Whatsapp +1-831-324-3428 info@casabambu.com
Pura Vida, Pure Life



The Osa Peninsula
4 Bamboo Beach Houses
18 TripAdvisor Awards
3 famous surf breaks
About Casa Bambu

Take A Walk On The

Wild Side And Experience…

Named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa Peninsula is one of the most amazing areas on on the planet. Our off-grid getaway offers an ideal vacation in rustic, tropical comfort, for families, nature lovers, surfers, fishermen and more. At Casa Bambu the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is steps away, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. 

From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Right in front, enjoy spectacular ocean vistas, a pristine, secluded beach and shore fishing. Or venture out to marvellous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. 

If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you’ll love Casa Bambu.

Come to where the rainforest meets the sea and experience the true Pura Vida!

  • Handcrafted bamboo houses on six acres of secluded beachfront
  • Surfing: World-class point break in front
  • World-class fishing
  • Abundant wildlife (including 4 types of monkey often in the yard!)
  • Surrounded by rainforest 

When natives of Costa Rica greet each other, they say “Pura Vida,” or pure life. When you visit Casa Bambu, you’ll truly understand what this means.


One of the Osa Peninsula’s

Most Popular Properties

As the winner of 24 TripAdvisor Awards, Casa Bambu is in the top 1/10 of 1% of all TripAdvisor destinations worldwide.

TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award: 2022 and every year since 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence  2022 and every year since 2011
TripAdvisor Platinum Green Leader. We are proud to be in one of the highest levels of the GreenLeader program. 

