Our stay at the Casa Sonrisa on the Casa Bambu property in the Osa Peninsula was the highlight of our trip! We traveled from the northern to the southern tip of Costa Rica and this was, by far, the best place to visit! We thoroughly relaxed in the beautiful bamboo home which offered gorgeous views of the jungle and beach. We saw the most wildlife on this property than in the other three regions we stayed. The girls, ages 14, were able to have their own room on the lower level and we had our privacy as well on the upper level. We all enjoyed hanging out together on the spacious covered porch upstairs watching three species of monkeys travel by as well as numerous birds, butterflies, and other small animals.
I did not think I would like to cook while on vacation, but this place is so relaxing it was actually a pleasure! In addition, we had a Costa Rican woman cook us a meal which was fabulous! Also, there a few great places to eat nearby.
William, the property manager, took us on a really fun tour of the Rainforest near this property. The swim at the waterfall at the end of the hike was refreshing and fun, especially for the girls who safely jumped off the rocks beneath the falls several times.
We have traveled quite a bit in this country, and I think one of the best things about this property is the beach! Playa Pan Dulce was perfect for the girls! The surf there is safe for children and beginning surfers, unlike so many other beaches we have been to. In fact, when we traveled up the coast further to Carate we ended up coming back to this beach for more!
Yes, this is the reason we travel to Costa Rica.
We will definitely be back for a much longer stay next year.
Thanks Kirk and Lyn for everything!
- 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