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
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!
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
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.
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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.