Our stay at Puri Mas was perfect. My husband and I discussed it, and we literally could not find anything negative about our 9 days with Claudine and Ghislain. If you are looking for a place that is not a hut with a hammock for backpackers and not a posh resort, but something right in between, this is the place for you. (Actually, it leans more toward resort!)
Located a little over 20 km from Puerto Jimenez, you truly get the full Costa Rican jungle experience. With 22 hectares of mostly undisturbed jungle, you can hike and feel completely disconnected from the touristy bustle of Puerto Jimenez, but also be close enough to take a quick run into town for supplies.
I photograph insects and everyday I found some new and exotic creature just yards from the guest house! Add in the morning visits from the macaws, toucans, and squirrel monkeys, and you might get the suspicion Puri Mas had these wonderful animals on payroll to show up just to thrill you.
If you do feel the need to leave the property, Claudine and Ghislain are more than happy to arrange any tour you may be interested in. This was a nice thing they do for guests that will make your adventures less troublesome.
The guesthouse has a beautiful outdoor kitchen designed to let you experience being surrounded by nature as you cook and eat, but Claudine prepares exceptional meals out of organic ingredients grown right on the property. She even made meals special for my vegetarian preferences.
The house itself is masterfully built. The gorgeous stucco and wood design, and manicured but wild grounds directly around the house, made us almost feel we were being pampered too much for being located in the untamed Osa.
You will need a 4x4 vehicle to reach the property. There is a shallow river river to cross (such fun!) and hilly terrain that a normal car or truck cannot manage.
Puri Mas was an eco-adventurous dream come true. We will most definitely be staying at Puri Mas again!