My three children (ages 13 - 22) and I stayed here during the week of Christmas 2018. The property was wonderfully peaceful, near the end of a dirt road, and provided easy access to all the area attractions. We enjoyed the variety of the freshly made breakfasts every morning. Carlo and Tineka are gracious hosts, and took lots of trouble to help us take full advantage of all the area has to offer. While there, we took a boat tour of the Sierpe River (great for wildlife sightings), ziplined with Osa Canopy Tours, and took a whitewater rafting trip at Rafiki Lodge. All these tours were well organized and great fun. We spent some days exploring the small towns and stunningly beautiful beaches by ourselves, and had some really great meals at several area restaurants. One of the highlights of our trip was taking an all-day tours with Carlo, who made sure he knew what we were interested in, and took us to several beautiful local spots. Swimming at the foot of a tall waterfall is our favorite memory of that day. There were still many, many things we didn't get to, so we hope we'll get to be back some day. All in all, having Eden's Nest's quiet, peaceful atmosphere as the backdrop to a very busy week was perfect for our family.
It's an spectacular place! The best place where we've been in Costa Rica. The views...the rooms are very clean, nice and comfortable. Carlo, the owner, is really kind and has prepared for us really good breakfasts and a spectacular south_african dinner! Everything was delicious.
I really recommend this place.
My husband and I needed a vacation from the hustle and bustle of city life. Boy did we get it here at Eden’s Nest. The jungalows are newly renovated and were very clean and comfortable! Being up “in the trees” gave us a feeling of privacy only shared with the occasional monkeys swinging by, the toucans singing to each other and the rustling of trees all around us. We enjoyed having an a/c to keep us cool and a little kitchenette to prepare meals. We sat on the porch and enjoyed reading and observing the birds and monkeys. Carlo greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our jungalow explaining all that we needed to know. He told us about some fun things to do like white water rafting at Rafiki. That was a wonderful experience and well worth the money spent. We also went on a mangrove kayaking tour and learned so much about the native birds of Costa Rica. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset at Hotel Three Sixty restaurant and bar as well as live music at the Bamboo Lounge. Both are located near Edens Nest. We went on many hikes which led to some incredible waterfalls. And, after getting our clothes dirty from all the hiking, Tineka was so kind to wash our clothes for us! On our last night at Edens Nest we made a campfire and looked up to the sky to see a gazillion stars! We highly recommend this place! Carlo and Tineka were great hosts, giving us the space we needed but available to help us at any time! Plan your stay in Costa Rica at Edens Nest.....you won’t regret it!
Thanks to Carlo at Eden's Nest, our family enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Ojochal, Costa Rica before moving on to visit the Osa Peninsula. The jungalows are super fun, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Because they are value priced, we were able to rent a jungalow for each of our adult children and one for us. The property is beautiful with wonderful jungle sounds and pretty gardens. Carlo gave us perfect recommendations for where to go for a swim or where to go for dinner. He also took us for an outstanding tour. We visited a family farm, ate in the market in San Isidro, and hiked to a stunning waterfall in the cloud forests. There were so many surprises during that day---it was more than we could have ever hoped to see of the authentic Costa Rica hidden beyond the typical tourist areas. Carlo will custom design a tour for any of his guests. For typical tourist fun, we went zip-lining near Eden's Nest and that, too, exceeded our expectations for thrills and scenery. Eden's Nest has blenders so we were able to make delicious, fresh smoothies on our final morning using up fruit from our farm tour. What a pleasure it was to sit out on the balconies in the evening with a glass of wine or in the mornings with Costa Rican coffee or a smoothie. From Eden's Nest we traveled to the Osa Peninsula which was spectacular. When leaving the Osa Peninsula and heading back to San Jose, we stopped at Jolly Roger's near Eden's Nest because Carlo had told us our kids would love it. He was right! Gorgeous views and generous plates of burgers and wings! Carlo made our trip to Costa Rica extra special. He is a great host!
Submitted Jan 14, 2018
I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time last month, and spent 5 wonderful days with Carlo and his wife Tineka at their wonderful Jungle Lodge, Eden's Nest in Ojuchal. It is an experience I'll never forget! The accommodation was so unique - wonderful bungalows set high up in the trees on raised platforms. These so called "jungalows" provided all the comforts of home, complete with a stove top, coffee maker, blender, toaster and pretty much all you need for a self catering holiday - not to mention the best shower ever!!! Each jungalow has a private deck with chairs and tables, overlooking the forest. It's a perfect place for a lazy afternoon or to do some birdwatching. Many mornings were spent on the deck, with a cup of excellent Costa Rican Coffee, looking for birds - I was privileged to see toucans, flycatchers, hummingbirds, a Grey-headed chacalaca, Yellow-headed Caracara and Black, to mention a few.
Carlo and Tineka were the most amazing hosts and made my trip such a wonderful adventure. Nothing was too much trouble for them. My days at Eden’s Nest were jam-packed with activities. We explored little known waterfalls, secluded beaches, mountain farms where you can milk cows and enjoy the most amazing traditional "Tico" breakfast. We explored the Central Valley town of San Isidro de la General and walked around the fascinating food market. We visited Manuel Antonio, only an hour away for some spectacular wildlife viewing. We also enjoyed a wonderful mangrove boat tour with Kokopelli tours on the Sierpe River - also offering loads of wildlife. Unfortunately I was unable to visit Corcovado as there were not enough people doing the tour, but it is also easily accessible on a tour from Uvita, literally 15 minutes away. The lodge is perfectly situated to accommodate everything and the area also boasts some very high end restaurants.
Thanks Carlo, Tineka and Jessica (their adorable staffie). I can't wait to return!!!