Paradise exists. We are fortunate enough to live right in the middle of it.
Come and discover the Osa peninsula known as the last frontier. This area of Costa Rica is unspoiled by tourism. The local population is only composed of fishermen and farmers. Wildlife and nature are amazing and there are plenty of things to do close by: hiking, swimming, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, surfing...
The house is situated in a magnificent location on the Golfo Dulce. Swimming is very safe here contrary to many other beaches in CR: no rip currents, no waves. The beach is right in front of the house, you just need to cross the lawn. You will be immersed in nature as it must have been in Christopher Columbus time. Apart from the odd dolphin jumping in the waters, you will have the beach all to yourself.
If you like wildlife, you have found your place. The Corcovado National Park is very close. As the animals do not know the limits, many end up in our property. If you want to go into the Park, there is an entrance approximately 5 miles from the house, near a little village called La Palma. This is also where you can do your shopping.
If you like fishing, you will be in heaven. We have friends around who can take you fishing, you can also rent a boat or a canoe.
Mainor, our Peon (gardener and maintenance man) lives in a small house near the entrance. He knows the area well and will show you everything there is to see. He is also a good fisherman and can show you all the good spots.
Imagine being waken up to the song of tropical birds with monkeys in your backyard. Here it is not a dream, it will be your everyday life.
If what you seek is pristine rain forest teeming with monkeys, macaws, and mysterious beasts, you have found your place. From the quiet waters of the Golfo Dulce and its mangroves to the Corcovado National Park, nowhere else in Costa Rica will you find such intense and diverse tropical flora and fauna. If you want to escape other travelers, try the virgin nature reserves around. Golfito on the mainland just across the Golfo Dulce. If the jungle isn't challenge enough, test your surfing skills on one of the world's longest lefts in Pavones, or sip the milk of a freshly cut coconut and enjoy the sunset on the area's secluded beaches.
The conservation area around the Golfo Dulce has been declared as 'one of the most biologically intense places on earth' by the National Geographic Magazine for having one of the tallest rain forests in the world and for being home to many of the country's rare and endangered mammal and bird species. Corcovado features thirteen major ecosystems that range from mangrove swamps, lagoons, beaches, freshwater swamps and primary rain forest. Over 41,000 hectares protect around 140 different mammal species and 400 bird species. Located in the Osa Peninsula, this national park is one of the remotest and largest parks in Costa Rica.