la jungle en sécurité et dans un cadre très confortable. Activités Amazonita Ecolodge est situé en plein cœur de la jungle, dans la "Réserva Forestal Golfo Dulce", entre les deux bras du Rio Tigre et à 200 mètres d'une entrée méconnue du Parc national du Corcovado. C'est l'endroit idéal pour vous détendre et profiter de la beauté de la nature ou pour pratiquer de nombreuses activités, guidées ou non guidées, sur place ou à proximité immédiate. Les terrasses des maisons permettent d’observer la faune et la flore de la forêt tropicale depuis le sol jusqu’à la canopée. Le lodge est situé à seulement 5 minutes du nouveau sentier du Parc national Corcovado et à 100 mètres des magnifiques sentiers de Finca Bolita avec des cascades, des piscines naturelles et des vues imprenables sur le Golfo Dulce. Il existe de nombreux sentiers dans la jungle, des chutes d'eau dont le célèbre "El Salto", des douches naturelles... Vous pourrez également aller à la rencontre de véritables chercheurs d'or et observer les oiseaux. Dos Brazos est un spot de birdwatching de réputation mondiale... Enfin, Dos Brazos est à seulement 20 minutes de Puerto Jimenez et à proximité des plages du Golfo Dulce dont les célèbres plages de surfeurs de Cabo Matapalo. Services à votre disposition - Service de restauration. Zulay vous propose une cuisine typique et des vins internationaux dans une ambiance cosmopolite, amicale et familiale. Uniquement sur réservation (au plus tard la veille pour le petit déjeuner et le déjeuner et le matin pour le diner). Possibilité de vous faire livrer votre repas dans votre maison. Petit déjeuner: 8 $ / Déjeuner : 12 $ (hors boissons) / Diner : 15 $ (hors boissons) - Organisation de vos activités. Nous vous proposons une sélection d'activités guidées ou non guidées. Pascal est à votre disposition pour vous présenter et organiser l'ensemble des activités possibles. - Massage / Pédicure / Manucure. Avec tous ses diplôme d'état en poche, Zulay est à votre disposition pour vous offrir une cure de bien être. N'hésitez pas à faire appel à ses services, elle fait des merveilles... Les tarifs sont à voir avec elle sur place. - En cas de séjour long, le tarif inclut un nettoyage de votre logement ainsi que le changement des draps et des serviettes tous les trois jours. - Service de blanchisserie. 2 $ / kg . 5 kg minimum
    Amazonita est située en bordure du Parc National Corcovado. Littéralement au bout de la route (vous ne pourrez pas aller plus loin avec votre véhicule), avec le dernier accès à l’électricité de la zone, la propriété héberge la même végétation et la même faune que le célèbre parc… Le Corcovado a été présenté par le National Geographic comme "The most intense biologically place on earth". Ce parc national est relativement difficile d'accès. Or, Amazonita dispose, à seulement 5 minutes à pied, d’un accès nouvellement ouvert et encore méconnu. Amazonita se trouve à 10 minutes à pied du centre de Dos Brazos, un véritable village de chercheurs d'or. Il y a plus de 50 ans, l’or (l'un des plus pur au monde) a attiré de nombreux aventuriers et le village a vécu de nombreuses années autour de l'extraction de l’or. Aujourd’hui, bien que l’orpaillage soit illégal, beaucoup d’habitants le pratique encore et l'or reste la principale monnaie d'échange dans les commerces du village (il n'est pas rare de croiser quelques belles pépites échangées contre des denrées dans les deux pulperias). Toutefois, la communauté a décidé de prendre son avenir en main, de protéger et de valoriser cet environnement naturel incroyable qui l'entoure et de développer le tourisme éco-responsable. De nombreux chercheurs d'or sont devenus guides. Ils connaissent parfaitement la nature qui les entoure et ont de nombreuses histoires à raconter... Lorsque vous visitez cette zone, vous soutenez et participez activement à cette démarche exemplaire. Amazonita se trouve au coeur de la Péninsule d'Osa, la dernière frontière sauvage du Costa Rica. Cette région, située à l’extrémité sud-ouest, est l’une des plus isolées et sauvages du pays. La forêt tropicale y rencontre la mer et elle est souvent présentée comme la dernière frontière sauvage du Costa Rica. La plus grande partie de la Péninsule est protégée. Elle héberge plus de 50 % des espèces animales et végétales du Costa Rica soit 2,5 % de la biodiversité mondiale !
  • Out of all our stays in Costa Rica, we were provided the best hospitality here. Super friendly and knowledgeable on things to do around the area. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the restaurant here. You’re in walking distance of great trails and waterfalls! And as for the cabin it was a wonderful experience listening to all of the sounds of the nature. Truly great people here!

    Dillon2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with amazing view. Nice host we were very well taken care of. Very easy to find. Thanks for a great time and we will definitely be back.

    David2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely magical place. Set in the most beautiful rainforest. Was only there for 3 days but would of loved to stay longer!

