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
The Wild side was really nice, exactly as described and per the pictures. Eric was there to welcome us even though we were slightly early. The beach is only a short distance away, as are some lovely restaurants.
Casablanca Azul was very beautiful! It was the perfect romantic getaway for my boyfriend and I. Lara and Eric were very pleasant and they both were there to assist us with anything we needed from calling us taxis to laundry, to clean towels and sheets. The best part about our stay was there cute little dog Coco who would randomly come to our house and grace us with his presence. We looked forward to seeing him. There is a beach right across from the property that felt like it was our private beach. It was perfect. The weather was beautiful and so lush. Although it rained, the sun would find its way to peak out. The bike ride into town is only a 15minute bike ride and it is so much fun during the day (even at night) although it could get really dark so bring a flashlight for the bike if you choose to do so. If you are really into bike riding, do not take the bikes given by Lara and Eric only because they aren't meant to go long distance. But perfect for around town. We had a very comfortable stay at Casa Azul and I will recommend it to anyone staying in Puerto viejo/ cocles. We will definitely be back! P.s Lara is very pregnant and doesn't stop working!! It fascinates me! Put your feet up and relax girl!!! Xoxo
We had a great stay at Casa Azul! Lara was very pregnant, so we mostly dealt with Eric, but he was wonderful. They live on the same property, although it feels very private. Eric would come by daily to make sure we had all that we needed, give info on local food/activities/etc, and sometimes to point out animals. It happened to be a really rainy week, but we were able to hang out in the outdoor living space, as it is totally covered. Having the rain pour down around while we sat outside was kind of incredible, actually. Totally recommend.
Thank you so much for having us the location is beautiful and private and has good vibes. We had a lot of fun staying there though it's not easy to find. All in all a nice quiet place in the jungle
Perfect stay at the Wild Side! Lara and Eric are thoughtful and helpful hosts, and the bungalows are charming, clean, and well-appointed. The Wild Side is really well-located, near town but out of town and a bike ride away from anywhere you'd want to visit. The bungalows are in the jungle, with beautiful wild life, geckos, birds, and the sound of waves. Just a short walk away from the beach. Awesome place, would definitely stay again!
Our weekend getaway to Costa Rica was perfect thanks to our stay at Casa Azul. Lara & Eric were amazing hosts!! Incredibly friendly, helpful and very responsive. They checked in on us every now and then to make sure we had everything we needed and they helped us figure out the best transportation options and beaches to visit. The proximity to town was perfect, very accessible by bike, which we rented from them. The house and entire property was clean, modern and well maintained. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to other Airbnb-ers looking for a beautiful rainforest experience.
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!!
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About the Host, Lara And Eric
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. We are very lucky to live in one of the most perfect locations along the coast. Our houses are literally minutes from unspoiled, empty beaches. Most people tell us that they see more animals in our own yard than in the national parks!
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.