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Recent Osa Peninsula reviews

  • Amazing View of Backwash Bay

    "The home is a welcome retreat: tastefully furnished, spacious, peaceful, and surrounded by large trees and wildlife like coatimundi, scarlet macaws, monkeys, lizards, large tropical birds, etc. We won't forget the day that 30 racoons crossed the back lawn right in front of us. You wake each morning to sounds of Howler monkeys calling from the trees, birds, and the relaxing sounds of nature against the backdrop of crashing waves. You can feed fruits to the visiting Capuchin monkeys in the backyard. You can paddle straight out to Backwash Bay from the properties path down to the bay. And you can go deep-sea fishing along Cabo Matapalo and catch mahimahi, mackerel, tuna, snapper, etc. A fish monger can also sell you fish from his moped each day if you like. There were no mosquitos here - but beware of the noseeums at dawn and dusk on the beaches (their bites itch 100x's more than mosquitos). Our family with young children felt totally safe in the home during the entire stay. Our children played with the caretaker's son most days, as well as with neighborhood children. No one in our family got sick from drinking the tap water, ice or food during our entire stay. One warning is that the power goes out most nights so have your laptops, cell phones charged up before you go to sleep. And lights in the home are dim in the evenings - so plan accordingly. And be aware that there will be some days of cold showers. We appreciated the daily housekeeping which kept things looking neat and tidy. My only suggestion is that the kitchen be stocked with paper towels, salt, and pepper. You can obtain a shopping list for the grocery store in Puerto Jimenez prior to your arrival so that you know what to buy before heading out on the 45-minute drive to Cabo Matapalo (because the road is quite bumpy, you want to stock up on as much food as possible so that you don't need to drive back to PJ too often)."
    Guest: Ani T. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • Magical experience in the OSA with our kids

    "We had the most magical week at Casa Dos Rios. The wildlife was abundant (we saw sloths, all four types of monkeys, scarlet macaws, iguanas, lizards, frogs, a huge variety of birds) without even having to leave the yard. The house is very comfortable and the solar power and well water worked perfectly. Our kids (6, 8, and 9) all enjoyed exploring the nearby rivers and waterfalls, hunting for crabs and fish in the tide pools, and swimming in the water. All the people we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. Activities we greatly enjoyed included a waterfall hike with a local biologist, a whale watching trip (in which we saw humpback whales and dolphins), and snorkeling. The kids also took surf lessons with "Pollo" who lives next door and they LOVED it. It does take a day or two to get used to the place, because it is humid and we initially worried about safety for the kids. By day two though, our kids were roaming free, exploring the grounds, swimming in the ocean, talking with local kids they met, and having the time of their lives. Insects were never a problem, although we didn't have as much wind as we would have hoped, so it was hot! Definitely recommend the food at Martina's which is a 3 minute walk from the house (although the staff there weren't the friendliest). We would have stayed another week (or 2, or 3, or 4...) if we could have, and would definitely come back to this area and to this house. Owners were very easy to work with, provided lots of great information, and used a local manager who was very helpful as well. Thanks for an unbelievable week of adventures and getting back to what really matters! Pura Vida!"
    Guest: kutai Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 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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  • 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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