Submitted: April 4, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
I just spent nearly a week at Punta Sonada with my wife and daughter (age 6). The property and experience was everything that I thought it would be and way more. Just fabulous. If you end up doing this trip you will be so extremely pleased with this property, and glad that you chose the Osa as your destination.
We decided not to rent a car for this leg of our CR journey, and instead arranged to be picked up by the property caretake, Jose and his 15 yr old son Joselito. They were all smiles as we departed from the 12 seater plane at the air strip in PJ. We stopped at the grocery store and bought our food for the week, stopped at the ATM (funny side note- I forgot my ATM card, and was getting into the truck when a man came out of the lobby and gave it back to me. Says a little about the wonderful people on the Osa), and finally at the fishing store for a few lures since I wanted to fish, and we were on our way.
The road to the house was in great condition and we were at the house in 20 mins. The guys got us settled, we met Illiet (Jose's wife) and daughter, and they showed us around. If we needed anything we just needed to ask. The caretakers have their own house on the property roughly 300-400 yards away, so you are totally alone yet they are accessible if needed.
I never understaood that there are actualky two houses on the property that come with the rental. I think that was b/c we were just three and it didnt matter, There is the large house in the picture, and another smaller house with two queen beds and a master bathroom, & outdoor showewr which is gorgeous as well. We ened up staying in the main house which has two levels. The downstairs living area is great, with chairs, a hammock, lawn chairs, kitchen table and chairs, bathroom, separate kitchen and it is all so beautifully built, decorated, and clean. The bedroom is upsatirs and is massive with three beds, and ocean views, I loved waking up in the middle of the night and walking around in the moonlight and just checking things out.
We arranged to have Illiet cook breakfast for us each morning, and dinner most nights. We planned to make our own lunches and dine out a few nights for which there are a few options. Chris and Pheobe can dial you into those. The meals were terrific.
Our days were spent relaxing on the property, takling in the floral and fauna, kyaking, fishing, swimming repeatedly, surfing, reading, playing cards, beach combing, collecting hermit crabs...just go!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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