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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Puerto Jimenez reviews

  • Fabulous home.

    "Our stay at Tres Palmas was too short time we will stay a week! The photos don't do this house is a stunner and the staff were wonderful. This was our 4th visit to the Matapalo area and by far the best. I have never seen so many toucans which are my favourite of all birds. Thank You Brad and George we had a wonderful stay."
    Guest: scbc Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 5, 2017
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  • great location and comfortable for a large group

    "We stayed at this rental home for 1 week, the last week of December into the first week of January. We had a group of 8 (four couples), and we had a great time. It was a comfortable place for everyone to retreat to their own private space (private room with queen bed), and then hang out together in the common areas. We cooked most of our meals together in the upstairs kitchen, which was fully stocked and had a lot of great open space, chairs and a couch to hang out. There is also another full kitchen downstairs too, but we didn't use that one as much. In the mornings, we sat on the outdoor couches and chairs upstairs and watched the birds. The property is a little more remote, so we saw a lot of wildlife just on the property. In terms of style- this house has a lot of charm. We were looking for a property with more local 'flair' as opposed to a property with standard stainless steel finishes and granite countertops. The house has a lot of amenities and features, but you still feel like you are living in a house more aligned with the style of other local properties. The only amenities this property did not have are air conditioning, and reliable hot water- but that seems to be a common theme for most homes on the peninsula. There were a lot of fans in the house, so that worked great. One of the features we loved was that the kitchens were open to the outdoors, so you can view and hear wildlife while you are spending time together in the common spaces. There was a large mosquito net curtain for the upstairs kitchen that we could close if we wanted to, which was a nice option, particularly at night. In terms of the management- the owners, Blondie and Michael, were extremely helpful getting us settled when we arrived. The caretaker lives right next door, so he was also able to help us with anything once we arrived that week. Also, in addition to this- Blondie was a huge help in advance of the trip- helping me to make our group's rental car reservations and answering all of my questions quickly over email. In terms of location- this property is centrally located to explore the entire Osa Peninsula. It's a short drive into town to Puerto Jimenez, which has the biggest grocery store and great options for restaurants and booking tours. It's also within driving distance for Corcovado tours (we hired a guide one day, drove and hiked into the park from the southern side), and it's also driving distance to Drake Bay. A great place to stay and highly recommended!"
    Guest: Laura P. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 21, 2017
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  • Beatiful house, beach and surroundings. Very helpful owners.

    "We staid five nights in this nicely designed beach house. It has an open structure with numerous terraces. We loved the place, the atmosphere and its surroundings. We spent the days with surfing, fishing, walking and swimming. The owners are very helpful. We are definitely coming back."
    Guest: michiel h. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 30, 2017
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  • True Costa Rican Adventure

    "The Whale Resort is more than a beautiful place to stay, it is a wonderful experience that creates lasting memories. The staff at the resort took excellent care of us. Chef Steven's food was exceptional with new flavors and dishes typical of the area, but with a gourmet flare. Our concierge/host, Vanessa, arranged for us to visit local points of interest - a nearby waterfall, snorkeling spots, surfing, deep sea fishing, dolphin watching, horseback riding - whatever we wanted, she made it happen. One of my favorite spots was Rancho Raices de Osa (the Chocolate Farm). The tour was led by the owner, German, with Vanessa assisting as translator. He shared his extensive knowledge of and love for the different plants and trees on their vast farm. We were able to sit down to a savory lunch that included fresh chocolate milk, sweet fruit, and chocolate that our kids helped process. The tour also included a spa treatment of chocolate and coconut oil mask that left our faces and hands soft and smooth. The sites, sounds, and smells were exotic and beautiful. Your stay at the Whale Resort is just the beginning of a true Costa Rican adventure."
    Guest: Tracy Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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