We stayed at Poor Man's Paradise for five nights and loved every minute of it! We booked the trip as a package through Sunny Travel and it included five nights, all meals, three tours, and a taxi and boat ride to and from the Drake Bay airport all for a very reasonable price.
This place is the most remote place I have ever been to and that is the reason I wanted to go there. Do not stay here if you want modern accomodations and creature comforts. It is remote, it is basic, there is no a/c, limited electricity, and no hot water. BUT, you will have an experience that you could not get other places. It is all nature, virtually no tourism.
During our time on the property and on the tours we took, I saw sea turtles, dolphins, whales, toucans, maccaws, various other birds, howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, iguanas, hermit crabs, frogs, crocodiles, a tapir, and probably several more things I am forgetting. The tours were great. We did Cano Island, Sirena/Corcovado rainforest hike, dolphin watching tour, and we rented horses on the property for $10/hour! The guides (we had Samuel and Consuelo) were awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable.
In my experience, the staff was very nice. One night at the bar, I kept smelling a wonderful flower and didn't know what it was. The bartender stopped what he was doing to show me what/where it was coming from (ylang ylang it turns out). The food was good and at some times (red snapper for one dinner) great. The rooms are basic, but clean. The beach is pristine. The sunsets are amazing. If I make it back to Costa Rica, I would definitely stay here again.
Some of the European guests didn't seem to fond of Americans, so I would suggest going with your own group of family or friends. But that's not PMP's fault. I loved it. It was the best part of our trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Poor Man`s Paradise Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Poor Mans Paradise Osa
- Poor Mans Paradise Hotel
- Poor Man's Paradise Costa Rica/Osa Peninsula