The house and retreat at Quinta Soñada, (translation: dreamy garden/farm),
is located in the southern zone of Costa Rica, on the Peninsula de Osa.
The Osa Peninsula is the wildest part of Costa Rica, and contains one of the last untouched coastal rainforests in the world. 75% of the peninsula is either in reserve or parklands. It is bordered by the wild Amazon-like Sierpe estuary to the north, and the pristine waters of the Golfo Dulce to the south.
The Osa Peninsula was not accessible by road until the 1970's. Because of this, it has retained its natural beauty, and rich species diversity.
Quinta Soñada is 8 miles from Puerto Jimenez, and 3 miles from Matapalo at the tip of the peninsula. You are steps from an empty beach with a sweeping panoramic view of Tamales Bay, Punta Tigre and across the Gulfo Dulce towards the mountains in northern Panama. There is an airport 30 minutes away and you can fly directly from San Jose. We can arrange to pick you up and bring you out to our farm.
Puerto Jimenez, the peninsula's largest town where you will arrive by air or car, is a small town on the Gulf that has a rough and ready past as a dropping off point for gold miners. There are a number of nice restaurants and grocery stores here. As well you can board a ferry here to Golfito.
Quinta Soñada is 45 minutes from Corcovado, the crown jewel of Costa Rican National Parks. Corcovado alone contains 375 bird species, and 700 species of rainforest trees. This is wildlife lover's nirvana. It is not unusual to view while hiking all 4 species of monkeys, sloths, pizotes, agoutis, and kinkajous. We daily see the magnificent and rare scarlet macaw, two species of toucan, and hundreds of parrots. We even have occasional tapirs and large cats crossing our land.
If you venture into the park, it is possible to go for a long day-hike or to stay overnight. Within the park is a large lagoon, marshlands, amazing beaches and deep rainforests. This is home to the jaguar, four cat species, the giant anteater, the white lipped peccary, many species of nesting turtles, crocodiles and much more.
Blessed by its prime location, a stay at Quinta Soñada offers virgin rainforest, pristine beaches, magnificent mangrove forests, and beautiful rivers and waterfalls. The Golfo Dulce is a spectacular body of water and one of the best natural fisheries in the world.
Some guests have used Quinta Soñada as a stepping off point for a brief trip into Panama, Drake Bay, Cano Island dive trips, as well as Corcovado. We can help with these or any other trip or itinerary you may wish, including guided day trips into Corcovado, tree climbing, horseback tours or boat trips into the gulf.
Quinta Soñada, formerly Punta Soñada, lies on a remote beach in a very unique environment. On our secluded 7 acres the gardens, you can let the worries of civilization slip away. From your bed you can look out over the ocean and watch its changing moods, closely observe the Scarlet Macaws as they fly in to feed on the fruit trees, walk miles of unspoiled beach, or hike to waterfalls and jungle hideaways. The grounds and gardens are full of fruit trees and flowers and many days you will have fresh fruit served to you from our garden. Privacy and peace are assured.
Upstairs of the house includes 3 queen beds and a twin. An additional 2 queen beds available in the cabina next to the house (total of 6 beds). 2 bathrooms. Maximum people 8-10. Recommended 8 maximum.
A Costa Rican family lives on-site which gives you a chance to get to know a local family and see a bit of the real Costa Rica. You can cook your own meals, or we provide meals cooked by our wonderful caretakers.
We can provide up to 3 meals a day, laundry service and airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez. There is a possibility of child-care. The house has a full kitchen, with a stove, blender, coffee grinder, etc. Stereo and DVD player with lots of movies and kids features for the occasional rainy day.