Las Delicias, a most attractive plantation-type villa, is surrounded by palm and rice fields, coasting a winding river that flows into the Pacific Ocean, enjoying an open view on the nearby black mountains. It is located in the Peninsula de Osa, in the heart of Latin America's largest mangrove reserve and rainforest, perhaps the best microcosm for Costa Rica’s biological offerings. Las Delicias has its own paved runway and is only 15 minutes away from the Palmar Sur National Airport.
This luxury vacation property offers an authentic, traditional yet refined Costa Rican experience, with a staff impeccably trained to serve guests in a way normally associated with the world's most refined private homes or small luxury hotels. It is a private villa built in the 1980’s by renown Italian Architect Guido di Carpegna; carefully decorated with selected antique furniture in perfect fusion of local, colonial and European elements.
The villa is entirely covered in fine woods. It develops itself on four levels. The ground level is a full open space with hammocks and relaxation area, over viewing the swimming pool, green fields crossed by a walk-way for jogging and bicycle riding, and fruit trees. The first floor hosts three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet. The main floor has other three bedrooms, each with its full bathroom and walk-in closet; a spacious lobby, a living-room, a dining room, a half bathroom, a pantry and a breakfast room. All the windows on the main floor have balconies. The top floor accommodates a belvedere living-room with a 360-degree view; a perfect place to play cards and board games during the evenings. The service area develops itself on the ground and main floors.
The villa’s duly trained staff will be provided throughout the stay. Guests can request the sample menu and prices beforehand, in order to agree on half or full-board formulas and make meals most enjoyable. Should guest choose to explore the local restaurants and cuisine, our on-site concierge will provide recommendations and make reservation arrangements as requested.
The villa has a swimming pool, a tennis court and a shuffleboard deck, as well as a basketball hoop. Bicycles can be made available with previous notice. Our concierge can coordinate or arrange any services or activities throughout the guests’ stay and will be available prior to guests’ arrival for consultation and arrangement of activities such as SPA services, horseback riding, canopy zip-lining, surf lessons, SCUBA diving/snorkeling, fishing, whitewater rafting and much more. Numerous nearby beaches are accessible by a short car ride. Guests can take a hike through the rainforest to a private waterfall on the reserve or a boat-ride on the Sierpe River watching local flora and wildlife, including snakes, sloths, monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, and parrots. The famous pre-Columbian stone spheres (petrospheres) of Costa Rica, can be seen in Palmar Sur or on the Isla del Caño: a great one-day boat-tour from the Sierpe River.
Villa Las Delicias is highly recommended to families looking for privacy, adventure, breathtaking sceneries and an over-all relaxing unforgettable vacation in the tropics, including the intense chirping of birds at dawn. The best-equipped hospital in the South Pacific Coast can be found at only 10 minutes from Villa Las Delicias.