Las Almendras is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom open air home on Backwash Bay
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Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
What's not to like? Just a bit of paradise... Monkeys and parrots everyday. Beach nearby, Quiet, relaxing... All good.
Amazing home, beautiful beach, tons of monkeys!
Beautiful home within a quick walk to a sandy beach. We saw monkeys everyday! Gretchen was excellent and answered any questions we had promptly. The house has everything you need for a chill vacation in the jungle. Perfect!
Amazing spot, beautiful layout and property and an incredible area.
Amazing place. We would return in a heartbeat. The team that is the support for the house were lovely and very helpful when we needed them... which wasn’t often. The house is perfect for two couples looking for a get away. Despite the open layout, bugs were not an issue. Don’t worry!
The pool was essential! The kitchen is well stocked so cooking meals is easy to do. Overall - I would highly recommend this place!!
This place is fantastic!
Great location. Well off the beaten path, but it felt luxurious. We were graced with all 4 Costa Rican monkey species, including an epic last morning with a troop of squirrel monkeys that surrounded the house. Scarlet macaws were common place in the trees next to the house, and we saw dozens of other bird species every day.
Having a pool was extremely nice. It’s hot down there and being able to cool off was wonderful.
The house is well located, close to several good beaches and surf breaks, as well as some nice walking paths to waterfalls.
The open air architecture suited us well. I read that someone referred to it as “glamping” but I think that does the property a disservice. It is far more comfortable than glamping. However your house is open to the world and so if you are worried about bugs then don’t be surprised to see them in your living space. We were a family of four, two kids (11,14) and they loved the closeness to nature.
The beds were comfortable, the bathroom clean and bright. The shower worked very well. The living area was spectacular.
The only thing that could be better would be the kitchen utensils. We managed, but a few more utensils would have made life just perfect. If you rent this place then consider stopping off in San Jose and purchasing a good spatula, a slotted spoon, a serving spoon, and perhaps a colander to donate to the house. Then please report it in these reviews so that we do not double up when we return. Yes, we are coming back!
I do not fault the property owners or manager for this, it can be very difficult to keep quality items stocked in a place so far from large stores.
Gretchen was wonderful to work with, as were the friendly caretakers down the hill.
Overall we were pleasantly surprised with just how nice this property was. I think you should just go ahead and book now!
Fantastic home in the heart of the Osa Peninsula
This house is truly amazing!! The house is in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. Only a 1 minute walk to beautiful Backwash beach. We had monkeys, Scarlet Macaw's and a host of other beautiful animals visit us. I would 100% book this home again. Gretchen was extremely helpful in booking trips and answering questions. Book all your excursions with her for the best companies and rates. Thank you Gretchen!! Book this home with confidence, you will not be disappointed!
We are in love with this house and with Matapalo. Our third trip to Costa Rica and this area is our favorite. Totally open except for mosquito nets over beds - perfect! loved the dipping pool, and used the yoga deck every morning after amazing runs (awesome hill runs for those who like to get some altitude!). The house is up in the jungle but steps to the beach so we were always hearing the ocean (and howlers, of course). Best of both worlds. So enjoyable watching the monkeys, a few coati and the Scarlett Macaws flying over regularly. Don't let the road intimidate you. After the first time driving in you get used to it and it's no big deal! Walking the road to the beaches is an adventure every time - so much to see!! We adored the caretakers who were so kind and took care of anything and everything. Property manager Gretchen is stellar. Thank you!!!
Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 17 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.
The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.