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Casa Rio Sierpe


 Casa Rio Sierpe is  located on the Southern Pacific

 Coast of Costa Rica on the northern edge of

 the Osa Peninsula. The lodge is located along the

 banks of the Sierpe River, approximately 35 minutes

 by boat from the quaint town of Sierpe and  close to

 Drake Bay, which is considered the gate way to the Osa. 

This area is one of the most remote, most 

spectacular and wildest regions in the country 

dubbed  by National Geographic as “the most

 biologically intense place on earth”. We  are located

 in the heart of true primary rain forest, a plethora of

 wild life  is to be found many of which are 

endangered or threatened. There are  breathtaking

 post card views from the lodge along with direct

 ocean access where you will  find extremely private

 pristine beaches and world class sport fishing, only

  10 min away by boat, we truly have it all!

Included with your standard rental, we provide our

 guest with the privacy of a luxury lodge but with

 resort  amenities; highly personalized service by our

 onsite staff, customized  activities and many 

 included tours including the use of a boat &  Captain 

that are structured around our guest schedule and

 not a group schedule  found in a typical lodge. In

 planning your vacation please keep this in mind;  we

 are not just a luxury vacation lodge but an inclusive  

destination all to  itself, so no need to look any 

further for your vacation needs!

Value added Service,

 Amenities and Included Tours 

included in your visit.

•Daily house keeping, including doing the dishes 

• Full Concierge and Costa Rica

 vacation  planning 

service with our English

 speaking manager

•20’ boat with Capt, unlimited

 river use  (guest is responsible for fuel on all boat related tours)

•Round trip boat transportation

 from Sierpe 

Small Sample of some of the

 Included tours at no additional cost

• Sierpe River Mangrove Tour

•Guided nature hike

•Guided wildlife night Walk

•Guided Water fall tour

•Guided kayak tour

•Full day river fishing on boat

•Sierpe bocca beach tour

•Guided Isla Violin, fruit

 farm/botanical  garden.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • Fantastic Jungle adventure

    Martin C. said..Reviewed Mar 26, 2016..Date of Stay March 19, 2016..VRBO#669332 The house was very comfortable set in the jungle. The facilities were of a high standard with plenty of outside an...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016


    Nicholas R. said...Reviewed Mar 9, 2016...Date of Stay February 7, 2016....VRBO# 669332................... I'm somewhat reluctant to write this review because I don't want to give away one of Osa's ...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • Best vacation ever!!!

    carmen g. said...Reviewed Feb 22, 2016...Date of Stay January 30, 2016...VRBO# 669332........... We were looking for a place off the beaten path, surrounded by natural beauty and away from the every...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • Wow - what an amazing adventure!

    Susan J. said...Reviewed Feb 1, 2016..Date of Stay January 14, 2016...VRBO#669332 My husband and I were there for a week in January and it was an unbelievable experience. Between the hikes, fishin...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • Amazing Experience!

    Anonymous said...Reviewed Jan 18, 2016...Date of Stay January 8, 2016....VRBO#669332___________________________________________________ Staying at Casa Rio Sierpe was an incredible experience tha...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • Great Rainforest Experience

    cheryl f. said...Reviewed Jan 16, 2016...Date of Stay December 26, 2015...VRBO # 669332..... We went as a family (2 kids-7 &12). It is truly beautiful. Mark is very responsive. I have to say Ruben...read more.

    Vrbo Review #669332 of san pedro, California US
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • Fantastic!

    Review from VRBO# 669332 - Date of Stay December 21, 2015 - Reviewed Jan 10, 2016 I had the pleasure of meeting Mark and Lisley and although I didn't stay at their beautiful house, as I was staying l...read more.

    Guest of Casa Rio Sierpe, Drake Bay Costa Rica
    Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

  • A life changing vacation in stunning Costa Rica!!!

    Date of Stay November 12, 2015- VRBO Review Submitted Dec 25, 2015....Kim said...... - My husband and I had the great privilege of staying a week at the absolutely stunning Casa Rio Sierp...read more.

    Vrbo Review #669332 of san pedro, California US
    Reviewed Jan 8, 2016

  • Luxury in the jungle!

    Date of Stay August 4, 2015-VRBO Review Submitted-Aug 23, 2015....laya said..... I loved, loved our experience at Casa Rio Sierpe! We booked the home for 4 nights and I traveled with a frie...read more.

    Vrbo Review #669332 of san pedro, California US
    Reviewed Jan 8, 2016

  • Amazing! You have to go there once in your life

    Date of Stay July 6, 2015 - VRBO Review Submitted-Jul 28, 2015...Gregoire C. said... We booked the casa for 6 nights in early July. My wife and I travelled with 3 kids (8,9 and 13). I'de like to fi...read more.

