Located on the beautiful Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica and within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Casa Bella offers you the ideal secluded spot for exploring the area. It is just minutes away from the village of Manzanillo and from the beautiful pristine beach where you will find the best snorkeling on this Coast and enjoy the Caribbean culture.
Casa Bella is situated at the top of a hill in a 1-1/4 acre tropical garden and consists of two houses. The large house is hexagon built on 22-foot columns with large screened windows all around and a terrace which offers a panoramic view of the forest and garden below.
It is just like being in a Tree House. You are at eye level with the tree tops and monkeys, sloths, toucans and other wildlife are almost within touching distance! It has a loft bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and bath and a spacious living room.
The second house, attached to the other house by a covered staircase, has 2 spacious bedrooms, full bath and a balcony. It also has screened windows and large mosquito nets surrounding the beds.
Manzanillo is such a beautiful area. You have great snorkeling, hiking in Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Sea Kayaking, bird watching, dolphin tours, bike riding, horse back riding beach and jungle, animal rescue centres, beach relaxation, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, is not far from other towns for day visits in indigenous communities, waterfalls and national parks.
The town is a small fishing village and does not attract the tourist hype of Puerto Viejo 12.5km away. It is a real Afrocaribe village. You can also access all beaches between Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo with a day trip on bikes.
At Casa Bella you will experience the Natural Paradise of Manzanillo and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.
Casa Del Mar is a fantastic place to relax and take in the atmosphere provided by Manzanillo. Amanda provided us with many tours and information about the area. Manzanillo is an incredibly small place so needless to say it is in the heart of town. The kitchen is stocked and the beds were comfortable. Thanks Amanda.
We spent a really nice week at Casa del Mar. The Caribean Coast is very beautiful and the nature around Manzanillo is absolutly spetacular with the rainforest starting at the end of the road from the casa.
Amanda is a very thoughtful and helpful host who was happy to set up arrangements with Nature-guides etc.
Amanda is awesome. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful stay... she even bought a new blender for us. Although it rained the majority of the weekend, we had a great time relaxing at the house. Don't hesitate to stay with Amanda at Casa del mar- book your reservation now, you won't regret it!!