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Recent Osa Peninsula reviews

  • Beautiful house! Photos don't do it justice!

    "We had an absolutely amazing time staying here! The house, location, caretakers and staff exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have been happier! The house itself has a fantastic layout, perfectly suited for 4-6 people. The beach is just steps away and the fresh water pool was a lovely addition. I hope to stay again soon and would highly recommend this property to anyone!"
    Guest: Julia K. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
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  • Location and house exceeded expectations!

    "Our family spent awesome 5 nights here, (kids 8 & 11). Beaches were beautiful and fun, great access from house. Animals were absolutely amazing! We loved the tree climbing excursion, as well as giant swing, outdoor ping pong and exploring waterfalls. Open-air showers, new large deck and comfortable layout were fantastic!"
    Guest: Hilkka Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 2, 2017
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  • Playa Lapa: Experience the wonder of Costa Rica, without the crowds!

    "Nestled amongst Royal Palm trees and tropical gardens, this beautiful home is within sight of the black sand beach of Carate. There are a few homes nearby, and our sense of the place was not of isolation but sheltered solitude. Solitude, but not quiet! During the day, the macaws make a wondrous racket, and the pounding surf is ever present. This is the only place I’ve been able to sleep without earplugs in 30 years! Part of the Playa Lapa adventure is being far from a grocery store and making do with what you remember to buy in Puerto Jimenez, and living "off the grid”; becoming conscious of the electricity and water that you use. With a little care we always had plenty of electricity to light us into the night, and while there was heated water available for showering we never used it, delighting in the cool outdoor shower. We found as much to do here, and more, as was offered at the resort we had just left, but here we experienced the joy of discovery without the crowds: Morning and evening nature hikes with an expert guide who grew up on the Osa Peninsula, kayaking in the nearby lagoon at dawn and gliding within feet of uncounted species of shore and water birds, viewing the late afternoon monkey show in the trees above the lagoon, playing in the surf at low tide, and simply observing wildlife from the verandah... we saw coatis, iguanas, lizards, bats, and many different birds including the gorgeous Scarlet Macaw, common on the peninsular but nowhere else in the world. Other highlights included a wonderful ride on sturdy Costa Rican horses, well cared for and responsive, and a fascinating day at Ave Azul de la Osa, a breeding facility for endangered tropical birds. Not to be missed by any naturalist, either amateur or very serious, we left full of stories and a whole new appreciation and awe of this important work. But the best part was the people. From our host Helene, never far away via WhatsApp, to Manuel the caretaker, discreet but always there to help, friendly and patient with my broken Spanish, Daisy -- a local Tica who cooked delicious Costa Rican dinners for us, Cristhian our guide who showed us so much and was so patient with our questions, Patrick and Rubyann at Ave Azul, Andi and Dennis our taxi drivers who stopped to show us wildlife including a three-toed sloth that actually looked into my camera! It was hard to leave and harder still to come home to snow. We'll be back soon, I hope!!"
    Guest: Robin S. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 8, 2017
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  • A place to unplug and unwind

    "What a unique experience for my family (3 teenage boys and husand). This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we wanted to embrace the culture and surroundings in a place that we could unwind and unplug. The owner, Ted, was extremely helpful and responsive in assisting with all our questions prior to our trip to Osa Peninsula. There are 3 homes on the property and you have access to 2 homes when you rent. The beach house has amazing views and sits about 100 yards from the water with 2 bedrooms and a bath, then the caretakers home (Ever and Shelia) is behind the beach house, and then the jungle house (100 yards from beach house) has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. We had five in our family so we used both homes but spent the majority of our time in the beach house. It does have an outdoor and indoor shower, filtered water, refrigerator, stove and oven. The amenities are there but rustic- which is what you would expect in this eco-friendly remote area. We watched the surfers (expert area in front of the house), feed the white faced monkeys off the porch, watched the macaws, listened to the howler monkeys, opened coconuts, built a beach fire, and sat in one of the beach hammocks. Ever and Shelia speak a little English and my boys helped to translate during the trip. We had a rental car held, but Ted recommended that Ever pick us up and take us to the home and we paid him. This was a great recommendation. The roads are gravel and signage is difficult to see or find. Plus rainy season just ended and the roads had huge holes and rocks and you have to have a 4x4. You must have Ever take you to the B&M (supermarket) when he picks you up to grab groceries. This is not an area you can drive back and forth to the store daily. We bought food for breakfast and lunches as well as some bottled waters. We needed to buy bars of shower soap, 1-2 extra paper towels and 1-2 extra rolls of toilet paper. We arranged for Shelia to cook all our dinners for $15/per person per night. The food was delicious and well worth the money. The path to the rainforest is behind the house and Ever took us to the waterfall and on a short hike one day; Andy from Everyday Adventures (lives 2 doors down) does tree climbing tours and rainforest hikes. He is from California and spends 1/2 his year here. We did both and amazing. We surfed with Pollo on the beginner beach (10 min walk or Ever will take you) one day as well. Pack light- swim suits, shorts, hiking shoes, bug spray. Unique experience."
    Guest: April A. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 25, 2016
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