Our artsy wooden house is perfect for people that enjoy a calm atmosphere away from the main tourist trails. The place is perfect for relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the jungle sounds, or you can go a kayak or fishing tour with us.
Bahía Rica is at Punta Cuchillo on Costa Rica’s west coast. We can accommodate up to 9 guests in our artsy wooden house. We are renting out the rooms in the house as a Bed & Breakfast.
Bahía Rica kayak and fishing lodge is based on the properties of La Nicoyana a small private nature reserve. So it is very pristine. At Bahía Rica we live close to the nature and take pride in protecting our surroundings.
The guest house has two balconies with nice hammocks, a little library and some board games. There is a small kitchen if you want to cook for yourself, or you can order all your meals from us. We do home cooked meals every day.
From the guest house you have to walk over 250 steps to get down to the beach area - but it is well worth it as we have our own tranquil beach with palm trees.
We offer several tours as well:
Boat tours to Isla Tortuga
Boat tours to Isla San Lucas
Snorkeling and monkey boat tours
Whale and dolphin watching tours
Interaction with Guests
Bahia Rica is a small family run place, and we typically hang around with our guest and have meals together.
Punta Cuchillo is a small non touristy village, but we are conveniently close to the ferry and buses.
It is a safe neighbourhood, and you'll get a feel of a typical Costa Rican lifestyle. Since there are very few people living here we still have an abundance of wild life. Prepare yourself to meet monkeys, anteaters, skunks, armadillis, butterflies, bats, parrots and a lot of other wildlife.
We are based 1,5 km from the Paquera ferry landing.
There are buses leaving several times a day from there, and you will always find a taxi there as well.
Vigdis and Thomas's place was incredible! It was a truly a treehouse surrounded by nature that felt isolated even though it is a 10 minute drive from the ferry. We awoke to the sounds of monkeys and birds and to watching monkeys hop from tree to tree while relaxing on hammocks on the balcony. The property is beautiful and breakfast with Vigdis was a wonderful introduction to Costa Rica (and Costa Rican coffee!) for us. She really made us feel welcome. Our only regret is that we didn't plan to stay here longer and take advantage of some of their kayaking trips. Definitely a "not-to-miss" type of place and an unforgettable addition to any trip.
Vigdis and Thomas' place is a little piece of paradise in the middle of nature. The location is truly amazing . Our tour to the Isla Tortuga was one of the highlights of our trip, we definitely recommend that. If you don't have a car and want to use the kitchen you should probably take some food with you on your way to Bahia Rica, since the shops are a few kilometers away. You can also take the bus that brings you to town. Otherwise Vigdis and Thomas are good cooks and will be happy to prepare a meal for you.
All was fantastic. They are marvelous people, very interesting and helpful. We did one of their snorkeling tours and it was great. The one thing to know is that without a car it is best to plan on taking meals with them....Vigdis is a very good cook.
Amazing experience! Beautiful lodge, gorgeous scenery, incredibly friendly, accommodating, and helpful owners and staff, and so many monkeys!
Vigdis and I were emailing over the week prior to our visit, which initially was supposed to be only for the nighttime bioluminescent kayak tour and not a stay in the lodge. But we had car problems that required us to extend our trip. Vigdis was so nice and accommodating in helping us rearrange and not feel stressed that our plans were not going to plan! We are so glad that things got goofed up, otherwise we may not have stayed at the lodge and missed out on the tranquil views, delicious meals, and socializing with the dogs, cats, and howler monkeys.
The bioluminescent kayak tour is an absolute must! Moving your hand or paddle in the water creates a fairy-dust light show! So amazing.
The meals were incredible, especially the fresh-caught fish provided by Thomas and guests who had gone off-shore fishing during the day.
I would definitely suggest that travelers add a stay here to their itinerary. It is so close to the Paquera ferry on the Nicoya Peninsula and is very easy to get to.
Amazing house, great people!
We loved our stay in the tree house. Very easy access to the house from Paqueras. The breakfast (included in the price) is great, and we loved the private beach. I'd definetely recommend.
Thomas and Vigdis were very welcoming friendly and thoughtful. We found everything we had expected and a bit more. The place is a feast for the senses; there was wildlife all around, dozens of trees and shrubs in bloom and the quiet shuffling of the bay nearby.
The accommodations were fantastic for the price. We didn't drive so reaching town was a little more challenging (normal in Costa Rica) but the pantry was well stocked and Vigdis is a great cook!
During our stay, our hosts took us to visit local snorkeling spots, beautiful white sand beaches, and fishing in the local waters. We had an absolutely fantastic time!
Highly recommended! We had a great experience at the Tree jungle! The place is amazing. We saw monkeys, coatis, armadillo right there. The food was delicious too. Only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
Bahía Rica is privately owned by a Norwegian couple, whose purpose is to offer a memorable stay in Costa Rica in a real jungle setting. The Gulf of Nicoya is the perfect place to offer this, and at Bahía Rica the combination of comfort and rustic jungle is perfectly balanced. This balance integrates services, nature and animal expereinces, sports and recreational activities – all in one place.
Thomas Scott Jones
Thomas grew up in Bærum Norway, but has lived 13 years in the US. He is a marine biologist (Cand. Scient.) from the University of Oslo. He is a very dedicated sports fisherman and has fished both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. In addition he has research experience from Norway and South Africa.
Vigdis is from Nordland in Norway. Her education is from sports management with a focus on organization, development cooperation and physical activities. She has lived 4 years in South Africa and worked with development cooperation in sports. She has broad experience with organization of events and courses within sports and recreational activity.