Costa Rica is the happiest place on earth! And HAPPY is what you’ll be when you enter Sombra de la Lapa private estate wildlife reserve. It’s almost like having a resort all to yourselves since this is a private reserve. No need to decide if you want a Costa Rica beach house rental or rain forest rental - here at Osa Springs Luxury Resort -You get both! Complete and total privacy for rental gue
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Costa Rica is the happiest place on earth! And HAPPY is what you’ll be when you enter Sombra de la Lapa private estate wildlife reserve. It’s almost like having a resort all to yourselves since this is a private reserve. No need to decide if you want a Costa Rica beach house rental or rain forest rental - here at Osa Springs Luxury Resort -You get both! Complete and total privacy for rental guests is something almost impossible to find anywhere these days. Even at the local higher end lodges, you will not get privacy. We offer guests PRIVACY and uninterrupted wildlife viewing. Yet we are close to beach and civilization if you want it! Go out for dinner on the waterfront or at beach, without needing to plan an expedition just to go out for dinner, our guests enjoy the location feeling lost on an island but being close to getting everywhere. Seldom hearing planes or traffic unless there is a siren (which is RARE) takes guests to what life used to be like before airports and traffic spread their sounds all over the planet! And WOW- the stars are AMAZING at night. On site guide who can accompany guests on fun day and night hikes.
Osa Springs Spa includes one of a kind Nikola Tesla inspired healing ozone indoor/outdoor swimming pool and refreshing ocean views, nestled on 200+ acres of primary rain forest where it meets sea, we are home to 600+ monkeys and our hiking trails connect to Corcovado National Park. There is hiking for varying levels from flat and easy to much more strenuous and adventurous. Here you’ll find a dizzying array of wildlife, monkeys, exotic birds and parrots, and great eco-educational tours. Most of our guests see dolphins, turtles and humpback whales on the water tours! Lull yourself to sleep each night. Surrounded by fruit trees, landscaped gardens, heliconias and bromeliads, exotic tropical birds feed close by each morning and afternoon, you’ll be delighted with our cacophony of birds and wildlife each day. You won't hear anyone but the monkeys, birds, and the explosion of jungle sounds each day or your Osa Peninsula vacation.
You'll be delighted with the Jurassic Park like surroundings. Excellent bird watching-130+ species counted over the past few years! Our vacation rental home sleeps 8-10, or for up to 12 we can add the "Hummingbird House which is a fully furnished casita with queen bed, fully furnished kitchen, bathroom, living area and dining bar. Osa Springs is a great house rental for families and romantic couples.
All rooms are screened, have luxury comfy linens, ceiling fans and reading lights so you can enjoy your vacation in comfort.
Our Hipnotica Ozone pool never closes! With total privacy – and no other rental guests bothering you, we are only minutes to a variety of beaches, where you’ll find lake-like waves, perfect for children. Try body surfing, surfing or just float in the beaches with gentle waters like a lake- all minutes away. You’ll find great dining and places to get drinks on the beach. If you want boogie boarding and body surfing there are beaches with more waves and for expert surfers go a little further to world class surfing.
We are close to all fun eco adventures, tours, organic chocolate farms, zip lines, dolphin spotting, waterfall hikes, mangrove and sea kayaking. You can visit a wildlife refuge, try canyoneering or go on a one day biological educational tour of Corcovado National Park. Most tours are perfect for children. The pool is perfect for young and elders alike! Wonderful ocean views and cool breezes back at the house after a long hot day at beach or after exploring. We are located 400’ above sea level where it’s cooler.
Enjoy 2 open living rooms, 2 indoor living rooms, tiki bar and outdoor shower. We are located only 8 miles (13 km) north of Puerto Jimenez. Casa Ave is located in the center of an AMAZING exotic, tropical bird garden, The home is recently completely remodeled and upgraded in Greek Island style . where rainforest where it meets the sea, 200 +acres of wildlife with hiking and on-site guide. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica near pristine beaches and Corcovado National Park.
Only minutes to beaches, and 8 miles (13 km) to Puerto Jimenez. Casa Ave is the PERFECT place for families & friends to get together, splash & laugh & just have a lot of fun & relax! Fall in love with the Osa, explore Corcovado National Park , You’ll enjoy unparalleled comforts and privacy you want on vacation and very easy access to getting everywhere.
