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
Lara and Eric were extremely welcoming hosts. The house has everything you need and is in an ideal location. I would highly recommend this casita and would not hesitate staying here again.
Where do I begin. This place is a little slice of heaven. Eric and Lara were very pleasant, laid back, and friendly with us. Communication was easy as their home lies just a little path away. The cabin felt very safe and private in the jungle, with plenty of shade and a nice shower on the path to wash off sandy feet from the beach.
In true beach bum style the room was open to the elements. Windows can be shut at night and bug nets hang beautifully over the bed and windows to keep away wayward fireflies and banana spiders. The room becomes quite cool in the evening and the sounds of the jungle are wonderful to doze off too. Also I should mention a particularly comfortable hammock on the edge of the patio.
The cabin is at the end of a small cobble stone path, across the main road from a direct entrance to the beach. Biking to downtown Puerto Viejo is a quick 20 min, and Dreamy Manzanillo is doable in under 45. Certainly a great location if you want to explore both sides of the coast.
The way of life here is truly special. I felt welcomed by all shop and restauranteurs and was pleased to meet travelers and backpackers from international origins. A loose caribe feel, this is definitely a paradise... be careful or you will fall in love with Costa rica.
Great place, very well located near Cocles - the hosts are very helpful and the place is exactly as advertised..
I had a wonderful stay, 100% recommended
Lara was very helpful and communicated with us every step of the way. The instructions were infallible - which is great in CR, where it can be hard to find your way around. The house is absolutely charming! Loved the open concept and enjoyed nature from every angle. Cooked breakfast twice in the little kitchen and had breakfast on the bench while looking out at the trees. Read in the hammock while listening to the birds. Really couldn't ask for a better experience. We'll definitely be staying at Wild Side if we're ever in Cocles again.
The Wild Side Casa Azul est très bien situé , à 10 min à pied du centre de Puerto Viejo , vous êtes en plein dans la nature et le soir vous entendez même le bruit des vagues , la plage publique se situe à 3 min a pied . Lara et Eric sont super sympa , ils vous font vous sentir chez vous et sont prêt à vous aider si vous en avez besoin ...La cuisine est fonctionelle et la terrasse exterieure est un must ....Je recommande vraiment cet endroit à ceux qui veulent être dans leur petit havre de paix ...Un de mes meilleures souvenirs au Costa Rica . Fred et Isa
We absolutely loved the jungle house in the wild side. We stayed there for four nights. The atmosphere is amazing, very quite and relaxing. The surroundings are wonderful, we spend some time on the beach or just Hanging out on the patio of the house. Lara and Eric are amazing hosts, we felt very welcome. They gave us some good tips on the surroundings. We will definitely come back again the next time we are in Costa Rica.
This is a special place. The area is spectacular, some of best beaches in Costa Rica. Lara was very helpful and kind. We can't wait to come back to the wild side.
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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.