Our Place is here in the trees below - a one minute walk to the beach. 
Five minutes to town (upper right).We are here in the photo below - to the right of the blue roof. 
One minute walk to the beach.
Hidden Jungle Beach House (3) - SINGLES ROOM
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
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SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR THE SECOND TWO WEEKS OF NOVEMBER! 1 week stay or longer required. Ask me about it! - Lisa

GUEST HOUSE: Private rooms, shared bathrooms and kitchen.
BEST LOCATION AROUND! 1 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to town yet nicely tucked away for privacy and security. Fall into the arms of mother nature. Refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release life's stress.

ALL ARE WELCOME. We value diversity and welcome everyone.

The space


Tranquil Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space. The rooms are SMALL but comfortable. Breakfast is not provided.

At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR SINGLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for couples.

Immerse yourself in nature in this tranquil, jungle hide-away, just a 3 minute walk to a breathtaking beach, Playa Negra. Enjoy peace and quiet, yet have access with a 5 minute walk, to the charming town of Puerto Viejo, - cute shops, great restaurants and and a lively night life.

Hidden Jungle Beach House: where nature lovers can socialize around the kitchen table or enjoy solitude in a quiet spot on a hammock.
You fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the chattering of a million tropical birds.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is a typical Caribbean style wooden house with three levels. The kitchen is on the first floor. The bedrooms are on the second. And the third floor is my room, I'm the owner, Lisa, and I live here, too.

The first floor kitchen is spacious and open, with jungle all around. The grocery store is only a short jaunt away so you can buy what you need and cook it here. The SHARED BATHROOM with a hot shower is on the first floor.

The second floor of Hidden Jungle Beach House has four SMALL bedrooms and a living room with cable TV and an outdoor porch. It also has a SHARED BATHROOM with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple and small. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes and shelves, desk or table, screened windows and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.

We are a simple place: The windows have screens; NO AIR CONDITIONING just fans and jungle breezes. We love animals. We have two German shepherds (and a cat) to guard the house and entertain the guests. Smoking cigarettes is allowed only outdoors in the yard.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly Puerto Viejo’s hidden treasure. You’ll love it’s relaxed and friendly vibes. You’ll sleep cozy and comfortable in the arms of mother nature. You’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, cute little geckos and a million different kinds of colorful birds.

Helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do are provided by your delightful host, me! I have lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean for 8 years and can give you lots of good advice.

If you are looking for a simple, economical place to stay in the quiet tranquility of the jungle but close to all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.


Guest access

Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Bike Rental

Other things to note

IF YOU HAVE A CAR: If you are coming by car, please let me know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited so I have to make sure there is space for you. Thanks!

DOGS: We have one cat and two German Shepherd guard dogs. They are very sweet. The dogs do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs and cat will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guests love our pets and the pets love the guests as well. Our dogs are not allowed inside the house. They stay in the yard and sleep on the ground floor outdoor patio. The patio is a a central part of our place, with chairs and a hammock for our guests. And most are happy to share the space with the dogs. We bathe and brush the dogs regularly and do our best to keep the patio clean. Our dogs are well trained and essential for the security or our property. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE DOGS, OUR HOME MAY NOT BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR VISIT.

NOISE: We are in the jungle yet 1 minute from the beach and only 5 minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo. You'll always hear the waves. And now and then, especially on weekends and holidays you'll hear the sounds of the village coming through the jungle - music from the bars and some traffic on the road.

There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available here, however there are lines to hang wet clothes. And there is laundry service available nearby.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Security Deposit $100
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

1. CONSIDERATION: Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
2. CONSIDERATION: Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
3. SECURITY: Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
4. SECURITY: No person allowed on the property without owner's permission. Reservations for an extra guest in your room must be made in advance.
5. IF YOU HAVE A CAR: Let us know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited.
6. ARRIVAL TIME: In advance of your arrival day you must let us know the approximate time you will be arriving. That is so we can be sure to be here to let you in.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

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Amy User Profile
September 2017
I stayed with Lisa and Christian for 5 nights at their home in Puerto Viejo. My experience was great, especially considering the price. They run a clean, well-organized, artistic home, and have taken steps to make sure that everyone is comfortable and has room for their stuff when there are multiple travelers staying and using the bathrooms and kitchen. They've thought of lots of details that make your trip easier, like automatic lights by the key holes on outside doors to help if you're coming home after dark. Lisa and Christan are both very friendly and eager to help guests really enjoy their stay, including a map of points of interest in town, and information about nearby attractions like a cocoa plantation and a wildlife rescue center. The location is great. It's a quick walk to the beach (about 3 minutes) and to the town (about 8 minutes), but it's also at the edge of the jungle so you see colorful birds, butterflies, lizards, and occasionally sloths! It was a great stay at a great price, and I hope I get the chance to return!
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the great review, Amy. You gave a very good description of everything we try to accomplish. It warms my heart to know that we helped make your trip a memorable one.
September 2017

