About this listing
Our cool and comfortable two bedroom bamboo cabin has a true rustic feeling! The view of Costa Rica and the pacific ocean is exquisite. It comfortably fits two couples and is located on wildlife reserve. Our welcome center nearby provides a bakery.
This bamboo house has been built on a private parks, wildlife, and recreation facility within the threatened dry tropical forest of Southwest Nicaragua, O Park is located on the outskirts of the San Juan Del Sur municipality (18 miles from Downtown). The wildlife park itself is positioned on a national historic site where took place a brutal David vs.Goliath battle between the Sandinistas and Dictator Somoza's well-fortified troops.
Amenities for sleeping guests is appropriately rustic and includes a comfortable private queen size bed and 2 bunk beds, 12 volt electricity, compost toilet, and private outdoor shower. Continental breakfast and free Wifi is available in the welcome center. Phone signal is available, and typically you need to purchase phone minutes and we can help.
Attractions include the beautiful view of Costa Rica and Pacific Ocean, an onsite zipline (canopy ride), bike trails, walking trails, fruit/nut orchard, wildlife, and slingshot paintball.
To eat, we house a fine good bakery and pizza baked fresh in our wood oven during the day. Please order early.
If you would like to volunteer at the park, we train and provide opportunities for flora and fauna spotting, blazing trails, reforestation, or gardening. Steward and owner is a retired NYC firefighter.
The mangrove-cradling coastal town of El Ostional is a small fishing, farming, and crafts and woodwork community. They have horse and boat tours, cultural events, and multiple eating places and rooms for rent. El Ostional Beach is one of a dozen cozy cove beaches within San Juan del Sur.
Transportation to your destination is easy by rented car, taxi, shuttle, or bus. A bus arrives and departs O Parks twice daily. The bus costs 42 cordobas or less than $2 USD. Or we can arrange for taxi or shuttle for an average cost of $50 to $60 one way.
(1) Walking and biking trails throughout the 40 acre park;
(2) 5 Acre permaculture fruit and nut orchard;
(3) Fastest, longest and safest zipline canopy (upgrade price)
Interaction with Guests
Our staff are certified tour guides, live locally, and are available on-site as well as via phone and sms because we all have a farm and eco-tourist attractions to professionally manage. Plus interesting things like animal spottings and pastoral animal births keep us just inside the forest edge.
The nearby coastal town is beside an estuary. The population is a little over 1000, and the citizens are approachable and friendly. Please take a walk on their pristine beach and enjoy Nicaraguan food on their quaint eating places usually built within the homes of the residents.
The bus arrives and leaves several times a day. Also, the tourism board can reserve licensed drivers to the rural town at a moments notice. The owner of the park can arrange travel from San Juan del Sur to O Park.
Other Things to Note
If you are interested in spotting the sea turtles, La Flor is only 15 minutes from O Park.
Food: Breakfast is Free. All other meals and snacks can be ordered, purchased, and served at the Ole Welcome Center 800 feet from The White House. As a courtesy to us, No personal food and beverages shall be taken and eaten in the center. We have provided a picnic areas in our new Oasis viewing site.
Trash: We belong to the Leave No Trace community. We have an no-waste and leave no trace policy. You need to take all your non-food waste with you. We gladly except food waste and napkins for our compost.
Pets: Non-allergenic, potty-trained, and unobtrusive pets are permitted and leashed at all times (until we finish our dog park)
Noise: Please, quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am. Our animals need some quiet time.
WildLife: Please do not feed the (website hidden) hunting.
Smoking: Permitted only on the cabin balcony and designated areas on the grounds.
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