    Angelica2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location in the middle of the jungle, you feel like you are a part of the jungle but still you feel safe. Also Zulay and William is always there to support you and the food is amazing both vegetarian and with meat. Good hiking opportunities around both with and without guide. I see some people complaining about bats etc, well that is the same thing as going to a guitar lesson and saying you don't want to play guitar. Don't miss out on this experience!

    Nora2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place and setting, and the local hosts are absolutely fantastic! The wild nature is exceptional! The open feel of the cabin is wonderful. It's at the end of the road, and you will need 4x4 to get there if you are driving. Download maps before you approach. Better, don't drive. Local taxis go there. Know that you have to pay a guide to get into Corcovado, but there is a great place to explore right next door for $10.

    James2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful stay in the middle of the jungle. Zulay and Wiliam were super hosts, very warm and friendly. Great experience!

    Taraneh2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed it a lot. The local hosts, Zulay and William are very kind and helpful. Zulays cooking was delicious. The property is trully as advertised, in the middle of the jungle with all the excitement that comes with that. Waking up with the sunrise to a symphony of sounds of wildlife, the smell of wet mountain after it rains and a host of jungle surprises at any time during your stay. Keep your flashlight with you at all times and enjoy the beautiful nature.

    Alexander2019-05-08T00:00:00Z
  • It was an amazing experience being 3 days in the jungle. Hearing the voice of the birds and the animals

    Orna Irena2019-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rio Tigre, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    La Casa de Linda, les da la bienvenida, es mi casa de habitación contamos con dos habitaciones completamente independiente de la casa, con una cama matrimonial cada una, con baño privado y Internet Wi Fi Estamos ubicados en el Centro de Comunidad de Puerto Jimenez a tan solo 800 metros de la playa, cerca de supermercado, gasolinera y farmacia. los precios son cómodos. Los esperamos.
    Es un espacio ubicado en el puro centro de la ciudad. cerca de la playa y extraoficialmente para los viajeros rumbo al parque corcovado.
    Limpio y tranquilo.
  • I was very comfortable and loved having a kitchen and lots of fans!! And very convenient location in town. Linda is very helpful and replies quickly. Pura Vida!

    Sarah2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Everything has been really good. It is an excellent place to spend some nights, it is a very comfortable house, well to rest, with privacy and the basics necessary to cook your own food. There is a room with a double bed and a single bed in the main room, the single mattress is rather a mat, uncomfortable to spend more than one night. Everything else very well!

    Pablo2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Linda’s place was right in the center! Super close to the supermarket and the main street. The place was nice and spacious with a separate bedroom and a kitchen and living room in one. The private bathroom was also very nice. There were bugs, but it being located in the most biodiversity intense place in the world, this is to be expected (they stayed outside of the bedroom, so it was fine). Highly recommend if you want a place to yourself close to the town.

    Juliet2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • This place was great! Super clean and by far has to be the best Hospitality in town. Linda was very quick to respond and help us with any concerns. I would definitely recommend this place and will be staying here again next time.

    Erik2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place, great price. Easy choice, stay here.

    Greg2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • Linda was a great host! Her apartment is just huge and has everything you need for a longer stay. It's directly in the center of Puerto Jimenez but as far away from the restaurant that you do not have to worry about loud noises at night. Linda always is attendant and answers all questions very quickly.

    Julia2019-05-22T00:00:00Z
  • The room is located in a quiet and very central point. Linda is very kind and attentive.

    Genuar2019-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a excellent stay at Linda's and Laika's place. We felt very welcome and comfortable. We booked one night and stayed for four nights in the end, because we liked it. We really enjoyed having smoothies on the balcony and watch the scarlet macaws in the trees around! It was very easy to find the beautiful birds all around the house and at the beach near to the airport. We also enjoyed the bicycle tour to the beachs around. We saw snakes and crocodiles and other stuff on the way. We would come again!

    Lena2019-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Casa Oceanside is a cute little concrete beach bungalow about 80 meters from the sand. The propery is a 900 sqm tropical garden with a variety of wildlife, that can be seen daily. The waves that break in front of our house are perfect for beginners.
    Casa „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 enthusiast´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 your Smartphone. 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 Daywoo fridge with freezing compartement and a breakfast countertop for 2 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. The Café "Monka" in Puerto Jimenez 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 January 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. 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 (May through December only), the occasional Sloth, Armadillos, Caimans, Turtles, Toucans, Aracaris, Monkeys, Anteaters, Iguanas or the Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphins and Whales and you will 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, (almost) world class waves can be found in the close vicinity. Also: sea kayaking, 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
    Playa 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 for one another and help each other.
  • Although our expectations were pretty high (due to the provided pictures and reviews), we were simply overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. Its without any doubt a piece of paradise, you have so much space for yourself in between the jungle and the sea - amazing! Our recommendation: Don't plan too much daytrips for your stay at the Osa Peninsula. The house, the garden and especially the beach are more beautiful (and private) than you can imagine. And the two hosts Eddie and Michelle are lovely! We loved it, and although we had a couple of issues with insects, bugs etc (well thats jungle..), we'd come back as often as possible. I promise, nobody will ever regret to stay at Eddie's and Michelle's Casa Oceanside.

