On a whim to buy a property to start a fishing camp on the Sierpe River, I made the seemingly long trip to Sierpe and the Osa Peninsula.

[custom_script adID=149]

What I found was way beyond what I had expected. Sierpe, a tiny town full of friendly people was, to me, the best I had seen in all of my trips to Costa Rica. This was 20 years ago and Sierpe has changed significantly.

The old Sierpe was dirt roads, a miserable road in from the Pan American Highway at Palmar Sur and a population made up of almost entirely Ticos. Everyone shook hands and there was not a face without a smile.

Costa Rica Living Video Interview: Since Jim was travelling we interviewed Jim’s son Trevor Cameron to hear exactly what it’s like living in this area.

To watch this short video with Trevor Cameron, please click on the small white triangular Play button in the middle of the screen below and allow a few seconds for the video to begin.

Today it is different but still holds the charm and most of the smiling Ticos that I met 20 years ago. Now the streets are paved, the road into Sierpe is newly paved and takes only 15 minutes from the airport in Palmar where there are daily flights to San Jose.

There are two excellent riverfront cafes, several nice hotels with hot water and air-conditioning, a bakery, butcher shop, hardware, new modern grocery store, dentist office, clinic, outboard motor repair, electronics repair, video rental, Chinese restaurant, boat manufacturing company and outfitters for every type of recreation.

Sierpe is not the town you expect when you drive in through the rice fields and banana plantations in a part of Costa Rica not known for being rich. Sierpe is the gateway to the Osa Peninsula where thousands of tourists come each year to enjoy the remote wilderness of this incredible part of the world.

Most of the people coming to the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Corcovado National Park, Cano Island, the mangrove and remote beach resorts, travel through Sierpe. There is a daily ritual where one group which is leaving, arrive on boats coming up the Sierpe River head off to planes, rental cars and buses.

About an hour and a half later, another internationally diverse group that has gotten off the planes and buses or parked their rental cars arrives looking for their boat to head to some remote location on the Osa Peninsula.

Few actually spend the night in Sierpe, just the lucky ones who come late in the afternoon and cannot catch their boat until the next day. Those who spend an evening in Sierpe can enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the riverfront cafes, a night time river tour where they will see lots of crocodiles and other reptiles or visit with boat captains that all have a story to tell and a smile to share.

In the early morning you will hear howler monkeys and most likely have views of mist on the river and mountains in the distance. Sierpe is peaceful, quaint, safe, friendly and one of my favorite towns in the entire world.

[custom_script adID=97]

[custom_script adID=155]

Written by Jim Cameron, WeLoveCostaRica.com’s Preferred Real Estate Professional in the Sierpe River area of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Real Estate Professionals – Sierpe River Valley:

For over 20 years, the professionals at Amigos de Osa have been building their reputation within the Osa Peninsula. They primarily represent the Sierpe River Valley, specializing in riverfront properties and also have several listings in the surrounding areas of Palmar Sur and Drake Bay.

Their Costa Rican partner, Sonia Rojas, is a member of the Costa Rica Board of Realtors and is certified by the CCCBR. Her extensive knowledge of Costa Rican municipalities adds assurance to buyers. Co-founder, Jim Cameron, has been traveling to the area since 1976 and buying and selling properties for the past two decades. His experience and commitment to 100% customer satisfaction has been tried and tested.

Another partner, Trevor Cameron, has been traveling to Costa Rica for half his life and living full time in Sierpe since 2006. He offers client care before, during and after the sale and his fluency in Spanish provides excellent service to both the buyer and seller.

[custom_script adID=151]

The newest member of the team, Chelsea Carlsson, recently graduated from California State University, Chico and after attending school in Costa Rica decided it was the place to begin her career. Acting as Amigos de Osa’s Buyer’s Agent, Chelsea is dedicated to finding the perfect property for her clients.

The Costa Rica real estate professionals at Amigos de Osa pride themselves on helping you to find “A Piece of Paradise with Peace of Mind.”

If you are seriously interested in buying Costa Rica real estate in the Sierpe River area and want Jim Cameron to help you, please help us to help you by giving us your your email address and answer the three little questions in the form below:

[custom_script adID=153]

Are you into beautiful Costa Rica?

All interesting things you want to know about Costa Rica are right here in our newsletter! Enter your email and press "subscribe" button.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *