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Recent Osa Peninsula reviews

  • 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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  • Casa Arenosa, amazing tropical escape

    "We stayed at Casa Arenosa in April and had an amazing time! The house is so beautiful. We enjoyed the large open kitchen for cooking meals, making smoothies and hanging out in. There are so many seating areas throughout the house, including hammocks, so it’s easy to find a place to relax or socialize. There is also a plunge pool, which was perfect for cooling off during the heat. The beach is just a few steps from the house through some almond tress. The water was beautiful and we saw so many scarlet macaws in the trees! It was great to come out and watch the sunrise at the beach as well. Mornings were also good for seeing all the wildlife that’s around. There were toucans, and tons of monkeys in the trees just outside the house! The caretaker Mike is great. He even made us a delicious dinner one night with fresh fish he had caught himself that day. The sheets and towels were changed every few days, which was very nice as well. The place is perfect for anyone looking for an incredible tropical escape, whether it’s just a couple or a large group of friends. I would highly recommend it to anyone."
    Guest: courtney f Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • No closer place to heaven than this!

    "We spent 9 days here with our 7- and 10-year-old daughters and my 73-year-old mother, and everyone had the time of their lives. First of all, the house was amazing. The space was set up so well to give everyone their own space, and still feel so open to the surrounding wonders. We were easily able to close up the house when the rain got extreme, and open it back up to rejoin the jungle whenever we wanted. The grounds surrounding the house were a dream. Front yard is jungle, backyard is beach. The tide pools just up the beach kept us busy at low tide for 2 straight days, while we wandered around and checked out all the life down there. We made several trips down to Playa Pan Dulce to swim in the warm water and to let our girls boogie board. The hike to the King Louie waterfall was leisurely and beautiful, and my girls will remember swimming at the base of that fall forever. Coming back during drizzles to dip in the pool and sip cocktails was wonderful! I could never have imagined how plentiful the wildlife would be. We saw several kinds of monkey every day right around the house, often watching the Capuchins right on the ground as they foraged within feet of us. Amazing birds were everywhere, with toucans and macaws turning up regularly. We loved Matapalo so much and found so much to do there that we only ventured out twice – once for a zip-line adventure and once to get out on Golfo Dulce. We did Bosque Mar for the zip-lining, and they were really great – 2 very personable and informative guides and a great experience, even for my 73-year-old mother. The Dolphin and Snorkel Tour was a definite highlight, with more dolphins on display than I could have fathomed, and the guide, Josh, was fantastic. The snorkeling wasn’t great due to the time of year we were there, but everything else about the day more than made up for it. My 10-year-old is still talking about how she swam in the ocean under a waterfall next to a tropical fjord! Lady’s cooking was fantastic, and the kindness of her family added much to our experience. We were here during the "Green Season" and were prepared to be housebound at points due to weather, but we had only one day where we had rain for more than a couple of consecutive hours. The temperatures were great, and we were able to get out for everything we wanted to do. If you are considering a trip to the Osa – and you should be! – you couldn’t choose a better home base than this! Thank you, Lara!"
    Guest: TheFreeMasons Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Sierpe del Pacifico Adventure

    "We recently returned from our second visit to Sierpe del Pacifico. We had an excellent time at SDP. Our accomodations in the River Cabin we quite comfortable. We ate most all our meals there but made a few visits to the Village. The SDP experience is perfect for anyone that enjoys exploring the beauty of Costa Rica. While we were visiting we enjoyed both a guided river fishing trip for snook, snapper & corvina & a fantastic day on the Pacific. We ate fish almost eveyday! We had another great day riding horses & visiting with Rosie & her family on a real Tico farm. Visiting with Rosie & her family was a great way for us to work on our Spanish too. We took daily walks on the miles of well maintained trails, taking pictures & video of the plants & animals. On this visit we saw all four species of monkeys that are native to CR. We enjoyed fresh fruits from the garden daily. If you snorkel or dive, a day trip to Isla Cano is highly recommended. The SDP staff were there to help with just a call on the cell phone provided. So much to do. We had a blast. We recommend grocery shopping in Pal Mar on your way to Sierpe for best selection. Be sure to read the info provided. It's full of important points to have a safe & enjoyable experience."
    Guest: Pez Gallo Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 29, 2014
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