South of Manuel Antonio to the mangroves of Sierpe lies the wildest and most authentic territory in the country.
This region, the gateway to Osa, is a sanctuary for most of Costa Rica’s species. The mountains tumble into the sea on immense, immaculate beaches. It is also the territory of the Boruca Indians.
There’s plenty to do on both land and sea. The Sierpe mangrove is a must, and the Marino Ballena park hosts the country’s largest concentration of humpback whales from August to October and December to April.
It’s also the starting point for an excursion to Corcovado, if your stay doesn’t allow you to go further south to the Osa Peninsula.
On the banks of the Baru River, this little spot nestled in the rainforest is a good gateway to the south of the country. The bungalows are pleasant. Ideal for families.
Do you like peace and quiet, nature and the sound of a river? Rio Tico lodge is for you. A pure nature experience in the middle of the rainforest. Safari tents on stilts are scattered around the property, and marked trails and a waterfall will make you want to stay and enjoy the place.
And that’s without counting on the kindness and welcome of the owners, Cees and Miranda Kouwijzer, a Dutch couple who have fallen in love with this corner of the jungle. A little hidden paradise, much to the delight of our guests who have been lucky enough to stay here.
Would you like to enjoy the view from your bed, or the sounds of the surrounding nature? Yaba Chigui is a bed and breakfast ideally located for enjoying the region. The bungalows are modern and comfortable. There’s a lovely swimming pool in front of the lobby, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast. The river will lull you to sleep and the wildlife will delight you.