This house (646sq feet), built with regional wood by a local craftsman, can accommodate 4 guests with the greatest comfort. Isolated by vegetation, it guarantees quiet, relax and privacy. Located 400m from Punta Uva Beach in a beautiful tropical garden at the mouth of Rio Ernesto, our jungle river
The bedroom is furnished with an orthopaedic mattress double Queen Size bed (1,52m x 2,00m), a large wooden wardrobe, lockbox and ceiling fan. There are fly screens on the windows.
The bathroom has a hot water shower.
In the living room, you will find two sofa beds (0,80m x 1,90m) with an orthopaedic mattress topper on a mosquito covered and a ceiling fan.
The kitchen is fully kitted with a full size refrigerator, a 2 burner stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, blender, toaster, bottled water unit…
The large covered terrace offers hammocks, table and chairs
Private space in the front garden casa is furnished with two twin Adirondacks.
Breakfast served in your terrace
Regular maid service
2 bicycles at your disposal for the duration of your stay
Private and closed parking
Space privileged at the edge of Ernesto river to observe tucans, monkeys (howler monkeys, white faced capucins, spider monkeys), sloths, turtles, ...
Renting an inflatable boat with an electric motor to visit the Ernesto River ($ 25 / h)
There is no one complete list of everything to do at the area, but we put this together to help you get the most, or the least, out of your stay here in the South Caribbean.
Punta Uva Beach: Swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and lounging.
Rio Ernesto: Our river runs about 1km upstream and you can inflatable boat with an electrical motor (we rent it) up and see all sorts of wildlife and feel like you are in a movie or the discovery channel.
Scuba: The dive shop right here in Punta Uva is excellent… Stop by and checkout their beginner course or open water dives to the best the area has to offer.
Fishing: We know the best local guides from an hour or two with a local on a panga boat to a ½ or full day on a professional boat…
Manzanillio Wildlife refuge: See us for trips or to set up a guide for anything from a self-guided hike along the beach past the end of the road to guided tours (starting at $35-70) to the lagoons (awesone) or dolphins/snorkeling, birdwatching, kayak/hike, turtle watching (March-July) or mixed with trips to indigenous reserves. Anything in the refuge is highly recommended and we know all the details.
Surfing: Experts can hit Salsa Brava, world acclaimed, or anyone can surf the break off Cocles and there are lessons for any skill level. Boogeyboarding/surfing is also available and kids/beginners like to do it even right off Punta Uva beach.
Indigenous culture reserves (Bribri, Kekoldi, Yorkin), waterfall, chocolate tours: See us to set up a trek into these reserves to meet the people, learn about their culture, checkout the wildlife/waterfalls, sample some foods and drink and of course buy things. Or spend a day in Yorkin after riding a dugout canoe. We also have a connection with El Puente, which is an organization that helps get the Bribri community prepared for school and assists with a soup kitchen and micro-loans to start or sustain small businesses
For the PRICE OF A WEEK OR MORE, contact us
We stayed for a week in March 2014 in the Toucan cabina. The cabinas are separated by lush foliage so they are very private. There was a small kitchenette with a stove and fridge so you could cook a meal but we never cooked there. Estelle & Florian are wonderful hosts who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. When it rained, they dropped off an umbrella and were very helpful on advising us on the local area. I have stayed in 5 star hotels and have not had better service, all with a genuine friendly smile! The breakfasts on the patio were fantastic!
The location is great if you want to relax. Punta Uva beach is a short walk away and is one of the most spectacular beaches you will ever visit. On the Recife side you can find a spot where you are virtually all alone if you like. Having the bicycles is fantastic as you can ride into Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo. You will see everyone drives around on bikes. The road to PV is flat and easy and there are no pot holes as some reports have suggested. There a few hills getting to Manzanillo but it's generally an easy ride. It's a wonderful way to explore the area and feel connected to it. Bring a light for at night! The road is dotted with many small restaurants with the most selection being in Puerto Viejo. You can also hop on the local bus to get to PV for around $1 which was quite comfortable and easy. They will stop right in front of the lodge. A taxi is about $10 to town.
Don't miss the Patty Man who rides up the road every day with the most delicious home made patties!
This area is great for travelers who want to get away from it all in paradise. The jungle around the area is filled with Howler Monkeys and other wildlife. There are no large resorts, Hard Rock Cafe, McDonald or Subway. Thank goodness! The towns around are rustic and not fancy so if you want to bring your high heals for a night on the town, this area is not for you. This is a beach bum, surfer town where all you need is flip flops.
We were extremely pleased with Pachamama Jungle River Lodge and will hopefully return again in the future!
Thank you Estelle and Florian for a wonderful stay and give Linda and Letize a pat for us! Hope to see you again!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.