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 listings
Quiet respectful travelers only
Un lugar fantastico y tranquilo al lado de la playa. Buen ambiente en el bosque tropical. Alquilamos bicis de Lara para investigar los alrededoreserviert y fuimos a Yoga cerca de la casa. Lara y Eric han sido amables con nosotras.
Staying at the Wild Side was simply magical! The home is perfect--very clean, a comfy bed with lots of attention to detail inside the house (hooks for keys/jewelry/towels, bathrobes) and cooking in an open air kitchen was SUCH a treat! The inviting sitting areas on the front porch were wonderful - I even fell asleep in the hammock! The location of the property is fantastic--out of the hustle and bustle of the touristy part of Puerto Viejo, but close enough to access anything you may need (we had a car). Lara and Erik were super hosts--friendly, kind, very communicative, and willing to help with anything. You can tell that they put a lot of thought and pride into their property. My only regret is that I didn't get to stay here even longer!
Had a really enjoyable stay at the Wild Side. Both Erik and Lara were very welcoming and helpful - Erik's knowledge on the local sloths and monkeys was especially useful! The outside kitchen is really cool, local town very chilled out but with plenty to do too. We would love to come back for longer!
This little gem is located a few kilometres from puerto viejo, a perfect mix between a good location and privacy.
The cabin we stayed in is gorgeous.
The hosts Lara & Eric were great hosts. They told us a little about the cabin and explained about some local activities. They responded promptly with some questions we had for them.
The cabin is located near a couple beautiful beach spots. (Walking distance) and a couple other beaches that are driving distance.
the house is a small piece of paradise if you want to be in a calm place close to wild life ! Lara's family is friendly and helpful. Our time was a nice and we will be pleased to stay there again !! thank you for the lovely place and the great welcoming !!
We had a lovely time in Coccles with 'The Wild Side' as our base. The hut was clean and in a beautiful secluded little clearing away from the road so you really got the jungle feel. Unfortunately we weren't blessed with good weather but still made the most by cycling to the nearby town and attractions... The Jaguar Rescue was my favourite!!!
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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. 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.