El Mono Feliz

Ojochal de Osa, Costa Rica

Cabañas in the tropical gardens

About El Mono Feliz

Hotel El Mono Feliz, situated in Ojochal, has a Dutch management and it is an excellent starting-point for all the sights in the direct surroundings, but also a place to relax after all the daily troubles at home, lying in a hammock near the swimming pool.
The hotel has a tropical garden, a paradise for birdwatchers, where you also can enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and beautifully coloured butterflies. Near the swimming pool a hammock invites you to take a well-earned siesta. On the large veranda you can relax in the shade. You can take a walk in the back garden, where you will see a lot of palm trees and tropical plants. Two streams cross the terrain and at the end of the garden you will reach the river.
We offer all kind of tours and trips:
Whale and dolphin tour
Tour through the mangroves with a lot of wildlife
Canopy Tour
Hiking tours at Corcovado National Park
Scuba diving and snorkling tours
Waterfalls
Horseriding
Many tropical beaches
and more!

Pictures

Cabañas in the tropical gardens

Cabañas in the tropical gardens

Cabaña

Cabaña

Hotel El Mono Feliz

Hotel El Mono Feliz

The pool

The pool

Master Bedroom Cabaña

Master Bedroom Cabaña

bedroom in the family cabaña

bedroom in the family cabaña

Standard room

Standard room

tropical garden

tropical garden

Tucan in our garden

Tucan in our garden

beach

beach

Prices

Cabaña - 2 pers.

Cabaña - 2 pers.
Cama Queen size/ Cama Queensize
kitchen /cocina
bathroom/baño

Cabaña - 4 pers.

Cabaña - 4 pers.
2 bedrooms, one with a queensize bed and the other room with 2 single beds
2 dormitorios, uno con cama queensize, el otro con 2 camas individuales.
kitchen / cocina
bathroom / baño

Combi-room 4 pers.

Combi-room, two bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Dos dormitorios, cada dormitorio con cama matrimonial. Baño.

Standard

Standard room with private bathroom
Habitación Standard
cama matrimonial, baño
AC: +$6

Budget

Low Budget room with bunkbed, private bathroom
camarote y baño privado


El Mono Feliz Features

Internet
WiFi
Air Conditioning in the standard rooms (+U$6)
Pool
Kitchen
Parking included
washer
Breakfast
family/Kid Friendly


El Mono Feliz Attractions

- Mangroves tour
A 2-3 hours boat trip through the mangroves of the Río Sierpe, looking for crocodiles, three kinds of monkeys, boa constrictors, sloths, scarlett macaws and many other kinds of birds, bats, English and explains in an enthousiastic way what you can see there. He has some books with him with pictures and descriptions of what you will see in reality.

The boat has a roof, so that the guests will not sit in the sun nor get totally wet in a rain shower.

- Hacienda Barú
A visit to this private park is very worthwile. You can walk various trails through the park, with or without a guide. There is also a butterfly garden and a Canopy Tour. One of the trails leads you to the beach.

- Parque Nacional de Corcovado
This tour starts in Sierpe, a one hour’s drive from our hotel. On request guests can be picked up at the hotel.

The tour starts in a boat and after a tour on the Río Sierpe you will enter the ocean, you go alongside the coast of the Peninsula of Osa. Near one of the entrances of the park you go ashore. From there you make a guided hike through the park, approximalely 3 hours. Lunch will be served on the beach.

Towards the end of the afternoon you will be back in Sierpe.

When the weather circumstances don’t allow it there will be no tour.

- Snorkling or scuba-diving at Caño Island
This island forms part of Corcovado National Park. The chiefs of the Indian tribes from the Diquis Valley used to be buried here. Close to the coast of the island there is a possibility for snorkling and scuba-diving. A spectacular exploration, not because of the corals, but because of the great amount of fish and turtles that live here.

The beginning of the tour is similar to the Corcovado tour. The boat leaves from Sierpe and will be back there at the end of the afternoon.

When the weather circumstances don’t allow it there will be no tour.

This tour needs a reservation at least one day beforehand. Diving: at least 3 days.

- Nauyaca Waterfall
This is a tour on horseback. First you go to Don Lulo’s farm, where the guests get a breakfast.

Then you go to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. You will get a lunch. This is also suitabel for non-experienced horseback riders. Persons with a weight of > 90 kilos are not allowed on a horse and they can go by jeep. Suitable for children from years old.

