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“Best kept secret in the Osa Peninsula” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Creekside Bungalow at El Tumbo de las Olas

Creekside Bungalow at El Tumbo de las Olas
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Creekside Bungalow at El Tumbo de las Olas
Ranked #8 of 12 Puerto Jimenez B&B and Inns
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“Best kept secret in the Osa Peninsula”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

The Creekside Bungalow at Tumbo de las Olas should be at the top of your list if you are hoping to spend any time in the Osa Peninsula. Let me back up-- the Osa Peninsula should be at the top of your list if you are going to Costa Rica!!

I lived in Costa Rica for four years, half of which was in the Osa Peninsula. I have been back once or twice a year since leaving, and I always stay at the Creekside Bungalow. It is set back from the ocean, beneath trees whose branches serve as a network of highways for the four types of monkeys found in Costa Rica. As the name would suggest, it is located next to a little creek, whose trickling will lull you to sleep each night. A stone's throw across the creek is a brand new yoga deck (Jan. 2012), with wooden floors made out of local (sustainable) wood.

The bungalow itself is a steal for the price. It is among the more affordable lodging options in the area, and is very tastefully and comfortably decorated. The bungalow has wooden floors, a hammock, a ceramic tiled bathroom, a little kitchenette with pleasing service-ware, and queen sized beds with mosquito nets that feel like canopy beds.

Perhaps the best part of staying at the Creekside bungalow, is the family that runs the place. Felipe, Angelica, and their two adorable children, are four truly lovely people. They are bilingual, excellent cooks (if you have the means to have them cook for you, you should), tremendously knowledgeable about the area, especially the surfing, and generally a ton of fun.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

Superb location, clean and very comfy!
We went on a day surfing trip, got amazing waves. The wildlife around the bungalow was really astonishing! The managers are super helpful and are also the cooks. Make sure to try their food and specially, the COFFEE.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

The creek cabin is the perfect place to spend a few days exploring Matapalo, Private and at the same time close to nature... a lot of wildlife!!!

Una excelente opción de hospedaje en Matapalo, la recomendamos!!
Marcela y Coqui

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Creekside Bungalow at El Tumbo de las Olas
Address: Playa Pan Dulce | Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jimenez 8203, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Jimenez
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The CreekSide Bungalow is an open room with 2 queen beds and 1 single, with mosquito nets and 12v fans. It has a private bathroom with hot water and an outdoor shower; a kitchenette area with propane stove and equipped with the utensils to cook yourself a nice meal; a lower deck with a dining and sitting area; and it’s surrounded by trees, gardens and a creek that runs during winter. All is made with beautiful local wood.It is located in Cabo Matapalo, in the worldwide known Peninsula de Osa, home to the famous Corcovado National Park, which holds 2% of the world´s biodiversity. It is an amazing place to experience the rainforest; the only place in Costa Rica where you´ll see the 4 different kinds of monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, agouties, coatis, whales and dolphins, and many birds and insects!We are just 50 meters away from Pan Dulce beach. Backwash is 5 minutes and Matapalo beach 15 minutes away, walking distance. You get to Corcovado National Park within an hour. Cabo Matapalo is the place where the rainforest and the sea meet, and was recently named one of the most ecological beaches around the world ... more   less 
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