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The WHALE RESORT Puerto Jimenez Osa Peninsula

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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
Words are hard to describe this property. It's a 3.5 acre beachfront property with three homes. Each home is privately secluded from the others, with trails and pathways full of colorful vegetation, connecting each home through-out the 3.5 acres.

Our entrance is gated, and when you go through the gates, it's like passing through to the other side into a wonderland of Mother Nature's tropical paradise! It offers the best of all worlds. It sits on the shore of Playa Juanito Mora, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Osa Peninsula, yet still sits in the middle of the most luscious tropical jungle flooded with several varieties of Heliconia, and colorful orchids through-out! Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Titi Monkeys, Cappuccino Moneys, and Howler Monkeys are all there too! No matter what your personal interests may be, whether it...
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About the Owner, Michael a
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 128 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN5612943
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

If you want a no-planning, no-hassle vacation in Costa Rica, this is for you. From the moment you arrive, EVERYTHING (food, laundry, planning the outings, transportation, etc.) is handled for you. The staff handled our large, multi-generational family (12 people) with ease. Special thanks to the wonderful whale resort team: Esteven (incredibly gifted chef), Erick (Best Oyster Catcher around), and...

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Our 12-year-old daughter was awarded a Make-a-Wish Foundation trip in late 2016, and spent the rest of the year trying to decide where to go. We were outwardly supportive of any choice she made, though we hoped to avoid the “busy spots” such as Disney or Harry Potter (London). With two younger children (one a busy four), we could only...

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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The Whale Resort is a hidden treasure in the middle of the jungle and on the edge of the ocean. The views are the kind you dream of. The staff on top of being lovable was highly professional. Our dinners and breakfasts that were prepared at the lodge were not only healthy and all fresh, they were extra delicious !...

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Thank you for the kind review and thank you for following my lead when guiding you throughout your stay, trusting my advice on how squeeze every drop of fun out of each day of your trip. There are so many things to do and see, and my job is to make sure you enjoy Costa Rica and The Whale Resort...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    4 Full baths
    1 Super King
    3 Sofas
    2 Kings
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: €244 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
La Resort Ballena 'The Whale Resort' is a large beachfront resort style home located on the edge of Canaza, a small town just near Puerto Jimenez. The home is in the Osa Peninsula, and backs up to the Golfo Dulce, where one of the natures most interesting phenomenon's occur, and literally right here in our own backyard. The Humpback Whales take a three month journey from Alaska heading to the Golfo Dulce as they seek refuge from their only natural predictor, The Orca, to safely bear their young.
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How to get there
Airport: Puerto Jimenez: 13.0 km
La Resort Ballena 'The Whale Resort' is easy to get to. If you prefer to drive from San Jose's International Airport, it's about a 5 hour drive, mostly on major and well maintained highways. If you prefer, there are also several daily flights to Puerto Jimenez. which is about 15 minutes from our brachfront property. There are several car rental companies at the local Jimenez airport. We provide a personal concierge to help decide and plan your travel arrangements, whatever you choose them to be.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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