Kelsey User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely, secluded, yet walkable location in Puerto Viejo. It is surrounded by jungle allowing for nature viewing right from the balcony or your window. Lisa and Christian were very accommodating and had very well equipped kitchen/common areas. You can tell a lot of thought was put into little things around the house to give guests a comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend staying here!
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the very nice review, Kelsey. And thank you for noticing the thought we put into many little things to make our guests happy. I always think of what I would want if I were a guest here. And any way, I live here too, and I like to make the place comfortable for me! ;)
April 2017

Heather User Profile
March 2017
Such a wonderful hidden gem. Lisa and Christian do an excellent job making guests feel safe and welcome in their home. I had a fantastic experience, and I'm filled with gratitude for their hospitality.
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thank you, Heather, for the nice review. I'm so glad you felt comfortable, safe and secure in our place. It was a pleasure to have you here.
March 2017

Eddie User Profile
March 2017
Great helpful hosts. Everything is very cozy and homey. Nice, quiet location. Fast internet.
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Eddie. It was good to have you here.
March 2017

Sonia User Profile
March 2017
Cute little home just outside of Puerto Viejo! Everything is exceptionally clean, and it's nice to get out of the bustle of town when you're ready to rest (just a few minutes walk, but away from the noise). Lisa and Christian were very helpful, and helped me get oriented to the area. Thank you!
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Sonia. I'm glad you enjoyed our place. we enjoyed having you here.
March 2017

Veronica User Profile
January 2017
Lisa and Christian are wonderful. Communication was super easy and the shuttle arrangement was perfect for getting to Puerto Viejo in the middle of the night. I would stay again, but I'd bring a mosquito net just because a few get in sometimes after the rain. Other than that, I had an amazing stay and I would definitely recommend Lisa and Christian's house.
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the very nice review, Veronica. It was nice to have you. You were the perfect guest! But maybe a bit too perfect ;) I wish you had told me the mosquitoes were bothering you. I have a net I could have put over your bed. So it's not necessary to bring one. The comfort of my guests is very important to me. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
January 2017

Anne User Profile
December 2016
If you are looking for a place that is close to the beach and walking distance to town, this is it. Lisa is informative, extremely helpful, and runs a good ship. She has 4 bikes to rent, and there is a separate house in addition to her house, to rent. The two houses have no windows - just screens and wooden shutters - and rooms have oscillating fans. If you are a person that requires AC, then Hidden Jungle, and MOST of Puerto Viejo are not for you. This area is very "Rasta", and things are casual and unhurried, but extremely friendly.
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Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Anne. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to clarify one thing. The houses indeed DO HAVE WINDOWS. I think what you meant is that there are no glass windows. We have many windows with great views to enjoy the surrounding nature and bring in a nice jungle breeze. We are an authentic Caribbean old style home. We have no glass in the windows. We do have screens on the windows to keep out the bugs and we also have strong wooden shutters for security.
December 2016

Puerto Viejo, Costa RicaJoined in March 2012
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Interaction with guests

I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here in Hidden Jungle Beach House with my husband, Christian. We are most always around - accessible for questions or help.

I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your options to get here from the airport, along with photos and instructions. I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. Once you have made your reservation, Airbnb will allow me to give you the link to my website.

When you arrive we'll show you around the house. And I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.

About Lisa And Christian

I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007. I opened Hidden Jungle Beach House in 2011, running my guest house alone for 3 years. Then Cristian Montenegro came into my life and has been working with me here for the past three years. We got married in November 2016. So now at our place you have two hosts - one North American and one Nicaragua/Costa Rican.

We both believe in following our dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. And always encourage others to do the same. Many of our guests come here looking for more than a vacation. They use their time here in nature, away from the stress of the "civilized" world to ponder and reflect on their choices in life. Some go back to their lives with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Some discover a new way to live. And some don't go back at all!

Cristian and I are thankful, grateful and appreciative of every aspect of our life here - including our guests. Cristian will show you sloths and iguanas in the trees around the property. He'll tell you stories about the little agoutis who come eat our compost and the time we had a snake for a neighbor. I'll share the story of my discovery of a new life in Costa Rica. And I look forward to hearing your story and encouraging your Costa Rica dreams to come true!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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