Osa News

Whale Migration Season

Submitted by user on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 00:38

In this region (southern zone, Costa Rica in the OSA canton), we are very lucky to have a double whale migration season. From August to November the humpback whales come up from the South and from December through April a different group comes down from the North. Both groups are seeking warmer waters in order to give birth to their young. Recently, Karen Rusch organized a small group to go whale watching near Caño Island. They were very fortunate to see pods of whales with their calves.

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Birding in Toucan Valley

Submitted by user on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 18:45

The village is surrounded by over 700 acres of primary rainforest. The birding here is primarily edge birding, which is among the most productive birding habitats anywhere.

Birding at Toucan Valley can be amazingly easy. My husband and I have seen over 100 species without even leaving our deck. However, there are several habitat types within the village: forest edge, disturbed scrubland, community vegetable garden, tended ornamental gardens and fruit forest. Each habitat has its characteristic birds, and you can increase your list by moving around.

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Getting to Toucan Valley During a Pandemic

Submitted by user on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 00:29

After having “owned” a villa in Toucan Valley since 2012, my husband Raymond Miller and I decided to make the permanent move here last summer. We envisioned a nice, leisurely, yearlong process of getting residency, shipping household goods and two pets, and making the move. We were here in early December to submit the residency application.

Then of course, the pandemic struck. Now what? In July, I got word that my residency was approved. At this writing, Raymond’s still is not. So now my clock is ticking. I have 90 days to get here to complete paperwork and register for CAJA.

Fresh Tilapia

Submitted by user on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 00:14

The fish pond was cleaned last week. And moving forward, the plan will be to clean to it every 6 months.

The tanks by the pool are currently being refurbished and will house the baby tilapia.

We are hoping to introduce crabs and shrimp to the other tanks in the near future.

And...while they were cleaning, they caught a few of the large tilapia and the village enjoyed fresh fish for dinner!

Guest Check In

Submitted by user on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 00:52

For security and safety reasons, Guests visiting or staying within Toucan valley, including family members and friends of shareholders and lot owners. Will be required to provide the following information, on arrival to Toucan Valley.

• Passport information
• Home address and contact information • Contact number while in Costa Rica

All guests to Toucan Valley will be required to sign the village rules.
When the rental program is up and running, no cash payments will be accepted for long or short term rentals.