Getaway from the rat race and enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountain/jungle. Our villa is perfect to explore the jungle's hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife and plants.
Villa is part of a duplex with a 1 bedroom with a queen bed and large closet, 1 bathroom villa with a shower. Villa features include tiled floor throughout, granite kitchen countertops, 4 burner electric stove with oven, a coffee maker, toaster oven and microwave, air conditioned bedroom along with overhead fans in kitchen, living room and bedroom. There is a covered exterior deck that looks out toward a pond and the jungle next to a bubbling stream that we find to be extremely soothing feature to our villa. Wifi is available. No TV. There is a community laundry area where you can use the washers and dryers. The tap water comes from the property's own source and is perfectly drinkable.
The villa is located on 750 acres deep in the jungle on the neck of the OSA Peninsula. It is a great spot to get away from it all vacation as well as to go on an adventure. As well as for long term rental. Property is located 2000 feet above sea level and because you are higher up than the beach area, the humidity is not as uncomfortable as well as the temperatures are cooler than what you will find on the coast and our experience is that at this altitude the community is relatively mosquito free. The villa is located in a small quiet community with so many opportunities for bird sightings. One of our family's favorites things are the sounds of the jungle - from the Howler Monkeys being your alarm clock in the morning as well as to tell you when it is nighttime, to the birds flying around, the flapping of the toucan wings as they fly overhead, to the catydids, the sounds of frogs croaking during the evening hours - all as a reminder that you are surrounded by nature. There are more than 200 species of tropical birds in the area.
You start your adventure with the road up to the resort community from the Costanera Sur. You do want to be driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle or All terrain SUV (which is recommended for much of Costa Rica). It is challenging and is best to travel during the day. After the 15 minute drive up the mountain, you arrive into a resort community based on the sustainable concept. The community features a communal garden available to guests, a community center, bar area (that is open for community events and special occasions) as well as a swimming pool. At the bar area there is a ping pong and a pool table for you to enjoy playing. Bring your own food with you to prepare meals in the villa. Another of our family's favorite parts of our stay here is the garden area. We walk to the garden area and gather our own fruits, vegetables for our breakfast, lunch and dinner. We then cook in the comfortably equipped kitchen. If you don't care to walk to the garden area on your own, a couple of days a week there is staff that will gather items for you and leave it at the community center for you to pick up. But part of the enjoyment of staying here is being able to explore everything around you.
There are many hiking areas to explore in which you will find various edibles to pick on your own. There are 5 waterfalls on the property for you to hike to. I recommend talking to others within the community for guidance on where to go to get to the waterfalls. Once you get to the waterfalls there are watering holes to wade into and enjoy the cool mountain water. Before you begin your hike, we recommend locating a walking stick along the way and be sure to where good hiking/water shoes. Speak to a local resident to find out where good animal, bird viewings are as well as what features within the community are available as things constantly change.
OSA Canopy Tour is also nearby - a definite must do while you are on the mountain. It features 14 platforms, 9 cables, 2 rappelling stations, 2 suspension bridges, 1 tarzan swing. They will allow younger children to go. The staff is always pleasant and loves to introduce you to local culture as well as show you any animals or birds that they may notice while on the canopy/zipline tour.
If you want to get away from everything (yet still have comforts of home) this is the place for you. If you want to have people nearby but still be secluded and have privacy - this is a great place for you. Looking for adventure - where there is endless walking and exploring to do - this is a wonderful spot. In fact, we have a 14 year old that has been coming here for the past 7years now - we are very comfortable giving her a flashlight and letting her explore on her own (within reason, of course). She loves being able to go to explore on her own. This is a place all about getting away from the everyday hectic crazy life and relaxing in a laid back environment.
I would love to have you stay at our place and experience what we love about the area. As well as you developing your own love for this jungle forest mountain getaway.
The community is based on a sustainable eco friendly concept. There are plenty of fruits and vegetables around. Neighbors are mostly expats from Canada and the US with the workers in the area being Tico. It is a very quiet, secluded area. Many times you go to the pool and no one but you will be there all day.
Puntarenas, Osa Mountain Village, Costa Rica