In honor of National Stress Awareness Month (April!), we’d like to make you aware of this incredibly relaxing vacation escape.
Some vacations call for sightseeing, fine dining, tours, and excursions. Others are there purely to make you forget that the world (outside of beach breezes and sand between your toes) actually exists.
This stay is definitely for those seeking the latter.
Tucked deep into the remote Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, this breezy thatched-roof hut is set in a tropical jungle just 50 meters from the beach. Built of bamboo and locally sourced wood, the open-air rental blends seamlessly into its wild surroundings, right down to its curved roofline that resembles “a wave, ship, or an animal, depending on one’s perspective.”
The bottom floor—which houses a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and alfresco shower—is completely open to the water views, allowing sea breezes to cool the space day and night. A lofted sleeping space houses three beds divided by a partition wall where you can fall asleep to the sounds of nature.
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Vacations here are best enjoyed with no plans at all, though surf lessons, board rentals, and a yoga deck are all nearby should you get the urge for activity. Lounging on a chaise by day and sipping on local beer by night are also perfectly acceptable (and encouraged).
As you might expect, the bamboo house is WiFi free—but if you absolutely must check Coastal Living’s Instagram while away, Internet access is available at another structure just a two-minute walk away.
Just remember, unplugging is one of the greatest forms of stress relief, as is planning a vacation and breathing in fresh salt air—which makes for a trifecta of reasons you should book this jungle hut ASAP. (Rates start at $103 per night!)