Entire home/flat

16 Guests

5 bedrooms

16 beds

Entire home/flat

16 Guests

5 bedrooms

16 beds

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About this listing

El Tumbo is a private luxury lodge, a home with a floor plan designed for communing with friends, family and the natural world. The unique architectural fingerprint of the home invite the sounds and sights of the land to captivate and enchant guests.

The space
Bathrooms: 6
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 16
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £99 / night after 8 guests
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The space

The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a casual dining area in an open floor plan that lends perfectly to gathering, conversing, and relaxing. Also on the first floor is El Tumbo’s heart, “Bar Boa.” Bar Boa is an entirely custom built bar with enough luxurious charm to make every evening unforgettable. The bar itself is crafted from a solid piece of local Cedro wood carved along the wood’s natural curve into the shape of a lithe boa snake. The Bar Boa carvings are mirrored in the formal dining room decorated with hand carved representations of animals native to Cabo Matapalo.

The second story is where guests will retire to dream, nestled in high thread count luxury linens, of the wonders and romance of the Osa Peninsula. With two bedrooms, two master suites, a large open loft space, and three baths, the second floor of El Tumbo features luxury sleeping space that offers ample privacy and peace for each guest. Many of the beds (4 queens, 3 singles) rest in dramatic hand carved wood bedframes, and all are draped in unique soft mosquito netting. Each bedroom is equipped with a heavy duty fan to keep the tropical air flowing. The entire second floor is encircled in a deck on which guests can recline on a swinging hammock or Adirondack chairs to savor the stunning jungle lined ocean views, expansive gardens, lively wildlife, and mystic jungle from above.

Guest access

While the interior of the home provides endless opportunities for luxuriating and pampering, it is the grounds and surrounding natural environment that make the El Tumbo experience magical, mystical, and oh so relaxing. There is a very special time of day, just at sunset, when the air becomes sweet and cools to the perfect temperature. El Tumbo features extensive outdoor lounge space that allows guests to sit and enjoy evenings, perhaps along with cocktails and good conversations, or in the silence of solitude. Hammocks throughout the property, a bbq area, the pool deck, and manicured gardens provide a variety of outside spaces perfect for natural reflection. Nearby hikes and jungle corridors invite fun animal encounters that could include walks to the beach with Blue Morpho butterflies fluttering about, and morning wake-up calls from the chatter of monkeys playing on nearby jungle vines. For those early risers the sunrise from the beach will bring a photo opportunity not to be missed.

Interaction with guests

El Tumbo de las Olas is not only a dream physical space, it is also an all-inclusive private resort experience. Felipe and Angelica, El Tumbo’s caretakers, utilize their expertise and educations in the hotel management, tourism, and culinary fields to make guests’ stays feel flawless and carefree. The care guests receive during their stay is far superior to the sterile, industrial experience offered by larger hotels and resorts. The personalized attention showered upon every guest is more like the love and care shared between great friends. From the first fresh-brewed cup of coffee in the morning, to the last, sweet spoonful of dessert in the evening, no detail is overlooked.

The spectacular food is reason enough to never leave El Tumbo. Felipe brings his culinary education to the kitchen and pairs it with Angelica’s rich home cooking legacy instilled by her mother and grandmothers before. They prepare every delectable meal with sensitivity to personal tastes and dietary needs, and make sure to add heaping portions of local flair. The El Tumbo dining experience is five star status, in the middle of the jungle, with two personal chefs who take pride in the art and flavor of great food. There is nothing else like it on earth! The owners of El Tumbo are restaurateurs and take pride in offering this fine cuisine.

The neighbourhood

In a country known for its natural wonders, the Osa Peninsula represents a singular experience, with breathtaking views and the country's most abundant wildlife. One third of the peninsula is made up of protected rainforest in Corcovado National Park. Largely undisturbed by humans, this area offers the best chance of spotting endangered species like jaguars and the Baird's tapirs. Hikes reveal a vast wilderness, but just sitting and observing from your deck offers views of the energetic local monkey troops, beautiful tropical flowers, and brilliantly colorful bird species.

The Osa Peninsula protects the Golfo Dulce from the powerful Pacific creating 1 of only 5 tropical fjords in the world. The gulf drops to a stunning 215 meters at its deepest and is sanctuary to scores of marine animals. As the only tropical fjord on the pacific coast of the Americas Golfo Dulce is frequented by numerous whales, sea turtles, whale sharks, and much more.
A stay at Tumbo provides no shortage of adventure. The jungle, the ocean, and the property are all at your disposal. The vast Pacific and the one of a kind Gulflo Dulce provide picturesque waves and world class fishing. Whether you are a natural or a beginner, surfing, kayaking, SUPing, and fishing are a must. If not the ocean, take a long mountain hike through the jungle trekking among monkeys, birds and occasionally even a sloth along the way. For more fun and some thrill, waterfall repelling and zip lining are close at hand. Once back at the property, take a dip in the pool and gear up for a game of horseshoes, bocce ball, ping pong, or much more. No matter what your day holds, there is no doubt that you will experience excitement, fun, and beauty.

At Tumbo, we are proud to partner with many locals and provide a number of locally lead adventures. From horseback riding to chartered fishing. We also offers the use of our private boat for your enjoyment. Please do not hesitate to inquire about our numerous trips, lessons, hikes, and many other amazing options.

Other things to note

Along with creating an atmosphere of serenity and peace, Felipe and Angelica will help arrange local flights, taxis, car rentals and tours. They perform all grocery shopping and are happy to meet any specific needs that may arise. Housekeeping is provided daily and laundry service can be arranged for an additional fee. The house also features a high speed internet connection. A small bungalow and cabina apart from the main estate is also available for rent.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)



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