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. 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.
Interaction with Guests
We are 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.
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
Cute and clean little casita located a short drive outside the (relative) hustle and bustle of Puerto Viejo. Friendly and helpful hosts. Renting a bike is highly recommended for anyone staying in or near Puerto Viejo and especially here.
Everything was great. Eric is a very relaxed guy and showed us what pura vida means! The bungalow is set in a lush jungle forest and you can see and hear lots of animals. We also loved his cute dog who visited us regularly. The kitchen is fully equipped so we could prepare our own meals there from time to time. The beaches are natural and beautiful with almost no people. Pura Vida!
What a BEAUTIFUL place!! One of our favorites on the trip FOR SURE. Lara and Eric were amazing hosts. VERY friendly, VERY helpful and kept such a wonderful, clean home. The room itself was perfect. Clean, everything we needed, decorated wonderfully etc. We enjoyed the location because it was a little way down the road from the "downtown," keeping it quiet, but also still close enough to ride bikes. They gave us great ideas for things to do while there as well, which were awesome. Thanks to you both!
Eric and Lara were very accommodating to our needs. They create a good balance of giving us space while making sure we have everything we need. The Casa Verde had the most comfortable bed we had slept on our entire trip through Costa Rica. The outdoor kitchen and dining area was amazing. We played cards outside while listening to the noises of the jungle. The black sand beach was just a two minute walk. There were a lot of good places to eat within a short distance. We had a great time on the Caribbean side and it had a lot to do with this place. I would recommend the Wild Side Casa Verde to anybody who wants to enjoy relaxation and the feel of a rain forest.
Lara was a fantastic host. Her place was welcoming and extra convenient. She was a consummate host for providing an authentic experience. I would absolutely stay here again. Pura vida!!
This little bungalow is pretty good for the price. This is not a resort experience, and its not meant to be- it felt a little like glamping. Eric and Lara did a great job giving us a chance to live like the locals and pointed us to some of their favorite spots. Eric helped us see a sloth and iguana in the trees outside our door. We rented bikes, but our favorite places we went were all within walking distance in Cocles.
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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.