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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 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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Respect your surrounding and enjoy the "PURA VIDA"



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Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Wow! What a lovely experience and stay at the Casa de Marbella yoga retreat! Yoav & Celcilia are exception hosts and the place was amazing. It's has all you want and need for a great AirB&B experience. The place was exactly what I was looking for for my introduction to Costa Rica's PURA VIDA life. A Rural none touristic gem, very natural and beautiful that has all the basics covered. Nice place to stay, with great people to show you the way to all the nice spots while making you feel at home helping me to have a great vacation. So if your a Yogi this place is a dream, what a nice set up for your practice. Cecilia is a top notch instructor and mother of two beautiful children. She is an expert in all facets of the Yoga practice. She knows how to teach all aspects of the yogi's modalities like no one else I have practiced with thus far. Yoav is a super cool dude, great father and family man. Someone I admired for all he has accomplished in such a short time as a father and husband. He is also a kickass surfer for those of you who come seeking the good swells they have all year in Marbella. I enjoyed my visit from start to finish and hope to be back to visit Yoav and Celcilia some day soon. :) thank you again xoxo

John User Profile
April 2017
Yoav is a great person. Very helpful, friendly. and welcoming. His place is extremely peaceful and comfortable. The listing is exactly as described. I would recommend having a car while staying at Yoav's place but walking it is definitely an option. I saw some tourist using buses and walking to/from the beach. Thanks again for the hospitality Yoav. Pura!

Irene J User Profile
April 2017
Lovely hosts, lovely stay! My copine and I had an absolutely amazing first visit in Marbella. The place's beautiful! Lots of wildlife and foliage. Very relaxing and tranquil on a hammock looking over the mountains. Perfect oasis for travellers. Off road driving getting to the place was bit challenging, but once you get there you'd think it's totally worth it. Doing yoga with Cecilia was total healing. Beaches nearby to dip yourself and do snorkeling. Yoav and Cecilia are such warm-natured people. I got bad sunburn and Cecilia picked aloe vera from the ground and blended with some lavender and made aloe cream for me. Wish we could've stayed longer, miss the hosts and their place already!

Matthew User Profile
March 2017
Everything you need and nothing you don't. Yoav and cecilias place is in a beautiful location, secluded and peaceful. They are warm and helpful. The directions are precise and once you get the hang of Costa Rican roads, easy to understand. Definitely need to rent a 4x4 to get there, though. Marbella is easily accessible to a lot of other cities, though Marbella itself has the most beautiful beach we visited during our stay. Yoav and Cecilia gave us tons of info and recommendations. This place is what airbnb is all about.

Andrés User Profile
February 2017
The location is amazing, you will connect with the nature and the wildlife in this place, the nights are incredible with the night sky and the sound of the nature, there are many places you can surf near to this place if you bring a car, everything was perfect about the location and the place, Yoav and his family were very helpful and kind in everything, in this place you can really experience the pura vida, we hope to come back soon!

Bart User Profile
February 2017
Great place!! A true discovery, in this place the connection with nature is very lively, morning sessions of yoga and lots of surf. Marbella has great waves, (no beginners spot) at Yoav & Ceci's it's very quiet and peaceful, sounds of monkeys, birds and other wildlife .. and the ocean in the background. If you are looking for a place to have a break from busy life I would highly recommend this to you and live the PURA Vida way for a while. We didn't bring a car so it's a 30 minute walk to the beach, which brought us lots of joy as well, often people pull over and you can sit at the back of a truck or something.. if you want to see ore do lots of things, bring some wheels. Had some great moments and learned a lot from this place. Those who are going, enjoy !! PURA VIDA

This place was awesome a piece on earth place right on top of a mountain. The house is super cute and cosy all really natural. At night we saw the stars from our window and in the morning we heard the monkeys. We just came to surf and relax so this was the perfect place to do it. They also have a yoga space and offer thai massages. They have 2 lovely dogs who got friends with our dog in the first second. But you need a car as it's a bit far away from the beach and town. We would come back again we really fell in love with this cute little house.

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Costa RicaJoined in November 2011
Yoav & Cecilia User ProfileYoav & Cecilia is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English, Español, Italiano, עברית
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