See also: www.cataratasnauyaca.com

This tour needs a reservation at least one day beforehand, but earlier is recommended during high season.

- Boruca
See also: http://www.borucacr.org/

This tour takes you to the Indian village of Boruca, about 2,5 hours to go and 1,5 hours to return, because you will take two different roads.

During a walk through the village you will get to know the inhabitants who make beautiful masks, spin yarns, weave and dye cloth in a craftful way. They also make the traditional bow and arrows.

The masks are devils’ masks, called like that because the young men of the village wear these masks at a three days’ festival at the end of the year. The Spaniards called the Indians “devils”, because they were not catholic. Then the Indians took this name as a name of honour.

A special tour can be made to the village where you will meet some wise old men and women, you will get a traditional meal and you will be shown how the masks and the weaven cloth is being made. Another tour includes a stay overnight, so that you can experience a special meeting with the villagers, where you will also see the “dance of the devils”. These special tours need reservations a long time beforehand. Prices on request, depending on the number of persons and the guest’s wishes.

- Esferas tour
Esferas are big, perfectly round balls, made of stone. Indian tribes that lived in this area made these balls. The biggest found until now has a diameter of 2,8 meters. Anja, together with her husband Otto owner of the hotel, will take you to Palmar Sur where you will visit a small museum. After that you will visit a banana plantation where some of these spheres still lay in their original setting. What is the mystery behind these big round balls? Come with us and we will tell you the stories.

- Whales and dolphins tour
In the months of July till October the whales arrive from the South Pole on their way north. Close to the coast in this part of Costa Rica the females will have their calves. A whale-calve can only stay under water for a short time, and is being pushed up by its mother in order to breathe. That is why you will be able to see many whales. You go out on the ocean in a boat, looking for the whales. When you find them the boat stays on a certain distance, because they don’t want to disturb them. Often you will see dolphins accompanying the boat.

In the period of December till April the whales come back from the north. This is the mating season, right here before the coast. Males jump high out of the water or smash the water with their tails.

There is no guarantee for seeing whales or dolphins, it is not a zoo. Sometimes whales and dolphins are seen every day, sometimes there are days without any animals. However, this tour is always beautiful, because it takes you alongside the coast with fanciful rocks and caves. In the dry season snorkling near a small island is included.

When the weather circumstances don’t allow it there will be no tour.

This tour needs a reservation at least one day beforehand.

- Horsebackriding and hiking
In and around Ojochal there are possibilities for horsebackriding and hiking through the hills and alongside the beaches. Hikes guided or non-guided.

There are also possibilities for fishing on the river and on the ocean, playing or swimming on the beaches or surfing on the high waves near Uvita.

Ojochal is well-known for its many good international restaurants!


Terms & Conditions

Reservations always and only valid after our written confirmacion.

Breakfast is not included, but we do serve breakfast in our restaurant.

Pets (small dogs) are only allowed after our approval.
It is not allowed to smoke in the restaurant, rooms or cabañas.

Check in: after 12:00 P.M. before 9:00 P.M.
Check Out: before 11:00 A.M.

*Cancellation or change requests made no more than 15 (fifteen) days prior to the confirmed arrival date are not subject to a penalization.
*On cancellation or change requests till 7 (seven) days prior to the confirmed arrival date 50% of the total amount will be charged on creditcard.
*Cancellation requests within 7 (seven) days to the confirmed arrival date or a “no-show” are 100% non refundable. No refunds will be granted either for unused portions of the reservation due to an early departure.
*Different cancellation policies for reservations made for Christmas, New Year and Easter
may apply. Please contact Hotel El Mono Feliz. If a reservation necessarily (and beyond our power) has to be changed, we will take any necessary step to offer you a substitute accommodation of the same quality.
Hotel El Mono Feliz cannot be held responsible for any loss or damages caused by reasons beyond our control (’force majeure’), such as: molest, natural catastrophes, fire, tidal waves, wind, rain, strikes, earthquakes etc. Our guests can be held responsible for any damages they inflict to Hotel El Mono Feliz, other guests and there properties. We are not responsible for the loss of goods with a value over $200 (money, computers, cellphones, etc.) that are not registered at the reception of the hotel at the moment of arriving. We have tried to inform you as accurately as possible. We can not be held responsible for mistakes, changes in prices and other causes we cannot act upon. Hotel El Mono Feliz always has the right to change the advertized prices, without notice beforehand. By making the reservation you declare that you understand and endorse these terms&conditions.