    Nadine2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • We just couldn't stay away! This was our second stay at Casa Oceanside and probably not our last :) We had a wonderful time in Eddy and Michelle's hidden gem in the beautiful paradise that is Costa Rica. Eddy and Michelle welcomed us like old friends, they could not be more accomodating and friendly. They know the area very well and have plenty of tips of what to do to make the stay very enjoyable. The lush garden and amazing wildlife are only topped by the spectacular views on the jungle and ocean. We highly recommend staying in Casa Oceanside, it's the best place to slow down, relax and connect with nature. Thanks again for creating life long memories. Until next time :)

    Nathalie2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • The house is a dream, the property is lush with wildlife, and the surf is perfect and right at your fingertips. Michelle and Eddy could hardly be more gracious hosts, we enjoyed every minute of this remote getaway.

    Joe2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a week! Michelle & Eddy's home is in the middle of the beautiful jungle and just off the beach. Drop the phone & internet reliance and plan your days around the sun and the moon. We did an amazing day trip to Corcovado through Osa Wild, surfed-hammocked-swam on the nearby beaches almost entirely by ourselves (recommend Backwash for a swim), and lounged in some of the area hotel pools if we wanted a margarita. You'll want a 4x4 to get around. We cooked most of our meals at home and you'll want to stock up on groceries on your way in ~25 minutes away in Puerto Jimenez. Michelle and Eddy are amazing and can help you with pretty much anything you would want.

    Michael2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a sweet place to stay by the beach in the jungle, with many outdoor spaces to watch the incredible natural scene, and a one-minute stroll to the perfect spot to learn to surf. Eddy is a very nice, helpful guy and wonderful surfing instructor. (Michelle was away during our stay, so we did not get to meet her this time.) This place is ideal for experiencing the best of the Osa Peninsula -- just be prepared for the heat!

    Frances2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Eddy is a great host, one of the best we've had from many trips on Airbnb. He's very communicative before you show up, and he is just a friendly, cool dude when you're there. He really makes himself available to help/offer advice. And he's been in the area so long, he pretty much knows everyone nearby. The grounds of the property are beautiful; you should see multiple types of monkeys, scarlet macaws, and toucans every day. We also saw some amazing spiders, a coati, and a cayman on their property as well. The house is private, even though Eddy stays 80 yards or so away. He really tries to give you maximum privacy. It comes with a full kitchen; we cooked every meal while we were here. It's located right in front of a long beach. The beach is mostly rocky; you have to walk a couple kilometers over some rocky terrain to reach sandy beaches. The beach in front of the house is a great place to learn to surf, and Eddy can rent you everything you need and even provide lessons. It's lovely to go to bed and wake up to the sounds of the rainforest. We didn't have a car, and we wouldn't recommend renting their place for a long time without one. That's not a neg on their house, it's just in a fairly remote area, and the beach right in front of the house is great for surfing, but not optimal for chilling. The only negatives are we only had a few seconds of hot water the week we were there, and the power went out every night, so we had some food spoil on us, which wasn't convenient to replace since we didn't have a car. We always felt totally safe here.

    Billy2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Eddy is a fantastic host. The house is right in front of a sweet longboard break. Highly recommended!

    Ivan2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Monkeys in the yard, macaws in all the trees; this is a nature lovers perfect getaway house. The wifi is spotty and the place is off the grid, which is perfect for unwinding.

    Becky2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jimenez, Peninsula de Osa , Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    A simple rustic cabaña at a walking distance to an authentic quiet beach on a 40 acres reserve where you can observe a lot of wildlife. Cañaza is a little village with a football field, a couple of churches and a general store. Corcovado touches Cañaza and the Golfo Dulce is lovely! We can provide you with a cooler and a gaz stove if you would like to cook something or we can also offer some healthy tropical meals.
    Rustic cabin with a bed, a kitchen and a shower. The beauty lays outside!!!
    Cañaza is an authentic costarican village with small scale farmers and Fishermans. The beach is very quiet, you might only see a cow on the beach certain days.
  • This place is a little slice of paradise! We loved our stay here. It’s clean and comfortable, with a beautiful jungle back garden. We spent our days on the beach just down the road, fishing and dolphin spotting and walking through the jungle listening to monkeys. If you want peace and quiet in a beautiful part of Costa Rica, then we can’t recommend highly enough! Thank you Maria.

    Cat2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at this sweet Cabina, it has all you need and nothing more. We enjoyed the beach and swimming in the Golfo dulce down the road and waking up to the monkeys in the morning :) if you are looking for peace, quiet, and simplicity this is the place for you!

    Tessa2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very simple, but great location and with possible family connection and food. A lot of peace and privacy, very close to the sea, walks with river, pond, forest. Rich wildlife right by the house. Fresh fruits straight from the farm. Thank you for the hospitality!

