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Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals

Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals by NomadInMe.

The Osa Peninsula has some of the most remote villas in some of the most breathtaking surroundings for vacation rentals, in the whole of Costa Rica. Read more to view the very best Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals for every budget!

The Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast is a section of land jutting out from the mainland just before the Costa Rica – Panama border. Almost the entire area is either protected forest reserve or national parkland and in turn, protected from deforestation, development and exploitation, that much of the Pacific Central American coast has fallen victim to.

It is made up of several distinct areas, all of which are unique and teeming with wildlife found nowhere else on earth. The Osa Peninsula was once an island in the Pacific ocean which merged with mainland Costa Rica, this gives some clues as to the origins of its incredible biodiversity and a long list of species found nowhere else on Earth.

The Osa Peninsula is said to hold 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. A staggering number when considering the size of the area. It holds legendary status among environmentalists and nature enthusiasts and was dubbed the most biologically intense place on the planet by national geographic.

Ecotourism is king here, with many Osa Peninsula vacation rentals being built sustainably and off-grid. You will not find any large hotel chains here and due to its location relatively low numbers of tourists. Its distance from San Jose’s international airport is one of the key factors involved in keeping the tourism under control with many visitors choosing the many amazing locations that are closer to Liberia and San Jose International airports.

Corcovado National Park is the crown jewel of not only Osa but all of Costa Rica’s national parks. Its is a wild place mostly untouched by people. The hiking is challenging and hard to access but truly unforgettable. The wildlife and its statistics are unbeatable and the beaches are about as raw and untouched as imaginable.

The Osa peninsula can be defined by several distinct areas of interest listed below:
– Sierpe wetlands.
– Southern Osa, Puerto Jiminez – Carate.
– Corcovado National park.
– Drake Bay.
– Northern Osa and Piedras Blancas National Park.
– Gulfo Dulce

In this article, we will cover the best Osa Peninsula vacation rentals as a part of the where to stay in Costa Rica series. NomadInMe has teamed up with VRBO and handpicked the absolute best Osa Peninsula vacation rentals for every budget. If you would like to learn more about the Osa Peninsula Follow my link to the complete guide for the area here https://nomadinme.com/osa-peninsula/.

Budget Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals

Here is our top 5 picks for budget Osa Peninsula vacation rentals. A where to stay in Costa Rica article.

Finca Manglar

  • Farmhouse
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Min Stay: 1 night

Finca Manglar is a private farm located in the middle of Osa, Peninsula that covers 65 acres of Costa Rica’s rainforest.

One of the main characteristics that attract people is the farm’s total remoteness. Off the grid is quintessential to experiencing the FREE INCLUDED adventures in horseback-riding, private beaches, canoeing and paddling in mangroves, hiking, animal, mangrove tour, sightseeing, fishing, star and bird watching, and much more.

Perfectly suited for those who seek a peaceful vacation to connect with nature will be able to do so surrounded in one of the largest and preserved mangroves in the Americas. Perfect for families that want to reconnect. Full housekeeping is included and we offer meal plans with local organic food.


Casa Drake

  • Guest house 65 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Min Stay: 2 nights

Room with own facilities. Private Honeymoon Bungalow has a large green atheist where you can walk and observe many species of birds. We have private trails and each room has its private balcony. We made many tours in our area with beautiful natural attractions. Casa Drake Lodge offers a unique restaurant with flavour to typical dishes of our Country.


El Chontal

  • House 431 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Min Stay: 1 night

Paradise exists. We are fortunate enough to live right in the middle of it.

Come and discover the Osa peninsula known as the last frontier. This area of Costa Rica is unspoiled by tourism. The local population is only composed of fishermen and farmers. Wildlife and nature are amazing and there are plenty of things to do close by hiking, swimming, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, surfing…

The house is situated in a magnificent location on the Golfo Dulce. Swimming is very safe here contrary to many other beaches in CR: no rip currents, no waves. The beach is right in front of the house, you just need to cross the lawn. You will be immersed in nature as it must have been in Christopher Columbus time. Apart from the odd dolphin jumping in the waters, you will have the beach all to yourself.


