Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places ever - rich in nature, boasting delicious Latin food, and full of happy people. It is also one of the most eco-conscious countries in the world. Eco-hotels usually are very welcoming and will allow you to be one with nature. A Costa Rican paradise located at Ojochal (pronounced oh-Ho-chall) in Puntarenas Province - where the Fila Costeña mountains meet the Pacific Ocean lies Osa Mountain Village Resort. With 750+ acres of tropical jungle, miles of river with waterfalls and swimming holes, and incredible ocean and jungle views, you can experience all the adventures just steps from your villa, house or apartment in Toucan Valley. It’s an accommodation you might not want to leave.
The Costa Rica vacation experience you’re looking for all in one place where you can escape the heat at sea level with the cooler temperature at the lodgings high elevation. There are accommodations for every traveler’s taste and budget. Whether you’re a hiker, a bird watcher, artist, writer, solo traveler, a couple, a family or two or a group of friends, and those who simply want to relax and enjoy breathtaking views, you’ll enjoy your stay at our eco-lodges.
Light and airy bedrooms and spacious bathrooms, the large living area and outside deck are perfect for entertainment. Ample space in the dining area, but you’d probably want to take your food outside to the comfortable and scenic deck to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, providing a stellar view of the mountain jungle. You likely won’t want to use the air conditioner since the high elevations keeps the place cool, but it’s also available in case it's needed. The dramatic over-sized picture windows and open layout will make you feel that you’re one with nature. Be mesmerized by the sweeping, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Osa Peninsula, Cano Island and the jungle valley below. Admire the sunrise and sunsets over the ocean while watching wildlife and enjoying your coffee or wine. It just doesn’t get any better than this if you’re looking for a calm and peaceful vacation where you can stay in the jungle with all the modern conveniences of home.
The fully equipped kitchen makes cooking a genuine pleasure. You can whip up your specialty for dinner from the greens in your basket, compliments of the community gardens. Take a walk through the fruit forest and help yourself to whatever happens to be ripe, and don’t forget those fresh eggs for your omelets in the morning. Not in the mood to cook? The Club Bar offers food options and is open as occupancy demands. There’s also the Rainforest Restaurant and Bar - perfect for romantic evenings, dinner with family and friends, or for large groups on retreat. Enjoy exquisite cuisine where most of the dishes are farm-to-table. The bar features a large variety of wines, beers and mixed drinks that you can enjoy while playing a game of pool or tennis table.
When you think of Costa Rica, you’d want to do yoga in the beach, swim or surf along the coast, but you’d be surprised of how much you can do in the forest. There’s the Canopy Tour Zipline, which is one of Southern Costa Rica’s most popular zipline tours that begins right on the Toucan Valley campus, only a short walk away. You’ll fly both above and through the jungle canopy where there are 9 cables, 11 platforms, 2 rappelling stations, 2 suspension bridges, and an amazing “Tarzan” swing for the truly adventurous. There’s also the Waterfalls and Jungle Forest Hiking Tours - with miles of nature trails for hiking, winding their way through the over 750 acres of primary and secondary jungle forest, and three spectacular waterfalls with easy to moderate hiking destinations. Bring your best binoculars for birdwatching where more than 200 species of tropical birds have been identified. Try a hike to Eagle’s Crest for an amazing sunset. Not enough? You can also go fishing, horseback riding, and there’s a Community Center where you can swim in the pool, play ping pong or billiards, or simply grab a book and just relax in the couch in the bar, or by the pool. If you wish to go to Ojochal, it’s only 15 to 20 minutes drive.
Being in a tropical climate, Costa Rica only has two seasons: dry and green. The dry season (called “verano” meaning summer) with very little rain is generally between late December and April; the green or wet season (called “invierno” or winter) lasts the rest of the year - May through November, but still offers an average of about 5-7 hours of daily sunshine. You can reach the village just 4 hours by car from the capital city, San Jose Region, and about 90 minutes by commuter airplane. Remember to pack light clothing along with your hiking pants and shoes. And don’t forget sunscreen for daytime exposure and insect repellent for evenings.
With countless vacation rental options available to suit every traveler’s preference and budget, you should have no problem finding the ideal place to hang your hat at the end of the day. Here, you’ll go from tourist to family very quickly and leaving won’t be easy. Whether traveling alone or with the entire family, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can meet your every need.