Bienvenidos a la Finca!
We are excited to share with you the "real" Costa Rica, or at least a delicious taste of it. We rent out Private double rooms in a large open air farm house, conveniently accessible yet a world away from mainstream tourism.
Want to experience a different side of tropical paradise? Get away from it all but without going too far off the beaten track. We rent rooms in our family farm house. The home is located a short walk down an Idyllic country road, where neighbors wave and wish you Pura Vida, from uncrowded Caribbean shores. The rooms are in a newly constructed open-air house where the monkeys are your morning wake up call the crickets and frogs sing to you, sweet dreams. We operate with as much sustainability as possible. Accommodations are basic, but beautiful. Mosquito nets and clean sheets are provided. There are shared bathroom facilities, including a composting outhouse. On-demand hot water showers are available. Guests are welcome to use the large kitchen. For a delicious shared home cooked meal arrange with some prior notice, no problem. There are many options for things to do. Half way between the port city of Limon, and Cahuita National Park, there are no shortage of adventures here...or just laze in a hammock and fill your eyes with the green jungle that surrounds you.
Private room, that has its own lock and key.
Shared bathroom with hot showers, and composting toilet.
There is a washing machine, but due to abuse it is off limits to guests.
There is usually somebody around to answer questions. We are native english speakers, but the owner also speaks fluent spanish. As this is a functioning farm the owners are often busy dawn til dusk with work. Guest can arrange a tour of the farm or chocolate making class prior to arrival! The house has three private rooms for rent, so there potentially could be other travelers in the home as well. Also our two loveable farm dogs, chickens and soon goats and horses are always around to keep you company.
this neighborhood is a rural costa rican caribbean village, in which the economy is based around small privately owned farms and a strong sense of community.
there are public buses that go both north and south along the coastal highway passing every hour, that can carry you 15 minutes to cahuita or 40 minutes to puerto viejo.
our communal house is located on a working organic fruit farm, and we invite all guests to participate on the farm and share in the delcious produce, all food proudced on the farm is for communal consumption but regular gorceries are not included.
Nuestra estancia en este lugar realmente ha sido una experiencia diferente a lo que puedas esperar de otros alojamientos. Es una casa ecológica realizada en madera y construida con mimo y detalle. Una casa abierta en donde todo se funde con la naturaleza. Te despertarás con el sonido de las olas del caribe, el cacarear del gallo y los monos que se encuentran en libertad cerca de su finca con bananos, árboles de cacao y otras especies. Dispone de una ducha dentro de la casa con agua caliente y un baño de compostaje a pocos metros de la casa.
Sin duda Clayton es lo que hace que esta casita sea mágica, ya que nos brindó todas las facilidades demandadas: buenas toallas, limpieza y aparcamiento para el coche. Clayton también nos enseño ha cortar cocos, hacer chocolate con semillas de cacao y a subir a un árbol de 9 pisos de altura, una experiencia excitante! Es una persona interesante y con buena conversación y preocupada por sus huéspedes.
Aunque en principio contabamos con un alojamiento para pasar dos noches, la estancia se ha convertido en toda una experiencia que sin duda volveriamos a repetir! Gracias clayton! Recomendado 100%
A great place to relax and explore the area.
If you are tired of touristic beach towns like Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, try this little farm near San Clemente. It is not difficult to reach, even without a car. A bus runs hourly between Limon and Cahuita. From the road junction to San Clemente where you can hop on or off, it is only a 5-10 min. walk towards the village.
Clayton is a really great host and has a lot of interesting stories to tell. He was very helpful with tips and recommendations of what to do in the surrounding and offers some tours by himself.
We climbed on the highest treehouse I've ever seen (being watched by some grumpy howler monkeys on the same tree), which he built on his property some meters back in the jungle, we made the yummiest chocolate with cacao from his farm and self-made coconut cream, hiked to a beautiful and secluded waterfall and we tasted an amazing variety of fruits and roots and other plants (thanks Giovanni!), some of them I've never tasted or even seen before.
The house itself is very nice, too. Most of it is made out of driftwood or wood from his own land. The hammocks on the terrace are a great place to be lazy, read a book while watching and listening to the jungle.
The place is simple, clean and cosy. There are mosquito nets in every room, and there is even a hot shower. Just don't expect high-class luxury. There's no wifi (which we didn't miss at all, on the contrary!), no A/C (which we didn't need), and a dry toilet outside (actually way better than many water toilets).
For us, it was all just perfect. We had a lot of great experiences we definitely wouldn't have made in a five-star jungle lodge.
this place is the real deal.the host Clayton, is an American, but has been farming long enough to know his trade very well. His farm is large and diverse.the accommodation and facilities rustic but comfortable.well removed from the tourist area but right off the main road and easy to find. The nearby black sand beach was very nice.good area, good people, good vibe. Highly (website hidden) family and I learned an experienced things we will always carry with us. Thanks for the adventure and the view from the top.
My friends and I had a wonderful time at Claytons! It´s a beautiful little finca, and although near a main road, you feel like you´re in the middle of the jungle. Clayton was incredibly welcoming and had lots of local knowledge to share with us. We went to the beach, climbed a treehouse and made chocolate. However I think our fondest memories are of sitting on the balcony in hammocks looking out to the lush jungle listening to the howler monkeys! We definitely recommend doing chocolate making class with Clayton. It´s fantastic to learn the process of cocao fruit to chocolate truffles, especially with a very delicious treat at the end! We had just a little trouble getting to the place without a car, so ensure you get clear directions. Thank you Clayton for a wonderful little airbnb stay.