Thursday, July 14, 2011

Toucans At Osa Mountain Village

We have loads of wonderful wildlife at Osa Mountain Village. If you are an avid bird watcher you will find more species than you may be able to count living on and around the property. The video below shows a pair of Toucans chattering away with another unseen pair as well as the amazing view from one vantage point on the property. There are so many amazing animals in the jungle around the village like Tolomucos, Pizotes (also known as Coatimundi), Scarlet Macaws, parrots and hundreds of other bird species.

Tours of the rainforest under the canopy are available for a nominal fee as well as a variety of incredible adventure tours like waterfall rappelling, ziplines, jungle camping and more. There is also a walking tour that is fantastic for young kids and adults alike which explains sustainable living principles which we call the People, Community & Planet tour. It will show you the permaculture area where food is grown for the community, how a biodigester turns human excrement into methane gas for cooking (kids love this), the chicken and egg production, green houses for fragile vegetables, the food forest where thousands of fruit trees and more have been planted and how it all works together to create a cycle of sustainability. It will open your eyes to ways you can treat the planet better back at home. Soon there will be a butterfly and hummingbird garden, single track mountain biking to the tune of 40 kilometers of trails, a jungle water slide and more on site as well. Off property tours include kayaking adventures, whitewater rafting and inner tubing and soon there will be scuba diving and snorkeling off Canos Island, ocean sport fishing, pontoon style boat mangrove tours out of Sierpe in one of the largest mangrove forests in the western hemisphere, whale watching and dolphin tours off the coast of Uvita and more. The things to do at Osa Mountain Village are limited only by your imagination. Take some time to find out more about the community and you may be the next resident of this amazing place people from all over the world are calling home.