    Maya2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • It was absolutely magical to spend a week here. The hosts showed us many beautiful places and food in the area. They often invited us to dinner with them and made us feel at home. We had a lot of pleasant conversation with the hosts and the locals in the village. I liked to adjust to the rhythm of life here. Between the ocean, the forest and the mountains, it is a paradise for nature lovers. Having said all this, there are some caveats. This is in the field, so there are MANY insects (too big). There are MANY animal sounds throughout the day and night (it cost me a bit of adjustment). Every morning, around 5 in the morning, we were awakened by the sounds of several monkeys passing by. For me, those things did not detract from me in the least and I loved the experience.

    Johann2019-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cañaza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Our property, of 2 Hectars is a primary jungle that serves as one of the main crossroads for many animals species, such as monkeys, birds, sloths, Tapir and many more. The property also has a beautiful virgin semi-private beach perfect for beach combing and marine life watching The area offers various activities, such as hiking to numerous waterfalls, world class surfing,jungle hikes, kayaking, bird watching and much more! One of the most relaxing places on earth and a nature lovers paradise.
    Our beautiful house has been recently remodeled and is 100% surrounded by amazing nature and a beautiful semi-private beach only two minutes walk within the property.
    Very quiet area, perfect for nature & beach lovers . Guaranteed you will see more animals than humans on any given day. Driving distance from world famous Corcovado National Park and world class surfing in Matapalo & surrondings.
  • You have to stay here, you just have to! This is your home away from home but a lot better. Erez and Irit were the perfect hosts. You could feel the love they put into this place. You will have your own little house in the jungle right next to theirs. They will always be there to help when needed. The beach is a few steps away and just beautiful. When you stay with them don't miss out on having Irit cooking for you!! It is an experience in itself. The most amazing food ever tasted! They also helped us with where to go and what to do when we were there. We actually were lucky to be able to prelong our stay because we just didn't want to leave!

    Claudia2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fantastic location with wonderful hosts. So close to the most beautiful beach. I cant recommend it enough.

    Andrea2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! First off, Erez and Nirit are incredible hosts - kind, welcoming, and responsive. They facilitate a family/relaxed vibe with ease. The property is mind-blowing, with more wildlife action you’ll see anywhere on the Osa Peninsula - the coast is a 2 minute walk from the Cabina and it’s essentially your own private beach. We’ll be staying in touch and hope to come back soon!

    Sam2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had an amazing time! The house itself is well maintained and spacious. There were so many wild animals just around the house that we really didn't need to go anywhere. The property is beautiful with a short walk to a beautiful beach with no people. We saw 3 different types of monkeys, tucans, macaw parrots, hawks and even dolphins from the beach! The hosts were wonderful and took care of everything we needed!

    Nadav2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
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    House


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    4


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    2

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    The Jungle Cabina at Casas Colorado has a open floor plan design that is small and rustic, but has everything you need for comfort. There is studio kitchen complete with refrigerator and 4 burner stove top as well as a small kitchen table for dining. There is a double-bed on the first floor with a brand new mosquito net. In the Loft there is a double bed that is accessed using a ladder and a mini-sofa downstairs for lounging. Great for a couple or solo travelers.
    The Jungle Cabina is small and cute. It is just under 320 square feet or 29 meters square. It is a great space for people who enjoy Tiny Houses. Like all of the places out here in Cabo Matapalo, the Cabina is totally off the grid. The stove and refrigerator run on propane gas and there is a brand new solar light in the kitchen for cooking. You are welcome to charge your devices whenever the generator is running or bring external battery pack or mini solar charging device. You can charge small hand held devices at my place too, just ask !!
    There are several beautiful beaches, about three minutes walking and a couple of waterfalls 20 to 30 minutes walking
  • A legitimate Costa Rica retreat offering the very best of the flawless waves, beaches, flora and fauna of the Matapalo region. As a lifelong surfer, it felt good to be staying with a veteran like Chris who had all the spots dialed and kept the entire stay as awesome as you could ever hope. This place is for those who crave adventure and the exploration of one of CR’s more naturally wild regions.

    Susan2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • The Jungle Cabina is a dream and Chris is a fantastic host. Just steps away from Backwash (and set in the middle of the jungle) this is an ideal spot for surfers and lovers of wildlife alike.

    Sam2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place. An open air cabin with an outdoor shower, kitchen, a sweet dog on the property, and a perfect location.

    Hayley2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • It is a magical place in the Osa jungle. Chris is a lovely and really cool host. Everything is very simple but functional and Chris is available when needed but likes to remain discreet.

    Noel2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Chris’s place is amazing! Set with a full kitchen, outdoor shower, and comfortable bed... right next to the beach. His space has everything you’d need! Make sure to stop by the market in Puerto Jiminez to grab groceries before heading out to his place! Also, bring extra lights if you need more than one solar paneled light in the kitchen. Chris is a character with lots of knowledge of Costa Rica, he’s super sweet and easy to talk to! Would recommend 100%

    Sage2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Chris's place was everything that we could have hoped for & more. It was the perfect escape & gave us the 'real' perspective of Costa Rica that we had been so desperate to see but had not yet found. Within a few minutes walk to the beach/es which can only be described as a glimpse of paradise combined with Matapalo's abundance of wildlife. You will require a 4x4 to access his road & navigate through a few water crossings & this only but adds to the sense of adventure! The self-catering option gave you the freedom to explore at your own pace. His friendly hospitality & Doby the dog made it! Thanks Chris!