Elizabeth A
Elizabeth A
January 3, 2020.
We spent a week at Casa Sonrisa at the beginning of December....it was all I had hoped for and more. Our main goal was enjoying the wildlife and beauty of the Osa Peninsula, and that could easily be done without leaving the comfortable outdoor living room deck. Waking to the call of the howler monkeys every morning was a treat, and trogons, scarlet macaws, toucans and innumerable other birds surround the house. We hired William to take us on a tour of Corcovado one day, and also took morning birding/waterfall hikes, and a night hike with him. He is is super knowledgeable guide and a delightful person. Leda and her sister came and cooked for us several nights (a luxury we highly recommend!), leaving with the table set with multiple dishes and a clean kitchen. And Kirk answered all our questions and was extremely helpful both pre-trip and during the trip. The beach (a very short walk from the house) was lovely and a great way to cool off after a hike. The house is just delightful....you feel as if you're outdoors. Comfy beds, complete with mosquito netting and fans and a well-equipped kitchen, made this lovely house even better. We'd go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend Casa Bambu!
December 19, 2019.
We spent a week at Casa Bambu and stayed in Casa Linda. We couldn’t have had a better time. With an ocean front view, monkeys, McCaws, and toucans right above your head (sometimes the monkeys are in your window), and such accommodating hosts it’s hard to have an unenjoyable time. Kirk was so helpful with giving us all the information we could ever need. A tour guide named William lives on the property, he grew up there and took us on a few hikes. We highly recommend using him, he can spot any wildlife you want to see. The cooks who will make you dinner for a small price are amazing! Every meal was delicious. My family and I can’t wait to visit again and even thought about extending our trip this time. If you’re visiting Costa Rica we highly recommend staying at Casa Bambu.
November 27, 2019.
We spent 11 nights at Casa Sonrisa and absolutely loved it. Just sitting on our deck was like being in wildlife central — from there, we regularly saw (and heard) all 4 kinds of monkeys, macaws, toucans, hawks, pelicans, vultures, agoutis, trogons, iguanas, lizards and more. Our bamboo casa was lovely, clean, comfortable and perfect. The walk down to Playa Pan Dulce took maybe 3 minutes. The beach road continues south to almost the tip of the peninsula, where it dead ends at yet another beautiful beach. There are a bunch of beaches in between, each special in its own way. Kirk, William & Leda took really good care of us and responded to our questions and needs quickly and kindly. One night we hired Olive (not sure os spelling) to cook for us and she made the most amazing fish tacos with from-scratch tortillas. I highly recommend staying here and taking advantage of the many opportunities offered. I would certainly love to stay here again.
David L
David L
September 1, 2019.
We stayed a few days in Casa Linda, which sits right atop Pan Dulce beach and has a great view of the waves wrapping into the bay. Good choice if you want to sit on the deck and wait for perfect conditions before paddling out in the surf. The beach is also an ideal place to learn to surf for beginners, as the waves on the inside are very gentle and peel nicely. My girlfriend took surf lessons here and I think she is hooked now. (A great relief to me; we're now engaged). We were going to stay four days, but ended up cancellig our plans to go elsewhere and found it hard to leave after a week! The grounds are beautiful and well-manicured. Casa Linda is one of four rental vacation homes on the property, all constructed mostly of bamboo. The attention to detail in their design makes them very comfortable places to stay, cool day and night without the need for A/C. Linda has high ceilings and feels very spacious. There is clean and potable well water, refrigeration, a modern septic system, and a fully functional kitchen with well-maintained, high quality equipment. The pots were heavy-bottomed and the knives were kept sharp. The house operates a bit like a vacation rental, but it is cleaned every couple days and the staff can provide a number of other services (such as preparing meals, leading tours, etc.) as needed. At the same time, despite the modern conveniences, because the house has an open construction, we felt very close to nature here, like camping but without the bug bites and sleepless night (the comfy beds beds are enclosed in mosquito netting). Our stay was almost entirely free of man-made noises, and we fell asleep most nights by 8 or 9 to the sound of the waves, wind, rain, and jungle creatures (even though we are both normally night-owls). We woke up early to the sounds of howler monkeys and flocks of colorful scarlet macaws that frequent the almond trees outside the house. Most nights we were exhausted from surfing, kayaking, hiking, wildlife watching, or exploring the neighboring Corcovado National Park. Our days were very full, physically exhausting but spiritually restorative. I think this is the definition of "pura vida." Kirk, the owner, Elena, William, and all the staff were very kind and helpful. On the way in, we had investigated going on a tour of Corcovado with a highly rated tour operation in Puerto Jiminez, but for the sake of simplicity we decided to visit the park with William, who is the caretaker at Casa Bambu and also a licensed guide for the park. We are glad we did. William has an incredibly sharp eye and has close relationships with the rangers and other local guides, which enabled us to see a wide variety of animals on our tour, including tapirs, anteaters, sloths, coatis, agoutis, monkeys, and all manner of birds. My Spanish and William's English are both rudimentary, but much of the tour was hiking and nothing was lost in translation. We loved our trip to Corcovado, and William pointed out things we would never see on our own, but if you hang out at the house long enough, you may eventually see a lot of these animals. An anteater lumbered across the lawn the morning after our hike, for example. This was my fourth or fifth trip to Costa Rica, which is my happy place. I feel like each time I get a little closer to perfection. In the past, when I have mostly traveled alone on surf trips, I have wanted to go to Cabo Matapalo but stayed away because there is not a lot of budget accommodation in the area, especially for a solo traveler. This time, with two people, Casa Bambu made a lot more sense, and although it's more expensive than staying in Puerto Jiminez, it still strikes me as a fantastic value, from the perspective of location, quality of accommodation, and the excellent staff. It would be an even better value for larger groups (Linda has four bedrooms and was much bigger than we needed). In sum, I doubt I can get any closer to my paradise than Cabo Matapalo, and we're looking forward to our next trip to Casa Bambu.
August 21, 2019.
Top location, beautiful house in front of the beach/ocean. Friendly owner Kirk and Manager William, we made a trip to Corcovado national park with William: very good, a lot of animals and nature. The house: a lot of space, good kitchen, and bathroom, fans etc

Casa Bambu

A unique “Swiss Family Robinson” house

located right on secluded Pan Dulce beach,

where the rainforest meets the sea.

Casa Linda

An open-air, tropical house situated right on the beach

with your own private path to explore.

La Piña

Staying in Casa Piña is like having your own

private nature preserve as your backyard

with a beautiful ocean view in your front yard. 

La Sonrisa

Casa Sonrisa is our most private house.

It’s like having your own private rainforest

treehouse to relax and enjoy the sounds of the animals. 

