Los Loros (named for the parrots that fly over morning and evening) is perched atop a frontline ridge, offering spectacular ocean and mountain vistas. You will enjoy delightful daytime sea breezes and cooling nighttiime mountain breezes.
Awaken to toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, and other wildlife we haven’t totally identified, thrive in the lush tropical foliage. Even scarlet macaws are sighted (they are making a comeback to this area). Please see pictures (I'm not great on providing narrative) and the amenity list. Los Loros is located on the "easy side" of Ojochal - just 2 km off of the paved Costanera. The villa is fully equipped and ready to be lived in - please enjoy the magic that is Costa Rica. To save money, please send an inquiry rather than a reservation request.
Costa Rica Mindset:
Yes, there are bugs in CR- but these are kept under control by the breezes and the Gecko patrol. Should you happen to be bothered by bugs/geckos, you might wish to consider an alternative destination.
Driving is not recommended after dark (5:30). Unless your flight arrives in the morning, we suggest you spend your first CR night in the central valley, or along the way.
In the interest of full disclosure, there is a family of 3 bats that live on the upstairs outer terrace. They keep resisting our eviction efforts - all suggestions welcome. Update 12/15:/17: only 2 bats left and they have moved off the terrace.
And there are dogs next door (a not uncommon experience in Ojochal). Unfortunately, the neighbor allows her dogs to run loose, so they frequently visit the property.
Several excellent restaurants are located in and around Ojochal, as well as all desired creature comforts. Nearby beaches include lovely Playa Tortuga (within view), Playa Ventanas (with 5 caves), Uvita’s Whale’s Tail, and the Marina Ballena National Park. Within 90 minutes driving are Manuel Antonio (most visited National Park in CR), Dominical (great surfing) and the entire Osa Peninsula experience. Enjoy zip line canopy tours, whale/ dolphin watching, bird watching, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, sports fishing, etc., or simply cocktails on a choice of verandas as the sun drops below the horizon fifty miles away.
Ojochal de Osa is located along the Costanera Highway 30 minutes north of Palmar Sur Airport. (daily 35 minute flights from San Jose via Naturair or Sansa.) If driving from San Jose, the picturesque trip takes 3 ½ hours.
Warning: You may find yourselves setting an alarm to arise at dawn each day just to absorb ALL of the constant beauty around the remarkable surroundings of this gracious Mediterranean villa. And if you encounter particular problems during your stay, a resourceful English speaking manager resides locally just a phone call away.