    Kirsty2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • The cabina is the perfect place to stay in Matapalo! It‘s clean, cosy and Chris garden is amazing!! Enjoyed our time there!

    Sandra2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Chris’s place. He actually upgraded us to a bigger place: https://abnb.me/AruDSDi0QZ It was super nice! The location here is everything - wildlife sightings while drinking morning coffee, walking distance to beautiful empty beaches.. unreal. Just know that it is remote! Stock up on groceries before because there are no stores and very few places to get food. But it’s so so worth it to be removed and fully experience the jungle. Highly recommend

    Jeanette2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
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    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Welcome to Casa Sirena. Come see why National Geographic named this area one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Enjoy comfort and tranquility in this newly built off the grid house surrounded by nature and wildlife. It's like having your own private 6 acre nature reserve, complete with private beach and nature trails!
    Enjoy creating life long memories with your family in one of the most biologically diverse places in the world! We know first hand how important and special it is to travel and experience new places as a family but it can come with some challenges. Since we have young children ourselves we have outfitted our property catering to families traveling with young children to eliminate some of those challenges, allowing you to get the most out of your trip. We have created a very modern, comfortable space in a very private setting where you can live amongst all four species of monkeys, macaws, toucans, sloths and birds of prey. Our caretaker is amazing and will ensure that you and your family will have an amazing stay. We can book excursions, make reservations and provide delicious meals all in the comfort of your home. Relax by the pool or take a short stroll through our shaded forest trail to your own private yoga deck on the edge of the beach. Head out for dinner or BBQ on your deck while under unobstructed views of shooting stars. Our house is in an ideal location allowing you easy access to town while also being close enough to quickly enjoy secluded beaches and amazing waterfalls. You will not be disappointed and you will leave feeling refreshed and energized.
    Guests will have access to a private pool, private beach and yoga platform, yoga classes, surf lessons, board rentals, horseback riding, hiking, zip line tours and a variety of other activities offered in the area. Our house is flanked by close growing trees so you may enjoy the panoramic jungle views from every room. Wildlife abound on this property, daily troops of all four species of monkeys will come through and you can watch right from your front door or while preparing food in the kitchen.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Playa Sombrero, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    La casa está ubicada en el centro de Dos Brazos, un pequeno pueblo de oreros, en medio de la selva y al lado del Parque National Corcovado. La habitación tiene baño privado. Usted tiene acceso a una cocina compartida y una área común con sillones, mesa, sillas, hamacas.... La situación de Dos Brazos permite participar, en el lugar, a muchas actividades guiadas o no guiadas.
    LA HABITACION - Cama matrimonial (QueenBed). - Cuarto de baño con ducha - Sanitario privado - Toallas y sabanas. TIENES ACCESO A AREAS COMPARTIDAS - Cocina equipada - Salon-terraza con sillones, sillas, mesa y hamacas. - Jardín con vistas y acceso al río El Tigre. Junto a la casa hay una pequeña pulpería en donde encontraras cosas muy básicas de comer. También, a solo unos metros, esta la oficina de turismo. ACTIVIDADES El pueblo de Dos Brazos está ubicado en la "Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce", entre los dos brazos de Río Tigre. Tiene una entrada poco conocida al Parque Nacional Corcovado. El Manantial es ideal para disfrutar de todas las posibilidades que ofrece esta zona. Puede practicar muchas actividades, guiadas o no guiadas, en el sitio o en los alrededores. La casa está ubicada a solo 5 minutos del nuevo sendero del Parque Nacional Corcovado, a solo 1 km de los hermosos senderos de Bolita con cascadas, piscinas naturales y vistas impresionantes al Golfo Dulce y bosques primarios. Hay muchos senderos en la selva, cascadas que incluyen el famoso "El Salto", y duchas naturales... También podrás encontrar a auténticos oreros. Dos Brazos es un lugar muy famoso para la observación de aves… Dos Brazos está a solo 20 minutos de Puerto Jiménez y cerca de muchas playas del Golfo Dulce. Zulay y William son de este pequeño pueblo. Ellos saben todos los secretos. Les encanta compartir SERVICIOS - Comidas. A 1 km de la casa se encuentra el restaurante La Cuchara Tica de Amazonita, Desayuno: $ 8 / Almuerzo: $ 12 (sin bebidas) / Cena: $ 15 (sin bebidas) - Organización de sus actividades. Ofrecemos una selección de actividades guiadas o no guiadas. Zulay está a su disposición para presentar y organizar todas las actividades posibles. - Masaje / Pedicura / Manicura. Con todo su diploma estatal en el bolsillo, Zulay está a su disposición para ofrecerle una cura de bienestar. - En caso de larga estancia, el precio incluye la limpieza de su alojamiento, así como el cambio de sábanas y toallas cada tres días. - Servicio de lavandería. $ 2 / kg. 5 kg mínimo
    Es un lugar tranquilo , las personas son humildes y sosiables, una comunidad rural acompañada y rodeada de bosques y montañas, ríos limpios, cascadas, diversidad de aves, flora y fauna, diferentes actividades como: tours al parque Corcovado por me dio de la asociación acodobrarti, también tours de oro, tours nocturno para observar ranas, serpientes, insectos, avistamiento de aves, cabalgatas, caminatas , etc.
  • Doz Brazos is a small village a little off the beaten track, but surrounded by pure nature. The property is right on the only intersection (only very sparsely used) and right on a small river. In front of the three rooms there is a general area with comfortable armchairs, a table and hammocks. From this slightly elevated terrace you can see a small garden to the river. The room was very clean and cozy. A large, fully equipped kitchen is available. If you want to cook yourself, you should shop before turning onto the dirt road, i.e. along the main road to Puerto Jimenez. Stephany (the daughter of Zulay warmly welcomed us. Various tours can be booked. We opted for the river bathing tour and the nightwalk. Stephany accompanied us very professionally. Unfortunately, our Spanish is just barely sufficient, otherwise she would have tell us more about the flora and fauna. The delicious breakfast was prepared by Stephany's grandmother and we were allowed to enjoy dinner at Zulay in the middle of the family. We had a great stay in the jungle and would stay there again and again, thanks for everything :)

