Rent our one bedroom cabin situated in the quaint fishing town of Cabuya on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.
What's Cabuya like?
Cabuya is a quiet town in Costa Rica, popular with locals and tourists alike and is just 7km from the better known "party towns" of Montezuma and Santa Teresa, offering you the best of both worlds. There is a bus service that runs between Montezuma and Cabuya several times during the day. Cabuya is best known for great fishing, its cemetery island, turquoise waters, snorkeling and as the home of the first nature reserve in Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco Reserve. The national park is less than 2km from the cabin. The beach is about a ten minute walk from the cabin (see photos) and is great for snorkeling as there is a reef along the coast. The beach texture is small pebbles but is very peaceful and easy to find a stretch all to yourself. Sandy beaches are just 4km away, a quick bike ride or trip on the bus.
There are several restaurants to enjoy in Cabuya that tend to focus on seafood with a mixture of typical dishes and American. There is also a bar in town.
What's the cabin like?
The cabin is made of locally sourced teak and bamboo and is the perfect location for one or two people. There is one queen bed and we can also add a double mattress on the floor if you have children/more people. The bedroom is located upstairs and opens on to a balcony, where you can relax in your choice of two hammocks. The downstairs area is open, minimizing the barrier between outdoor and indoor living, one of the wonderful benefits of living in a tropical climate. You can sit and sip your coffee in the morning while watching the monkeys, hummingbirds and iguanas do their thing.
The bathroom and kitchen are downstairs, along with a kitchen table and another hammock. The cabin comes complete with fresh linen, towels and all utensils necessary for cooking. There is a standing fan in the bedroom. There is no internet but there are several cafes nearby that have free wifi.
Will I like the cabin?
Our cabin is perfect for someone who loves the outdoors, likes a more immersive travel experience and wants to experience the real Costa Rica. It's rustic but cute.
What's the property like?
The cabin is one of two cabins located on 3/4 acre of a beautiful tropical garden (we live in the other), but the garden and tropical plants add to the privacy of each cabin. We love our garden and spend a lot of time growing new plants for you to enjoy.
What's there to do?
If you like the ocean, wildlife, nature, and want to get away from it all, you will love Cabuya. The best uncrowded surf beaches on the eastern side of the Cabo Blanco peninsula are located nearby. The turquoise waters around Cabuya Island offer some of the best fishing and snorkeling spots on the Nicoya Peninsula. As we said, historically it's been a fishing village so there's plenty of fresh fish to eat and catch here. It's not unusual for a local to stop by and offer you some fresh fish. We have bikes, surfboards and snorkeling gear for you to rent and also offer guided tours. Cabo Blanco Reserve is on your door step and is a great place to spend a day hiking and enjoying the wildlife.
We also run a tour company (Solo Bueno Tours) and provide guided tours of the area - fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, horse riding - so there's plenty of fun activities for you to do. We can also arrange for you to have private Spanish classes with a great (and fun) teacher who speaks perfect English and currently teaches at a well known language school in Montezuma. Let us know if you have any questions about the area or the cabin and we'll be happy to answer them. We hope you decide to stay in our cabin :)
* Safe deposit box that fits laptop
* On the main Cabuya road with bus to Montezuma passing in front 4 times a day
* Hammocks upstairs and down
* Bicycles available for rent for extra fee
* TOURS to keep you active and entertained ((website hidden))
* Laundry service available for extra charge
Montezuma a Cabuya
08:00 / 10:00 / 14:00 / 16:00 / 18:00
Cabuya (Cabo Blanco) a Montezuma
07:15 / 09:15 / 13:15 / 16:15
Hours of bus:
The house rules are pretty simple :)
