Casa Bambu is one of 4 rental houses in the Matapalo region of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. In order to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer, you really need to spend time on the Osa Peninsula. In 2005 we spent time in Puerto Jimenez. This time we wanted to be a little further off the grid. (Casa Bambu is essentially on the beach, has solar power, and is open to the outdoors.) Casa Bambu certainly did not disappoint. Monkeys and Macaws galore - exactly what we had hoped for. And, as promised, not very buggy at all. The set-up on the beds should set the standard for rentals in Costa Rica. The mosquito netting surrounds the bed on a frame, rather than just hang above the bed, so it is out of the way. The light and fan are inside the net, which is very smart and makes for a very comfortable night's sleep. The girls' who work for the owners can be hired to cook using whatever groceries you have. Their cooking was fabulous and they were so kind to do our laundry. They cleaned the house on our 3rd day and it was pristine. The beach was a bit rocky when we were there, so a bit tough for boogie boarding, but I understand the beach conditions are constantly changing. The surf was fairly slow compared to the more populated areas of the Nicoya Peninsula, which was perfect for learning and helps contribute to the laid-back atmosphere of the area. Almost any walk in any direction from the house leads to sightings of howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, agoutis, and all kinds of birds.
We all miss the Osa and it's people and wildlife. The boys miss the surf. I miss having Dennis drive us around and teach us about the area. We loved the boat trip and we all 5 adored Carol and Hannah at the Sanctuary. We hope to make it back to Casa Bambu in the not-too-distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a secluded five acres of pristine rainforest beachfront in one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, this unique resort lets you escape civilization while safely and comfortably enjoying countless natural wonders. The property fronts on Playa Pan Dulce, famous for it's long right point surf break, an SUP surfers dream break. Located in the same vast rainforest as Corcovado Park, Casa Bambu Resort is on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, where the rainforest meets the sea. After visiting our house, Lonely Planet recommends Casa Bambu Resort as a place to visit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Bambu Resort Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Casa Bambu Hotel
- Hotel Casa Bambu