About This Listing
Tropical gardens surround our lovely casitas. We offer a full kitchen, Wifi, hot water, brand new queen beds .we are 200 meters from the beautiful Cocles beach, sandy strips and coral tide pools.
Perfect for single travellers or couples.
Our houses are simple yet elegant, we have quiet surroundings and many animals right in your own yard. We are on hand to help you with whatever you may need.
We can boast direct beach access. There are few beach access roads along the coast so this is an important feature for those who want to walk down to the beach without having to bike or drive.
Interaction with Guests
We are readily available for questions and information.
Our neighborhood is tropical with the sounds of the jungle and waves in the background
Other Things to Note
We have two houses which may be suitable for couples travelling together
Quiet respectful travelers only
Thank you so much for a great little home while I was exploring puerto viejo. Your property is so special and a lovely little slice of heaven tucked in the jungle. Although the water in the shower was colder than the shower by the drive, i did not hesitate to jump in the ocean to rid myself of the sweaty BO i accumulated. The pleasure of traveling alone. Thank you both Lara and Eric. You were wonderful!!
Our stay at the Wild Side was great. Although we never met her in person, Lara was very sweet and helpful through out our email exchanges. The house was nice and matched the description well. There was a neat outdoor shower that I really loved to used when we got back from the beach and didn't want to get sand in the house. The house in literally in the jungle so it was great to see the vegetation and hear the animals. Not sure if it was the time of year or if it's notmrmally always like this but it was a little hot. We had a fan but just be prepared for the heat! Another recommendation would be to arrive during the day (when there's daylight because the sun sets at 5:45) and take a good look at the directions before arriving. We got there when it was dark and we had a hard time finding the place. my last recommendation would be to make sure you rent a 4x4 suv if you are going to traveling around Costa Rica.
Unsere Aufenthalt im Wild Side war fantastisch und hat voll und ganz unseren Erwartungen ensprochen! Lara und Eric sind sehr nett und haben sich rasch um unsere Anliegen gekümmert. Die Unterkunft war sehr sauber und stillvoll eingerichtet! Wir haben es sehr genossen, herzlichen Dank!!
Oh Wild Side, how I wish I was still there! My sister and I stayed here and it was exactly what we expected. It's a great location tucked into the jungle but close enough to everything you might need. Lara and Eric were very helpful when we needed anything, responding exceptionally quickly. They were always close at hand but never in any way invading. The area is great, it's a sleepy surf town where you won't find any clocks, (so get a watch if you care about knowing the time which is basically the case everywhere in Costa Rica), the surf is always rushing and you feel peaceful and safe. Rent a bike, visit the jaguar rescue center, take a chocolate tour, go surfing or just lounge on the beach if it's not raining. There is a great place we hung out at called La Sula which is actually part of the hotel Le Cameleon across the road from it that's right on the beach that you can order drinks then hang out on their lounge chairs. Overall a great experience!
I loved my stay at the wild side. Lara and Eric and warm, generous, knowledgable and experienced hosts with great taste. I hope I get to visit again
El lugar es precioso!!!! En un vecindario súper tranquilo donde se puede dejar el carro seguro. La cabaña tiene todas las facilidades para cocinar y uno siente que está en medio de la selva a pesar de estar a sólo unos pasos de las calle principal! Los anfitriones excelentes! Siempre anuentes a ayudarnos. Sin duda alguna volvería!
Nice, clean and very laid-back atmosphere we really appreciated. Lara and Eric were very helpful and attentive while leaving us enough space and freedom to indulge ourselves at the same time. The apartment itself is a 3 minute walk from the beach and within the middle of genuine wildlife which we really liked - so bring some earplugs with you. The outdoor kitchen is good for cooking but there are also plenty of nice restaurants around within short distance of walking. Thus we can highly recommend anyone to stay with them - thank you
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About the Host, Lara
My name is Lara and, together with my husband Eric, we have created The Wild Side. We wanted something different than what we normally find while travelling in Costa Rica. We wanted to offer an affordable stay, but it be at the same time elegant, simple, and, above all, clean. Our concept is geared toward single travellers or couples who want a quiet place to rest, a kitchen to prepare meals, and a base to enjoy what the area offers.
Originally I am from Savannah, Georgia, and Eric is from Sitges, Spain. We are both dedicated surfers and enjoy the peace of natural living.
I work as a hairstylist in my own jungle salon. Eric is an artist/woodworker..his handmade wooden toys can be found in specialty shops in Puerto Viejo.