    Vrbo Review #669332 of san pedro, California US
    Reviewed Jan 8, 2016

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Amenities & Accommodations

Why stay at Casa Rio Sierpe and the Osa 


 Casa Rio Sierpe is located among 2,500 acres of private reserve and directly adjoins the Terraba-Sierpe national Wetlands in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. This area is one of the most remote, pristine, spectacular and wildest regions in the country. It is home to 2.5% of all of the world's biodiversity and dubbed by National Geographic as "The most biologically intense place on earth". It is common place to see on regular occurrences threatened and endangered animals such as the Scarlet Macaw,White Lip peccaries and the Geoffroy's Spider Monkey. 

 At Casa Rio Sierpe you'll find ultra-private luxury accommodations and full service amenities typically only found in resorts but in the comfort and privacy of a private lodge. When you come and visit us, included is a full time guide and housekeeper whose sole job is to make your vacation the most memorable, stress free, work free as possible any way that they can. They will give you private guided tours, carry your grocery bags, take you river fishing, clean the house, find fresh fruit, do your dishes and even get you a fresh coconut to drink at the beach.  

Are you looking to discover the magic of Costa Rica's rain forests, wildlife and pristine beaches?  Are you planning your honey moon or looking to rekindle your romance?  Are you an avid fisherman? With over 98 line and tackle world records recorded in both fresh and salt water in the immediate area you are sure to have that once in a lifetime fishing trip.  Perhaps you’re an active adventure seeker looking for a nonstop, adrenaline filled vacation or you just want to relax on our back deck in the double hammock with a glass of wine or cold cerveza and watch the monotonous grind and stress of modern day life melt away before you.  Are you having a hard time satisfying everyone’s needs in a vacation? Perhaps you are looking for a romantic getaway but others want to go fishing, you want to go to the beach, others want to experience the rain forest, why choose only one when you can have it all!  A stay at casa Rio Sierpe guarantees to fulfill your wildest vacation dreams and it will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul  providing you with a virtual backstage pass to one of the world's most fascinating and diverse destinations.

The Lodge

 Our newly built, 2,200 ft2 lodge is the perfect combination of modern and rustic styles blending Pacific Rim architecture. This gives the home an elegant sophistication that is very unique and certainly very Costarican. We are carefully nestled in the rain forest atop a high ridge line at 300 feet above sea level gives an almost 360 degree view of the surrounding rain forest, the Diquis river valley and three distinct mountain ranges in the distance. The climate is fresh with a mix of cool Pacific mountain and ocean air that circulates throughout the house and grounds. The yearly daily average temperature at the house is 85 degrees and the evenings are normally a pleasant 70-72 making it perfect for sleeping! Given the remote location of the home, we are 100% off the gird and solely relying on solar energy as the sole provider of our power. Having said that, we have made every effort to assure that our guest will be as comfortable as possible making sure that you never feel as though you are roughing it!  We rely on 9 large ceiling fans and the design and the location of the house to keep our guest cool. All rooms in this luxury home are fully screened (No Glass) allowing the sights and sounds of the rain forest to envelop your senses. This also allows sun light and cool breezes to fill the interior but at the same time keeping the unwanted guest out.  Directly behind the house you will find a well-manicured trail that leads you to a small, private, waterfall and swimming hole only a 10min walk away.

The amenities of the lodge include two bedrooms with one attached full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, inside dining room, bar, living room with queen size futon and 800 ft2 of covered deck. The down stairs bedroom features a queen size bed, large armoire and a 180 degree view of the rain forest, the surrounding tropical landscape and river valley below.  The second upstairs bedroom features a king size bed and private balcony overlooking the valley. The over sized kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances including a side by side refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner gas stove with oven, reverse osmosis purified water and of course a blender! All of this is sure to sooth any culinary indulgence that a guest may have!  Also, don’t worry about doing those dishes, you’re on vacation, our staff will take care of those as well! The living room opens directly onto the 600 ft2, covered back terrace complete with ceiling fans, double hammock, lounge & rocking chairs, Webber BBQ and a large dining room table. This is the perfect spot for your daily relaxation, enjoying breath taking views and meeting many of our local wildlife neighbors as well. 

