About this listing
Our ocean view room has it's own private balcony overlooking Santa Teresa Beach. Enjoy amazing views not only from your room, but from our beautiful infinity pool. Daily breakfast included.
BOTH OF OUR OCEAN VIEW ROOMS OFFER PANORAMIC VIEWS OF PLAYA SANTA TERESA. CHECK THE SURF FROM YOUR PRIVATE BALCONY!
- Queen bed
- Private bathroom with hot ocean view shower
- Private ocean view balcony
- Ceiling fan
Gumbo Limbo is a boutique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 600 meters to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. As we are situated on a large hill, a 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is needed to reach our property.
Each of our villas is surrounded by tropical lush nature, giving total privacy and a real feeling of being in the jungle, while still having complete comfort. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer.
A full daily breakfast with fresh fruits/yogurt/granola, scrambled eggs and gallo pinto (Costa Rican traditional breakfast) is served daily in our ocean view dining area and is included in the rate.
We are located 600 meters from Santa Teresa Beach and town, just 2 minutes drive to the beach access road, many restaurants and cafes. As we are situated on a hill, we recommend a 4x4 vehicle to reach us, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads. We are happy to assist with ATV/quad or car rental if you need, and can also help if you have any questions about tours, activities or surf lessons.
Other accommodation options:
Please don't hesitate to inquire about our other accommodation options (Our 1BR and 2BR villas- listings can be found under my profile)
Interaction with Guests
Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!!
Santa Teresa is one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. We offer surf instruction/lessons and can provide surfboard rental.
Other popular activities in Santa Teresa and around include:
Yoga, Horse back riding, Fishing, Stand up paddle boarding, Zip Lining (Canopy tours), ATV tours, Visiting the nearby Butterfly Farm, Waterfalls and Rock Pools
Nearby Mal Pais is less than a 10 minute drive. Other nearby attractions: Playa Carmen (5 min), Playa Hermosa (10 minutes), Montezuma (40 minutes), Cabo Blanco National Park (40 minutes).
We are located just 600 meters from Santa Teresa beach and town. As we are situated on a hill, we recommend a 4x4 vehicle to reach us, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads. We are happy to assist with ATV/quad or car rental if you need.
Other Things to Note
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Gumbo limbo is an incredible place to stay in Santa Teresa. The room was nice and clean and the views are breathtaking. The place demands a 4x4 as mentioned by the host but the fact the rooms are farther from town and elevated brings a charm to the place, and the views.
Juan, the host, was extremely kind during our complete stay. He helped us plan our stay in Santa Teresa, including surf recommendations, restaurants recommendations and reservations and several directions to help us fully enjoy Santa Teresa! Finally, the included breakfast was delicious.
This place is a must if you are planning a stay in Santa Teresa!!
We got in very late after a drive from Juan Santamaria, across a ferry from Puntarenas, and down the winding, gravel, pot-hole filled road to Playa Santa Teresa (est. 5 hours), but Juan did his best to coordinate a clean arrival for us, including a recommendation that we use a 4x4 (which we had already rented) to access Gumbo Limbo. We woke to a "typical" Costa Rican breakfast (far from typical, in my opinion), fresh coffee and a wide view of the Pacific and Playa Santa Teresa below. Part of me wanted to camp out on that balcony for days and simply take in the breeze through the open-air designed structure and listen to the waves crashing into the coast... guess a piece of that took hold. We decided to extend our stay for another night, completely enamored with Juan's hospitality, his property, kind family, friends and pets... for our first night(s) in Costa Rica, we couldn't have chosen a better location. Thank you, Juan!
We had a short but great stay at Gumbo Limbo. The view alone is worth staying for. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. Thanks so much, Juan!
The view from the private rooms at Gumbo Limbo cannot be beat! This is a beautiful, airy place, with attentive and friendly staff and a generous breakfast! A four wheel drive is definitely necessary for accessing the hotel, but walking down the hill takes just 15 minutes and the beach access is immediately across the main strip.
It was a great experience to say the least. The view was spectacular, the breakfast was delicious and the room was clean. Angelica,the maid, was a great host while Juan was away on business. The only thing that caught us by surprise was arriving at the location because it was a very steep hill to get up to the condo. 4x4 vehicles are strongly recommend.
We loved Gumbo Limbo! The rooms and pool were great, the view of Santa Teresa is very beautiful, delicious breakfast, and Juan, Ale and Larry were terrific hosts, very helpful and accommodating for our last-min booking!
Would definitely stay here again, but would recommend to get a 4x4!
Juan has a beautiful place that is located some hundred meters above Santa Teresa and the beach with an amazing ocean view. Breakfast was great and Juan and the other people were very welcoming. If we were surfers we would have enjoyed our stay even more! Thanks.
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About the Host, Juan
Mi adicción es surfear, lo que me ha llevado estos últimos años a distintos lugares y he aprendido que viajando se conoce gente que vale la pena. Espero ahora poder tener la oportunidad de hospedar a esas personas!