Located directly at the beach Playa Platanares, only 6km east of Puerto Jimenez. It is one of the best beaches on the Osa Peninsula, still natural, remote, lonely, with dark sand, palm trees and beach almond trees, which attract a lot of scarlet macaws. Each beach house has an open kitchen, a living area and bathroom on the ground floor, and a bedroom on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the garden. Fresh water is pumped straight from our on site well.
“We enjoyed staying at both a tent and a bungalow on our stay here in the beautiful town of Puerto Jimenez. What you see on the Airbnb site pales in comparison to how you will feel when you arrive. First of all, as soon as you get out of your vehicle the smells in her amazing garden will invigorate you. We walked down a beautiful path to be greeted by Luna the dog, then our host, Waleska who was very nice and friendly. ( They both were) She showed us to our tent which was very charming, perfectky clean, had a sweet little deck and cutely folded guest towels. There are power outlets by each side of the bed and a light. The deck also had lighting and a table with 2 chairs. . The tent is across a small sandy quiet rd to a beach... a beach that you will basically have to yourself. When we went to bed on the comfortable mattress we were lulled to sleep by the sound of the crashing waves. In the morning a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs,beans/rice and coffee was served at her place. Unfortunately we only got one night in the tent as it was booked the following day. ......however then we got to stay at a bungalow..... My boyfriend and I are at opposite ends as to which was our favourite place. The bungalow has more space, with bathroom inside of it and an outdoor kitchen. Where as the tent had the view of the water and was a titch closer to the beach. You have a private shower and toilet with the tent but it is down the path.....no big deal. It was sooo clean and nice. I prefer the tent he prefers having more amenities...but they are both amazing ! Back to yhe bungalow.... we really liked the outdoor kitchen and shaded eating area, and also the deck off the bedroom upstairs, the fans were a huge bonus. There is no A/C or hot water. You dont need hot water...and you get used to the heat when you have no choice. The wifi was only available near Waleskas place which is good as you tend to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you more. I plan on rebooking for years to come. I love the cleanliness, the gardens, the rusticness, and the almost private beach being so close. Also the host...she was lovely,personable, honest and kind.”
Our beautiful garden cabin is right near the beach front, and gives you an impressive view of the sunrise over the ocean. The calming sound of the waves along with the noises of the jungle at night ensure that you have a great night's sleep. A prime location only 30 seconds walk from the untouched, pristine beach, as well as being within the jungle, this property is popular with all kinds of wildlife. Although we say no events or parties, we sometimes have bonfires on the beach.
“The reviews are true...Waleska's place was by far the most wonderful AirBnb experience we've ever had (and we travel a LOT!)...we stayed for 6 nights in the platform tents and fell in love with Playa Preciosa, the sound of the water on the shore in the morning and at night, the howler monkeys and vast symphony of birds (endless Scarlet Mcaws!) that would lull us from our sleep at dawn was so amazing...we didn't rent a car so we stayed on the property and within walking distance to it for the whole time and it was SO GREAT and could have stayed there for MUCH longer than 6 nights and been totally happy. The beautiful, sandy beach with amazingly warm water was nearly empty; we could walk for almost 1.5 hrs along the shore and see maybe 4 other people, (sunrises and sunsets were our favorites times as we were there in Feb when it was quite hot mid-day)...there is a nearby Sea Turtle reserve and we were lucky enough to be able to witness 3 sunrise baby sea turtle releases on the very beach where we stayed...priceless...the breakfasts that Waleska prepares are divine with fruit from her own garden/trees and the delicious gallo pinto..she is such a kind and grounded individual and we loved getting to know her. It felt like super-fancy camping for us with a fan in the tent as well as electricity, nice little reading lights on nightstands next to the comfy bed. The tent was so thoughtfully laid out and we loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds and write about the beautiful scenes all around us... the kindest-ever night watchman Joaquin is an amazing self-taught naturalist who helped point out nighttime critters of lizards, frogs, iguanas and we even got to see a hummingbird nest that he found as well! It was hard to leave there, and I wish we could go back, and we definitely will one day! If you are staying in a tent and you don't have a kitchen I would recommend bringing some afternoon snacks (she can possibly offer to give you a cooler to keep ants out) so you don't have to go to the nearby restaurants for every meal. If Waleska is able to prepare you a dinner as well, definitely take her up on the offer, she is an amazing chef and prepares delicious and healthy meals! We stayed in 4 different places on our trip through Costa Rica and this was by FAR our favorite stop. Thank you, Waleska for sharing your slice of paradise with us. (Note on nearby food: best food/bang for your buck is the pizza at Agua Dulce. The Iguana Lodge is a bit more inviting/better quality food but more expensive.)”
Very nice, clean, airy room with comfortable double bed, ceiling and table fan, view. Two shared baths, equipt kitchen, in large home on 1/2 hectare, with patios and gardens. Includes use of kitchen, wifi, free coffee, laundry, storage and fittness class. Tropical birds including Scarlet Macaws, Parrots, Toucans, Woodpeckers, Hawks, and Songbirds, can be seen on the grounds. 30 min walk to Playa Preciosa, 15 min walk to Puerto Jimenez waterfront. And the best Homemade Ice Cream available for $4!
“If you’re questioning whether to book a stay at Barbara’s place - I highly encourage you to stop thinking and hit the request booking button now! Our Stay with Barbara and her daughter Jade was by far our favorite AirBnB experience throughout our entire two weeks in Costa Rica. Barbara is very kind and hospitable and makes every effort to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She maintains a very clean house (as described with hot water and everything) and offered us a number of wonderful amenities - fresh coffee in the morning, delicious home-baked confections and more. Not to mention that her homemade ice cream is out of this world! Don’t miss out on trying it - we loved both the Honey Ginger Lime and Oreo Cookie flavors. We loved our mornings and evenings here, filled with many great conversations, great company, and the cutest dogs ever :)”