La Chosa del Manglar is a tropical garden lodge sitting on a 4 acre property which wild animals traverse twice daily, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. The lodge is a camouflaged collection of modern cabanas, suites, and rooms supplemented by raised trail-ways, bridges, open-air lounges and a swimming pool. All of these modern comforts are strategically built for viewing the never-ending stream of animal action which occurs 24/7 on the property.
Nuzzled in a strip of jungle-land which pierces the neighborhoods of a small, travel friendly beach-town, the large grounds are part of a main diurnal and nocturnal through-way for a diverse collection of exotic animals. A stay here, is a true jungle experience but within a 5-minute walk from the Osa Peninsula’s human center: Puerto Jimenez. Visitors routinely report that they see more wildlife here than at many other Costa Rica locations.
Common wildlife sightings on the property include: Four species of Monkeys, Kinkajous, Raccoons, Coatis, Anteaters, Sloths, Armadillos, Raptors, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Crocodiles, Lizards, Snakes, Hummingbirds, Iguanas and many other Birds, Insects and Reptiles. All animal photos on this website were taken on the premises.
We created La Chosa to give people a tropical lodge experience at a reasonable price. Our accommodations are for people looking for simple, authentic experiences without paying to be pampered by so-called artificial luxury. However, we vigorously maintain a modern level of cleanliness and comfort amidst the primeval Osa jungle and wild tropical waters of the Pacific.
The Chosa was designed as a hub to relax and transition into, or out of, the intensely magical Osa peninsula. Adjacent to the rich Pacific waters of the Golfo Dulce and within short drives to world-class beaches great for surfing and the Osa’s primary travel destination: Corcovado National Park. Separate from La Chosa’s central property, we also offer a remote Beach Cabin and an even more remote Mountain Cabin in the interior of the Osa overlooking Corcovado National Park.
We're a 2 minute walk to Puerto Jimenez airport, National Park office & several car rentals. A 5 minute walk to town-center (large grocery, various small stores, tour operators, banks, gas station, bike rentals, boutique’s, bus station, taxi’s, etc.)
An 8 minute walk to Puerto Jimenez beachfront (Sandy beach, main boat dock, several restaurants, bars, boat tour operators, kayak rentals, mangroves).
Wi-fi is available across most of the property less the four rooms in the rear of the gardens. We offer a large communal kitchen, a tropical hardwood bar, expert local advice and arrangement of jungle guides and tourist services, several open air lounges, night lighting, internal walking trail, cold beer, juice & sodas, parking lot, 24/7 office, free coffee and tea, wake up knocks, safe at reception, receipt of faxes and bicycle parking.
Also, la Chosa is a true birder’s paradise - you don't need to leave the property to see impressive Macaws, Toucans, Tanagers, Fly-Catchers and numerous other varieties of exotic birds playing throughout the gardens. We are finishing a new trail as well as adding some unique chill spots so you may view more wildlife than ever before. Make sure you walk the paths with your cameras ready.