About this listing
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 had a great time in Cecilia and yoav casita, we felt very welcome, the casita is very comfortable, clean, great disign with the beautiful jungle just in front ! The beach is only 5min drive ! Thanks Cecilia and Yoav for having us! Sabrina and Cyril .
I had such a wonderful time in Marbella! Yoav and Cecilia were such wonderful hosts, and I loved staying there. I felt very safe and felt like I knew my way all around the Pacific coast by the time I left. The views were beautiful, and I was lucky to have a few evening thunderstorms while I was there. I saw the flowers and trees bloom from the beginning part of the rainy season while I was there. It was beautiful. The beach in Marbella is peaceful and very close. I went to the Tiki Hut a few times, where the food was delicious! I drove down to Nosara a number of days, which I fell in love with as well. I went surfing in Nosara, and did a zip line canopy tour while I was there as well. It was about 45 minutes to an hour of a drive. The town had many little cafe's and shops. Definitely stop at the Auto Mercado for groceries in Tamarindo before going into Marbella if you are coming through there. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking. I am still in awe of the beautiful, peaceful lifestyle of Costa Rica. I can't wait to go back!
What an incredible find! We came for 9 days and could not have asked for anything better! The location was very remote which was exactly what we were looking for. The beach was only a short drive away, as were many other small communities with other beaches. Yoav and Cecilia are amazing hosts. They are very friendly and kind; we always felt welcome and we really got to know a lot about the area due to their knowledge. We did a yoga session with Cecilia and took a surf lesson with Yoav which was awesome. If we ever needed anything, they were there to help us in any way they could. The place itself had everything we could have asked for. There was a small cooking area and a fridge to hold our food. The bed was comfortable, as was the hammock in the breeze (of course)! We made friends with their pets which made it feel very home-like. The people in Marbella are all very kind and the beaches were practically vacant. I would highly, highly recommend this property for the remote surf area and the genuine kindness Yoav and Cecilia have to offer! I have nothing but good things to say about our whole experience. We feel very lucky to have found this listing.
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.
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About the Host, Yoav & Cecilia
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.