    Tina2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Zulay and her family were really nice hosts to us. They helped us with all necessary things in Dos Brazos so as we can have a jungle trip with local guide and have a great horse riding along the river. Very nice also for our children.

    Ondřej2019-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • accommodation perfectly clean, Zoulay and his family are very welcoming and inform you perfectly on the park of Corcovado and its surroundings. The location of the casa is ideal to enjoy the quiet nature.

    Gregory2019-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dos Brazos, Puerto Jimenez, Golfito, Costa Rica

    we're happy you dropped by. take a load off, sit down and relax. it's very easy to fall into a tropical rhythm in a place where thatched roof dwellings such as chozas, ranchos & palapas exist. They are an essential part of both the historical and contemporary Osa lifestyle & experience. They are simplicity, functionality and beauty all rolled into a fine piece of work. you'll notice the tropical elegance of la palapa hut as soon as you enter.
    A private single room with AC, private toilet and hand basin and a shared shower unit.
    quiet with lots of flora and fauna
  • Fun place that was very cozy!

    Brett2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and quiet place nearby the center of Puerto Jimenez. Andrew is very friendly, helpful and accomodating, and the daytour to Corcovado National Park was memorable.

    Benjamin2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay while visiting the Corcovado Park and the Sea Turtles in the Golfo de Osa.

    Patrick2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Walking distance from town, grocery store, and airport. Super chill place to hang out.

    Sharon2019-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • I loved Jacqui and Andrew's place because it is the perfect rainforest getaway where rustic travel meets comfort! This place is surrounded by rainforest and a diversity of wildlife. I loved hanging out in the common area where we met travelers from all around the world! Jacqui and her staff were always available and made me feel right at home. They booked my tours, recommended local favorites and were fun to get to know. Jacqui was a world traveler and I really enjoyed chatting with her.

    Shawn2019-04-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great private room in a very quiet (in the best way possible!) hostel. Yummy breakfast each morning, coffee all day. Large communal kitchen. LOUD A/C.... was a waste to get a room with an AC because I had to shut it off while I was sleeping, but perfect for the day. Location is awesome, front staff helpful

    BriAnnie2019-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very good

    Jérémie2018-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • A great place for birders and backpackers.

    Jeri2018-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    This casita is located 15km South of Puerto Jimenez along the road to Cabo Matapalo and Corcovado National Park. It is a simple, open air, beach cabin perfect for adventurers, surfers, and nature lovers.
    The cabin is open air with a one bedroom sleeping loft. There is a king size bed, as well as a single day bed. There is a detached bathroom, located approximately 50 meters across the yard from the house, and a lovely outdoor shower. There is a bodega on site for locking your valuables.
    This cabin is part of the Cabo Matapalo neighborhood of the Osa Peninsula. Cabo 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. 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 4000-5000 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.
  • This is a magical place, my friend and I were so happy here! Rising with the rhythms of nature every day is such an incredible experience. Every afternoon the howler monkeys and their baby's would populate the trees, and in the morning the scarlet macaws came for breakfast. I even had a toucan in the yard one day! I was initially a little worried about the bugs in the evening after reading another review, but I found that it was completely fine. I never even used bug dope. There are a few that are attracted to the light, but not intolerable at all. I brought a citronella candle and incense and that helped, but even without those the evenings were beautiful. If you love to be in nature this place will be a dream... you are always outdoors and immersed int he amazing biodiversity of the Osa. Pura Vida!

    Valerie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a little piece of heaven on earth. PERFECTION!

