Ferienhaus Casa Colibrí mit BalkonFerienhaus Casa Colibrí

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2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Cottage Casa Colibrí - fully equipped
Ideal for one to two persons – Enjoy the peace and quiet and the wonderful view of the tropical landscape from your terrace.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 22%
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The space

Cottage Casa Colibrí
Ideal for one to two persons – Enjoy the peace and quiet and the wonderful view of the tropical landscape from your terrace.

36 m², open space cottage
queen size double bed
Fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, sauce pans and frying pan and a big fridge/freezer
Bathroom with shower (hot water), sink and toilet
Roofed terrace
Special Feature: Natural Estate, 100.000 m² approx., small river for bathing

The cottage is provided on the FINCA PURA VIDA which is situated in the middle of lush mountains and rainforest in the idyllic valley of the Armado River. The nearest village, La Suiza, is approximately 1.5 km away – far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of unspoilt nature but close enough to meet your daily requirements even without having to use the car.

The ten hectare ground of Finca Pura Vida offers ample space to swim in the river, to take walks, to sunbathe or to simply relax. Here you can be the owner of your time and just be yourself. It´s a place with lot of good energie. The ideal location to pass wintertime.

At Finca Pura Vida there are no direct neighbours. If you feel like socialising, take a stroll to La Suiza and you will find that the Ticos, as the Costa Rican people call themselves, are very open-minded, friendly and laid-back people who will readily have a chat with you even if your Spanish is less than perfect.

Guest access

Feel free to use al facilities in the house and go everywhere at the Finca. Make yourself at home.

Interaction with guests

Should you have further requirements, your hosts Flora and Joaquin will be very happy to help you.

The neighborhood

Good starting point for ACTIVITIES:
Explore the beauty of Finca Pura Vida by foot and enjoy spectacular views all around. There are so many paths to take – you will discover something new every day.

Costa Rica is well-known for its excellent rafting facilities. The rivers Pacuare and Reventazon – both close to Finca Pura Vida – rank among the top ten rafting rivers in the world.

You should visit the volcanos Turrialba and Irazu which you can see from the finca. The Turrialba is active since a few yours so you should get information at the park-administration if the access is permitted.

National Park Tapantí:
Tapantí is located a few kilometers south of the Orosi Valley. Walking In the park you have the oportunity to see abundant tropical rain forest and with a bit luck some wildlife.

Furthermore, you can have fun canyoning, you can go on guided walks or mountain bike trips or you can enjoy a day on the back of a horse. For a real adventure, try Canopy! It’s an exciting and novel way of seeing the rainforest. Hooked to a steel wire rope, you will fly from treetop to treetop and experience the rainforest from a bird’s eye view. If you have no head for heights, however, you better stay on the ground.

Guayabo National Monument
If you are interested in Costa Rican culture, go to see the Guayabo National Monument. At the foot of Turrialba volcano, approximately 20 km North East of Turrialba town, there is a archeological excavation site showing a pre-columbian settlement.

From Fica Pura Vida, take a day trip to the biggest National Forest in Costa Rica, to Parque Internacional de la Amistad. Here you will find Costa Rica’s highest mountain, Chirripo, and some aboriginal people reserves.

Getting around

The property is very close to La Suiza, approximately 1.5 km. So it is close enough to meet your daily requirements even without having to use the car. Also there is good bus conection to San José and to the carrebean coast. If you want to see some highlights in the region like volcanos, Tapantí and Guayabo for example and don't have much time it is better to have a car. If you are going to rent one you should take a four-wheel-drive. The roads in Costa Rica are quite poor, so is the road from La Suiza to the Finca. It's a dirt road which is quite dificult to manage with a normal car.

House Rules

Please just leave everything the way you yould like to find it



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2 nights minimum stay

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5 Reviews

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Samuel User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay at Karls Finca, beautiful location, clean and with a great sight.

