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Recent Osa Peninsula reviews

  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

    "I have been to Cabo Matapalo 6 times and have stayed at many lovely places, but Casa Osa Marmaris is my favorite! First of all, let me talk about the people. As you know, that can make all the difference. Ximena is so professional, organized, responsive, and helpful with all of the little details as I was hosting a Wellness Adventures Retreat and there were more details than usual. The caretakers, Isaac and Desiree are the absolute best! They welcome you with Costa Rican hospitality and you truly feel taken care of the entire time. Desiree is an amazing chef and prepared the most delicious, healthy, and fresh Costa Rican dishes that we could have ever asked for. I really enjoyed practicing my Spanish as Desiree was also practicing her English. We communicated perfectly and she always had such a warming friendly smile on her face! So, let me try to explain and capture the feeling of the house. Imagine beautiful turquoise blue ocean right in front of you, the sounds of the waves crashing, and since the Casa sits up a little higher, AMAZING ocean breezes and rainforest all around you. Listen to the sounds of scarlet macaws, toucans, and howler monkeys, all while doing Yoga or receiving a therapeutic massage under an open air thatch roof gorgeous house with indigenous hardwood floors. We were up for a spectacular sunrise every morning as we just couldn’t bear to miss it and we were greeted by dolphins a couple of times too! The separate unit concept is brilliant. You can retreat to your own bungalow and have your own space with the same fantastic view, or you can hang out in the main house and lounge in the comfortable furniture. Combine that with the fact that this house is situated right in the middle of one of the most biodiverse places in the world…..paradise! You feel as though you are in a zoo, but you have the privilege of seeing all the animals in their natural habitat. 4 types of monkeys, 3 toed sloths, largest population of scarlet macaws, toucans, hummingbirds, etc. This is where the rainforest comes right up to the ocean, so there will be many times when you are on one of the many deserted beaches, and you will be greeted by scarlet macaws, hawks, and monkeys. It is so stunning that it took a while for the members of my retreat to absorb it all! Experience of a lifetime!!"
    Guest: Ann L. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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  • We highly recommend Casa Dos Rios!

    "We just returned from our vacation stay at Casa Dos Rios. What a wonderful place to stay while we explored this beautiful part of Costa Rica! Melanie and Kim have a beautiful home. They were very helpful with all arrangements -- everything from answering our many questions, to having a few things in the refrigerator for us when we arrived, to setting up our car rental and rainforest tour with Brian. We enjoyed our time relaxing at the Casa, seeing monkeys in the yard, hearing the Howler monkeys at night, watching the ocean tides go in and out. We recommend taking a sailboat tour with Kim and Melanie. What a wonderful way to see the Golfo Dulce. We were lucky enough to have a dolphin follow us on our way in. We also recommend the rainforest tour with Brian and visiting some of the really gorgeous nearby beaches, such as Playa Matapalo (the waves can be big though). For dining, so nice to have Martina's just a short walk away. We also enjoyed our dinner at Encanta la Vida. If you wish to see this beautiful part of Costa Rica and see amazing wildlife, we highly recommend you stay at Casa Dos Rios!"
    Guest: Barb Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Wow

    "My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of our Costa Rica honeymoon. This is a beautiful open-air house with a gorgeous, well-kept property. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, dining room, sound system, and hammock and couches for relaxing. The upstairs bedroom may be one of the loveliest places I have ever had the joy to wake up in. Wake up early, make some coffee, and go sit on the bench. Just do it. The family was very helpful and it was a joy to get to know them a little bit. Joselito showed us around the property and the differences between the kinds of oranges, lemons, and limes that grow as well as a really cool "miracle fruit" that makes everything on your palate quite sweet. Tato and Eddy are the family's labs that are very friendly and came to check on us a couple times a day and hang out with us. They are truly some sweet dogs and made us feel like we were home. We wish we stayed longer to explore more of the Osa but our trip was short and we really just wanted to relax. This is off the grid a bit and we enjoyed staying off of our electronics. We spent a good amount of time just listening to some of the Putumayo mixes already at the house and cooking food and making juices and smoothies. Elieth cooked us dinner our last night and it was the best meal of our trip. Seriously. Take any casado you have had the whole trip, and Elieth makes it better. More spice, more flavor, homemade tortillas, and leftovers! Jose grew the beans on their farm and they were excellent, even after a week of eating beans and rice. I would recommend this place for anyone and everyone that likes adventure, natural beauty, food, and fun. The bugs were pretty rough in the evening until about 8 or 9:00, but hey, they are pretty rough here in the middle of Missouri as well. The only thing we wished was that the beach in front of and next to the house were more conducive to swimming and laying out. The beach is quite rocky and during high-tide would be quite dangerous to swim in. Playa Tamales is the closest beach to swim and lay out and it is a short drive, though about a 45 min - 1 hour walk. Mark and Phoebe are very helpful and are available to answer any and all of your questions as well as make recommendations for food and adventures. We look forward to a future trip with a bigger group. Cheers, Andrew and Caitlin"
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 20, 2015
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  • Rejuvenating stay in paradise

    "We stayed in Pelican house for 6 nights and could have stayed 6 weeks! The location is beyond spectacular. It feels remote and yet it is close enough to town to get groceries and have dinner (ceviche at Marisqueria Corcovado was a favorite!). The beach is almost always deserted, the water 80+ degrees and the sand incredibly soft. The house is well appointed with a comfortable bed, amazing outdoor shower, and well stocked kitchen. Rafa, the property caretaker, made our stay particularly unique and memorable. He, his wife and daughter, are incredibly warm and welcoming. We enjoyed so many laughs with him and he is truly knowledgeable about the local area, plants and wildlife. If you speak Spanish and want to go for a local hike, Rafa is an amazing guide. He has an uncanny ability to spot birds, monkeys and other critters way up in the canopy. Although he will decline any money, add it to his tip at the end as he is not otherwise paid for being a guide for the guests--we were happy to be able to support a local family, especially one we had gotten to know so well! If you can pry yourself from the hammock, explore the local dirt roads and beaches. Some of the bridges (particularly the first one coming from Puerto Jimenez) are a bit scary--the railings have been stolen and the bridge is the width of the car---but you'll get used to it and it adds to the adventure:) The surrounding area is incredible with lush jungle and beautiful farms. If you don't venture off the property, you are still guaranteed to see a ton of wildlife---I even saw a Jaguarundi while sitting on the deck--amazing! Thanks Allison for being so easy to work with and for sharing your amazing piece of paradise! We hope to return!"
    Guest: Ellen F. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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