Classy bamboo beach house in the Osa Peninsula

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • House

Casa Tonka (1 bedroom) and the Rancho (2 bedrooms and on the same property) are located in the Osa Peninsula, southwest Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the sea. It is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. One of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled, it has been dubbed Costa Rica's last wilderness frontier. Rich in wildlife, sparsely populated and until recently very difficult to access by road. Consequently much of the peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. Dominated by Corcovado National Park which protects most of the peninsula, the Osa supports more then fifty percent ...Read more

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Classy bamboo beach house in the Osa Peninsula
Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Along the coast of the Osa Peninsula, azure waves crash down on sand and rock, sending saltwater mist over the vast, sprawling jungle. Palm trees lean out from the interior of the dark forest toward the intense sunlight of the beach. A visitor to this isolated coast might walk hours (or even an entire day) without meeting a single person. The Osa Peninsula is one of the last places in the world where virgin rainforests grows right to the high tide line. This junction of land and sea creates a unique zone that supports exceptional biodiversity and offers refuge for sea turtles, scarlet macaws, and other endangered species. Many terrestrial, freshwater, and saltwater species are ecologically connected here.

Known for its remoteness and named for the towering strangler fig, Matapalo is located in the Osa Peninsula, which has become Costa Rica's premier Eco-tourism destination far from the tourist filled beach towns. This little cape is a hidden paradise with dense jungles, pristine rainforest with ancient, colossal trees and breathtaking beaches. Travelers come to Cabo Matapalo to experience raw nature and for world-class surfing in a peaceful, idyllic setting.

Matapalo juts out into the Pacific Ocean marking the entrance to the tranquil Golfo Dulce, one of three tropical fjords in the world and home to humpback whales and dolphins. One may see exuberant wildlife like Scarlet Macaws, Brown Pelican and all breeds of Heron on the beaches as well as Toucan, Blue Morpho Butterflies and four species of monkey (White Face, Spider, Squirrel and Howler). Matapalo is a tranquil environment tucked in a hidden natural paradise. It has earned the Blue Ecological Flag (Bandera Azul Ecologica) for its dedicated effort in conservation and commitment to preserving the quality of the environment.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways

Getting There

Nearest ferry port: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica , 8 miles
Nearest airport: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica , 8 miles
Car is not necessary

Availability

Last updated on February 05, 2015
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Amenities

General
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Property Features
  • Parking
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Stove or Oven
Entertainment
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
Outdoor
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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