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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 Osa Peninsula reviews

  • FANTASTIC STAy in Paradise!

    "My husband and I and our 20 year old son recently spent a fabulous week over Christmas at Playa Lapa in Carate. If you and your family are true nature lovers wanting a remote unspoiled destination to completely unplug from the pressures and stresses of modern life, then you will be in seventh heaven. If you need air conditioning, constant entertainment, wide screen TV’s, hair dryers, a huge fridge and constant electricity look elsewhere. There is no electricity, just solar panels. We were probably over cautious with our extremely minimal use of lights in the evening as we really wanted our fans to work in the bedroom! The master bedroom was quite cool, but our son’s room did not have as much circulation and he did get bug bites at night. The description on the website is very accurate...but the pictures really do not do it justice. It is gorgeous and the approach to the house from the gate with its royal palms looks like the entry to the Garden of Eden. We did several hikes-one 18 kilometer hike to the famed Sirena Station with our own guide and saw the elusive and most friendly puma reclining in the shade, a napping tapir, a band of up to 30 coatis, collared anteater, countless birds including scarlet macaws, the Costa Rican coast guard (brown pelicans), egrets, hawks, eagles, owls, trogons, basilisks, peccaries. We also saw trees with up to a dozen scarlet macaws, sloths , magnificent scenery with a swim in a waterfall and spied the much feared Fer de Lance venomous snake-all with the expert guidance of Cristhian Jimenez, a great guide recommended by the owners. The beach outside the house is insanely beautiful, the sand is soft and velvety and the sunsets outstanding, but real swimming can only be done at low tide. Because the destination is so remote with absolutely no air pollution, the night sky is amazing!! We made our own breakfasts and cooked the occasional meal. While there is a gas stove, an outside BBQ and a medium sized fridge, I was on vacation and wanted to have meals at the neighboring eco lodges. We did not rent a car as we did not feel comfortable driving through rivers to reach Carate. We kayaked in the nearby lagoon and loved it. We heartily recommend Playa Lapa Enjoy!"
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 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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  • the property is great

    "the property is great all new and everything works perfect. it makes you feel in the wild"
    Guest: jose z. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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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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