About the area: The Osa Peninsula is a very special place. It is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. The wildlife is so abundant that you will never want to put your camera down. Casa Bambu property is situated in the rain forest on the beach filled with wildlife including, 4 different types of monkeys, macaws, toucans, hawks, 3 toed sloths, butterflies, anteaters, coati, armadillos, 100's of species of birds, iguanas, “Jesus Christ” lizards, colorful frogs, just to name some of the wildlife you will stumble upon ALL WITHIN YOUR FRONT YARD!
This is a testimonial from a client that was just there. "Cabo Matapalo is the perfect place to soak in the true culture of Costa Rica and recharge your mind, body and spirit. From the pristine beaches to the wonderment of a jungle just outside the doorstep, we were able to reconnect to a simpler, slower life yet still have an amazing adventure!" ~Kippi Griffith
"The Osa is a wild place. That wild side of Costa Rica is exactly what I'm here to experience." Travel and Leisure
" I think by this point it’s safe to say that everyone has heard all of the great things about Costa Rica: the people, the nature, and the experiences. Personally, I think that all three are exaggerated in the Osa Peninsula to a degree that I’ve only seen on the Discovery Channel.
When Ann and I started going to Costa Rica, I would always come back and see Dr. Brady Barr on the Discovery Channel, exploring some place “new”. While most of those shows went to places I’ve never seen, some were shot on the exact same roads I traveled. Now, these are roads are not for the faint at heart, but that was the lure. And also the payoff. When I describe my trips and the Osa, I always refer to the Discovery Channel.
The other part I consider is the peace and calm you get from the wildlife you encounter while there. And encounter you do, not just see. The best memories I have, I’ve been to the Osa three times, is sitting on the front steps of my “house” watching the wildlife. From the arguing Macaws in the almond trees, to the four types of monkey troops, to the random hawk or colony of leaf cutter ants, there is nothing better.
OK, so the hikes to the nearby waterfalls, surfing , fishing, kayak tours with dolphins are all great as well. I think in the end, the people you meet will be awesome, the nature will be indescribable, and the experiences are what myths are made of. ~Mark Lara
'Are you truly ready for an adventure? Not just a vacation, but an experience of a lifetime? There is a reason why I am taking you to a completely remote area in the jungle. Oftentimes, I struggle wih the fact that I don't think people are really "getting it" when I tell them about the Osa. What I have realized is that it is indescribable and that you just have to see it for yourself. It's a magical place that you will be talking about for years to come! How many places out of the country do you love so much that you have been back to 6 times....and counting! We will be staying in Cabo Matapalo which is a beautiful area where the wildlife is on steroids!! I have personally seen 4 types of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, hummingbirds(6 varieties), hawks including Osprey and Caracara, more birds than I can even remember, butterflies including the rare Blue Morpho butterfly, leaf-cutting ants, Iguanas, Jesus-Christ lizards, “Jurassic park” looking lizards, crocodiles, coatis, sloths, poison dart frogs, bull frog, sea turtles, dolphins, armadillo, cool crabs, snails, Owls, agouti, vampire bat, huge moths, preying mantis, blue crayfish, etc, etc…and most of these from the front porch! Not to mention that you are engulfed by the abundant flora and fauna and pacific ocean boasting gorgeous blue, aqua, green carribbean looking ocean water with killer waves!. This is where the jungle meets the ocean so there will be several occasions when you are surfing, kayaking, or hanging out on the beach and you will hear and see the howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, hawks, and so on...well you get the point! It is so rich with life that you can’t help but feel ALIVE!~Ann Lara