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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Creekside Bungalow At El Tumbo De Las Olas Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez