2 Mangrove Cabins @ La Chosa Manglar
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2 private cabins with screened windows & over head fans for ventilation. Great animal viewing & bird watching from wood porch overlooking the mangrove. 1 Queen bed & private bath. The cabins are located in the rear of the property about 70 meters south of the main building. The cabins are located within a WIFI FREE ZONE (meaning NO WIFI). However WIFI is accessible 24/7 in all public areas including much of the gardens.

The space

The cabins are located in the rear of the property. 1.5 hectares or 4 acres of private forest, mangrove, creek, forest and gardens. Great location, 300 m to beach and 300 m to center of town. Private & secure parking with night watchman. Too good to be true, but it is! Come & see.

Guests have access to a shared kitchen, free parking & wifi in the main lounge, all the gardens and mangrove areas, 2 outdoor lounges, ping pong table and a great monkey bar with a transparent roof for better monkey viewing.

There is someone on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure.

Quiet, private, green, colorful, with an excellent location. It's like being in a hybrid environment, a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages. Truly inspiring.

Buses, ferries, taxis, rental cars & airplanes all service Puerto Jimenez

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There is someone on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure.


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Weekend Price $59 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Don't use a flash when taking animal photographs.


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1 night minimum stay

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Caitlin User Profile
April 2017
The location was great, very walkable to the centre of town and close to the airport for getting in and getting your bearings. We only stayed one night but would definitely return if we are in the area again.

Eli User Profile
Eli
March 2017
Staff was great. Room had no fan or air conditioning, but for the cost it was fine. You are not staying at his house. IT is a large area with a number of small cabins
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
It actually is my house Eli, I lived onsite for 10 years and for 7 of those 10 years it was my private family home and retreat. It's still our Osa home when we are in Puerto Jimenez. It was a perfect environment to work from and raise a family. Super close to airport. So when people stay at la Chosa they are staying in my home which has since been converted to a small collection of rooms scattered throughout 1.5 hectares of gardens, forest and mangrove, but unless you rent Casa Manglar, Monkey Hut, Kinkajou Hut ot Toucan Hut you won't have the opportunity of viewing our private residence. When we state in the announcement that it's a small cabin we mean it's a small cabin and not our home. (we checked the fan in the cabin and it seems to be working now, but sorry about any inconvenience). The cabin is an economic option to enjoy the same property as our house but without wallet grief. Hope this helps clear up any confusion.
March 2017

Jessica User Profile
January 2017
If you're an outdoorsy nature lover like me, La Chosa del Manglar is the place for you. This was my first time traveling alone and Andrew and his crew made it so seamless and awesome. From the very first minute, when I was looking at a place to stay in Osa Peninsula, Andrew responded to my emails immediately...on Christmas morning! He was so patient with all of my questions and connected me with his activities planner, Reade, who gave me fantastic suggestions for activities and booked them for me with awesome guides. It literally could not have been any easier for me. The hotel is located just about a five minute (or less) walk from Puerto Jimenez airport...super super easy to get to. And it's only a 10 minute walk to "downtown" (there's really only a bank and some Sodas-homey, small restaurants- that you'd go there for) in one direction and 10 minutes to a small Golfo Dulce beach (during high tide, there's no way you could lay out there but the water is so warm and there's glowing plankton if you swish your hands around in the water at night. I had an impromptu swim one night and couldn't believe how comfortable the water was) and a few restaurants on the water. Marisqua corcovada is a nice little restaurant on that strip, but don't expect anyone to speak english. I still got by and had the fish tacos two nights in a row. The rooms at La Chosa were basic, but clean, and the staff and Andrew are really accommodating. If you need something, just ask. I'm pretty sure he'll make it happen. If you're really outdoorsy and in relatively decent shape, definitely do the Corcovada National Park hike. It's a 10-hour day (they also have two- and three-day hikes) with a guide and you'll see all sorts of tropical animals and birds. Ask Reade to hook you up with Steven...best tour guide ever, and cute to boot! ;-) Oh! And try to make it to the common area at La Chosa around 7/8 in the morning and 3/4/5 at night to get an up close and personal encounter with the troops of capuchin and howler monkeys that live on the property. They are everywhere! The biggest suggestion...pack tons of bug spray. You'll get eaten alive in Puerto Jimenez, but it's sort of worth it. Skin so soft works wonders!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
I'm happy to read that we were successful helping you navigate solo travel for the first time Jessica. Come back and visit when you can stay for a month or so. Cheers, Andrew
January 2017

Giovanni User Profile
August 2016
Andrew was a great host, he's so enthusiastic and will give you all details on what to know about the area. He'll also help you out planning activities. The cabin was good, in a very nice forest, with animals, and even a small croc living on the pond. Great place to stay in the peninsula.

