Private terrace upstairsShared bathroom w/ cold water shower downstairs
Private room shared bath+kitchen
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
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Simplicity in paradise! Lovely homestay opportunity with an awesome young local fam and their two lovely kids. Close to some of the greatest beaches of the area and in walking distance to the sweet community of Playa Chiquita. Great deal!

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This is the place of a super sweet local family that I have been friends with for over six years.

They have a simple but beautifully authentic Caribbean-style double house, with one cabina with own bathroom and a small kitchen on one side, and two small private rooms on two floors with shared kitchen and shared bathroom on the other side. Big parts of the house have been newly renovated in the last 2 months, and the plan is to improve more details over the course of the next months.

The house is set in a beautiful, well-maintained garden in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

This listing is for the small double room on the second floor with a double bed, mosquito net, a fan, some shelves and a little balcony. The shared bathroom with cold water shower is downstairs as is the shared outdoor kitchen (with roof) that is equipped with a stove, fridge, some pans and kitchenware for basic cooking as well as some seatings.

If you are on a budget, are easy-going, nature-loving persons and would like to experience the real Caribbean and its people and share with like-minded travelers, this charming local mini-hostel (with just three rooms) is the place for you!

The family has two kids (6 & 11 years-old) and lives on the same property in the house next-door. They have been living in the area all their lives and are great sources of information all around the area, wildlife and local food and traditions. They and their family are passionate fishermen and will be happy to provide fresh fish and lobsters for reasonable prices every time they make a catch. They can also take you on private hikes, kayak tours and snorkel adventures for fair rates.

Guest access

Wifi available in the room.
Laundry service 6$ per load (only washing, no drying)
Bus pickup service in Puerto Viejo: 8$ per way
They also offer shared lunch or dinner for very accessible prices, just ask them!

Interaction with guests

The families English is pretty basic still, so you will need to apply your Spanish or hands and feet for communication most of the time :) I will take care of all your questions and arrangements prior to your stay and am happy to assist with any questions or problems during your time here (I just live 300 mts. away). I can also assist with your tour and transportation arrangements, should you need any help.

Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


2 nights minimum stay

77 Reviews

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Elena User Profile
June 2017
The place is very basic, do not expect AC. The location is pretty, and the hosts (while speaking no English) are very nice. Bring your own mosquito net, bc the one provided was full of holes.

Ivana User Profile
May 2017
The place is beautiful, set directly in the nature. The bed was comfortable, kitchen sufficient to prepare basic meals. If you rent a bike (the family has some available) it' s easy to move around, without it it' s quite difficult as the buses pass only each 2 hours. Rocio, the mother of the family is nice but rather restrained. That was the only disappointment as based on the description and reviews we had expected to get to know the family a bit. We haven' t got to know the others (I speak fluent Spanish).

Julia User Profile
May 2017
The family was super nice! We could rent bikes to explore some nice places. Our room was very clean and good.

Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
A cool place that gives that costa rica vibe!

Sophie User Profile
February 2017
The most beautiful place to stay. Wonderful birds to watch all around the tree house in the early morning. Perfect.

Hannah User Profile
February 2017
The Hernandez family was warm and welcoming, although we only knew a little bit of Spanish! The cabin itself is very charming with the mosaics and colors. Don't expect luxurious accommodations, as this is an open air hostel in the middle of the rainforest. There is no A/C or hot water, but if you don't mind roughing it a little bit, this is a beautiful place! You can hear howler monkeys and lots of birds during both day and night, which we loved.

Wolfgang User Profile
February 2017
Very nice accommodation, but outside of the party / restaurant scene in PV. If you look for a nice apartment, a super friendly family and some time off this is the place for you. The bus stops just 3 minutes from the house and takes you go PV, Cahuita or San Jose. I highly recommend this place to nature lovers and to someone who looks for a nice, quiet place to explore the beauty of this part of Costa Rica.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa RicaJoined in August 2012
Anja User Profile

A passionate traveller myself I finally settled in this little piece of paradise and live happily in monkey mood mode...

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