When Lana Wedmore came to Costa Rica 30 years ago, she knew she wanted to move there. Purchasing 150 acres of tropical wilderness on the Peninsula de Osa, she erected a lodge and eight thatched-roof bungalows. Each has its own covered deck out front and is usually free of insects because of a constant light breeze and cooler temperatures at its location above the Carate River Valley. Guests have the opportunity to surf, fish, kayak, and pan for gold. Tours are also available of the forest with special attention to bird watching.