Finca Sombrero y Camisas

  • House 1200 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

On three acres of jungle and gardens, with 50 meters of beachfront, this open-air home, accompanying gardens, and a small pool is perfect a couple or a family.

We are set up for 4 guests, in two double beds, in the two bedrooms. Beyond that, it is an additional $20 per day to bring in more beds and bedding. We can accommodate up to eight in the main house.

Finca Sombrero y Camisas offers an alternative to a full-service lodge.

Comfortable, yet simple, this beautiful beachfront home is off the beaten trail.

Wake up to howler monkeys and enjoy sunrise across the Golfo Dulce from the pristine beachfront, as you sip your morning coffee. Scarlet macaws fly overhead in pairs. Toucans swoop through the yard. As many as four types of monkeys have seen spotted on the property in one day. Spider and squirrel monkeys fly overhead from tree to tree, and howlers and white face monkeys pass through here as well. And if you are lucky, you will spot the occasional sloth.


Casa dos Rios

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Located in a tropical rainforest, on waterfront property, this vacation cottage offers a close relationship to rainforest flora and fauna plus privacy at its best! Monkeys visit the property daily while macaws eat almonds in the treetops. Casa dos Rios is located in one of the best areas in Cabo Matapalo, with Buena Esperanza Bar-Restaurant a 5-minute walk back to the main road. Amenities include Internet Access by Wi-Fi, level front lawn leading out to the water’s edge, croquet, horseshoes, fresh fruit on-site (seasonally), a bar-restaurant 5 minute walk away, a yoga deck, hammocks, a clear-water river nearby, great for small children to wade and play in and much more!

Enjoy the natural wonders just outside, as there are four kinds of monkeys in the region (and sometimes in the yard!), and the wildlife includes toucans, macaws, sloths, blue morpho butterflies and iguanas to name a few. Mature trees feature fresh fruit (when in season) including bananas, mangos, papayas, coconut, cacao, and avocados. The beautiful landscaping of our grounds can be viewed from the cottage or by strolling the paths that lead to the beach. The property is located between two rivers. The closest river provides a refreshing pool of sparkling clear gurgling water for your enjoyment after swimming and surfing. Playa Carbonera is a good mid to high tide surf spot.


Mid-range Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals

Here is our top 5 picks for mid-range Osa Peninsula vacation rentals. A where to stay in Costa Rica article.

Casa Rio Sombrero

  • House 1500 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Min Stay: 2 nights

Casa Rio Sombrero is custom-finished with fine hardwoods, an open floor plan and a beautiful thatched roof. Upstairs the house has two bedrooms containing king-sized, netted beds. Downstairs, there is a central, open kitchen designed for gathering at the bar. It is also equipped with modern appliances. There is a comfortable dining area and an artfully designed bathroom, detached from the main structure for privacy. The bathroom area includes a covered dipping pool – a refreshing escape from the midday sun.


Casa del Cabo

  • Cabin
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Carefully crafted to exist in harmony with nature, Casa Del Cabo focuses its view on the outside world with a fully open living space that captures the ocean breeze and eliminates the need for air-conditioners or fans. The house is designed to be gentle on the surrounding environment so that your visit to Casa del Cabo leaves only a light footprint.

Casa del Cabo is nestled in the Osa Peninsula, a true jewel of land, water, and life. Osas’s unparalleled biodiversity offers guests once-in-a-lifetime rainforest adventures, wildlife encounters, and ocean activities. While some come with a bold spirit for exploring and others in search of nature’s tranquillity, both will find the opportunities to connect with this mystic ecosystem.


Las Almendras

  • House 1200 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Las Almendras is a rental property on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The home offers privacy and comfort in an extraordinary jungle setting. Take in breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s natural wildlife from the patio. This two-acre property rises gradually from Backwash Beach and stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens backing up to a mountainside draped in an abundant rainforest. The home is situated at the base of the mountain, approximately 40 meters above the water and 150 yards from the sand. There is a peekaboo view of the water through the palms and almond trees. The open-air design of the home takes advantage of both mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day.

