About this listing
"los Congos" named after the frequently visiting howler monkeys.
This cosy home (95 sq. meters with the deck) is built entirely of wood in a green jungle setting on a 400 sq. meters parcel of land.
At the back of the house is an open deck, overlooking a tropical garden.
The house is well ventilated with a big open living area and the temperatures range between 22 and 33 degrees celsius at all times.
We have summer all year round and you can admire many plants and flowers as well as beautiful trees.
Hummingbirds as well as a variety of other birds such as parrots and tucans can be seen from the deck.
We live in the house next door (on the same property) and are available for questions and recommendations about the numerous activities in the area.
We own 2 dogs and never had problems with breakins.
The laundry will be shared with the owners.
Interaction with Guests
We shall be present in another house, in the same property and we can recommend the travelers for the activities of neighborhood.
The beaches, restaurants and the nearest shops are located about 0,6 miles (20 min. walk, 10 min. bike ride, 5 min. by car).
Puerto Viejo is located 3 miles away.
There are many places to visit in the area:
Refuge Gandoca / Manzanillo, Cahuita National Park, Bribri indigenous reserves, water falls, Jaguar rescue center, sloth sanctuary, etc ... and of course beautiful beaches:
Punta Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva.
A long wide beach with strong moderate waves, recele in the North, in front of the point of Pirriplí, a beautiful rock island with the same name. The place is ideal for sunbathers, surfers, walks on foot or pony treks.
Punta Cocles has a small coral reef bursting with natural pools.
A 10 minutes drive away, in a Jamaican atmosphere, Puerto Viejo awaits you with thriving night life, bars and restaurants that offer a choice of local as well as international dishes.
Nature Air and Sansa now have a daily, early morning flight to Limon, which is one hour from here and Nature Air has added an afternoon flight as well.
So if you do not want to drive from San Jose this may, depending on flight times, be a convenient option.
Please be aware of the strict baggage restrictions on these domestic flights.
From the “Terminal Atlantico Norte", Avenida 9, Calle 12, buses leave for Puerto Viejo five times a day:
06.00 hrs / 10.00hrs / 12.00hrs/14.00hrs/ 16.00hrs.
More convenient then the public bus is the minivan service run by Interbus.You can make reservations online. If travelling direct from the airport to Puerto Viejo or Cocles, you first book to a distribution point in San José from where you can travel on to the Caribbean.
Interbus does come to Geckoes now at 100 meters to Los Congos but you may have to remind the driver!
The cost per person from the airport to the distribution point is approximately US$10 and from there to Cocles is approximately US$49.
It's better to rent a little 4x4 for a short stay, but for a longer stay, this is not necessary and we can lend you bikes.
Other Things to Note
2 beach cruiser bicycles included with stay ($14 per day value-free).