Doug User Profile
February 2017
What a perfect retreat. The photos do not do the place justice for the incredible beauty of the area and also for how close the river is to your front door. Our place was immaculately clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed to be fully self sufficient. The town which was a pleasant walk away has 3 grocery stores several fruit stands and many restaurants and bars. But our highlight was Karl's place and the amazing wildlife and beautiful natural surroundings. We did not meet Karl however his assistant Joaquin was the perfect balance between helpful and affording us privacy a real example of Tico warmth and hospitality. My girlfriend and I stayed here for just over 3 weeks and would have loved to have stayed for months! Thankyou karl for this wonderful space to relax and enjoy the most perfect climate I've ever enjoyed.

Kevin User Profile
August 2016
This is an amazing property above La Suiza next to the Rio Armado. It's like your own private section of a national park--secluded with miles of hiking opportunities and the river almost at your door. It's easy to spend hours (or the day) watching the birds and insects or exploring the river. Many days had amazing thunderstorms and it was fun to try to predict how the rain would affect the river's flow. Joaquin and Flora (Karl's local hosts) truly made my stay comfortable and special. “Professor” Joaquin made a point of pointing out local wildlife and teaching me as much Spanish as he could. He visited most days to maintain the finca and see if I needed anything, and we often enjoyed coffee on the back porch. Flora came less frequently but it was always fun to see her and get a different approach to Spanish lessons! The property (with two houses listed) is about a 30 minute walk from La Suiza, most of which seems like it's straight uphill. It's definitely walkable although you may have second thoughts about lugging your groceries up from town. If you're driving you definitely need 4WD to make it down the driveway from the road. Note that walking the driveway between the house and the road takes about 7 minutes of the 30 minute total. A “normal” car can make it up the road as far as the driveway although it may be hard to find a taxi driver willing to try. One driver we asked went to get us a 4WD taxi instead. Drivers charge Colones for the ride up. Due to a change in my plans I stayed in the larger house on the property (see Finca Pura Vida – Unspoilt Nature) but I imagine the style and quality are similar. The house is Tico typico and comfortable with a covered back porch that is nearly as big as the house. Other than sleeping and cooking we didn't spend much time indoors. The kitchen has a refrigerator with freezer, propane stove and access to a clothes washer. Mostly due to geography, mobile internet service is SLOW and calls drop occasionally. I was never able to make VOIP calls that lasted more than a minute or two. At the top of the driveway the signal and speed improve dramatically. If you're looking for tranquility and isolation this is the place for you! It would also make a great base if you have a 4WD and want to explore the central valley, tour the volcanoes or go white water rafting. Karl was helpful and accommodating at all times and he is truly lucky to have Joaquin and Flora providing hospitality locally. This is definitely a place I'd like to visit again.

Dennis & Bodil User Profile
November 2015
This place was a very nice home for us. It's a bit hard to get there - you really need a 4x4 car - but once you've conquered a small mountain the reward is this wonderful cabin in beautiful surroundings. We brought our 9 months old son there and he loved it. We would take walks in the big garden, play by the river, look at the abundance of birds, humming birds and flowers. The hosts Joaqín and Flora were so nice and helpful. Joaqín took us for a small hike and told us about the nature. We also harvested juca root which he helped us cook. Even though he only speaks Spanish he was easy to communicate with and great company. We regretted only having booked to days at this beautiful place.

Gisela User Profile
October 2016
Die Unterkunft war fantastisch, einsam und ruhig gelegen, direkt an einem Fluss. Im Haus ist alles, was man für einen längeren Aufenthalt benötigt. Leider waren es bei mir nur 3 Tage - ich wäre gerne noch länger geblieben. Die Kommunikation mit Karl und auch mit dem netten Verwalter-Ehepaar war sehr nett und man fühlte sich zu jedem Zeitpunkt gut informiert und "betreut". Sogar ein Internet-Zugang war vorhanden. Um die Unterkunft zu erreichen, ist ein 4x4 Auto dringend erforderlich, es sei denn, man geht von La Suiza zu Fuß (ca. 30-40 Minuten). Ich kann das Haus nur empfehlen und würde gerne noch einmal wiederkommen und mit etwas mehr Muße die Umgebung erkunden.

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Karl User Profile

Seit zwanzig Jahren besuche ich Costa Rica, um auf meiner Finca Urlaub zu machen und Freunde zu besuchen. Dieses Land ist für mich eine zweite Heimat geworden.

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