Pure Paradise on the Point Where the Rainforest Meets the Ocean
Where Location, Location, Location Has a Whole New
Imagine waking to the sound of waves
crashing in stereo... Imagine seeing new species every single day... Imagine
walking through colorful gardens full of butterflies, dragonflies and
hummingbirds... Imagine watching dolphins frolic and whales blow right from our
pristine beaches... Imagine monkeys and toucans and macaws in the trees... Imagine a
warm ocean with great snorkeling right out front... Imagine warm, tropical,
ocean air... Imagine living the tropical
paradise lifestyle you've always dreamed of living!
Brisa Azul, formerly an eco lodge, is now
renting ocean and rainforest tropical cabins on a long term basis, making living the tropical lifestyle
comfortable and affordable. Whether you are looking for a long term living situation or an
extended vacation, Brisa Azul offers the opportunity to live among some of the
most abundant and bio-diverse nature our Planeta Azul (Blue Planet) has to
offer. You will be amazed and dazzled at what you will see and hear, both on
land and at sea. This is tropical living where nature is at her very best.
Drake Bay, Costa Rica, on the Osa Peninsula is the most beautiful
and abundant part of Costa Rica, if not the world, where
monkeys, toucans, macaws, dolphins and whales abound. National Geographic calls
the Osa Peninsula the most
biologically intense place on Earth. Our 10 acres of property is on a point, and the warm Pacific surrounds us
on three sides, with rainforest
behind. Our gardens have over 30 species of heliconias and pristine beaches
are steps away.
Brisa Azul offers true tropical paradise living in comfort. We
have electricity and wireless internet, a full kitchen and laundry facilities.
The cabins all have private bathrooms, tiled floors, ceiling fans and lights.
Each cabin has a double bed and two bunk beds (singles). We accept happy, respectful, self sufficient people
into our tropical paradise family and community.
With water and air temperature averaging somewhere between 85
and 75 degrees, the weather here is perfect; not too hot, not too cold.
Because of our location on a point, gentle ocean breezes sweep over the
property and mosquitoes are virtually non existent. Evenings can be cooler, but don't bring your thermals. It never gets
below 70 degrees here!
Drake Bay is a fairly remote area, although a drivable road does lead
into the town but not to our property which is only accessible by boat or
foot. The town of Drake Bay has several small stores, bars and of course the
all important soccer field. Several eco lodges are in the area, mostly right
in the bay, about a 20 minute walk from us.
There are many activities available in Drake Bay such as snorkeling, dolphin
and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, SCUBA, Caño Island, Corcovado National
riding, sport fishing, bird watching, soaking up the tropical sun or just hanging
out in a hammock.
Caño Island, with world class
snorkeling and diving, is twelve miles from the shore, and the San Pedrillo
Ranger Station for Corcovado National Park is just a 15 minute boat ride away.
If you are looking for busy
night life, this is definitely not your spot, however there are several bars
and usually dances on Friday and Saturday nights in town.
There are only three cabins
for rent, so depending on how many people are in each cabin (limit of three) there
is usually between three to eight people around the property, including workers
and the owner. Our water is gravity fed from a natural stream. There is nothing
like a refreshing shower with pure nature's water.
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RENT AND DEPOSIT
Monthly Rent is $1150 for a triple, $975 for a double and $850 for singles. Rent includes
reasonable electricity use and use of the kitchen. Laundry, internet and use of
the boat are extra as outlined below. There is a security and cleaning deposit
of $500. There is a minimum one month stay and longer stays are preferred
if it works out for both sides. Rent and deposit is payable by Paypal or in cash and is due
on the 1st of each month. If you are coming at a different time during the
month, you rent will be pro-rated. We will send you an invoice when we have come
to that point in the process. Late rent payments are not accepted and you will
be asked to leave within three days of non-payment. If you are leaving earlier
than your scheduled time, a twenty day notice is required so that we can fill
your cabin space.
Laundry is $2.00 per wash and $2.50 per dry. When the sun is out, laundry dries
quickly on the lines and you don't need to use the dryer. Use your own laundry
detergent or we can supply it for $1.00 per load.
KITCHEN & FOOD
Our kitchen features a professional restaurant gas stove, pots and pans. The gas
for the stove is split between the tenants which is usually about $5.00 per
month each with regular use. As this is a community kitchen, everyone is required to clean up after themselves
any time they use the kitchen including wiping down the counters, stove (on top
and below), washing their dishes, drying them and putting them away. Shared
items such as dish soap and cleaning supplies are split between the tenants.
There are several ways to get your
groceries. We order fruits and veggies on Tuesdays and they are delivered to our
beach on Thursdays. Normally, our boat goes into
the town of Sierpe about every 15-20 days for supplies. You can either come along
and buy your own food ($20 roundtrip for gasoline) or call in your order and we'll bring
it back with us. You can also take a local boat taxi for $15 each way. Dry goods
and fruits and vegetables are delivered to the beach in Agujitas once a week and can be ordered by
phone and picked up by our boat.
There are also several small stores in Agujitas, but they can be more expensive
than ordering from Sierpe or Palmar. There is also a small store 10 minutes
walking distance with basic supplies like toilet paper, rice and beans, etc.
Our internet runs on a wireless 3G USB key. If you want your own key with 24
hour access to the internet, it is a $75 deposit for the key and $60 per month.
If you want to pay per hour for the internet, it is $2 per hour. The internet
runs at a decent speed and you can watch Youtube videos, talk on Skype and such, however, it
does slow down during peak usage hours which seem to be 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We do
not have a community computer at this time so you either need to bring your own
or use one of the community internet locations. We recommend you bring your own
computer if possible.
We have a 23 foot boat with a 115 hp four stroke motor available for use with
gasoline and captain included as follows:
Trips to Agujitas $10
Trips to Sierpe (if the boat is not already going, i.e. a special trip) $150
Trips to Sierpe (if the boat is already going in and there is space) $15 each
Per hour (for fishing, touring, dolphin and whale watching) $30 per hour per
*Prices subject to change with the price
Ready to dive into paradise?
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Below are some of the carriers who fly
into San Jose, Costa Rica. We also suggest flying to Ft. Lauderdale and then
taking Spirit Air which has very reasonable flights to Costa Rica.
You can fly directly into Drake Bay,
however, if you are coming for the first time, we recommend coming in through
Palmar Sur so that you can pick up your groceries on the way in. You can fly
to Palmar Sur or if you have more than 30 pound of luggage (the weight limit
on the smaller planes) we suggest you either take the bus, a taxi or a shuttle
to Palmar Norte, do your shopping, then take a taxi to Palmar Sur to catch the
boat to Drake Bay. It is a beautiful hour long trip down the Sierpe River. See
below for more travel details.
Below we have listed a few items you
will want to bring with you. This is not meant as a complete list but a guide