Fall into the arms of Mother Nature!
Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
1 minute walk to the beach...
5 minute walk to town...
Clean, Comfortable, Economical..
Tranquil Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space.
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. Singles pay $28.00 per night
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 bedrooms and a living room with cable TV. 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, shelves, desk or table and chair, mosquito nets and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.
We are a simple place: The windows have screens but we use mosquito nets, too; no A/C 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 almost 7 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.
BREAKFAST NOT INCLUDED
Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Surf Board Rental
Interaction with Guests
I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here, too! I am 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 I give a little tour of the place, showing you where everything is. I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.
Life in the jungle! Our closest neighbors are sloths, often seen in the trees just outside our windows. Stunning Blue Morpho butterflies and colorful hummingbirds flit by as you sit on the patio. The mornings are chirpy and bright with a million melodic bird songs. Afternoons are quiet and peaceful under the cool of the jungle canopy. And the evenings are exotic with the heady fragrance of jasmine, white ginger and ylang ylang and the curious calls of our nocturnal animal friends. This is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
It is easy to get here. From the airport you can take a bus, a private shuttle, a rental car or you can even take a rafting trip! I'll give you all the details and book your transportation, if you like.
Once you are here you can access most everything on foot or by bike. The public bus system works well and there are taxis at your disposal.
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 two German Shep
herd guard dogs. They are very sweet. They do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guest love our dogs and the dogs love the guests as well.
1. Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
2. Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
3. Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
4. No outside guests allowed without advance reservations. Reservations for having an extra guest in your room must be made in advance. This is solely for security reasons.
Nice jungle space. Lisa is accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. She provided tips and suggestions on where to eat and what is good in the area. The place itself is basic, comfortable and clean, it's what I needed for the duration of my stay. Very close to the black sands beach. Will definitely stay again when given the chance.
They say like attracts like. I was here for a week, and met some wonderful people. Lisa's place is like a "hostel for adults and families" - private rooms, but shared kitchen which makes for enjoyable dinners at the end of your day out. You are a less than a 5-minute walk from town, so in a quiet place where you hear the waves at night. Lisa is happy to help with suggestions and getting around and her kitchen is well-equipped.
I spent 9 days at Lisa's place in a single room. I felt welcome. Lisa is a very nice person. She is very helpful if you have questions but she can be also reserved if you don't wish conversation. The place is small, but it was clear from the description, so there is nothing to complain about. I enjoyed the quite place, met nice people and loved Puerto Viejo. Thank you Lisa.
I had a nice time at Lisa's Hidden Jungle Beach House. It is small, but it has everything you might need. Lisa is helpful with tips on things to do and she has bikes for rent, which are great! Book those ahead.
Thanks for helping make my stay in Puerto Viejo one to remember.
Your place is a delight.
I am now in La Fortuna.
Forgot my swimsuit, will contact you later about (email hidden)w it is my bed time.
Thank you so very much for everything.
Again, good luck with the remodel.
In the beginning I felt a bit like under control because there are a lot of rules that the guests have to follow. But finally I understand it because she just taking care of their property and of course it takes some time to create trust. Lisa has been always friendly and helpful. If there is a problem just be straight ahead in the way like Lisa does it. The place itself is a bit outside of Puerto Viejo (300m). So it is very calm. The house is quite open. As a result you are in contact with the nature with all it`s noises but also with insects and geckos. But that´s Costa Rica. A nice thing is that you can hear the waves because Playa de Negra is close to the house. My room was may be a bit small. For me it was o.k. but I can imagine that some people feel cramped. But the big advantage of the small room is the mosquito net over the bed which makes the nights more comfortable. Finally I can say thank you to Lisa´s hospitality. I had a great time in Puerto Viejo and any time I will come back.
Thank you for the nice review, Marco. I enjoyed getting to know you while you stayed at my place. As for the rules, they are just simple things that make everything go more smoothly for all the guests. Places to put your food, recycling, trash, close the shutters when you leave... this is all for the benefit of the guests, to make their stay more comfortable. I am glad you understood this after you were here for a while.
Lisa was a very welcoming host, always ready to answer a question and give suggestions on what to do. The house is comfortable and typical of the area. There is plenty of room and everything you need. You can hear the sea amongst the noises of the forest and watch the birds while you have breakfast. It is ideally located if you don't want to be right in the town but near the beach. I had a great stay there and would recommend it.
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I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007.
I believe in following your dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. I believe in giving without regard to what you get. I try to find the balance between being in the moment and planning for the future. I work on keeping judgment in abeyance. And I am thankful, grateful and appreciative of almost every little thing in every moment of life.
One of my greatest feats, since moving to Costa Rica has been that of learning to reinvent myself. In the past I worked as a mural artist and an interior designer. I’ve continued my art work in Costa Rica, but only to a minor extent. To my own surprise my creativity took a turn to the literary, as I recounted my Costa Rica new life experiences to my friends. In September of 2009, I wrote a book about my first two years in Costa Rica, coming here as a woman alone. My book, “If She Can Do It, So Can I!” is available on my website as an AUDIO BOOK an EBOOK and the paperback version is available from Amazon.
My love for literacy and language sparked another idea. I became certified to teach English as a second language and taught locally for a year. As my writing continued it stimulated more reinvention. Due to readers extensive inquiries about Costa Rica living, I developed a Guide Service and a Consultation Service for those interested in Costa Rica.
Three years ago life brought another new way to share my Costa Rica experiences and to reinvent myself. I am the happy owner of a sweet little guest house in the jungle. Although I carry on my guiding and consultation, my realm of service has extended to providing lodging at Hidden Jungle Beach House. It seems things have come full circle. My book was written to inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Now I can help those who dream of travel to Costa Rica by providing guidance and an economical place to start their own adventure.