Create Your Great Escape!

Create Your Great Escape!

  "Escape to the Tropics" is pleased to bring together in one integrated website, "Chosa Manglar Nature Hotel", "Casa Manglar Vacation Home", "Carablanca Apartment", and "La Palapa Hut Hostel & Campground". Our extraordinary property is located in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, on the pristine Osa Peninsula. It's a large forested property comprised of 1.4 hectares, 14000 square meters, or 4 acres of forest, creek, pond, mangrove, and pastureland in the very heart of Puerto Jimenez the main town of the Osa Peninsula. 

  Check Google Maps to see our property located under tree cover in a park-like setting even though it is in the middle of a town. No other establishment in town offers such biodiversity. The property is a great place to get away from it all and yes, all four species of monkeys do visit the property as well as over 90 species of birds. Make sure to review the main menu at the top right of any page for our vacation home rental options and other important info.

  With only 18 rooms on the entire property, visitors have ample personal space while strolling the gardens. The property offers visitors an absolutely unique outdoor space with walkways, paths, bridges, chairs, tables, benches, and oftentimes hammocks scattered throughout a large, green area. Visitors truly enjoy a heady mix of tropical flora and fauna. The fire pit in the center of the garden is a great spot to sit back, drink a cold one, make a BBQ, tell stories, meet friends and view the stars. For something a little more private find the hidden pond which has gradually matured into a beautifully secluded aquatic world. The Bridge Lounge is an excellent location for morning coffee while staring into the tropical mangrove.

  If you are looking for a tropical experience with lots of personal space, fantastic flora and fauna, free WIFI on a 100 Mb fiber optic internet connection, free parking, friendly service, and great prices, then look no further, because you have just found it! 

Pura Vida,

Familia Gray Ortega & Team

  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