About this listing
A large cabin located in front of the mangrove in the rear of La Chosa del Manglar property. Great for animal viewing and bird watching. Sleeps 2 individuals in 1 Double bed.
A cool cabin in the rear of the property. 1.5 hectares or 4 acres of private forest, mangrove, creek 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 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
Bring your cameras
Interaction with Guests
There is someone on site 24/7/365 to help with your Osa adventure.
It's easy proximity to both the beach and the town center.
buses and taxes are easy
Don't use a flash when taking animal photographs.
La Chosa was an absolute dream to stay at. Surrounded by nature in it's rarest form, wild parrots flying everywhere, monkeys jumping in the trees, little crabs walking across the lawn. We felt very safe staying here, Andrew was very accommodating to us he moved us to another room that had a/c when we couldn't take the heat. The grounds are clean and manicured located on a mangrove too! I would suggest anyone travelling to this area stay here.
Andrew made us feel right at home.He gave us accuate directions and guided us to his door.When we returned after our 2nd day's adventure,we found a bottle of wine on ice waiting for us in our cabin.Very nice touch Andrew.The wild life is incredible here!The monkeys come right up to the cabin.A little stream runs thru the yard.The macaws squawk overhead.Paradise!I I was sitting on the deck,relaxing.Anne Marie asked me,"what do you want to do today?"I replied,"I'm doing it"Great sodas and eateries in town.Stores and the bank are a 5 minute walk.Matapalo is beautiful.The staff here is great!They set up our tours and treated us like family.If you want to relax or see the sights,this is the place.don't miss out!Cheers,Floyd and Anne Marie.
This hamlet of Cabinas was, in every sense, paradise. It will be difficult to use words (particularly English) to imbue the experience you will have in Puerto Jimenez and the Flora and Forna cabin, but I'll try:
The gardens are green and lustrous and buzzing with wildlife on your doorstep: monkeys, land crabs, parrots are always around- plus many other pieces of wildlife,There is free coffee brewing for you each day, wifi and always a smiling, helpful member of staff ready to help (huge thanks to Javi and Michael!) the rooms are simple clean and comfortable with fabulous murals and some gave A/C too and always a hot shower. The position is spot on - close to the beaches and Delphines cafe/restaurant and the many others along the front. Then heading West you have the rest of the buzzing town centre, full of Tico families, smiles generosity and flavours! It's not touristy, it's real ! I've fallen in love with the place and will be returning ASAP.
Andrew was great as a host- we didn't meet unfortunately but all contact was quick, helpful and positive and went the extra mile at fitting me in for a full 10 days despite being practically full and moving cabinas half way through.
This is the ideal base if you want to be near beach and town, plus head out into the Mangroves, the Corcovado (do it!!) or surrounding beaches or waterfalls.
It's a bargain for the price and I am entirely sure that you won't be disappointed! I was reading the comments book last night before I (sadly left) and this place really does touch people! Trust me... It's rare to find such a gem but this is truly magnificent. The photos don't do it justice - I couldn't keep my camera away!
This is such a beautiful place. It's beautifully set, with rainforest trees all around.
Andrew, Jacky and staff treated me really well. Before I arrived, Andrew upgraded me to the much larger kinkajou room free of charge, due to off season low occupancy. The room was spacious and lovely. The room includes access to the common area, accessible through the outside, and viewing platform.
Andrew was helpful and patient as I plied him with questions, continuing to answer even as he was going out to dinner!
I loved the place, Andrew's knowledge and willingness to share added so much to the experience.
La Choza de Manglar is a lovely place! On the ground you feel like being in the middle of the jungle while having all the comfort of a nice home. The cabins are nice and clean. There is a huge open space where you can have your meals, chat with the owner or other guest or just relax while watching wild life happening in front of you. Every morning we were woken up by either tucans, lapas or monkeys passing by our house. Adrew & Jacky the lovely owners and their friendly staff made sure to help us with the organization of tours and trips and to give useful recommendations concerning restaurants, beaches and everything else. From the place its 10 minutes each to the beach and center of Puerto Jiménez and a maximum of 1 minute to the airport.
We were very content with everything and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, should we ever make it back to La Osa!! Thank you very much! :)
I stayed in this hotel for one night, and did not meet Andrew, but I had a great time. The staff was helpful, and the air conditioning felt righteous. Would definitely recommend.
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About the Host, Andrew
I've been living in the Tropics since 1991. Most of that time has been spent 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 according to NASA.
I know that most hosts that have multiple listings are agents but in my case I am the actual owner of the majority of the listings while a couple of friends own the rest. It's all about unique locations and we have a number of them with unparalleled flora and fauna. Some of our offerings are a small hotel in Puerto Jimenez, another one in the peninsula de Azuero of Panama, a large four bedroom tropical home, a cool laid back beach cabin and an escape to the OSA interior on horseback to the Osa Mountain Hut 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.
I know internet is a huge thing for a lot of travelers, so i have done a few speed tests at Casa Manglar & La Choza del Manglar and posted the results as fotos for you to see. They are the last fotos on each listing. We have a 4 MB connection in Puerto Jimenez but please take into account that when it is raining hard on the OSA internet service can be intermittent.