The house design optimizes outdoor living space. The pool deck is located in front of the kitchen, which is adjacent to the main living space. There are two bedrooms, each with their own sitting area, and full bathroom. In front of the bedrooms is a large covered patio that consists of a dining area and living room. Just off the patio is another open-air deck tucked against the hillside and surrounded by foliage for shade.


Pelican House

  • House
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Pelican House is situated on the Osa Peninsula, an area of Costa Rica that has remained remarkably untouched – a nature-lover’s paradise. We are 200 meters from the water, with a lovely, uninterrupted view. Very private and serene. When you walk the beach most days, you’ll feel that you’ve been dropped on a deserted island. If you love nature, this is the place for you 🙂

The house is rustic, but lovely, with ocean views from every room. Pelican House is not a fancy resort; life here is basic and unstructured. The house is open, airy and simple, with large louvred doors, and a tall, hardwood ceiling. Here, you can leave civilization behind and live close to nature. Wild parrots, scarlet macaws and howler monkeys are the first sounds of the morning. The sunrises over the Gulfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) are stunning – and then you can choose to explore the Osa – or just opt to stay home and nap in the hammock between dips in the ocean…


Villa De Osa

  • House
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Brand new to the rental market, Villa de Osa is the finest rental house in the Drake Bay area. The front of the house has beautiful Bougainvillea and a variety of tropical trees and shrubs. The back deck has an unobstructed, panoramic view of Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The consistent breeze off the water keeps the home 10-15 degrees cooler than off water properties. Built on a small hillside, there are private steps from the house directly to the beach. The location is perfect with several restaurants, markets and shops all within a few minutes walk. A rental car is not necessary for Drake Bay. There are also taxis and river taxis available.

The house features 2 bedrooms, The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and the upstairs has 2 queen beds and a single bed. There is a full bath on the main level and a half bath upstairs. In addition to the indoor shower, there are 4 outdoor shower heads with a privacy fence for outdoor showering. Both floors are equipped with air conditioning, the living room boasts a huge sofa that can be utilized as a single bed, we offer satellite tv, wifi, a safe for your valuables, and off-street parking.

The back deck is where you will spend most of your time. It features a teak dining table with seating for 6, a gas grill and a charcoal grill. There are also rocking chairs, a hammock and two ceiling fans. This is the perfect place to watch the Scarlet Macaws, Green Parrots, Tucans and Pelicans.


Luxury Osa Peninsula Vacation Rentals

Here is our top 5 picks for Luxury Osa Peninsula vacation rentals. A where to stay in Costa Rica article.

Casa Arenosa

  • Villa
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Experience eco-jungle living in style at Casa Arenosa. This private, beachfront home for rent was created with all the love of Matapalo. It is located on the secluded and pristine Backwash Beach, on an acre and a half of lushly landscaped gardens.

The Osa Peninsula is a paradise for nature lovers who thrive on adventure. It is as pristine and off the beaten-road as it gets! There are no big hotels or discos on the beach. It’s raw, beautiful and brimming with life. National Geographic calls it the most bio-diverse place on the planet!

Casa Arenosa is a fully functioning home off the grid. It is entirely powered by solar energy and has a rainwater catchment system as well as fresh spring water. Here, you can experience off the grid living in jungle luxury. Casa Arenosa is a two-story, open-air home, with a plunge pool and plenty of decks and areas to relax and lounge. It has with three bedrooms, two bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, a separate kitchen palapa and a dining room palapa all connected with an open thatch-roof breezeway.


Tres Palmas

  • House 8000 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

This Beautiful Tropical Paradise Home sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Below are three of the most Exotic Beaches in the Osa Peninsula, “Cabo Matapalo”. Pan Dulce, Backwash Bay, and Playa Matapalo de Osa.

This house was built with luxury and comfort in mind and has all the comforts of home. As the owner of Tres Palmas says “Mi Casa es Su Casa”.