Activities and Adventure

Not only is Casa Rio Sierpe’s  location poised for optimal wildlife observation it is also a perfect home  base for a variety of activities from land to sea that are sure to keep even the most active vacationer busy.  Most of these tours are given at no additional charge to our guest with their paid rental using our resident guide and river Captain. We have over 10 miles of hiking trails along with several kayaking trails that our resident onsite guide will personally guide you on, day or night, along the way pointing out hard to see wildlife that you would normally miss and introducing you to interesting flora and fauna. Almost on any given day expect to see resident Scarlet macaws, parrots, Toucans, Aracaris, noisy parakeets, hummingbirds, squirrels, Howler monkeys, white face Capuchin monkeys, frogs, butterflies and at night Kinkajous. And if you are very fortunate you may even see the endangered Spider monkey, Ant eaters, Tayras, Sloths, Jaguarundi cat, White-lipped peccary pigs and the White nosed coatis. If you would like to go on a night tour, no problem, if you want to go to a rain forest waterfall, no problem, how about getting you some wild cilantro from the forest for that fresh Ceviche you’re going to make, they can do that to. Would you like to explore the Sierpe River and her tributaries by Kayak? Kayaks are on site for our guests to use at any time. And lastly, how can a vacation along one of the world’s most beautiful river’s be truly memorable without being able to experience the natural beauty and wonders of that river without having access to a boat? Included in your rental fee we will provide you with unlimited use of a 20’ boat for use on the river and a captain to drive it, you’re only responsible for the gas that you use! Simply sit back, relax let the captain do the driving and embark on a one of countless river adventures from a lazy sunset float with cocktail in hand to bird watching and of course river fishing. How does fresh snapper sound for dinner? Also have I mentioned that we have one of the most amazing, private and secluded beaches in the area and only a 10 min boat ride away? So how about a barefoot adventure on a pristine secluded beach?

There are many other tours available in the area that are not included in the rental fee as they’re operated by independent tour companies.  These operators will pick you up directly either from the house or from our private river dock for any of the following; Horseback riding through the rain forest, tour of Corcovado National Park, Cano Island is directly off the coast offering the best snorkeling and diving in all of Costa Rica, World Class Sport Fishing less than 10 miles out, whale watching and many more tours guaranteeing to indulge your every whim with any array of Pacific Coast or rain forest pastimes.

Casa Rio Sierpe Lodge Amenities


• Bedrooms:  2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

• Downstairs Bedroom : 1 Queen Size bed, armoire, ceiling fan.180 degree view of the forest, river  and    mountains.

• Downstairs Bathroom. : Toilet, Vanity and shower tower with rainfall shower head, jets and wand

 • Master Bedroom: 1 king size bed, dresser, two ceiling fans and attached  private balcony

• Master Bathroom- Toilet, Vanity with His/Her sinks and showers as well as waterfall/rainfall shower

• Additional Beds- Queen size futon in living room and queen size daybed in breakfast nook in dining room 

Kitchen:  Spacious, fully equipped offering all the comforts and amenities of home. We  also feature a top-of-the-line; state the    art, reverse  osmosis, UV water filtration system.

• Pantry  Items: Basic spices, oil, coffee, sugar, cleaning supplies, paper towels,  toilet paper 

• Refrigerator:  Side by Side refrigerator freezer with ice maker

• Coffee  Maker: French press

• Dishes  & Utensils: dinner set for 6 people, Plates, silverware, knives, excellent  quality pots and pans

• Dishwasher:  Our onsite house keeper 

• Stove:  6 burner propane stove, oven and warming rack

• Toaster:  You can toast bread on the gas, BBQ grill 

• BBQ grill: Webber gas grill

• Meals- Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Other  Amenities and included services

• Linens  Provided: For every three days of stay fresh sheets and towels will be  provided. Beach towels will also be provided        

• Telephone:  A local cell phone will be provided for booking tours and emergencies.

• Cloths Washer and Dryer

• Daily house keeping including doing the dishes by  our on-site staff

•  Onsite Resident guide that will personally escort you on any number of land and  river adventures! 

•20’  boat with Capt, unlimited river use (guest is responsible for fuel for all boat  related tours) 

•  Full Concierge and vacation planning service with our English speaking manager  who owns a travel agency specializing in Costa Rica not only for our portion of  your vacation but for the entirety of your Costa Rican vacation!

• Internet:  3g WiFI internet provided

• Parking:  There is secure parking in Sierpe at an additional charge of $5-$7 per day paid  directly to the provider. Our guest relations manager will help to arrange this  for you.

•  Ocean kayaks

• Fishing  equipment suitable for the river

• Round  trip boat transportation from Sierpe

• Programmable  safe 

• Books:  selection of Guide books and nature guides

• Games:  selection of Board games

Vacation Rental Lodge Amenities

    • Deck
    • Full Kitchen
    • Washer/Dryer Unit
    • Telephone (Local Calls)
    • BBQ
    • High Speed Internet
    • Wireless Internet
    • Safe Vault for Valuables
    • Daily house keeping including doing the dishes
    • Onsite Resident adventure guide
    • 20' boat with Captain
    • Full Concierge service
    • Rubber boots
    • Kayaks
    • River Fishing equipment
    • Round trip boat transportation from Sierpe


Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted

Credit Cards

Minimum Stay

A minimum stay of 3 nights required during standard rental dates.

All currencies are shown in USD.

13% Costa Rican lodging tax is not included in rate.


