About Oasis Osa Villas
The Osa Peninsula has a number of eco-lodges which cater to those wishing to have that style of experience. Based on our personal clientele, we saw a need for luxury and comfort. We listened carefully to what our guests were looking for in regards to accommodation, and then we built it. We want you to come to the Osa Peninsula and enjoy all the beauty, nature, diversity and wildlife to be seen here. At the same time we want you to go back to your villa at the end of the day and have all the creature comforts that you are accustomed to. We are sure you won’t be disappointed when you join us at the Oasis Osa Villas.
About the Osa Peninsula
The Osa Peninsula is located on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. National Geographic has dubbed this world premier rainforest destination as “One of the most biologically intense places on earth.”
The Osa Peninsula is a true oasis of land, water, and life. Covering an area of just 700 square miles, the Osa’s geological history makes it home to an unparalleled amount of biodiversity. The Osa is home to half of all the species in Costa Rica, that’s a staggering 2.5% of the entire biodiversity of the planet. The pristine peninsula is bound on the northwest by Drake Bay, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Golfo Dulce. The Osa Peninsula offers breathtaking, untouched scenery, secluded beaches, and abundant wildlife encompassing lush primary rainforest and a complex system of freshwater and marine resources.
About our Family
Tosh spends the majority of this time in or near the ocean. He is a high-ranking competitive surfer at national level in Costa Rica as well as an avid fisherman. He has had a passion for fishing since he could walk and started fishing with his father. Tosh has started a side business off his father’s sportfishing biz. He now has four kayaks and has become quite sought after as a kayak fishing guide. Like his father his passion lies within the ocean. Whether it be fishing, surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, or spearfishing. The kid has fins, a fro and is most happy when salty.We hope you have an opportunity to experience kayaking fishing in the magical Gulfo Dulce with Tosh. Click here for Tosh’s page
Kaya was the addition that completed our family. She is our creative little artist. Kaya’s passions are horseback riding, art, and swimming. She is an incredibly creative child. Kaya loves nature and all animals. She can create almost anything from a fort to a dress out of the things she finds around her in the Osa. We hope she can inspire you and your children to do the same.
Cory has been a fisherman all his life. Growing up in Bermuda gave him the taste for saltwater and his love and respect for the ocean. After returning to Canada at age eleven, Cory continued his love of fishing in the rivers and lakes surrounding Winnipeg. He later moved to Calgary and the Bow River where he began fly fishing. After attaining a diploma in Engineering Drafting and Design, he opted for an office in the outdoors. Cory began his career as a professional guide at Scott Lake Lodge, where he has been working summers since 1993. In 2002, he started guiding out of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, where he fell in love with the country, the Golfo Dulce and the fishing.
Cara is a born and raised Canadian prairie girl with a love of the outdoors, travel, and people. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education from the U of S, Cara found a passion for traveling, experiencing the world and meeting new people. She has traveled Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and all of Central America. Cara has also lived in Panama and the Dominican Republic, working in private international schools. Cara continued to use her education by immersing herself in the community of Puerto Jimenez, dedicating five years of volunteer work towards a small bilingual nonprofit school. She has also returned to Canada and worked in schools there for part of the year. In recent years Cara has been busy as a surf mom, traveling all over Costa Rica and to Canada for national surf events. Prairie girl turned surf mom. Focus is now on facilitating the homeschooling of Tosh and Kaya during their time in Costa Rica as well as managing the logistics of Tropic Fins Adventures and the new Oasis Osa Villas.
About Puerto Jimenez
Puerto Jiménez is a small, friendly town located on the Osa Peninsula. There are approximately 3000 habitants in the town. Part of the appeal of Puerto Jiménez is that it is an off-the-beaten path destination. There is a quaint waterfront sprinkled with a few restaurants, the local pier and a swimming spot that is perfect for small kids. You can rent paddle boards and kayaks right along the waterfront and enjoy part of the day on the calm waters of the Gulfo Dulce.
Take a walk on mainstreet and enjoy the small town charm. Puerto Jiménez is still very much a small fishing village with a friendly vibe. Check out one of the local sodas – a local place to eat a typical meal of rice and beans, pop into the few tourist shops, or just have a seat in one of the restaurants and watch the town go by. Puerto Jimenez is one of the main jumping off points for visiting Corcovado National Park.
The town of Puerto Jiménez is located along the protected inner coastline of the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), one of only three tropical fjords in the world. The gulf itself is truly a hidden gem here in Costa Rica. You can head out exploring and find secluded beaches and the wonderful biodiversity of the region. Puerto Jiménez is the perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and those who want the peace and tranquility of an undiscovered paradise.
About the Gulfo Dulce
The Gulfo Dulce is a beautiful 80 degree turquoise oasis for marine life. A day on the water may have you within site of dolphins, turtles, rays, a variety of fish and seasonal whales. The Gulfo Dulce has a wide variety of beaches that are great for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. Surrounding the warm blue waters of the Golfo Dulce is a tropical rain forest with limitless hiking trails. An incredible amount of wildlife can be found here including but not limited to; all four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica (spider, white-faced, squirrel and howler), Poison Dart frogs, Morpho butterflies, anteaters, agouti, coati mundi, jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, crocodiles and margays.
About Playa Preciosa
The Playa Preciosa is actually named Playa Platanares. Locals have affectionately nicknamed the beach Playa Preciosa
Playa Preciosa is an extremely long beach where you can walk for miles in either direction. There are very few people here and most of the time you can have the beach all to yourself. Depending on the day there can be surfable waves or it can be extremely calm with small tide pools in which a toddler can play. There are palm trees along the beach providing shade as well as a perch for the famous Scarlet Macaws which can regularly be seen flying around this area.
Oasis Osa and the Osa Peninsula are the perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and those who want the peace and tranquility of an undiscovered paradise.