The house was fantastic and very, very clean which must be challenging since it is open on all sides, no screens, just the great outdoors surrounding you. Really appreciated the motor oil trick around the footings to help keep the creepier crawlies and ants to a minimum. The monkeys were so much fun coming by everyday, jumping through the trees and on the roof. They did get our first batch of fruit and veges while we were at Corcovado Park for the day (the towel covering the food didn't fool them), but the drive into P. Jimenez to pick up more produce was only about 25 minutes and very scenic. My son wasn't keen on sleeping alone downstairs, so we all ended up sleeping upstairs, him under the netting and my husband and I listening to the rain on the porch. I loved hearing rustling in the yard in the middle of the night and watched a couple of big opossums fighting like cats. A nature documentary just yards away!
We did a night hike in the creek with William, which was scary and very fun. We saw a beautiful coral snake, but it was doing its own thing and wasn't interested in us. Just walking around on the dirt roads was a great way to see lots of animals. We loved, loved waking to the Howlers and parrots in the early morning and hearing the macaws screech overhead in the afternoons.
The Golfo Dulce boat tour was fantastic. Josh is so enthusiastic with his desire to share his knowledge of the animals and area. My husband surfed many hours every day just 1 minute walk from our casita. Lots of kids were out boogie boarding on the beach and at low tide there was so much to explore. Leda and Olivia did a wonderful job cooking for us a couple of the nights, which was a great break for me.
Kirk, the owner, was really on top of everything, making sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. He has his hands full with four houses to watch and his continued construction! Lyn made our preparations before our trip so easy with lots of lists and maps and even arranged for our family and another to share the Golfo Dulce tour, which helped cut the cost and made the trip so much funner with all the kid energy.
We look forward to our next trip down!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a secluded five acres of pristine rainforest beachfront in one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, this unique resort lets you escape civilization while safely and comfortably enjoying countless natural wonders. The property fronts on Playa Pan Dulce, famous for it's long right point surf break, an SUP surfers dream break. Located in the same vast rainforest as Corcovado Park, Casa Bambu Resort is on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, where the rainforest meets the sea. After visiting our house, Lonely Planet recommends Casa Bambu Resort as a place to visit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Bambu Resort Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Casa Bambu Hotel
- Hotel Casa Bambu