San Buenaventura, Osa, Costa Rica


Las Villas De San Buenas has the best location being located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Osa region, in the Province of Puntarenas, just south of Ojochal. This premier location means that you are never more than 20 minutes away from everything Costa Rica’s Osa has to offer. Whether you enjoy birding, zip lines, surfing, whale watching, relaxing at the beach, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, deep-sea fishing or river fishing, you are close to the action in Las Villas de San Buenas.

Easy Access!

Location Las Villas San Buenas MapLas Villas de San Buenas is located a short and easy 1 mile (2 km) easterly drive from the Costanera Highway (Hwy 34) at KM 186, in the quaint and charming town of San Buenaventura (population 400). San Buenaventura is a community full of wonderful and friendly people who will go out their way to help you – you might even get invited to play in some of the many soccer games that take place every week.

The town has two churches (one Catholic and one evangelical) and two schools . The Catholic church and the elementary school are within walking distance of Las Villas de San Buenas. The town’s agricultural roots, small town living, and ‘Pura Vida’ attitude, provide the perfect location for a development in paradise. Another benefit is the lack of rush hour on Friday afternoon. Take a look!

Onsite Activities:

  • Private jungle hiking
  • Private hiking to nearby waterfall
  • Ranchos/BBQ’s
  • Next door to San Buenas Golf Resort. The only golf course in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

Destinations to the north:

  • Playa Pinuela (KM 172):
  • Ballena National Park (KM 170): The most beautiful beach in Osa. Miles of beach, easy waves, perfect for the whole family. Las Villas De San Buenas Map Ojochal Palmar Sur
  • Uvita (KM 163): The best launching point for aquatic tours in the area (whale watching, dolphin watching, etc.) and access point for “Whales Tail” beach of Ballena National Park.
  • Dominical (KM 142): Surf’s Up!! One of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches.
  • Quepos/Manuel Antonio: One of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destination and its most popular National Park are just an hour away.
  • San Isidro del General

Destinations to the south

  • Hospital de Osa (3 miles/KM marker 193)
  • Cortez (4 miles/KM marker 194)
  • Ziplines (5 miles/KM marker 196)

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    Ziplines and other activities are nearby.

  • Palmar Norte / Palmar Sur (10 miles/KM marker 206). Restaurants, hotels, shopping, pharmacies, etc.
  • Sierpe & Cano Island (15 miles)
  • Rio Claro (46 miles/50 minutes)
  • Golfito. Tax free shopping!
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Panama Border / La Frontera. 65 miles (90 minutes)
  • Corcovado National Park (75 miles). Most “biologically intense place on earth” according to National Geographic Magazine


Whether you are a “foodie” or simply enjoy nice authentic food from around the world Las Villas de San Buenas is perfectly located. There is almost every type of restaurant, with authentic menus and with proper preparation, to keep you and your palate very happy. (German, Indonesian, Fusion, Italian, tilapia, etc). Given the proximity to the ocean, there are also several wonderful locally owned restaurants within a mile or two.

  • El Jardin: Traditional Costa Rica cuisine (San Buenaventura)green salad from citrus restaurant ojochal
  • La Ponderosa: Traditional Costa Rica cuisine+bar (Ojo de Agua)
  • Citrus: Gourmet fusion (Ojochal)
  • Mama e Papa (Ojochal): Authentic Italian