Create Your Escape!

Create Your Escape!

"Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat" offers Adventure with a huge variety of tropical flora and fauna in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, on the pristine Osa Peninsula, home to the world-renowned "Corcovado National Park". It presently hosts the "Chosa Manglar Nature Hotel", "Casa Manglar Vacation Villa", "CaraBlanca Apartment", "La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel", "Osa Adventure Center" and "TicoTown Properties". It continues to evolve while sitting under a large green canopy in the very heart of PJ. See for yourself on Google Maps.

The retreat is a great place to unwind while completely enveloped by nature, whether as an individual, a couple, a family, or a group. All four species of monkey found in Costa Rica visit the property regularly, as well as over 90 species of birds including Scarlet Macaws and various types of Toucan (the property is recognized as a birding hotspot by e-bird), as well as many other mammals, reptiles and insects, including 2 types of sloth, crocodile, caiman, lizards, ocelot, anteater, raccoon, armadillo, coati, serpents, kinkajou, possum, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, damselflies and beetles. 

It's an extraordinary property of 1.4 hectares, 14000 square meters, or 4 acres of forest, creek, pond, mangrove, and pastureland in the very heart of Puerto Jimenez, ideally located 100 meters from the small engine airport (no jets, no noise), 300 meters from the beach, and 300 meters from the town center. With only 18 rooms on the entire property, visitors always have a lot of personal space while enjoying the gardens. The retreat offers visitors an absolutely unique outdoor area with raised walkways, trails and paths, bridges, chairs, tables, benches, and oftentimes hammocks (during Covid no hammocks or mosquito nets, but you are welcome to bring your own) scattered throughout a large, green area. Mama Jackie's Garden is a great spot to sit back, have a drink, enjoy some food, meet new friends, share info, tell stories, and view animals. It doesn't get much better than that, does it? 

For a little more privacy look for the hidden pond, which has matured into a beautiful, aquatic world attracting completely different species than the rest of the garden. The Mangrove Lounge is a great place for staring into tropical mangroves even while you work away from home (great internet signal). On a more practical note, please make sure to review the main menu at the top right of any page for links to vacation home rentals and Activities and Tours, amongst other things. And just in case you were wondering, yes, we're always happy to discuss hosting private retreats and activities, so just reach out at your convenience. 

Finally, if you were looking for tropical adventure with a lot of personal space, fantastic flora and fauna, free WIFI, free parking, friendly service, and great prices, then look no further, you just found it!

Pura Vida,

Escape to the Tropics Team

P.S. Without exception, onsite credit card transactions will incur a six percent transaction fee.

  You can Check-Out at Check-In, but for now, just relax, breathe deep and take a few moments to explore a pristine corner of the tropics. We are located on the beautiful Osa Peninsula in the south pacific of Costa Rica where Jaguars and Tapirs still roam the lush, green forests of Corcovado National Park, and where Whales, Dolphins, and Turtles all frolic in the deep blue waters of the protected Golfo Dulce

  We believe the best way to truly enjoy a visit to this tiny corner of the world is to surround yourself with the natural history of the area. Walk the forest and get out on the water. If you do both, you will fall in love with the Osa and remember it for a lifetime. You won’t remember your room a decade from now, but you will remember the gardens with a multitude of trees, plants, flowers, butterflies, insects, monkeys, hummingbirds, scarlet macaws, toucans, and iguanas to name just a few species. Everywhere you look something is living, breathing, and moving. After all, isn’t that why you’re visiting Costa Rica?

  We offer a comprehensive Digital Gateway to Adventure, Lodgings, Activities, Tours, Transportation, Real Estate & Business Opportunities in southern Costa Rica where you can review and reserve independent adventures, nature retreats, hotels, guesthouses, B&B's, hostels, and campgrounds. Remember that hammocking, hiking, trekking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving all enhance your tropical escape.

  The site menu is at the top right of all pages. You may choose your preferred language and currency at the bottom of all pages. Some property videos are shown below, but review the Video page to see more. We're happy to work with groups, so just reach out to us at your convenience and we'll be happy to respond.

  All lodgings offer a unique interaction with mother nature. They cater to people that enjoy tropical adventures, friendly, local service, and great prices. Owners and team members know the local people, language, customs, landscapes, and attractions making us ideally suited to help plan your next tropical adventure. 

  We help visitors create wonderful tropical adventures, but we also help property owners create & manage a dynamic, digital presence. Decades of hands-on experience combined with an owner's attention to detail have allowed us to assemble a robust digital presence for both individual and multi-unit properties with a seamlessly integrated online reservation & payment system.

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Pura Vida from Familia Gray Ortega and all the support team