The lodge is located on a high ridge line giving it amazing views and cool ocean breezes but it also means that you have the equivalent of a few blocks walk from the dock to the house and involves a decent sized hill at the end. Don’t worry we will transport your luggage and supplies for you. Guest considering Casa Rio Sierpe should be somewhat physically fit and better geared towards those who are a bit adventurous, enjoy hiking and the splendor of nature.

Rates may vary depending on holidays, seasons, or special events. Please click "View Rates" above to view detailed pricing.

Availability & Booking

Location Of Casa Rio Sierpe

Casa Rio Sierpe is located on the Southern Pacific

coast of Costa Rica a few hours North of Panama. We are located in what is known as the Osa Peninsula—one of the most beautiful and wild parts of this country and home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity.


We are specifically located on the Northern tip of the Osa along the banks of the Sierpe River amongest 2500 acres of private rain forest reserve that adjoins the Térraba-Sierpe  National Wetlands.


Located in the south west of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. It is one of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled - it is only within the last 10 years that it has had road access - and consequently much of the Peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. At least half of the Osa's extensive tracts of rainforest and swamps are protected by Corcovado National Park, and Private Reserves. Its forests are home to endangered species such as Baird's tapir, the white-lipped peccary, the jaguars the America crocodiles, and the harpy eagle (only recently been re-sighted). It boasts the largest population of the endangered scarlet macaws in the country, and is the center of the very restricted distribution of the endangered Central American squirrel monkey. This small peninsula is host to almost half of Costa Rica's 860 species of birds (that is almost 5% of the world's species!), 140 species of mammals, and 117 species of reptiles and amphibians. Almost 750 species of trees have been cataloged in the area, more trees than in all of the North temperate regions of the world combined. Impressive credentials indeed! Per unit area, the Osa Peninsula holds possibly the highest natural diversity on earth. The National Geographic magazine described the Osa Peninsula as 'the most biologically intense place on earth'. This description is a reference to the incredible abundance of wildlife on the Osa Peninsula -not only in it's rainforests, but in it's surrounding marine environment as well. Botanically, the Osa Peninsula has strong affinities with that of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and its unique forests contain more endemic plants and animals than in any other area of Central America. Climatically, the Osa is the wettest place on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, receiving up to 160 inches of rain annually. Some of the Osa Peninsula's landmarks are described below.

RIO SIERPE and the Terraba River valley

The Rio Sierpe and its watershed, the Dequis Valley, isolate the Osa Peninsula from the mainland. This substantial river is unusual in that it is tidal almost up to its source, the Sierpe Lagoon. The Rio Sierpe is roughly divisible into two wetland areas: the flooded forests of the upper Rio Sierpe basin, and the extensive mangrove swamps of its delta. 

The upper Rio Sierpe wetland is virtually uninhabited, relatively unspoiled and it contains large areas of raffia palm swamp, flooded forest and lagoons. Fingers of high ground, thickly clad in rain forest, permeate this area. 

The delta of the Rio Sierpe, which it shares with the Rio Terraba, is the most extensive area of mangrove swamp in Costa Rica and largest in Latin America (almost 50% of all the mangrove wetland of the country). This swamp is permeated by a maze of channels in which it is easy to become lost! The eight species of mangrove found here are some of the tallest in the world – red, black, grey, and tea mangroves being the most common varieties.  The impressive mangroves provide a valuable coastal ecosystem to an abundance of avian, mammalian, reptilian and aquatic animals.

Birding enthusiasts come from all over the globe to experience the area’s phenomenal birdwatching opportunities. Both resident and migratory birds visit these swamps, which also boast two endemic hummingbird species: the mangrove hummingbird and the yellow-billed cotinga.

On the coastal fringe of this delta, near the mouth of the Rio Sierpe, lies Violin Island. Sir Francis Drake reputedly buried a large treasure here. The many attempts to find this treasure have met with no success. However, Violin Island has yielded many gold nuggets of one or more kilos in weight.


Located 12 miles of the western coast of the Osa Peninsula, Caño Island is 300 hectares in area with 5,800 hectares of Sea included in the Reserve. While the Island itself is home to relatively few animals and plants, its surrounding waters abound with marine life: colourful reef fish, impressive schools of large pelagic fish, manta rays, sharks, turtles, whales and dolphins. Caño Island is second only to Coco Island in the quality of its diving in Costa Rica. 

Costa Rica not only offers some of the best sport fishing in the world, it delivers as well.  With over 44 line class records, 14 fly records, and 18 all-tackle records, the fishing experience here is nothing short of a bona fide phenomena ;Sailfish, Black marlin, Blue marlin,Yellow fin tuna,Albacore,Grouper,Pargo,Pomano,Dorado,Wahoo all had to be caught has given this land its claim to fame!