This was our second visit to Costa Rica with our destination of Osa Mountain Village. Last year we stayed for 10 days. This year 14 and looking forward to next year. We flew into Liberia and worked our way down south. The Village is on a beautiful setting, well maintained and very nicely furnished. Everyone is helpful and friendly, just like oldfriends by the time we left.
Pat and Karen and others gave us ideas of places to enjoy dinner while watching spectacular sunsets. Waterfalls to hike to, bird watching tours, time at the pool and bar/restaurant, free laundry facility, free fresh vegetables and bananas two times a week (that was a wonderful surprise!), zip lining (the first "leg" went right over our villa)...so much to do and yet nothing to do if that's what you like. Just sitting and listening to the birds, and yes, the Howling Monkeys at 4:20 a.m.,in the warm air (90's in March) but also nice breezes and plenty of shade to make it comfortable. We never turned on our air conditioning.
You have to drive down to the beaches, which are "cocoa" colored and the water is warm. Make a day of it. There are many open air cafes that serve local dishes and most have other menu items and usually someone who speaks English. Lots of healthy and fresh fruits and vegetables. I recommend the fresh blended pineapple juice!
Other reviews mentioned the 7km trip up to the Village. It is a rough one and lives up to its reputation, but worth the trip. Definitely not enough time in paradise.
My husband and I had the trip of a lifetime at OMV. We came to celebrate my 60th birthday. The drive up the mountain to the resort was well worth what we experienced at the resort. The views are amazing, from the rain forest to the ocean. Our villa, 31A, was beautiful and had everything we needed. Loved the shower on the main level! We loved that it was secluded by facing the rainforest in back, yet near all of the other villas to be a part of the community. Everyone at the resort was so kind and respectful, especially Moises who helped us plan our daily adventures, and Orlando at the on-site restaurant and bar who picked us fresh mint for our mojito's. The community welcomed us with open arms, taking us on the most amazing waterfall rainforest hike...right on site, and inviting us to the community Halloween party.
Thank you to everyone at OMV! It truly was a trip of a lifetime!!! Diane and Kirby Miller