    Daniel2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful cabin off the grid! Just a stroll away from a lonely beach and most of the time a decent surf spot (around high tide). Communication with the host was always pleasant ans quick and the kitchen utensils were amazing and clean! Can get hot during the night when sun was shining all day long on the roof. We only wished to find an umbrella there to use when going to the bathroom when there is pouring rain :)

    Michael2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I wished we would of stayed longer. This place was such a gem. Everything exactly as the photos and descriptions stated. 5 stars all the way. We especially love the outside shower and the feeling of being out there in pure nature. Would definitely recommend for honeymooners and anniversary seekers.

    Jose2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • The place is lovely, surrounded by lushness, walking distance to the beach. It is simple, stylish and clean. Definitely rent a 4x4 vehicle to get there and have mobility - it is down a long a bumpy dirt road and be prepared for power shortages!

    Aryeh2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible place to stay, if you like the outdoor life in the jungle and want to relax. For us this was the most special place in Costa Rica and perfect after the Corcovado tour(los Patos-Sirena-Carate) We went there by normal low car, the road alright. From Puerto Jimenez is around half an hour.

    Marc2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Axels place was picturesque. It was a great way to spend a week. We saw so many different things just in the backyard. We would love to come back!!

    Julia2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights during our honeymoon. The whole experience was absolutely beautiful! We had the secluded and private property to ourselves. The cabin is completely open-concept and you are basically in touch with nature the entire time. Scarlet Macaws visited us all day long. Monkeys swung from the trees. Lizards were everywhere and just kind of hung out. They were harmless though. The howler monkeys woke us up every single morning, so you would have to be okay with waking up between 4:30 and 5:00 AM. It was no problem though since the sun went down early so we had both early nights and early mornings. The beach is a couple minute walk away. Waves were good for surfing right at sombrero beach so we didn't really have to go searching most of the days. It was rare to see many other people on the beach, which made the experience even more tranquil and special. I could go on, but overall this was one of our favorite stays ever! We will be back. If I had something I would change, it would maybe be to have an extra mosquito net or a zip-up screen for the bedroom. There were only two screens and some bugs still managed to crawl themselves in.

    Shaina2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
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    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Bolita is located right next to Corcovado National park. We offer a chance to stay in the rainforest, and spend your days hiking our extensive self-guided trail system. Dorm beds, and private cabinas are available.
    We are nestled in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, next to the small gold mining village of Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre. THE TRAILS The Bolita trail system meanders through 60 hectares of primary and secondary forest that shares a common border with Corcovado Park. There are multiple waterfalls, ocean views and spectacular wildlife to see along the almost 14 kilometers of signed and marked trails. Upon arrival, you'll be given an trail map that will allow you unlimited use, at your leisure, and at no additional cost. ACCOMMODATIONS Cook your own food in the original farmhouse. The dorm beds are on a new platform. Each bunk has a divider panel to give you the maximum privacy possible, in a dorm room. Hear the birds and Howler monkeys every morning as you watch the sunrise over the Golfo Dulce. There is an updated kitchen, roofed picnic table, and hammocks for relaxing. For sleeping, you have a choice of comfortable dorm style single beds complete with mosquito nets, or a double private bed, all at just $12 pp/n including the use of our trails! BRING FOOD AND FLASHLIGHT!! No electricity or refrigeration on site. Food can be purchased at one of the two small grocers in Dos Brazos, but please note they are closed on Sunday. For a wider selection, and fresh fruits and vegetables, shop in Puerto Jimenez before making your way to Bolita
  • Would highly recommend going to Bolita! After a walk of 30-45 minutes in the jungle (prepare for a river crossing on the way), we arrived at this amazing amazing place. We stayed three days and loved it! We explored the paths during the days, saw many animals (animals don't know borders - so basically what we would have seen if we had payed for the Corcovado entrance fee) - scarlet macaws in the tree just in front of the hostel, also toucans, guans, humming birds, coatis, snakes, bats, lots and lots of birds etc. etc. Heard the howler monkeys all the time. We hired a guide for a 6 hours hike, learned so much! His name is Jose (his Facebook page is Osa Nature), highly recommend him! We had a dip at the Bonanza waterfall not too far. Drinked the fresh water coming straight out of a spring 200m above the hostel. It was WONDERFUL! And very very cheap for a full jungle experience.

    Irène2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing hiking and nature experience at this special and beautiful spot Bolita. Good to bring children from 7 years and up. Friendly host and communication.

    Karina2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • An unforgettable experience!

    Tara2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • MUST STAY!!! Stunning! Absolutely amazing! You have to spend at least 3-4 nights here! We cancelled our next hotel and a whale tour for this incredible hostel. Everything you need and more. Kitchen fully equipped, showers, real toilets, hang out areas, amazing trails and wonderful cabins. You‘ll have an amazing rainforest view out of your bed and even a shower with a view! The trails are breathtaking and you’ll experience Costa Ricas nature in a way like no where else! A must stay! I will never forget our time there! It’s unbelievable what Valerie and Ron created up there! Its backpackers/nature lovers Paradise! STAY AT BOLITA!!!!