1. Leave the cabin in the condition you found it.
2. No smoking inside the bedroom.
3. Only the guests who reserved the cabin are permitted to stay overnight.
4. Please be respectful of neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after 9pm.
5. Separate trash into recyclable, nonrecyclable and organic. Just ask us if you are confused about what goes where.
Staying with Jeffery and his family was the best decision I made when planning our trip. Jeffery took us to several spectacular waterfalls and beaches that we could not possibly have found without him. His 8 year old son, Mateas is a wonderful artist and talented photographer, and I miss him already. And Carlos made the largest bonfire I've ever seen and the best damn cerviche I'm sure I will ever eat. A million thanks to Jeffery and his family for an amazing stay, I'm sure we will be back :)
My stay in the cabin in Cabuya was fantastic! The treehouse-like cabin is perfect for a true nature lover and is creatively design by incorporating elements from nature. The owner is very knowledgeable and offered great advice and suggestions about the area. Cabuya is full of breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery in all directions. This is not a "party beach" area, so it is perfect for those seeking a more authentic experience. The cabin is located in close proximity to the Cabo Blanco National Reserve and the more touristy, yet equally beautiful beaches are also close. This location has the best of both worlds. I had last minute changes with my itinerary and the host graciously accommodated the changes. I would definitely recommend this awesome jungle cabin in incredible Cabuya!!
This cabin was the perfect place to chill out. With its little kitchen and hammocks it was hard to leave! There is a local bus to montezuma about 4 times a day and a little supermarket right next door. Jeffry and his bothers were so friendly and took us out with them and made our stay something to remember. So friendly... Thanks so much guys x
We were very disappointed in the cabin at Cabuya. After a long day of traveling we arrived to find the garden/ yard had not been well maintained and the greenery and plants were extremely grown in. There was an iguana crawling around the bedroom and ants everywhere upstairs. We could not get the light or ceiling fan to turn on in the bedroom which is essential in 90 degree weather without AC. When a lady finally showed up to give us the key, she couldn't speak any English for us to communicate with her and ask questions. We paid for 5 nights there and did not stay 1 night. Also, last year we stayed a week in a treehouse in Costa Rica and had an amazing time so we were looking forward to staying in that type of environment again but this place was nothing like that. Keep in mind if you are like us and get there and do not want to stay, you do not get your money back and finding a place around not booked up can be difficult. It took us several hours and 4 tries to find another place to stay on Christmas Day in Santa Teresa. I would not recommend this place to anyone. It needs a lot of work and special attention. I would have rather slept on the beach in a tent than there.
Cabuya is a gem of a place - a little fishing village with friendly locals along the stunning blue Pacific coastline. I was quite surprised to learn that Tara doesn't live there anymore (though she told me over our online communication that she was traveling), and the place is run by Jeffry alone who lives in the cabin next door - it's high time they update their listing.
Jeffry was warm, welcoming and helpful. The cabin itself is rustic and lovely, with a spacious room and balcony upstairs and a bathroom downstairs, as shown in the photos. However on the day I arrived, Jeffry wasn't able to find the key to my room or the safe in it, so I had to sleep with the door only half shut. I appreciate that I was in a small village and no one was likely to enter, but still, it wasn't the best way to start my stay, especially since I was traveling by myself. I had to store some of my valuables with Jeffry's parents until he changed the lock to my room the next evening.
There are nice sodas and small restos to eat in Cabuya, and I could rent a bicycle from Hotel Celuja a short walk away to cycle all the way to Montezuma. I took Jeffry's tour to Isle de Cabuya where despite the low visibility for snorkeling, we spotted a sting ray and puffer fish, which was pretty incredible!
I highly recommend staying in Cabuya, which feels a lot more friendly and local than nearby Montezuma. But somehow I couldn't feel completely relaxed staying at the cabin, atleast by myself.
Note: There is no Wifi / internet connectivity available at the cabin (they need to update their listing on that too), but Marvin Restaurant down the road offers free Wifi and great food.
The place was accurately described and very cute in a rustic way. We arrived late evening and got lucky with the taxi driver who knew exactly where to go. When we arrived, the place was not ready to host guests, as several basics were missing. The owner's family lives next door and was quickly able to help us out. Unfortunately there was also no gas to cook in the cabin as the whole town was facing a shortage. After speaking with the owners, we agreed to leave early and they were happy to refund us, no questions or doubts. The owner, also gave us some great recommendations for Cabuya and Montezuma, even giving us a ride into town.
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I am from Dublin, Ireland and my boyfriend is from Cabuya, Costa Rica. We own this cabin and rent it out when we are in Ireland.
We both speak Spanish and English and love Costa Rica! We hope you decide to stay in our home and have a wonderful Costa Rican holiday.
You can check out our tour business and learn more about us here: (website hidden)