Casa Los Suenos, a guest house with the Rio Tigre right in front of the property in the forest reserve of the Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. No street lights, no cars. Just complete peacefulness in the evening and the sounds of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws in the morning.
This tropical home is located in the Osa Peninsula, southwest Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the sea. It is in one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. One of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled, it has been dubbed Costa Rica's last wilderness frontier. Rich in wildlife, sparsely populated and until recently very difficult to access by road. Consequently much of the peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. Dominated by Corcovado National Park which protects most of the peninsula, the Osa supports more then fifty percent of the animal and plant species that live in Costa Rica. National Geographic has described the Osa as, "The most biologically intense place on earth".
Within the Osa you will find Dos Brazos, a town with a rich history and an even more prosperous future. Not more than 30 years ago, gold, and lots of it, was Dos Brazos’ claim to fame. Today Dos Brazos is a sleepy little village of just 175 inhabitants that lies in the richest location you can imagine, right at the border of the world famous Corcovado National Park, with a brand new park entrance coming in 2014! Although gold mining is still practiced, the real wealth of the area is the captivating biodiversity found in the last remaining lowland tropical rainforests of Central America.
It’s a small oasis of civilization, surrounded by the jungle of the forest reserve that encompasses Corcovado. Although it’s a short 12-kilometer ride from the beautiful Pacific beaches of Puerto Jimenez, and just a little further from great wave riding in Matapalo, it’s a town that is barely known on the tourist circuit. From Dos Brazos you’ll find extensive walking trails into the jungle, with many waterfalls to see, world class birding, horseback riding, gold mining tours, and more are all available. There are two small grocers, a bar, and a Soda (diner). So get off the beaten path, and make your way to Dos Brazos del Rio Tigre!
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa los Suenos in the Osa Peninsula. The house is really nice. The master bedroom area has a huge screened window that looks out directly into the jungle. There's a really nice kitchen with basic cooking supplies (a nice surprise!) in the downstairs, along with a dining area and the bathroom, which had hot water. There's also another sleeping area upstairs with a day bed and a smaller twin bed. Then, there's the upstairs outside area, where there are 3 hammocks to choose from for relaxing!
The house was bigger than we thought from the pictures. And spotless as far as cleanliness.
Tristan and Armelle were super helpful during our stay, gave us recommendations for activities and directions. They were also totally flexible with our slightly late arrival (would recommend arriving before sunset - but we were driving from too far away ourselves).
Although we didn't get to explore a lot of the Osa Peninsula, we're happy to have gotten a taste of the area, which is truly amazing as far as the biodiversity and degree of preservation.
The time we have spend at Tristan´s place simply was amazing. Surrounded by untouched nature, the comfortable house provided us a very pleasant home during our stay at Osa Peninsula. Tristan was very friendly and helpful at any time, giving us great advise with everything we were planning to do whilst our stay. We already miss a lot the accommodation he provided with its wooden upper deck, laying in the hammocks in the evening after spending the whole day in rural nature and on nearby hidden lonely beaches. This place definitely is a insiders' tip and we are looking forward to returning to it as soon as possible.
Wir besuchten Tristans Haus im Februar. Und Ich kann sagen, dass es unvergesslich war. Das Haus ist einfach wunderschön, es hat eine tolle Küche und Schlafplätze für 5 Personen. Es Ist wirklich direkt mitten in der Natur und man kann Nachts die wunderbaren Laute des exotischen Waldes unmittelbar wahrnehmen. Am ersten Abend hatten wir ein kleines Gewitter, wir konnten das fabelhafte Spiel der Blitze am Himmel von den Hängematten aus beobachten. Ebenso kann man direkt vor dem Haus parken, was unheimlich praktisch ist, tolle Ausflüge lassen sich direkt zu Fuß von dort aus machen. Tristan ist ein toller und sehr umsichtiger Gastgeber. Wenn man Hilfe braucht ist er sofort zur Stelle. Wir haben dort sehr gern gewohnt. Mir fällt nichts ein, was uns nicht gefallen hat, außer das wir viel zu kurz dort waren. Ich kann es jedem weiter empfehlen bei Tristan Urlaub zu machen, auch Familien mit kleinen Kindern sind dort prima aufgehoben, denn es Ist kinderfreundlich eingerichtet. Vielen Dank Tristan für die wunderschöne Zeit, wir kommen wieder!
We had a fantastic time at this place. Tristan is a great host, doing his best to feel you comfortable. The house is very comfortable, the patio with the hammocks is ideal for relaxing. The surroundings are beautiful, great hikes are available. 4 wheel drive is suggested.
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, meeting people like you is the reason I appreciate being in the tourism business. I hope that you will come and visit us in the Osa again, Emilio too! Feliz Año Nuevo y pura vida!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.