The guest(s) have access to the entire 65 acre property, One family or group at a time. It has a fresh water river that is connected to Costa Rican famous manglar and a 30 minute boat ride to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, where there is access to Caño Island, Corcovado National Park and many beautiful beaches.
-Horseback riding with local guide
-Mangove tour in our boat with local guide
-Secluded water fall tour with local guide:
-Kayak in the Sierpe River
-Fishing in the Siepre River in the motor boat:
-Secluded Jungle hiking tour with local guide:
-Playa Blanca beach day in the motor boat:
-Tours range from $12-$70pp
-Children under 5 are free, 6-10 are half price and over 11 full price
Recommended Separate Tours:
-Caño Island and snorkeling or diving adventure- Jorge from La Perla del Sur and Melvin from Sabalo Lodge
-Corcodabo National Park Tour - Jorge from La Perla del Sur and Melvin from Sabalo Lodge
-Drake Bay: Dolphin and Whale watching -Sierra from Divine Dolphin
-Deep Sea fishing Pablo from Sierpe fishing
Interaction with guests
Guest have the opportunity explore the farm and close areas on the 3 horses that are available on the farm for a small fee. There is also a sub boat and 3-inflatable paddle canoes for guest to ride in the manglar.
The river, manglar and ocean can be enjoyed and reach on an engine boat that is provided for guest and driven by the local tour guide Luis for a small fee. The waterfall is amazing.
We have a small kitchen if you want to cook and coolers for ice. (please don't forget the ice) You have the options of purchasing meals at Sabalo Lodge they are one mile from the finca. They also have wifi and a very nice swimming natural river. I just need to know ahead of time to let them know you are coming.
Finca Manglar is a private farm located in the middle of Osa, Peninsula that covers 65 acres of Costa Rica's rainforest. Perfectly suited for those who seek a peaceful vacation to connect with nature will be able to do so surrounded in one of the largest and preserved mangroves in the Americas.
One of the main characteristic that attract people is the farm's total remoteness. Off the gris is quintessential to experiencing the adventure in horseback-riding, private beaches, canoeing and paddling in mangroves, hiking, animal sightseeing, waterfalls hiking, fishing, star and bird watching, and much more.
From San José to Sierpe it is about a 5 hour ride. Once you arrive at Sierpe, you must board the ferry that cost $12, which will land on a narrow unpaved road. It is a direct 35 minute ride to the farm.
***Strongly suggest a 4x4 for the unpaved road.
Sansa Air and Nature Air are the only airlines that offer flights to the Osa Peninsula. These airlines operate small airplanes with a capacity of 12 passengers, therefore there are some baggage restrictions.
- Sansa Air airport is located next to the San Jose (SJO) International Airport.
- Nature Air airport is about a 20 minutes drive from the SJO.
***When you arrive to Palmar Norte, you can take a 15 minute taxi ride to Sierpe and from there we can pick and drop you off, to and from the farm, in our boat for a 15 dollar fee each way up to 5 people.
There are several departure times at the Central Bus Terminal of San José or other bus terminals in Costa Rica, which will take you through Palmar Norte to Sierpe. Depending upon your departure time, the trip to Sierpe will take approximately 5-6 hours.
Other things to note
- Even though there is no wi-fi available on the property, One mile away the property Sábalo Lodge does offer wi-fi and they have a small restaurant and cold drinks. He also offers tours to Caño Island
-Insect repellant (if you are prone to insect bites, Deeet/Off is highly recommended
-Books, music, craft art projects or any other item that you love to fill your days with (during rainy season)
-Cash for all the local tours (U.S dollars are accepted all over Costa Rica)
50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 14%
Monthly Discount: 47%
the finca manglar is a truely beautiful place and a great representation for what the wild places of costa rica has to offer. evelio is a swetheart and a blessing to have on the property. words cant describe how happy i was to travel and spend 6 days at finca manglar. i already know that i will be back some day when i can speak better spanish. luis is also an amazing guide and took us on a freshwater shrimp fishing tour on his own time just because he liked us. we saw sooooo many amazing species of wildlife and drank the best coconut water i\'ve had in my life. i could write for days on how amazing this place is. this is an amazing experiece for the adventurous type
We have stayed 3 nights at Finca Manglar. It was an adventure from the start. Booking and contact with Lia went smoothly, we got information on how to get there and also about the tours to get an impression of what awaited. We came from Manuel Antonio, driving to a small village of Sierpe for the small ferry. The road from the ferry to Finca Manglar is best to drive daytime - that means 06.00-18.00. Roads are not good and it is easier to navigate with daylight. Fantastic views of the surroundings just 5 minutes before taking the right turn. Shopping was done best at Palmar Norte, just 15 minutes before arriving to Sierpe. The only thing we did not get was the ice for the cooler boxes. It would have been easier for us if we had our own cooler box. Anyway we managed stock up enough supplies to last three days, counting on some fresh fish and the restaurant of the neighbour Sabalo Lodge. The restaurant is mainly for the guests of the lodge, so it is good to visit them directly and agree on something in advance. It helps that they know about your needs and plans, as it is not an ordinary restaurant. Of the tours we tried the mangrove boat tour, horse riding tour to the waterfalls(with a short hike the last bit) and the beach tour. All tours were fantastic. Luis showed us many animals, birds and crabs. We wished that we could understand more, but even with limited ability in Spanish language we could learn a lot about the nature of Costa Rica. Sleeping was an adventure, first making sure no bugs were inside the net. The bedroom is protected by nets as well, but it is not fully closed up, so it is advisable to keep lights low. We had some trouble from black beetles attracted to light, then the only way was to turn off the lights and go to bed early. Both Evelio and Luis are the most kind and humble people easy to love from the start. We hope to come back some day.
Welcome to Paradise. Yes it\'s in the middle of nowhere, but it is the most magic place we have seen in Costa Rica. Yes it\'s adventuruous, but Luiz and Evilio are there to make you feel comfortable. Yes it\'s outdoor, but it\'s clean and there are enough things to make your stay easy. The house is beautiful and large! If you like the pictures, reality is even more suprising! There are so many beautiful sites to explore that we advise you to stay more then 3 nights. Thanks Lia for a perfect stay! We loved Finca Manglar.
An amazing location far from the maddening crowd.. this is a very special home in the middle of beauty. Beware you need to come prepared with plenty of ice, for refrigeration. Do a trip to the wonderful beach it\'s paradise... look forward to returning.
The place is nice and big. Evelio and Luis welcomed us well and made us feel comfortable. Dolly is a real cooker, everything she did for our stomach was wonderful. They are really nice people. Thank you for everything ! Pura Vida !