House of Rock - Dominical Area

Cave - Shared room · , San Isidro de El General, San Jose, Costa Rica
Roy

In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. The steep winding trails and spectacular pacific coastal views will invigorate your sense of adventure.

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In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. The steep winding trails and spectacular pacific coastal views will invigorate your sense of adventure.

The Space

The first of our premier trekking destinations is Diamante Verde, (Green Diamond). This incredible jewel of the jungle is located in a beautifully, unique region of Costa Rica. The area, called Las Tumbas, was given its name due to the abundance of hollowed stones, once used by the indigenous peoples for grinding flour. Las Tumbas is surrounded by breath-taking ridges and natural beauty. The Diamante River flows through the heart of the valley. Two kilometers below its natural source, surrounded by 1,200 feet of cascading waterfalls, you will find the “Casa de Piedra” (House of Stone) or as the locals call it.."The Cave". This amazing open air cavern is set behind twin waterfalls and features a full size kitchen and comfortable sleeping quarters.

In order to arrive at “Casa de Piedra” you will experience a 1.5-2 hour hike amongst the pristine cloud forest and rainforest. The steep winding trails and spectacular pacific coastal views will invigorate your sense of adventure.

Located in the heart of the Diamante Verde Reserve, you will arrive at the Stone Age dream house, once inhabited by indigenous people of the area. Guests will be greeted by our warm hospitality, great food and will have unique opportunities to renew their minds, body and soul. The cave, tucked behind 85-foot twin waterfalls, is amongst untamed gardens of petrified palms, primary growth forest and an abundance of plants and wildlife.

Activities while at the cave include hiking to crystal swimming pools, cliff jumping, and exploring nearby trails! If you choose the overnight tour, at the end of the day you will fall asleep in comfort, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mother Nature at her finest. Whatever your needs,

Diamante Verde Reserve will provide a memorable, once in a lifetime experience!

Guest Access

Tour # 1 Diamante Trekker's Special includes:
4 waterfalls. Hiking, 2 swimming pools, cliff jumping, lunch and guide. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 3:00 pm. Price us$85 p.p

Tour #2 Diamante Rappelling Tour includes:
4 waterfalls. Hiking, rappelling, 2 swimming pools, cliff jumping, lunch and guides. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 4:30 pm. Price us$110 p.p

Tour #3 Diamante Trekker's Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
6 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 3 meals and guide. Sleeping in the cave tucked behind twin waterfalls, including comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 11:00 am following day. Price us$150 p.p

Tour #4 Diamante Rappelling Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
6 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 3 meals, rappeling and guide. Sleeping in the cave tucked behind twin waterfalls, including comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8:00 am. Returns at 11:00 pm following day. Price us$210 p.p

Tour #5 Diamante Canyoning Overnight in Casa de Piedra includes:
9 waterfalls. Hiking, 3 swimming pools, cliff jumping, 4 meals, multiple rappelling and guides. Includes comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs 8am. Returns at 3pm following day. Price us$260 p.p

Tour #6 Diamante Two Nights in Casa de Piedra includes:
11 waterfalls. 3 swimming pools, 6 meals, multiple rappels, and guides. Includes comforts of kitchen, bedding, showers, toilets, etc. Departs at 8am. Returns 3 pm on third day. Price us$315 p.p

Interaction with Guests

Upon arrival you will be treated as a member of the family. You will feel the warm of a Costa Rican Family during your visit.

Other Things to Note

Risks and Insurances:
Each person, upon arrival, will be responsible to fill out a Pacific Journeys liability form. This form must be signed in order to participate in our tours.

What should I bring?
Proper hiking shoes
Quick-dry clothing
Bathing Suit
Towel
Sweater (for overnight tours)
Change of Clothes
Water Bottle
Backpack
Rain jacket
Flashlight or headlamp
Camera (optional, but recommended!)
Any personal gear you feel you may need

Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information.

Room type: Shared room
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 16
Extra people: $210 / night after the first guest
Check In: 7:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
  • Roy's apartment is perfectly positioned and is only a few minutes walk from everything you need. You really feel part of the community. Roy was incredibly helpful and gave lots of advice - his tips are invaluable. The restaurants and activities he suggested were brilliant. We visited Los Laureles hot springs, La Fortuna waterfall, climbed Cero Chato and did the Sky Trek zipline. All are highly recommended. Roy's place was a fantastic start to our holiday - thanks Roy!

    July 2014
  • We stayed two nights at Roy's place in La Fortuna. The unit has all the necessities as far as kitchen, beds, bathroom, and a place to hand wash your clothes.

    During our stay there, however, there were issues with the hot water and WiFi connection. Fortunately, Roy was extremely responsive and helped troubleshoot a few of the issues. Ultimately, it was something that couldn't be fixed in the time we were there so we ended up moving to another place. Roy did refund us for the time we did not stay there.

    Overall, Roy as a host is extremely good. Very responsive to messages and even sent us a PDF highlighting must-sees in the area beforehand so we are very grateful for that :)

    June 2014
  • Roy was always available to ask question which cam very handy to us. Gave us a nice welcome Email as well as giving us information on actives, and how to get to the house with a youtube video which was very helpful! House is in a safe area and was clean and perfect for us!

