Xiña is the dynamic, engaging female main character of the award-winning documentary 2.5% - The Osa Peninsula about the impacts of tourism development on local communities in Costa Rica. The experience that Xiña offers to her jungle mountainside cabin is a one hour gorgeous hike up a mountain that leads to Corcovado National Park. It is certainly for the rugged cultural adventurer, but worth every bit for those looking to experience real local life in the jungles of the Osa Peninsula. Join Xiña an epic rainforest trek, spend the night in her rustic cabin if you want, to get an unparalleled nighttime view of the Gulfo Dulce from her mountain-top lookout, or just relax and have a "casado" meal sourced from what she grows on her farm.
Family Business started in 2015| Locally Owned with 100% local staff
The film '2.5% - The Osa Peninsula' is an anthropological investigation as much as it is a nature documentary. It explores Osa’s stunning natural beauty, and gives voice to the people that inhabit it. The film follows Xiña, a single mother who mines gold for a living, and introduces Johnson and his brother Carlos, ex-hunters who now lead wildlife treks on their rainforest property. Xiña, Johnson and Carlos are three of many Osa residents who are interested in creating a “rural tourism product” where local families provide travel experiences that shape and protect their communities and natural resources. This new tourism model provides an opportunity for economic development, incentivizes local landowner retention, and provides travelers with an unforgettable experience . It is, in the words of many Costa Rican experts, a great strategy for conservation, and in the words of many Osa locals, the desired model for future tourism development.
After spending months with Filmmakers and Lokal founders Eytan Elterman and Marco Bollinger during production of '2.5%' Xiña decided to finally realize her dream of converting her mountain jungle farm into a rural tourism experience. Her hard work and dedication has lead to the Lokal team approving her as one of our featured experiences.