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This remote 3-level cabin features a sleeping loft with full-sized bed over the main living and dining area, a bedroom with full-sized futon, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, and views of the Osa Peninsula. This cabin has solar electricity and refrigeration. This cabin is a 30 minute hike from base camp in your planning.
Owned by two tropical biologists, this house is a birder’s and nature lover’s paradise. Watch toucans, monkeys, and coatis from the comfort of your hammocks and yoga mats on two spacious decks, or enjoy ancient primary rainforest along paths just a few minutes from the house.
The home offers a spacious mezzanine level style main bedroom with incredible views of the jungle.
Additional sleeping space with queen sized bed can be found on the lower level of the home with full ensuite bathroom.
The home has its own solar power system adequate enough for lights, a full sized fridge/Freezer and charging of small devices.
The property is a 25 - 30 min walk from basecamp. The access road is old disused public road meaning you can drive to the home but guests are discouraged as the road is not in good condition.
Tamandua is situated on the red trail on the upper ridge. The access to the ridge is via a steep hill with loose rock and gravel.
An additional full bathroom can be found on the middle level - hot water via propane gas throughout the home.
The kitchen has a gas stovetop with oven.
Home is prepared for arrival, local residents 'Bryan and/or Jess' will meet you at the base of the mountain and escort you to the house. A complimentary mid-clean is available on the 4th day of every week.
Weekly rate will NOT activate if more than 2 guests are selected or less than 7 nights.
A refreshing jungle vacation, relax and enjoy the home, private hiking trails, river and waterfalls. Spend the day searching for wildlife, swimming under the waterfall in the river followed by a relaxing evening/sunset from the home before a comfortable night's sleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Explore the surrounding area:
Home is prepared for arrival. This is a tenant style option where you can rent the home privately in monthly intervals - minimum 1 month (28 nights) subject to availability. The owners of Tamandua require at least 7 days prior notice to prepare the home, you will be given a contact for onsite maintenance and cleaning services.
Monthly rate will NOT activate if more than 2 guests are selected or less than 28 nights.
An extended break from the 'real world' and an opportunity to get back to your roots with help from mother nature. Highly recommended if thinking about living off-grid or purchasing property at 'Finca Bellavista' / the surrounding area. Discover more information about off-grid living and properties for sale:
Your 'meet and greet' hosts, Bryan and Jess will arrange an arrival time with you and meet you at the base of the mountain on the main road. You can follow behind them for the last 3km (4 x 4) to the Finca Bellavista community car park. From there they will escort you on foot to the home.
Service included in the reservation price. Click here for more info.
Your very own private nighthike, with Bryan Chacon. Want to know what's making that sound outside? Bring a flashlight and Bryan can show you! Explore your section of the jungle with a personal tour, pick up and drop up at your own cabin. Service available to book at time of reservation.
A Finca Fresh bag harvested the day of your arrival, courtesy of Felo Zuniga. Felo has been growing the Finca Bellavista communities food for over 12 years. Since the closure of the property management company, he has providing food from his personal gardens. Service available to book at time of reservation. Click here for more info.
Additional Services: Once you have confirmed your booking, you will be put in touch with your 'meet and greet' hosts, Bryan and Jess. They can provide additional services such as setting up 3rd party excursions, personal taxi rides and grocery store delivery to the community every Sunday.
Meet the owners
Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist with a passion for telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. Jen believes that art -- whether it's film, photography, writing, or something else -- has the power to persuade and motivate. That makes it crucial for protecting our wild places.
Jen is a National Geographic Explorer, 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. Jen is represented by Nature Picture Library and has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, which was completed with the help of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Before that, Jen earned a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies with an emphasis in Communicating Conservation in a Developing World from the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Jen has also traveled on three continents, including ten years traveling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa.
Piotr (Peter) Naskrecki is an entomologist, photographer and author, based at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA.). He received his M. Sc. degree in Zoology from the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland;, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Between 2002 and 2009 Piotr served as Director of the Invertebrate Diversity Initiative at the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International, Washington, D.C. His research focuses on the evolution of katydids and related insects, and the theory and practice of nature conservation. Currently Piotr directs the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.
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