    June 2014
  • Although we did not have an opportunity to meet Roy, the communication was excellent from the beginning to the end of our stay. His condo was very spacious for the two of us and we enjoyed having a full functional kitchen to make breakfast during our last day in La Fortuna. You can't beat this location with a mere 3 block walk to the center of town. The view of the volcano from the street didn't hurt either. When I come back to La Fortuna I will 100% stay here again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    June 2014
  • Great stay! A really good apartment for even better price. Roy was very helpful, sent us clear directions and even recommendations where to spend time in the area etc.Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • Roy's place was as expected, clean, comfortable full-size bed, kitchen with microwave, utensils, frig, electric pan, two hot plates, mixer, good WiFi connections and flat screen TV. Nice back patio. Very close to the center, about 10 minute walk to supermarket, park, restaurants, bar, tour offices (Pura Vida Tours and Desafío behind the church) and taxi stand. It was a picturesque view of the volcano. Arriving at night, which I do not recommend, Roy had Jose pick me up for $120, drove on highway which has lots of curves. If you chose to rent a car drive carefully in La Fortuna for locals do not stop at stop signs. Most tours can be driven to by car or taxi: Both restaurants mentioned in Roy's email were close by with good food but no air conditioning. Free bus at Kazan's will take you to the discotheque and back. Safe to walk at night but bring a flashlight when walking back to the apt. Baldi hot springs was great which included a buffet dinner for $31 if you have your own transportation or by taxi. La Fortuna (email hidden) and very clean. Mostly Spanish speaking locals with limited English but very nice. You can use colones or US dollars.

    May 2014
  • I spent 10 days at the yoga studio, a woman traveling solo coming to San Jose for dental procedures. This was also my first AirBnB experience so I had no idea of what to expect on any level. At first I had an adjustment to the city and the studio as they are a both bit rough around the edges, but after a few days I settled in and grew to be quite fond of both the city and the room I began to call home. As I was not physically on top of my game it was even more important to have a flow, and after adjusting I got that. The location proved to be excellent as it was in the middle of the city, near a great supermarket, with several restaurants nearby, within walking distance of many of the sights, and easy to get a cab when needed. The bed was one of the more comfortable I slept in on my trip, and the WiFi was much better than many places I stayed at much greater cost. The bed and internet connection were of paramount importance to me, especially given my situation. This should help anyone deal with the less than private bathroom and initial hesitation about security. As anywhere, I kept anything I valued out of sight and under my own lock and key and never had any problem or felt threatened. My suggestion would be to get an idea of when the classes are held and plan accordingly. I did and it was no problem. I also appreciated having a little kitchen area to myself, and Stacy even found me a blender for my liquid diet. She was very valuable in giving info or making an occasional call for information I might need. It would be well worth taking a tour from her even if you are not staying there. I would definitely do it again. For anyone who considers a stay at a hostel, this is a far better choice. My only regret is not being in better shape to take more yoga classes, as the one I was able to avail myself of was excellent. It was really nice to be around the vibe there, and for anyone with a daily yoga practice this is a great deal and experience. Also a good opportunity to meet lovely locals. Namaste!

    May 2014
  • Es un departamento muy limpio y muy bien equipado. El aire acondicionado en cada habitación es de mucha ayuda en época de calor como ahora. Excelente opción para hospedarse si vas a La Fortuna o si esta en tu paso por Costa Rica. Roy un excelente anfitrión.

    May 2014
  • Compared to the conditions and available local places to stay, this place was great. It was clean, had all the amenities you could need. The beds were comfortable, it had a large mobile swamp cooler in the master, old washing machine with clothes line on the porch, heated shower head, soap, hot plate, fridge, tv. It was far enough from town were it was private, but still with in walking distance to town. Roy was very well organized, gave great instructions and directions and was easy to get a hold of. Only complaint which Roy had no control over, the power went out one night for 3 hours. Not sure why, but it was the whole building and man did it get hot inside. Next, a close neighbor had a little yappy barking dog that would not shut up!! All three nights for hours on end, bark bark bark. Other than that, the place, service and our stay, fantastic for a good price!

    May 2014
    Roy
    Response from Roy:

    Hello Trenton,
    I am sorry for the dog situation, that's an important situation that in solved in my last talk with the neighbor. I'm truly sorry and I will keep an eye on this issue.
    This should not happen anymore.
    About the electricity issue, it was out of my hands because it happened in the entire neighborhood.
    Thank you for choosing my place.

    May 2014
  • Roy was an amazing host. He provided a whole
    PDF document on things to do in the area and very specific directions to reach his place. Once there he was happy to answer any questions we had. The place was clean, great shower and AC, and quiet. Thanks Roy!

    May 2014
    Roy
    Response from Roy:

    My pleasure Gordon!
    Thank you for choosing my place, It was great to meet you and your girlfriend.

    May 2014
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Liceo San Carlos, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, ITCR-SSC
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Costa Rican Resource Travel Agency (website hidden)
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A travel and dog lover who studied Business Administration as profession but working in the tourism area since 2013. I have over than 10 years working in this industry which has gave me great friends from all over the world. I love my country and the beautiful nature in this small reached piece of land. So I will help you as much as I can and I will answer all your questions and doubt, any time you need it, so fill free to ask anything you need.
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