The beach is a short walk down our tropical pathway through a dense primary rain forest. It’s common to see all four types of Monkeys, Scarlett Macaws, Toucans, Sloths, Anteaters and other wildlife.

The property is surrounded by thousands of acres of rain forest that connects to the famed Corcovado National Park. Corcovado National Park is home to 80% of all the wildlife species found in Costa Rica.


Casa Grande

  • House
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Come live the Costa Rica experience at “El Tumbo de las Olas” (the sound of the waves), a luxury private retreat set on three acres in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. El Tumbo’s Casa Grande, the heart of the property, is a two-story lodge thoughtfully designed for communing with friends, family, and the natural world.

The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a casual dining area in an open floor plan that allows guests to feel at one with the surrounding jungle. With two bedrooms, two master suites, a large open loft space, and three baths, the second floor of El Tumbo offers plenty of sleeping space with ample privacy for each guest. Each bedroom is equipped with mosquito netting and a heavy-duty fan to keep the tropical air flowing.

Our favourite feature of Casa Grande without a doubt is the open-air deck that wraps around the entire second floor. A perfect place to recline in a hammock and enjoy the stunning jungle-lined ocean views, expansive gardens, colourful wildlife, and mystic jungle from above.


Atrevida

  • Villa 3229 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Min Stay: 3 nights

Located on a private refuge with beachfront, Atrevida is a newly constructed house featuring unique architecture. In an area of exceptional natural beauty, Atrevida includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a swimming pool, a large kitchen/dining area and a hanging garden. Each room has a fantastic view of the natural surroundings.

Atrevida is located on the most beautiful beach in Golfo Dulce, at the tip of the Osa Peninsula, less than ten minutes from Puerto Jimenez village. Made from bamboo and wood, Atrevida is an ideal getaway for people who love nature, the beach, or simply for those looking for peace and tranquillity.

Atrevida is a luxurious haven in a forest abundant with exotic animals. The property has exceptional beachfront. A wide variety of activities awaits you… the beach, walks in the forest, animal watching, visiting an animal refuge, fishing, surfing, zip lines, visiting Corcovado Park and much more. To ensure an unforgettable experience in complete tranquillity, Atrevida includes the services of a guard, a property manager, a chef and a housekeeper.


Mindugar

  • House 10000 sq. ft.
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Min Stay: 4 nights

Mindugar is a premier rental property on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The home offers luxury in an extraordinary jungle setting. Take in breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s natural wildlife from the privacy of this eight-acre estate. The property rises gradually from Backwash Beach and stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens backing up to a mountainside draped in the abundant rainforest. The home is situated at the base of the mountain, approximately 35 meters above the water and less than 100 yards from the sand; and boasts garden and ocean views. The open-air design of the home takes advantage of both mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day. Mindugar is the ultimate in tropical coastal living. The attention to detail and amenities provided ensure comfort in a secluded setting.

Spanning roughly 10,000 square feet, Mindugar consists of a large communal area known as the Casa Grande, three detached bungalows, and plenty of outdoor living space. The Casa Grande contains a master bedroom suite, kitchen, dining area, bar, living room, guest bathroom, pool and patio. A spiral staircase made from tropical hardwoods takes you to the master bedroom which is furnished with a king-size bed, ceiling fan, closet space, and large bathroom with his and her sinks. The living area contains bamboo-framed sofas, chairs, a coffee table, satellite TV, and an iPod docking station. The kitchen is fully equipped with a professional gas range, two chest-style refrigerators, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and all the cooking utensils one needs. The dining area features an oversized table custom made from local hardwoods. The table seats twelve people comfortably. Just off the dining area is a bar with a small sink, sofa, and bar stools. A full-size guest bathroom is also located on the main floor. The focal point of the Casa Grande is a large infinity pool that disappears into the tropical scenery and blue waters of Backwash Bay. The pool includes a shallow area great for sunbathing, as well as a deep end that measures 15 feet deep. Each of the detached bungalows is equipped with two queen beds, ceiling fans, full bathroom, closet, outdoor shower, and patio space. Manicured trails lead to each of the bungalows from the Casa Grande.

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