Marbella is still one of the most untouched beaches and one of the most consistent surf spots on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. This contributes to the fact that you can still find amazing surf with no one out in the water or just enjoy having the beach all for yourself. We offer surf lessons with Yoav and yoga lessons with Cecilia and our guest are welcome to use our yoga shala for personal practice.
We are located 2 hours away from Liberia International Airport. 1 hour from Nosara – Playa Guiones which has an airport for domestic flights and 1 hour from the very touristic beach town of Tamarindo.
Playa Negra, which also offers great waves, is 30 minutes away. The Wildlife Refuge of Ostional is one of the World's most important nesting sites for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles is about 30 minutes away as well
Our house and the guesthouse is located on the hills of playa Marbella surrounded by beautiful nature. We are located about 2 km from the small village of Marbella and 5 minutes drive to the beach.
The property is located in a secluded area. Perfect for those who like their space. It is recommended to have a car or motorcycle to get around.
There are a variety of restaurants and few small grocery stores in the area for your convenience.
The guesthouse is a unit connected to our house and has a separate entrance and private garden. It sleeps 3 people. The bedroom has a queen size bed and the living room has
a sofa / single bed. It offers a fully equipped kitchen, hot water and ceiling fans. The water is filtered and safe to drink. Cleaning service is available upon request.
Laundry is also available.
Contact us to inquire about activities and long term rates.
Respect your surrounding and enjoy the "PURA VIDA"
We stayed with Yoav and Cecilia for a few days in February. The house is so nice, very clean, and the kitchen is well equipped. The place is right in the middle of the jungle, making it a very peaceful place. There is a hammock outside, where you can just enjoy life with an absolutely gorgeous view. They have dogs and cats, and the dogs are super friendly and very cute. Yoav and Cecilia are also very very nice people, and very willing to answer your questions. I know Cecilia offers yoga classes right on the property, which unfortunately we did not have a chance to try out, but the yoga facility is very nice and a great addition to their property. I would definitely recommend arriving during day light, as we couldn't because of our flight, and we got lost.
I recommend this place to anyone who wants a true Costa Rican experience, as it is not very touristy and the area is very charming. I would recommend this place for someone who will have a car. Thank you for everything!
Yoav and Cecilia were fantastic hosts! Cecilia welcomed us with a couple delicious fresh papayas from their trees which we snacked on for our entire four night visit. After I broke a fin on my surfboard Yoav kept me surfing by graciously loaning me a pair of fins and solar rez to make the repair. The casita is sited on a high hill overlooking the jungle. You can see the ocean in the distance. It is a beautiful and peaceful setting. The lack of ambient light make the stars at night truly spectacular. Our only caveat would be that you must love dogs and cats to stay here. The pleasant and clean casita has large folding glass doors that essentially make it open air and this is something you will want to take advantage of. Just be aware that the dogs (two large hounds) and rambunctious cats (all very friendly) will wander into the casita and will want very much to share your meals at the pick nick table outside! All in all a true uninsulated Costa Rican experience!
My boyfriend and I stayed with Yoav and Cecilia for 8 days and had an amazing time. Such nice down to earth people. They were super accommodating and told us lots of great things to see/do and places to eat. There cabina and yoga platform are so peaceful. I can't say enough about our stay here with them. Everyone in town was so friendly and welcoming and we felt like locals by the time we left.
My girlfriend and i had a very beautifull stay there in the middle of the jungle, near the beach, great atmosphere, very nice guests. We recommend highly.
Yoav & Cecilia were great hosts. Their place was exactly what we were looking for to relax and chill after long days at the beach. Tucked away from the beach (2 min drive) it was a nice change of pace to get away from some of the busier beach towns. Cool layout of the property with sliding doors/windows that opened up the space to the outdoors. Yoga platform directly below looking over the jungle and ocean. Cecilia ' s yoga classes were a good way to start the day and Yoav was great with helping my girlfriend and I catch our first waves. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for some nice R&R and great surfing.
Yoav and Cecilia were everything you could ask for in a host. They were very helpful and warm, we hung out together. there place was very clean and charming with gorgeous views and the place looks just like the photos. a very accurate representation. I will come back here.
Wow. What an amazing experience. The breathtaking views, being so close to nature...just spectacular. Our hosts, Yoav and Cecilia, were absolutely wonderful. Such genuine, kind people. They made great suggestions for places to go during our vacation in Costa Rica, and were also very inviting, encouraging us to drop by their home anytime during our stay.
The Tiki Hut on Playa Marbella was wonderful. Delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices, and great service. Harry was great to chat with! Make sure to check out Soda Victoria in town, too (great meals, very inexpensive).
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a relaxing yoga session with Cecilia one morning during our stay - it was incredible! So refreshing, and I cannot say enough about the jungle view!
The casita was beautiful and clean, the photos do not do it justice. We were able to see a family of howler monkeys, different birds, insects, toads and snakes during our stay. Yoav and Cecilia also have two African Ridgeback dogs that are incredibly sweet and would visit us from time to time!
This is the perfect vacation spot for anyone who likes to surf (or wants to learn - Yoav gives lessons). It's also a great spot for anyone who wants to relax and take a step back and get closer to nature. Marbella is very remote, but is currently under development, which makes it an up and coming area. It is very safe and the locals are quite friendly. The beach itself is nearly untouched, with beautiful black sands, and the sunsets are incomparable.
One note to mention, when traveling make sure to do so during daylight hours if possible. Yoav gives great directions and we were able to make it to the casita with little trouble, but sunset is usually around 6:15 and the darkness makes it a bit more difficult.
I cannot say enough good things about our stay and our amazing hosts. If you are looking for a true Pura Vida Costa Rican experience, this is it!
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We came to live in Marbella where we found the perfect mix of good surf and a natural environment to raise our two children. We love the simplicity that life offers in the rural parts of Costa Rica. For us it’s all about maintaining this simple and relaxed way of life and we enjoy sharing it with anyone who is interested.