About this listing
We have direct beach access at The Wild Side. Tropical gardens surround our lovely casitas. We offer a full kitchen, Wifi, hot water, queen beds, hammock, fan, outdoor dining. Close to everything and perfect for singles or couples. 100% relaxation!
Our houses are simple yet elegant, and very clean. We have quiet surroundings and many animals right in your own yard. You can see sloths, agoutis, toucans, kinkajous and many marsupials. We are on hand to help you with whatever you may need.
We have 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. We are an enjoyable bike ride to town for nightlife and souvenire shopping. Restaurants and grocery shopping are just five minutes away.
Interaction with Guests
We are always readily available for questions and information but we always respect your space and privacy.
Our neighborhood is tropical with the sounds of the jungle and waves in the background. Cocles is by far the safest area along the coast with a laid back family vibe. There are a few other rental houses and we live onsite.
All you need is a bicycle for getting around locally. We have bike rental available. There is also good bus service and taxis are cheap.
Other Things to Note
We have a total of three casitas
Quiet respectful travelers only
No loud music allowed
No outside guests allowed
No loud talking or yelling after 9:00pm
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.