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Recent Osa Peninsula reviews

  • ABSOLUTE PARADISE off the beaten path

    "On summer break, what does a family do with a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy? What I wanted for my family was a cultural and educational experience that engaged my kids, but without them knowing they were actually learning anything. It is summer BREAK after all! I read an article about the Osa Peninsula a number of years ago, and I found Casa Bambu online. It seemed like everything I wanted for my family to experience from a vacation. I emailed Lyn back and forth (as a mother, I needed reassurances and got them), and she set up everything for the perfect getaway. And what a vacation it was! It went BEYOND our expectations! First, the absolute beauty of Casa Bambu is astounding. Every day you will see something different with the changing tides. The beautiful small storms that roll in change the landscape view and you'll witness a multitude of animals that call your front yard their home. From the spectacular sunrises, the breath-taking waterfalls, to the spider, capuchin, howler and squirrel monkeys swinging through the trees, the rainbow-colored toucans, the fearless and friendly coitis, the warm, rich smell of the earth on the "road" to Matapalo Beach, my mind is filled with wonderful memories of a place I will never forget. It was so easy for us to enjoy everything because our home was clean (spotless!) and had everything we needed to cook great meals and sleep comfortably and soundly (when the howler monkeys didn't have other things in mind!). There are maps for hiking and beach and tide information; everything was made easy for us. Lyn set up a fabulous boat tour for us out of Puerto Jiminez that was worth every penny. Four hours snorkling and swimming with dolphins on the blue-green waters of Golfo Dulce - we saw 40 times as many dolphins as we did boats. Our zipline tour that Lyn set up with Edwardo will not be forgotten either, both for the ziplining and for the fact that after telling Edwardo I had yet to see a sloth, he "located" one for me not far from where we were. Our journey to see this sleepy little animal was an adventure we will never forget! Bridges over dirt roads in Costa Rica are not for the faint at heart! Lyn and Kirk are the best hosts, always kind and helpful. They take care of and take pride in their property. William took us on two hikes, one to a waterfall with a swimming hole - FABULOUS - the other on a night hike where we saw a kinkajou. We recommend this vacation to any family and we hope to come back soon!"
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Muy Tranquillo!

    "We spent 5 nights at the Pelican House at the beginning of the green season. Almost every day we had a little rain and lots at night. It was nice as the rain helped to cool things down. We of course had plenty of sun! We loved the design of the house and really enjoyed the fans throughout as well as the indoor/outdoor hammocks. The house has an outdoor shower, which was fantastic (someone wrote in the house book to take two showers a day), I agree…very refreshing. Rafa, the caretaker was an amazing host. He showed us how to cook with yucca, cleaned pineapple and coconut for us. He does not speak English, however is a great communicator (I brought along a Spanish/English dictionary). It was so neat to be fully immersed in Spanish. Once you get to the beach, which is about a 5 minute walk from the house, hang a left, cross over little river and head down beach for about 25 minutes to the Pearl of the Osa. Nice little restaurant with great service. Oh by the way on the path to the beach we also saw a family of about 10-12 squirrel monkeys. Puerto Jimenez is about 25-30 minutes from the house and the BM grocery has everything you might need…you will even get a good laugh when you mutilate your Espanola? Go to Marisqueria on the beach and have a beer and the ceviche…..awesome! While at the Pelican House went on the Fincakobo chocolate tour and had a great snack at the end (bananas and chocolate)….be aware that it is a ways outside of town and if you need a taxi it is about $80. We also took a dolphin tour (Changing Tides with Maryann)……don’t worry captain is Tino and not Gilligan?…you will get home. We were able to swim with the dolphins (spinner) and took a tour of an animal rescue with Sarah and Carol, they were great hosts and we are thankful there are people in the world like them. Advice: Too much to do, go back often……we did not get to see Carate or Matapalo, which we heard was beautiful. Buy lots of water at the store and bring multiple bottles of sun tan lotion and bug spray. Sleep in the hammocks…..turn fan on outside on the desk and relax with cold beer or coffee in the morning? There is no outdoor grill…so be prepared to cook inside. Allison and Jim the house was beautiful and the breeze and fans were a much needed relief after coming down from Sierpe Thanks! can’t wait to come back."
    Guest: Chris/Leona Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
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  • Dream Location

    "Awesome Location!!! This was truly a dream spot. The owners made the reservation and transaction super easy with Pay Pal."
    Guest: travis Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2014
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  • A Completely Relaxing Couple of Weeks

    "As others here and in travel guides have indicated, Sierpe is a quiet town at the edge of a patchwork of palm plantations: the jumping off point for river tours, fishing and junkets to Drake’s Bay. Based largely on the comments from fellow reviewers, we had the pleasure of booking 2 weeks through our hosts, Morton and Mary Ann. The house lies several hundred metres from the Sierpe town square, a market and not far from a small row of hotels, tour operator offices and family-style restaurants serving typical tico fare. Morton undertook major renovations a number of years ago and keeps it in good shape. The floor plan is open with ample kitchen, dining, living room, and office that are all contiguous. It easily accommodated 5 of us with a nice balance of social space and room for privacy. Morton has also installed air conditioning. This was definitely a luxury and welcome respite from the heat and humidity. We had fine weather and spent most of our time lounging, reading and hanging out on the covered patio: retreating into the cool of the house after dark when the mosquitos came out. The patio overlooks the Sierpe river is a great place to watch birds, iguanas and other wildlife including crocodiles drifting in the current downstream. Morton is a terrific and gracious host. He arrived right after New Year’s, staying in his other house across town (2 minutes away) and would pop round for a beer and a chat or to see if we needed anything. Sonya, a neighbour who helps out with the house, is also a delight. She stopped by from time to time to check in and surprised us by sharing some of her homemade desserts. Sonya’s son runs river cruises and fishing trips and we enjoyed an evening wildlife outing on the water with him. In all, Sierpe may not have much going on compared to the hustle and bustle and party scene in Jaco. However, staying at Morton’s house was the perfect choice for us: a spacious house, a warm and congenial community, and laid back. There were plenty of opportunities to traipse about the area, head up the coast or out to Corcovado, Drake’s Bay, the mangrove swamps along the river, or to chill out on the patio and do nothing at all. Just what we were looking for!"
    Guest: quintraveler Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 2, 2014
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