About This Listing
Paradise Lodge is a bed and breakfast that offers a unique blend of relaxation, privacy and adventure located on 2.5 acres in Costa Rica’s lush rain forest border. It is centrally located to the most popular tour sites of Costa Rica. Paradise Lodge is a beautiful custom Tuscan style home in mist of the semi-rural Jungle of Costa Rica. We invite you to enjoy the mystic surroundings as they blend into what most describe as ”Paradise”. Breath the pure air of the rainforest. Find yourself safely and warmly embraced with the comforts of home and yet one step outside your door you’re in nature at its best.
Spacious Master suite and Master bathroom walk-in closet, private patio. Great for family since home sleeps 8-10. Economical for 3 couples. Spacious dinning area. Fully equipped with dishes, all utensils, everything to cook and dine in or picnic-out. Laundry services on premises.
The natural surrounding of Jungle and plantain farms. Fishing and Swimming on premises. Walking distant to town store and fishing pond with prehistoric fish. Being centrally located, we can arrange various tours for your convenience. We have many exciting excursions for all ages.
There are combination tours, and more options including beach tours. Over night accommodations can be arranged for the beach as well. We have special discounts on tours because of our unique location and relationships with the locals.
Interaction with Guests
Paradise Lodge BB is a family owned and managed by American transplants of Southern California. Jim and Carol fell in love with Costa Rica and decided to stay. Jim is a magician, a long time standing member of the Magic Castle of Hollywood. So be prepared to see a bit magic while you’re here. Carol a native Californian yet fluent in Spanish can be an aid to you for anything you might need while you stay in Paradise Lodge BB.
Carol and her husband were so sweet and easy to work with. They were able to accommodate our crazy travel schedule and were so willing to do so. They welcomed us with lemonade and snacks, which was fantastic after a long trip getting there. The breakfast Carol made for us was absolutely delicious, and you could tell they take great pride in their home, this guest house, and how they provide for their guests. The location isn't 100% in La Fortuna, but rather about 30-40 minutes away from the main area where you would want to go do your activities. The property is extraordinarily secluded and really quite beautiful.
Speaking of secluded: be sure to have a car that can get you to these guys. You will drive down a grassy path that has rocks and mud (if it rains). We had a van that made it just fine, but it was definitely a funny adventure.
Additionally, there isn't any air conditioning, so if you run pretty warm, just be aware. They had fans and with the windows open we were totally fine.
We enjoyed our short stay here and wish we had time to stay longer. Jim was great and very accommodating. The local restaurant he suggested was great and had the best prices we saw our entire 2 week stay in Costa Rica. The house was cool, very open concept and the bridge was neat. The outside gardens looked great, and I wish we had more time to just sit outside.
The hosts were incredibly welcoming and helpful! Carol was very responsive when we were booking. The house was very nice and the property was beautiful -- the hosts encourage you to pick fruit/herbs/etc. to eat! I would note that it is closest to Jicarito, about 35 minutes from La Fortuna. It is also down a dirt road that some of our van drivers were a little wary of. If you plan to take a cab or have a smaller rental car, I'd recommend confirming with them the road is drivable for the car you plan to take.
Jessica, Jim and Carol are fantastic hosts. Their guest house is perfect for small families and breakfast every morning was great. They were so helpful arranging transportation and tours.
The location is about 25 minutes from La Fortuna and isolated, so it is good to end the days there and not drive back and forth. If you are going to the Arenal area for 3-4 days, this is a great place for a family to stay.
Our family of 6 felt very welcome. The owners were very friendly and helpful, not to mention, they cooked us an awesome breakfast each morning! The home is actually in a nearby town (Jicarito) about a 30 minute drive into the main town of La Fortuna. The home was very nice and the property was lush with many fruit trees and even a river. I would recommend this place to people wanting to stay in the area.
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About the Host, Jessica
Paradise Lodge is family owned. My name is Jessica I designed this home to embrace and comfort all who stay there. Carol and Jim will be your hosts. They are Southern Californian transplants, enjoying the jungles of Costa Rica with all of it's beauty. Jim is a longstanding life member of the Magic Castle of Hollywood. So be prepared to see a bit of magic while you are at the Paradise Lodge.
Carol on the other hand is fluent in Spanish so she takes great pleasure in being an aid to for all your needs so that you have the best vacation possible. Jessica has gone to great lengths to design this beautiful Tuscan style home.