“Our bamboo house on the beach was fantastic, with a well-appointed kitchen and two porches. The indoor-outdoor living allowed us to see the howler and white-faced monkeys, scarlet macaws and other wildlife in their natural habitat while we went about our business or just sat and relaxed. It was an honor to be among them! William took us on a great day hike in Corcovado, where we spotted anteaters, coatis, many monkeys and species of birds and reptiles; he also took us on an incredibly special local sloth sighting our last afternoon! Kirk also arranged a tour of the Golfo Dulce, with Josh, where we spotted the roseate spoonbill and spent some time being circled by a group of very friendly and enthusiastic dolphins! All and all, the entire experience was a dream come true for me, and it was made all the better by staying at Casa Bambu and benefiting from the great experience of Kirk and William both.”

Sheri H

Amenity Information


Free WiFi

Fast, dependable, unlimited internet from a private internet supplier with guaranteed speed of 2 megabits and unlimited download bandwidth.⁠

English-speaking Contact

An English-speaking contact answers all of your questions before your trip, sets you up in a San Jose hotel if needed, and serves as an emergency liaison while you are travelling.

4G Phone Signal

There is 4G LTE phone reception at all of the houses.

Safe Well Water

We provide some of nature’s best pure artesian well water so no need for bottled water while you’re here.  

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the area and Corcovado Park are available.

Cooking Service Available

Hire Leda to cook delicious Tico (Costa Rican) style food for you and your guests. You supply the food.

Personal Safe

A personal safe is in each house for laptop size valuables.

House Alarm System

An alarm is installed in each house to keep everything safe while you’re exploring the area.

110-volt outlets

No need to bring bulky adaptors with you: all outlets are 110-volts.

24/7 Service

On site caretaker and manager plus housekeeping staff are always available. 


There is daily housekeeping and the house is also thoroughly cleaned every three days. You can have your laundry done for a minimal charge.

Beach Fun

We provide kayaks with life preservers, boogie boards and beach chairs (no beach towels) for tons of beach fun.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM. Check-in time is 2 PM. You are welcome to be at the property beyond these times, but house availability is not guaranteed. In that case, we will secure your belongings.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled more than 30 days before arrival are refundable, minus a $75 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 30 days or less before the start of your stay are refundable, less a $75 processing fee, only if we are able to re-rent the premises for the same time period.  We do our best to do that.


A 50% deposit is required to reserve the house. With some exceptions, balance is due one month prior to arrival.

Have a Question?

Talk to the Host

The Osa Peninsula

The Area

“The Osa Peninsula contains a nearly intact fauna, including jaguars, tapirs, white-lipped peccaries, curassows, macaws, and other sensitive species. The diversity of wildlife is astonishing.” 
Professor David Wilcove, Princeton University

The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s “little Amazon” and Matapalo, its coastal edge, is the most unspoiled region in Costa Rica. Jacques Cousteau called its magnificent Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf) the most pristine of the world’s four tropical fjords. 75% of the Osa is either national park or forest preserve and contains 13 major ecosystems, including: rainforests, lowland forests, cloud forests, mangrove and freshwater swamps, lagoons, beaches and coral reefs.

Corcovado Park

Corcovado Park, the “crown jewel” of Costa Rica and one of the most significant natural preserves in this hemisphere, is about an hour drive from Casa Bambu. It contains:

  • Over 375 bird species 
  • 850 tree species 
  • 125 species of mammal
  • 40 species of freshwater fish
  • 50 bat species
  • 1,500 plant and fern species
  • More than 6,000 insect species 
  • 117 species of reptiles and amphibians
  • Costa Rica’s largest population of the endangered scarlet macaw and Central America’s largest population of squirrel monkeys
Sight Seeing

A walk down the coastal jungle dirt road toward Backwash and Matapalo beaches can be a real adventure. Among the wildlife you are likely to see are monkeys, coatis, scarlett macaw, toucans, hawks (and countless other bird species), iguana, iridescent blue morpho butterflies and much more. The rainforest ecosystem is very much intact here and there are exotic species of plants and animals everywhere.Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.


