My son and I were glad we saved JP O'Callahan's hotel for last: truly a diamond in the jungle of CR, it is. We stayed 5 nights in one of his ample bungalows, set against a stunning sunrise up out of Cabuya bay. When we weren't hiking in nearby Cabo Blanco, CR's premier nature reserve, Jim was able to keep our energies occupied by offering sea kayaks with life vests, fishing rods, snorkeling euipment, spear guns, surfboard, mountain bicycles--all for free. . A definite plus is Jim's cornucopeia of information he has at his fingertips regarding the area's flora and fauna, oftentimes recounted while he plies you with whatever fruit his garden is currently producing. Indeed, the place is like a small zoo,with howler monkeys and white faced monkeys coming and going, plus a duck called Donald, Hoodeenee the giant cane toad,and lots of different colour iguanas, a myriad of bird varieties, and a kinkajou which comes when it gets dark.
We're going to spend more time at Jim's hotel next trip.