Peter User Profile
February 2016
Mangrove cabin is exactly as described, situated in beautiful gardens along side a small stream within short walking distance to the town, beach and airstrip, this is ideal spot if you want to explore Corcovado national park and Puerto Jiminez. We were greeted on our arrival by friendly staff and 6 visiting scarlet macaws. It is basic cabin with roof fan and on-suite toilet and shower, daily maid service. The reception/office has large open sided shared area with tables and chairs for all of the other cabins, located within is a small kitchen with fridge, gas rings, utensils etc for all to use. The cabin allows you to be as close to nature without sleeping outside although there is that option in the hammocks provided. We were there for 4 nights and had Capuchins, spider monkeys, Fiery billed Aracaris, tanagers and many other exotic visitors in the gardens. My only down side was not being able to meet our hosts, this said they were only an email away and quickly responded to all our mails.
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Peter i am sorry we were unable to meet personally. I was onsite the week before your arrival, but my work keeps me away from the properties a lot of the time these days. Also sorry about the noise from a 50th birthday party. We've made some changes to our rental policy that will make this an issue of the past. You did well with animal sightings i must say. FYI we changed the fan as i understand it had a squeak. Alan is a tremendous young man and cares deeply about the property and its guests. Lili does a great job keeping it all running. However our team is made from local people with little English skills . We do hope to offer English instruction during the off season. I think we might be able to install a kettle and possibly even a small fridge in the two cabins. I'll take a look. Thanks for the feedback Peter. It's always appreciated. Cheers, Andrew
February 2016

Margaret User Profile
January 2016
La Chosa del Manglar was perfect for our needs; it is close to town but doesn't feel urban. We got to see white faces capuchin monkeys, all manner of crabs and birds, and an opossum. The owner, Andrew, is fluent in English and Spanish and directed us toward all the highlights of the Osa; he is full of great ideas. The only thing we would do differently next time is rent a cabin with AC - it was pretty hot down there for a couple of Alaskans!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Sorry folks, no cabins with A/C but the Palapa Hut, Classic & Deluxe rooms and Casa Manglar with its 3 suites all offer A/C. FYI the price points are a bit higher though.
January 2016

Daniel User Profile
December 2015
La Chosa Manglar is located in the center of Puerto Jimenez in a very quiet area, but in close proximity to the beach and the city. The description to the accommondation was precise and there were signs to help as well. We were welcomed very friendly and got lot of helpful local information. The room was very clean and had a great porch to the Backware. We went to the Corcovado Nationalpark -awesome! To sum it up: we absolutely recommend this accommondation!

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I've been living in the Tropics since 1991. I married Jacqui in 1993 and we have spent the last 25 years living most of the time on the OSA peninsula of southern Costa Rica and Atenas in the hills of the central valley reputed to have the best climate on earth for human habitation.

We know that most hosts that have multiple listings are agents but in our case we are the owners of most of the listings while a few friends own the rest. It's all about unique locations and we have a number of them with unparalleled location, flora and fauna. Some of our offerings are a small hotel in Puerto Jimenez with different kinds of accommodations, a large four bedroom tropical home also in PJ, a cool laid back beach cabin and an escape to the OSA interior both on the Osa, 2 hostels both on the Osa and finally a truly magnificent home in Atenas offering fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains. FYI -all animal fotos were taken on our properties, so bring a camera and enjoy.

We understand internet is a huge thing for a lot of travelers, so we have done a few speed tests at Casa Manglar & La Chosa del Manglar and posted the results as fotos for you to see. They are the last fotos on each listing. We have a 10 MB connection in Puerto Jimenez but please take into account that when there are numerous visitors that speeds slow down or if it is raining hard then internet service can be slow and/or intermittent.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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