Fantastic surfing, fishing, hiking, birding, beach fun, swimming, monkey watching, bird watching, kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding–so much to do and every day is an adventure! 


You can do lots on your own, but there are also great tours available, both on land and sea, which give you unique access to this amazing area. They include hiking through Corcovado National Park, canopy tour and zip lining, horseback riding, guided bird watching, deep sea fishing, tour of the Golfo Dulce, mangrove kayaking, surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding and more.


Four types of monkey, scarlet macaw and hundreds of other bird speicies, sloth, iguana, anteaters, iridescent butterflies, coatis, agoutis, tayras, kinkajouse, jaguars, patnthers, tapir, armadillos and many more wonderful animals live here. In this part of the world, you’ll even see many animals you didn’t know existed!

Restaurants and Bars

There are several local restaurants that range from gourmet (yes, gourmet food in the rainforest!) to homecooked local fare. Several are within walking distance, others a short drive. 

How to get to Casa Bambu houses.
294 Excellent 5-star Reviews

Guest Reviews

“We couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular “off the grid” stay in Costa Rica! Grocery shopping in Puerto Jimenez and then having a kitchen stocked with dishes, pots and pans were perfect for being able to cook for ourselves. This was easily the best trip either of us have been on. The beauty of the Osa Peninsula was stunning and breathtaking and we wouldn’t have been able to see it all without staying at Casa Linda!”

Amanda M

We stayed a few days in Casa Linda, which sits right atop Pan Dulce beach and has a great view of the waves wrapping into the bay. Good choice if you want to sit on the deck and wait for perfect conditions before paddling out in the surf. The beach is also an ideal place to learn to surf for beginners, as the waves on the inside are very gentle and peel nicely. My girlfriend took surf lessons here and I think she is hooked now. (A great relief to me; we’re now engaged). We were going to stay four days, but ended up cancelling our plans to go elsewhere and found it hard to leave after a week!”

David L

Adventures in paradise from Casa Bambu! We stayed in Casa Linda with 6 people. Great accommodations, well described, and such an amazing location. Kirk arranged a boat trip on the Golfo Dulce for snorkeling and dolphin watching. We went on a night beach hike with William to try to see turtles (only the brilliant stars and a quarter moon out that night, but many nests and tracks were sighted). This off-the-grid house has an amazing view and is steps to a lovely beach. Great showers, good wifi, and so many birds.

Laurie F

Our family loves to discover the flora & fauna of the South Pacific CR rain forest and this was the perfect place to do so – without breaking the bank! A spacious 3 bedroom, open air bamboo house on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce surrounded by macaws in almond trees and four types of monkeys up & down the beach road. We even saw an anteaters – in trees and on the ground! Can it get any better?

Renee S

My Second home! This is Paradise! Third year In a row we come to this Paradise!!! It is a dreamland ??????

I love the place, the weather, the perfect waves, the views and the people! I have been in Casa Linda, Bambu and Sonrisa – All of them are magic!! Casa Sonrisa is like being in the jungle with the animals, and the views are incredible!!! Bambu and Linda are beautiful and right at the beach! All of them are perfect!!!

The service of the place is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The houses are very clean, the landlord Kirk is a gentleman and always ready to help and William is always also ready to help and solve any problems. You have great wifi and hot water always. I have surfed the longest and best waves of my life. Hopefully next year we’ll return.


Top location, beautiful house in front of the beach/ocean. Friendly owner Kirk and Manager William, we made a trip to Corcovado national park with William: very good, a lot of animals and nature.
The house: a lot of space, good kitchen, and bathroom, fans etc


Food & Drink

Meal Options

Local Grocery Store

We arrange a reliable and comfortable taxi to meet your flight in Puerto Jimenez, and take you to buy food at the local grocery store and then out to the house (there is a taxi fee).

Meals Upon Request

Hire Leda, our wonderful cook, to provide delicious Tico (Costa Rican) style dishes. You just supply the food.

Local Restaurants

There are several local restaurants within walking distance of the houses. 

Your Adventure Awaits


Reach out and we can help answer any questions you may have.

Whatsapp: +1 831 324 3428
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.