Are you staying at a place in Puerto Jimenez that just doesn't offer you the tropical experience that you were expecting while visiting the Osa Peninsula? It's a common complaint these days with so many private homes now offering accommodations in Puerto Jimenez. Yes, you might get a cheap place to lay your head, but you probably won't get much of a tropical experience.
No worries though, because Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat offers morning, afternoon, and full-day passes, so you can relax and view local flora and fauna during the day. We have over 4 acres of land bordering the creek, mangrove, pasture, and forest that is home to many species of Osa wildlife. We offer an outdoor garden area with picnic tables set up with social distancing in mind and amazing opportunities to see local flora and fauna. The garden offers a 200 MB Fiber Optic connection to our WIFI and a small internal trail as well as a pond onsite for relaxation amidst a tropical setting. You may park your car for free during your visit and even rent a locker for your personal belongings if you wish.
Why pay a small fortune for a day tour to see animals when you might see the following animals right here, Scarlet Macaws, several types of toucans, 4 species of monkey, kinkajous, coatis, raccoons, armadillos, anteaters, squirrels, hawks, sloths, ocelots, crabs, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, frogs, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, geckos, and iguanas. During July 2020, we did a bird count and identified 66 species in 4 hours. We are listed as an international birding hotspot by e-bird with 90 species recorded to date.
Have a picnic on site. Visit the supermarket right across the street and buy your goodies, set up your table, and enjoy, or if you prefer order lunch from one of the local restaurants that offer service in our garden. We guarantee that lunch outdoors in the gardens can be a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
Enjoy Costa Rica for the reason you came, namely the flora and fauna. That's what we're all about, but don't take our word for it, come, and see for yourself. Recycling bins on-site as well as WIFI and a parking lot.
Prices are quoted in U$D per person.
Mornings anytime between 8 am and 12 pm = $6
Afternoons anytime between 1 pm and 5 pm = $6
Full-Day, 8 am to 8 pm = $10
Quiet Time = 12 pm to 1 pm, only Full-Day Guests are permitted during Quiet Time. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Bring your computers, and cameras, and then connect to WIFI in the garden!
Pura Vida, Familia Gray Ortega