Casa Jungua, Costa Rica “House of Jungle and Water”

Beauty, Nature & Peace

Completed in 2013, Casa Jungua, “House of Jungle and Water’ is a beautiful, environmentally friendly, off the grid Balinese-Style Farm House located in Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.  She is built purely from greenheart woods and has an extremely low impact on the environment.  Exclusively solar powered yet featuring washer / dryer, refrigerator / freezer / swimming pool and other amenities one would expect from a “wired” home.

Casa Jungua borders the largest protected wildlife preserve in Central America – Corcovado National Park, and overlooks Golfo Dulce “The Sweet Gulf” and the Pacific Ocean as well as Pan Dulce and Backwash Bay – world famous surfing destinations.

Casa Jungua sleeps 6+ adults in two large bedrooms and has a large living room / dining room, kitchen “monkey porch” (where our guests can observe all four species of Costa Rican primates – Spider Monkeys, White-Faced Monkeys, Howler Monkeys and Squirrel Monkeys) and a full-length front porch providing breathtaking views of the sea. The front yard features a plunge pool as well as the signature element of the property – a pavilion that is suspended over the jungle and looks down on Lower Matapalo and the gulf.  From this vantage point our guests enjoy watching the sunrise, a wide variety of wildlife, surfers, fishing boats, waves and humpback wales while dining, enjoying a morning coffee or happy hour after a long day of hiking, fishing or simply exploring.

It is possible (and encouraged!) to walk down to the beach right from the front of the house, where you can swim, surf or fish. The walk takes approximately 10 minutes down and 15 minutes back up.

Guest Testimonials

Craig B.

We really enjoyed our time in Matapalo. Casa Jungua was more than what the pictures can show. We enjoyed the simplicity of the home and the layout. It is very practical and well maintained and comfortable for a family. We enjoyed the incredible views, the immense wildlife, and spending time in the pool overlooking Golfo Dulce. Thank you for an amazing time and we look forward to staying here in the future!

Chet W.

This home is amazing – the pictures and videos do NOT do justice. The view out the windows, the animals all around you, the pool, the house itself, the beautiful Oso peninsula are all incredible.

We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time.

The eco lodge next door has amazing guided tours with lots of good information.

Costa Rica itself is so beautiful!

Chris C.

Ed and Lynn have built an exceptionally well designed and beautiful property which makes for a perfect jungle retreat. The house is open, airy and comfortable – has everything you need in a well designed and thought through space that makes it a delight. The pool outside is perfect for a dip if it’s getting a little hot, and the little ‘pagoda’ is a wonderful chill out spot, from which we saw dolphins and breaching humpbacks out in distance of the Golfo Dulce on several occasions.