    Teddy Denise2019-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • This place was great! Despite the remote location it was very modern and comfortable with a great kitchen and hang out spaces. The trails are fun but not crazy hard and the river is beautiful. The only other hiking in the area is the park trail, which you need to hire a guide for, so even people that stay at lodges in "town" come up and hike in Bolita. The elevation also brings some nice cooling breezes. Really nice place!

    Heron2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing retreat from the busyness and touristy feel that seems to infuse Costa Rica. If you’re looking for a way to sink into the jungle without spending hundreds of dollars and running into hundreds of tourists, this is it! Off grid, simple, zero waste, nudist friendly, this is not for the tourist who likes amenities. You will be face to face with fire ants, snakes, cold water, and you’re own food that you carry in. But there is a feeling that can not be matched when you are alone at a beautiful waterfall, no one around, a dart frog at your feet, a hummingbird buzzing over your head, a morpho butterfly fluttering in front of you down the path, howler monkeys in the distance. If you want to feel the jungle, this is where it will happen. You may find yourself sitting, gazing into the tricking water, time passing, nothing to do but feel, listen, rest, and ponder the fast paced world and it’s slow encroachment on the few remaining remote places where you can sink in. Highly recommended!

    Catherine2019-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The Bolita Rainforest Hostel is a truly amazing place to visit and behold. My stay here lasted for only two nights, but I don't think I'll ever forget them. One needs to be prepared to do a few things: arrive early enough to the office to hike up to the hostel before the sun goes down - it really is about a 20-30 minute hike up to the hostel (depending to your speed), and this means it's also a good idea to buy/pack food before arriving (there is a good kitchen up at the hostel) but otherwise pack lightly for your hike, and be comfortable sleeping in a semi-outdoors setting. (I hadn't had an experience quite like this place, in a little while, and after a few minutes of worrying about big bugs or snakes getting inside my mosquito net, I settled in and realized how amazing it was to sleep out there). The sound of the howler monkeys up in the trees, in the (early) morning is also unforgettable. I enjoyed hiking their various trails and meeting some very nice fellow-travelers at the hostel. Valeire (down at the office) and Ron (up at the hostel) were both helpful, throughout my stay. Def will want to come here again if (when) I revisit this magnificent little corner of Costa Rica!

    John2019-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • We’d give this place 6 out of 5 stars :) Perfect stay - we loved waking up to the sounds of animals, the hammocks , the kitchen, the cabin we were upgraded to and cute furniture. And Ron was absolutely fantastic!

    Poushali2019-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    This is a charming open-air, river front, double bedroom. Ideal for couples, nested between our food forest and the Tiger River. The kitchen and the common areas are spacious and open-air too. 3 shared showers & 2 shared dry-composting toilets. Perfect location to start a guided tour in the Corcovado National Park.
    Utopia Tica is a sustainable lodge nested within a food forest project, close to nature, that tries to respect it as much as possible. That's why we chose to only have compostable dry toilets to save water. Water from the kitchen and showers flows directly into our kitchen garden creating a sustainable cycle . This is why we ask our guests to only use bio-degradable products that will be offered upon their arrival.
    The property is located in between the river of Dos Brazos and the Corcovado National Park. It is surrounded by the beautiful primary forest of the Osa Peninsula.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dos Brazos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

  • Super spacious and well equipped tent very close to Puerto Jimenez. We recommend!

    Christophe & Cyrielle2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Nice big open layout, quiet and just as described. Will stay again

    Matt2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Anthony’s Airbnb succeeded my expectations beyond belief. It’s such a gem of a place, would love to come stay again someday.

    Natalia2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • We were driving to Drake Bay and didn't want to do the dirt road at night, so we booked Anthony's place last minute. He was very nice and had the place ready quickly, he also checkd with a friend to get the latest conditions for the road to Drake!! We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to any one looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay while exploring the surrounding area or as a stopping point before heading to Drake. The furnishings were comfortable and the wifi worked great!

    Theresa2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space that is far enough out of Puerto Jiménez that you feel apart of nature, but close enough so it isn’t a struggle getting to the city. Anthony and his parents were very helpful with everything and always answered our questions immediately. He even helped us call a taxi when the bus we needed to take was cancelled. Overall very pleasant stay and I wish you all the best!

    Taylor2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic time at Anthony's Jungle house. The setting allows you to hear the wildlife like it was right next to you. We spend the morning hours listening to the sounds of howler monkeys and watch birds in the immediate vicinity. The house is split in two and we truly enjoyed the downstairs area, where we spend hours reading and just watching our surroundings. Anthony was very accommodating and let us store baggage for a night while we were in Corcovado. Communication with him was very quick as well Chris

    Chris2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Apart from some little details that were not expected, the place is great. Very comfortable, clean, with the basic facilities for a nice stay. The location is 20 min. walking ( 5 with a car) from the centre of Puerto Jiménez, so is a much closer contact with nature. That implicates more bugs, birds chirping, howling monkeys at night and very friendly dogs from the hosts. A lot of privacy too. We loved that.

    Juliana2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • A very good night before a hike in the Corcovado park. Just the pied-à-terre necessary to rest before a very early start. Thank you!

    Florence2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Puerto Jiménez , Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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