ALL INCLUSIVE available - Private professionally trained chef (MUST be pre-arranged), Yoga, Reiki and massage available right here on your own private 200+ acre wildlife reserve and Corcovado National Park is our back door. Sit at the horizon pool with a frosty umbrella drink and watch a myriad of birds ALL DAY LONG! Offering standard electricity (which most rental homes on the Osa do not offer), WiFi internet. No matter where you stay unless you have a movie stars’ budget, you will find other guests walking by your home, hear or see other vacation homes. NOT HERE! Get together a family group, business event and come see why the Osa Peninsula is referred to by National Geographic as “the most bio-intense” place on the planet!
• 2 kitchens, 4 living rooms, 3 baths, 4 bedrooms (king, queen, double/ beds) on 2 levels. Additional casita available for groups over 10)
• Bali Tika kitchen, Hipnotica swim up bar make this a wonderful happy hour spot.
• 400 feet above sea level where rainforest meets sea.
• Ocean views from both levels of home.
• Yoga, Massage, Reiki
• Fun Eco Tours 7-20 minutes away with easy access paved road to most tours
• Only a few minutes to remote, deserted beaches
• Some beaches are lake like and others have waves for surfing- you can try different beaches every day.
• Be back home before it gets hot. Cooler weather is May- December. During these months there are sunny mornings, some occasional afternoon downpours & starlit nights. Late Dec-late April is dry season but it can (and does) rain anytime. Remember - It is always warm!
• Baby Titi Monkeys will delight you
• Whalesharks, Humpback whales, Orcas seasonally. Different types of whales & dolphins are in Gulf almost every month of the year
• Close to airport, car rental, grocery, a cold beer, gas station and homemade ice cream!
Expansive and open green areas are very attractive to birds and this is a birders delight. You need not leave to find exotic tropical birds - they literally come right to the greens and the gardens right in front of the horizon pool. Our guests are thrilled every day by the abundance of wildlife and birds, the local medicinal plants growing on the reserve and beautifully colored local flowers and plants. Lots of plant markers educate you to what you are looking at so you can read the descriptions in the books we have in the homes.
Lots of fun eco tours close by –
Organic chocolate farm (5 min)
Gulf tours - swim near dolphins and snorkel (10 min).
Mangrove sunset kayaking (10 min)
Tree Climbing and waterfall rappelling (1 hr)
Canyoneering (1 hr)
Visit Gyuami and Boruca Indigenous reserves (10 min)
Night hike around lagoon- on-site
Indigenous burial site- walking distance
Surrounded by rainforest, hiking and pristine beaches.
The Osa Peninsula is the last wild frontier of Costa Rica, untouched and unspoiled, no wide scale resorts, no fake touristy experiences, no artificial ingredients! It drips of purity from the second you arrive and goes home with you. Over 1/3 of the Osa is protected by Corcovado National Park. in This is the place to actually see what all the fuss is about Costa Rica. And it exists ONLY on the Osa Peninsula. Join us for a “true” Pura Vida Vacation in remote Southern Costa Rica. We also offer short stay specials if you have less than a week. Once you reserve your stay with us, we’ll help you book tours, domestic flights, car rentals, private driver and fun tours. Pura Vida and hope to see Ya.
Elevated about 400 feet above the beach is MUCH cooler and lots less buggy and more secure than beach property which is all public in Costa Rica. (FYI- if you rent a beach front house- it is all public land with zero privacy rights). Preferring the privacy, cooler breezes yet still being close to the beach we purchased 200 acre rainforest reserve. An abundance of wildlife freely walking, flying by entertains us every single day. Living at the edge of the rainforest where we have lots of primary trees, houses an abundance of nature. Only minutes to beaches is the perfect way to stay cool at night but go to the beach quickly.
Vacation homes on the beach in the public and maritime zones are all a minor enclave of usually not more than birds as the mammals cannot get to nor from those properties with any natural corridor. We wanted a healthy and living population not trapped by development as they are in those areas of public and maritime located vacation homes. We wanted for ourselves and our guests, a secluded and completely private tropical place teeming with wildlife who actually LIVE here with us! You'll love that Corcovado is our neighbor to the west and the wildlife knows no boundaries and has a healthy corridor to use.