Senderos de Paz – Paths of Peace, is a 7.5 acre oasis, 55 yards above sea level and just 150 yards from the beautiful beach of Playa Manzanillo and a nice walk or quick drive to the breathtaking beach of Playa Hermosa.
Located just 10 - 15 minutes north of Santa Teresa, you'll find all the peace and tranquility you need, but close enough to jump in a car or 4-wheeler and have access to anything and everything one could want.
Bungalows Guayacan are set around a huge, endangered hardwood tree named the Guayacan. The Guayacan sits around the pool towards the ocean side of the property.
There are three bungalows, two fitted with queen beds and the third with bunk beds. Each has a full kitchen, small refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker and all the kitchenware you'll need.
The bungalows are built in a simple one room studio style with the kitchen and bedroom on opposite sides of the floor plan and a separate bathroom area with the patios placed for pool, monkey, bird, and ocean viewing. The bungalows were completed in June 2012 with laurel wood ceilings and paneling and the patios, door and window frames all accented in teak.
All bungalows come completely furnished, fully equipped, and are surrounded by lush gardens, gravel walkways, private parking, pressurized hot/cold water, SKY/cable TV, wireless internet, cleaning service, gardener and laundry facilities and/or service needed.
I purchased the land in 2001 and began gardening, planting and reforesting in 2004. The property has transformed from vines and brush for cows into walking trails and gardens with over 30 different type of native trees within half an acre (2000 meters) of the bungalows.
Take time to walk along the trails of our 7 acre property...look for coatis, anteaters, jaguarundis, white face and howler monkeys, various bird species, and iguanas...or find one of our sitting areas and just watch and listen to the ocean.
We are here to help with any questions or needs, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay with us...
Also, in Manzanillo there are 2 mini-supermarkets, 2 typical restaurants, a fantastic seafood restaurant and an excellent pizzeria.
The neighborhood is very peaceful with private homes and rental homes spread out in what really is the countryside. It is a stark contrast to the high level of activity just south in Santa Teresa. Some neighbors still pass by on horseback, and it is common to see cows beings herded down the main road to a hand dug well on the beach for water and grazing. The property is located up over the ocean - 55 meters - so you can hear the waves crashing on the reef below. There are no buildings between the ocean and the property. There is a road in front of the property that takes you down to Manzanillo Beach (250 meters) which you can walk or drive. You can go south for less than 5 minutes and arrive at Hermosa Beach.
One of the great things about the beaches here are you can head down Manzanillo Beach all the way to the Bongo River (about 7 km) and somedays rarely see a footprint on the beach.
Below the property on the old road, there is a small, picturesque waterfall that is fed by our springs in the rainy season that flows under the beach road and onto the beach. Along the same road, there are a series of beautiful tide pools where you can find plenty of privacy almost any day of the year.
I love to fish and to surf and there is plenty of that here in Manzanillo, just ask!
One can arrive to the Nicoya Peninsula by direct bus out of San Jose, by renting a car and taking the ferry over from Puntarenas to Paquera, or by Sansa Air or Nature air flying into Tambor.
A car can be rented out of Tambor at Budget Car Rental.
Also, we can offer to pick you up by taxi in Tambor and brought directly to the property as well as stopping in Cobano for groceries for $50.
ATV's....We have negotiated very good prices with various rental agencies for ATV rentals. This is a great option for getting around and lots of fun. Just ask.
We have private and secure parking for our guests.
Finally, many guests ask if a car or ATV is necessary. It depends on the traveler. Some people love to walk and enjoy there time here walking everywhere and seeing everything at a slower pace. I am always impressed by this. But in general, I recommend some type of vehicle during your stay so you can really get to know everything the peninsula has to offer, but it is not necessary as we have taxis that provide great service to our guests and can take you anywhere you wish to go.
There are really no house rules. The home is non-smoking. We ask you do not bring people to the property or in the home who you are not 100% confident you can trust. Please take time to walk around the property - you may be surprised with what you'll find. Other than that - have fun, and enjoy the property.
Trey was a great host! He was incredibly accessible and knowledgeable of the area. He answered all of our questions and gave great suggestions on places to go. The bungalows were beautiful and had everything we needed to make our stay that much more enjoyable. The grounds were exquisite and it truly felt like we were staying in the middle of the jungle. Thank you Trey for helping to make our first visit to Costa Rica an unforgettable one!
This place is amazing! Perfect. Trey is a nice guy. He makes sure everythings all right for your stay. He is a lucky guy to live on this piece of land! Playa Hermosa near by is one of the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. A great thing about this place is that your are away from the crowdy Santa Teresa. Its a peacefull place to hang out after a long day at the beach. The pool feels good, the shower is great. the bed is confy, I'm always unhappy with pillow but this is me... I should bring my own because this happens all the time! We will go back to this place if we ever come back to this part of Costa Rica. Thanks a lot Trey!
We spent nice holidays in Trey's bungalow. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. We had everything we needed. Trey was very nice and helpful. Playa Hermosa was our favorite beach to surf and sunbathe. We recommend this place.
Our stay here was absolutely fabulous. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful, feel very natural and create wonderful privacy and private places to sit and enjoy the sound of the birds and monkeys.
The units are well built, clean and comfy. The small unit is pretty small but we were able to move to the larger studio as planned after a couple days and it was plenty of space.
The pool is fun and refreshing.
The view from the yoga platform is great.
Trey and all the people who worked there were very helpful and friendly. Trey gave a great surf lesson and we rented a board for the rest of the time.
It was a wonderful vacation and we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back.
Great friendly host and a beautiful location, quite and not far from santa teresa. nice pool and surrounded by nature, we were even visited by monkeys one day.
This place is aweasome, it is so nice, quite and very close to sta teresa beach, also the road from there its ok, we couldt met our host but the guy in charge was so helpful and nice!
Very clean place and the pool as well ! Spend the nite at the pool tables was the best!
Great place! Built and maintained to true american standard for living. Gorgeous property, views, and woodwork. Trey is super friendly and a great host. 5 min drive to playa hermosa, my favorite beach so far in CR and a walk to playa manzanillo.
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I'm a surfer/traveler who stumbled upon Mal Pais and Santa Teresa in 1993 and never could quite let go. I made the Manzanillo/Playa Hermosa area my home in 2001 and have never looked back - great waves, incredible natural setting, and interesting people - I've found my paradise.
I've been fortunate to have lived all over the US, travel the roads with rock bands, drive through Central America by Jeep, live in Europe and Japan - all the while surfing - but I have been more fortunate to have had total strangers open their homes, hearts, family and cultures to me and show me things I could have never learned on my own. I'll never be able to thank them for their kindness and teachings, but I can repay them by passing what I can on to others. There's nothing I enjoy more thansharing what I've found here in this small, but unique corner of the world.