The Last Frontier….
The OSA Peninsula has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by National Geographic Magazine. Here in the OSA amid waterfalls, streams, and fresh water lagoons; within lowland rain forests, mountainous jungles, and pristine beaches, lies the renowned crown jewel of the national park system, Corcovado National park. Spared for many years from development due to it’s remoteness and inaccessibility, the OSA is truly the last frontier of Costa Rica. Within such a diversity of ecosystems, a rich array of flora and fauna are found. Hundreds of species of birds including the endangered scarlet macaw, as well as 4 species of monkeys traverse the canopy. Numerous reptiles and amphibians and 140 species of mammals inhabit the forest floor, roaming freely between the park and the small jungle community of Carate.
An “off-grid” remote Eco-destination, Carate survives and thrives with no land line telephone service, nor municipal electrical power. Residents practice sustainable self sufficiency in both the local lodges and private homes, by harvesting hydropower and solar energy to supply all essential electrical needs. Carate is an adventure destination in every sense of the word, and not for the faint of heart.
Here at the end of the road in the lowland rainforest below steep mountains, PLAYA LAPA faces the open Pacific Ocean, and is flanked by Corcovado National Park, and the Pejeperrito lagoon. The area is home to a myriad of shore birds, macaws, lizards, frogs, tapirs, anteaters, butterflies, monkeys, and nesting sea turtles on it’s beaches. Playa Lapa is ALIVE and teeming with sound!! In every direction there is a different habitat to explore, just steps from the casa! Playa Lapa is in the middle of all the action, the best of the OSA at it’s doorstep, where the road ends, and the real adventure begins…..